For children with special needs, riding a bicycle does not come easy. For kids with Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, trying to coordinate balance, pedalling and steering is an extremely difficult task. At LittleBig Bikes we want to enable all kids to have a go at using a bike, giving means for social interaction and group play. As the LittleBig is a proper bike, they’ll feel just like the other kids as they coast along independently.
The LittleBig’s unique design allows it to be used as a balance bike for 5 years, the pedals never need to be attached. If your child has slower growth (such as kids with Down syndrome), they may be able to use it for even longer. Kids with low muscle tone are fully supported by the saddle while they have their feet on the ground, making it even easier than walking. The light weight of the LittleBig means it is much easier to push forwards and steer than traditional kids bikes with stabiliser wheels.
Learning to glide along independently and developing their riding skill may also help with their motor skills, personal development and confidence building. Of course, using a balance bike ensures they’re getting lots of valuable exercise.