Balanceability - Levels 1&2 explained
The Balanceability course is made up of 12 sessions: six 45 minute sessions for Level 1 and six 45 minute sessions for Level 2.
Level 1 is aimed at children from 2½ to 4 years old. At this level, fundamental movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance are incorporated along with an introduction to the balance bike. Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and how to ride a balance bike safely. Level 1 aims to build confidence in the ability to glide on a balance bike and how to stop in a controlled manner.
Level 2 continues the development of gross motor skills, dynamic balance and co-ordination. The main goal is to improve the child's gliding, stopping, braking and turning skills, enabling them to ride solo on a pedal bike safely and with confidence.
Balanceability is a progressive 'outcome based' learning programme where children are assessed at regular points throughout the course in order to monitor and measure progress. The speed of progression in children's motor development has proved to be hugely beneficial (see case studies).