Glide Bikes

Promoted Skills

Product Description

The Glide Bike is a two-wheeled bicycle without pedals.  Children propel forward using their feet to push off the ground and coast, gaining practice in balance and coordination needed to ride a traditional two-wheeled bicycle.  The frame is lightweight metal alloy, has a low center of gravity and optional feet rests.  It has BMX-style handlebars for ergonomic seating position.  The handlebars and seat are adjustable.  It has one hand brake.  The tires are foam and do not require pumping and therefore are never at risk for flats. Go Glider has 16” wheels whereas its smaller counterpart, Mini Glider is meant for smaller children and has 12” wheels. Each is sold separately.  As with all bicycles, the use of safety gear is highly recommended when riding.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • The Go Glider helps children practice motor planning skills and enhance coordination.
  • Visual processing takes place as children ride the Go Glider and are aware of their surroundings and when and where they need to stop riding (e.g. at the end of the block, if there are people blocking them, etc.).

Play Ideas

  • Set up a simple obstacle course for the child to maneuver through.

Physical 2

Skills

  • Bilateral coordination is used as children use the same movement on their left and right sides simultaneously.
  • Children practice balance and balance reaction as they propel forward using their feet on the ground and pushing.  As they ride, they learn how to correct balance changes in their body positions.
  • When children ride the Go Glider, they are moving their legs, increasing leg and core strength.

Play Ideas

  • Set up a simple obstacle course for the child to maneuver through.
  • Count how many seconds a child coasts before putting his feet on the ground.  Have the child try to beat his time.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Waiting, patience and negotiation are encouraged as children take turns riding the Go Glider. 
  • Riding the Go Glider promotes location/directionality. 
  • Independence is promoted as children travel the neighborhood, parks, etc. on their bike. 

 

Play Ideas

  • Set up a race! Draw a line with chalk on the groud and have kids race on their bikes. This also helps promote good sportsmanship. 
  • Set up a simple obstacle course for kids to take the Go Glider through. 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$89.99+
Age Range:
2+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Beginner and Advanced
Storability:
Bulky
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Glide Bikes

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 2
Sensory 3
Communicative 3
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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