We're a big fan of the balance bike around here. Tate has now inherited Henry's balance bike and is so confident on it all around the neighborhood. Henry has been riding a pedal bike without training wheels since about turning four. We hit a milestone several months ago: I was able to take him to the lake trail and he rode for three miles while I jogged. It's taken me a while to write this post. Henry is now five!
Although it's a little less relaxing on my weekend run if Henry comes along, it's an amazing opportunity to teach him so many skills. He develops his gross motor skills while also learning how to pass people and how to stay to the right on the trail.