We had a ‘big’ dose of unicycle lessons recently. By big dose, I mean about 20 minutes of practice over a few days. It was a push to see if he could get it before he turned six. He’s not there yet, but it will only be a few more tries…he’ll get it next month for sure…if he wants to…I don’t actually care if he does or not…as long as he keeps practicing whenever…there’s so many other ways they are both being active, it’s low on everyone’s list.
Freemount practice on cement already??
It was his idea. He didn't feel like practicing again today so I said 'ok, time to clean your Lego off the floor.'
Posted by Unschooldays on Thursday, June 21, 2018
The exciting part is that he is having fun every time he does it. He’s seeing his own achievements, no matter how small they are…or whether he has noticed on his own or if I had to point them out.
We brought out the stroller and he got to push it. It made a big difference after only a few minutes that he was attempting to freemount right on the sidewalk…having shifted from the grass.
The greatest advantage to this is it makes it fun now instead of me saying how fun it will be 😎
i lowered the handle bar on the stroller (used for my 36" unicycle wheel) so he could use it. You wouldn't believe the difference! He can't freemount, or even wobble down a wall with his hand on it with any real style 🙂
he is only riding forward here…this can (will) be used for pedaling backwards and proper mounting technique as well.
While he might not be able to 'technically' ride a unicycle before he turns 6, he will certainly be able to push his sister around in a stroller while riding one 😀
(sorry about the background noise…loose things between rider and camera 🙂 )
Posted by Unschooldays on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Together with the scooters, the unicycle, slackline, and obstacle course…this is a summer of balance and muscles!
And his little sister will be right along with us! (She probably won’t be unicycling until next summer, though, I bet)
So I gave the 5yo a verbal participation trophy today. 'Hey guess what? You're already better at this than almost everyone who has ever lived, practice however long you want 🙂 '
the older kids and adults i've taught (dozens) had 45-60 min lessons.
five seems better, according to my current student.
Posted by Unschooldays on Tuesday, June 12, 2018