|build a balance bike|
In Europe balance/glide bikes are fairly popular. These bikes allow a child to develop their balance early on. I've seen this sort of bike being used by two year old children. My Grand daughter in Sweden started out on a balance bike and graduated to a proper two wheeler without training wheels by her third birthday. Her balance was well enough developed that she didn't need training wheels. My Grand children in Canada didn't begin on a balance bike and so spent a season with training wheels before moving to two wheel pedal bikes.
|wooden balance bike|
These two videos show some ideas for making your own bike. This would be a wood working project that somebody would love. If you have a large enough play room a balance bike can make a good Christmas present for a little person.
Bikes are on my mind lately. I was able to get away for a couple of days bike riding and today my wife rode her bike 100 km. That is pretty good for a member of the Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre or anybody else for that matter. She took up riding about 15 years ago and has written thousands of miles.