I am so excited about my new venture!! I’m just working on the lesson plans then I hope to have courses up and running early next year so please keep your eye on this space!! The courses will be run indoors with lots of fun. In the meantime, have a read below then take a look at:
Balanceability is the UK’s first and only accredited ‘learn to cycle’ programme for children aged 2.5 to 6 years old. Balanceability develops confidence, spatial awareness, dynamic balance and the skills to ride a bicycle without stabilisers.
Using balance bikes and other equipment, each physical activity is linked to a learning objective and children will progress naturally along a path that will culminate in the child being able to ride a pedal bike safely and confidently.
The emphasis of Balanceability is on learning and having fun with each session constructed around games, challenges and new experiences that are proven to achieve desired objectives. Children who have never previously ridden a bicycle (either with or without stabilisers), will successfully progress step-by-step and experience a variety of developmental exercises, skills and confidence building situations.
Balanceability has been awarded a prestigious Kitemark by the Professional Development Board for Physical Education Board on 1st October 2010 so parents and teachers can be sure that activities are in line with Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage.
Balanceability is proud to support the Change4Life campaign as well as contributing to the latest Government’s ‘Start Active, Stay Active’ policy which lays out new guidelines for increased physical activity for young children. Patricia Maude, MBE, lecturer in physical education at Homerton College, University of Cambridge and author of Physical Children, Active Teaching, supports the programme saying “The Balanceability programme offers children a great opportunity to become competent cyclists at an early age through the development of balance and control. The programme is made up of progressive learning experiences, with fun ways to learn to cycle on balance bikes.”
The innovative programme, which is supported by Olympic Champion cyclist, Chris Boardman MBE has been developed in the UK over the past two years. Balanceability combines unique ergonomic balance bikes with a programme of activity that builds confidence, spacial awareness and balance skills enabling young children to cycle without every needing stabilisers.
Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record holder Chris Boardman MBE said “Balanceability is the fundamental starting point for children’s cycling and an excellent opportunity to promote active lifestyles at the earliest possible age”.