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Balance Bikes and Special Needs

Here at balancebikes.ie we are particularly interested in how balance bikes can benefit children with special needs including dyspraxia and autism as well as children with general muscular difficulties. To that end we are currently trialing bikes with Enable Ireland in Meath to use in their physio sessions. We have just recently become a vendor for theHSE supplying balancebikes for children with special needs.

A balance bike can help your special needs child

  • to develop their balance in an intuitive and non-frustrating way - they have their feet firmly on the ground at all times, are firmly in control and do not need to "learn" anything
  • to learn to ride a bike in a safer way than the traditional method of using wobbly stabilisers (which can be quite frustrating for some children)
  • to get valuable and beneficial exercise

We stock a number of specialist larger balance bikes for kids aged 4 to 7, as well as the more traditional size bike for 2 to 5 year olds.