How does Balanceability work?
Balanceability comprises of structured lesson plans that help children develop gross motor skills, spatial awareness, dynamic and static balance and bilateral co-ordination along with the necessary skills to make the transition from a balance bike to an ordinary pedal bike in a safe, challenging, but fun way.
Balanceability is a two-level programme with each level being delivered in 6 x 45 minute sessions. It can also be run as a continual programme for schools delivering a weekly activity.
Balanceability is “outcomes based” meaning the programme is flexible and not specific to age. Our Instructor Training helps develop an understanding of the developmental stages which affect the delivery to children.
Level 1 is aimed at children aged 2½ to 4 years old. It focuses on movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance using a balance bike. Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and then learn the skills to ride a balance bike safely.
Level 2 is aimed at children aged 4 to 6 years old and continues the development of gross motor skills and dynamic balance. The main goal is to improve the children’s gliding, stopping and braking skills to enable them to ride solo on a pedal bike safely and confidently by the fifth or sixth session.