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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide - Balance Bikes Canada Giveaway **Closed**


Kids love bicycles! They are fun to ride through a park, up and down hills, on bumpy trails and even through mud puddles. But learning how to ride a bike is difficult and can even be scary for young riders. Enter the balance bike.

A balance bike is a great way for young children to learn how to ride a bicycle. Besides providing great fun and exercise, a balance bike teaches your child balance, steering, and co-ordination and builds self-confidence. Trikes and bikes with training wheels don’t. Traditional bicycles place too much of the focus on learning to pedal -- skimping on developing your child’s motor skills. And tricycles are heavy, clunky and difficult for kids to control.

Why a balance bike? Bike riding becomes a breeze when you teach your child balance and coordination before pedaling. A balance bike or sometimes called a running bike, takes pedaling out of the mix so that kids can concentrate solely on learning balance, which takes more practice. Pedaling is a secondary skill that kids can easily learn within a few short minutes. If your child can walk, your child can ride a balance bike. Even children as young as 18 months are able to ride a balance bike. Typically, toddlers will grab the handle bars, straddle the bike and walk. Kids quickly learn to sit down, push with their feet, walking the bike, running, and before long balance on two wheels.

I have a Stider bike, not from Balance Bikes Canada, but they do sell the same bike and were kind enough to send me some more accessories for it! I really do believe in the run bike concept! Brandon got his Strider bike about a year ago and has loved it ever since, so has everyone that has come over and tried it as well! We use it everyday to walk Kristina to the bus stop and he is always asking me to take him on his bike so he can ride around. Its really neat to see how fast they go from standing and walking on the bike, to sitting on the bike to full on riding with his feet up and going faster and faster!


The other day actually when I was asking him what he wanted for Christmas from Santa, he said bike. So I told him that he already has a nice bike, why does he want another bike and he said, two bike! It was so funny! That tells you how much he loves his bike! Don't tell him but I really want this bike with the trailer! How cute!!


If you are thinking about getting your little one a bike for Christmas you should definelty check out Balance Bikes Canada. They have most of the different types of run bikes and you can compare them all on one site! Best of all Balance Bikes Canada has a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner to use towards a bike!!!

To Enter:

Go to Balance Bikes Canada and tell me what bike you would use if you won
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

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- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
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- like Balance Bikes Canada on Facebook
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND follow Balance Bikes Canada @balancebikesca AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry per daily retweet)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win $50 towards a balance bike from Balance Bikes Canada @Funfunkymommy @balancebikesca http://tinyurl.com/26x8ff7

***** Contest will end on November 25th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada ONLY*****

75 comments:

Katrina B said...

I'd pick the Mini Glider in Red if I won.

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the Mini Glider in Red is looking great!

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I'd get the Go Glider 16" Pink!

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I like the Strider PREbike - Blue

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