Here is the first time she wanted to try it outside…She wanted to bring her unicycle and bubbles. (He brought a unicycle and a ball)
Initially, with him, I thought it would be great to see how young I could get him riding one. I quickly lost interest in that for a variety of reasons.
- I wanted him to remember learning how to ride
- I didn’t want to force him into ‘lessons’ to accomplish it
- I took it out for him (and now her) whenever they want which is only two minutes here and there
- They really love dinosaurs. The incredible amount of continuing education and life benefits will be similar if he learned at 3 or at 14
- They can’t ride yet but know what all the parts are called and have lots of air pump and socket wrench time under their belts
She had asked the day before if she could balance on her unicycle (she’s actually pronouncing it properly now…not cycle, or you-cycle) but it was hot outside and too many corners to fall on inside…and too many hours worth of toys on the floor.
The great part about unicycling (for kids this young, too? maybe…) is that you are noticeably better each time you take it out. I typically teach people for an hour at a time, but I haven’t taught anything for an hour at a time…well, except for dinosaurs, which I’ve him about all day long for weeks at a time! Play is fun. Unicycling is fun. I don’t want to get too frustrated too early. We have several years of a few minutes at a time here and there if they want!
Understanding how to unicycle has such an incredible impact on education, I really want them to figure it out. If they don’t….well, I guess we’ll do something else!