How do I teach my 3 year old to ride a bike?

Brooke - posted on 01/13/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter has a tricycle and will get in it. She puts her feet on the pedals and she will rock backwards but she wont put her leg down and move. I want to buy my own bike and start riding to get more exercise and i want her to ride with me, but i cant if she doesnt know how.

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Push her on it for a bit w/ her feet on the pedals and/or push her feet while on the pedals so that she can get a feel for it.

She might take right off or it might take time for her to figure it out, but it WILL happen. I got my son a little bike for Christmas 2009 when he was 1.75. It took him several months to get the hang of it, but now he's a little 'pro.'

Christy - posted on 01/14/2011

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Too young. My son can't even pedal a tricycle and he's 3 1/2. All kids are different, though.

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