My Youngest daughter is about to turn 1 and seems to have everything already and stumped for her present, I thought of a balance bike and since dad has a mountain bike obsession what a better way for them to bond! I found this bike as she was a bit young for some other versions:
Meet Juno, the newest member of the Early Rider family. Juno is a ‘Spherovelo’, a unique push along ride on for 12-24 month olds.
The Spherovelo is the world’s first ride on to accelerate the development of young children by helping them make the connection between their senses (vision, pressure, equilibrium…) and their motor system. Some might call it balance but it’s really more about the coordination of our muscles in response to what we see and feel.
It manages this by being a ride on that’s unstable on the one hand (so that the child is required to effect some control – like with a bike) but safe on the other; a combination never before achieved.
The reason this is so important is that this is the age when we’re first developing our coordination and the age when we’re most receptive to experiential learning.
The Spherovelo’s design, essentially two great spheres, is based upon the fundamental principle that a ball able to move freely will just relocate and not tip like a wheel. By replacing wheels with a special arrangement of spheres we’ve been able to simulate a bike, but with increased lateral forgiveness so that it becomes very difficult for a child to fall onto or off of. In other words, because of the spheres, the Spherovelo is the world’s first safely unstable ride on, a balance bike for very young children.