A Strider Pro


Last year, a few weeks before Haru’s birthday, we bought her something called a Strider.  A Strider is basically a pedal-less two wheeled bicycle with no training wheels.  The idea is that the child learns to balance on two wheels without the use of training wheels to make the translation to a proper bicycle quicker.

At first, I was very skeptical and thought that the Strider was just a silly toy.  But the other day when I took Haru outside to practice on her Strider, I was pretty impressed with with what she could do with it.

I remember when I was Haru’s age I was still on training wheels.  Come to think of it, maybe I was will on a tricycle, but one thing’s for certain is that I wasn’t even close to being able to balance on two wheels.  If I recall correctly, it wasn’t until I was six or seven until I was able to ride a two-wheeler without training wheels.

Anyways, this particular gadget is definitely a win.  Next stop: bicycle!


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