Mamanista! » Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Play, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Uncategorized » Learn to Bike with Kazam Balance Bikes

Learn to Bike with Kazam Balance Bikes

Learning to bike is a huge childhood milestone.  My three year old loves his tricycle, but he really wants to be a “big boy” and requested a “big kid bike” for his birthday in April.

When buying their child’s first bike, many parents opt for a regular bike with training wheels.  While training wheels are useful for minimizing the risks of traumatizing falls, they don’t help your child learn how to balance: the most important skill to acquire when learning to bike. Similarly, learning to steer a bike can be a challenge for many children, and bikes with training wheels can catch or tip over if a child turns too quickly on an uneven or bumpy surface.

Since I work in the toy industry (lucky me!), I get to see all the great new toys at Toy Fair every February. At Toy Fair, I met the two dads who started Kazam Balance Bikes, and they sent my son a cool red balance bike to try.

My son has been using his Kazam Bike for several months, and he loves his first “big kid” bike. The Kazam Balance Bike was picked as a top outdoor toy by Parents Magazine in June 2011, and I can understand why.  (Disclosure: I love the Kazam bike so much that I actually started working with the company as a consultant!)

I like how my son can learn to bike safely, and at his own pace. He propels the Kazam using his feet and is learning the coordination and balance he’ll need to transition to a more challenging pedaled bike when he’s older.

Initially, he kept at least one foot on the ground at all times. But in just a few days of use, he started pushing the Kazam bike faster and holding his feet off the ground more. When he almost lost his balance, he was able to steady himself quickly by putting his feet on the ground.

I’m not particularly athletic or coordinated, and I remember having a hard time learning to bike as a kid. A few painful falls frightened me a bit, and I used training wheels for what seemed like an eternity. I wish balance bikes had been popular when I was a child because I’ve seen how easily my son is learning how to balance and bike — minus the traumatic falls and scrapes I had.

The Kazam bike has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, in Parenting Magazine, and was the recipient of the the 2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the 2010 Creative Child Magazine Ride-On Toy of the Year Award.

Want It?

Visit www.kazambikes.com. You can purchase a Kazam Balance Bike for $99.95 (includes free shipping). Since your child should ALWAYS bike with a helmet, you might want to consider buying the Balance Bike and Child-Sized Helmet Package for $114.95 (includes free shipping). That’s a pretty good deal for a helmet. In fact, the helmet pictured in the photo above is not a Kazam helmet as I’d previously purchased it for $30 for use with his tricycle.

Written by

Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of Bloganthropy.org, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, Bloganthropy.org recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

Filed under: Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Play, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Uncategorized · Tags: , , , , , , ,

14 Responses to "Learn to Bike with Kazam Balance Bikes"

  1. […] Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the 2010 Creative Child Magazine Ride-On Toy of the Year Award.  You can read our full review here.  Follow KaZAM on […]

  2. Esther says:

    These bikes are great. My son got one for his second birthday but was to short to reach the floor until the end of last summer. Since then he has been using it every day. He will get a regular bike for his 4th birthday…and hopefully I will not have to attach the training wheels :-)

  3. I drop a leave a response whenever I like a article on a site or if I have something to valuable to contribute to the conversation. It’s a result of the sincerness displayed in the post I read. And on this post Learn to Bike: Kazam Balance Bike Review | Mamanista!. I was actually moved enough to leave a thought :-) I do have a few questions for you if it’s allright. Could it be just me or do a few of the comments appear like they are written by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are writing at other places, I would like to follow everything new you have to post. Could you make a list all of your shared pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

  4. I believe what you wrote made a lot of sense. However, consider this, what if you were to create a awesome title? I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your website, however suppose you added a post title that grabbed folk’s attention? I mean Learn to Bike: Kazam Balance Bike Review | Mamanista! is a little boring. You should look at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create post titles to grab viewers interested. You might add a related video or a related pic or two to get readers interested about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it might make your website a little bit more interesting.

  5. Well I sincerely liked studying it. This subject provided by you is very effective for correct planning.

  6. Very efficiently written article. It will be beneficial to anyone who utilizes it, as well as myself. Keep up the good work – i will definitely read more posts.

  7. I believe this internet site has some very superb information for everyone. “Variety is the soul of pleasure.” by Aphra Behn.

  8. I don’t even know how I finished up here, but I believed this put up was great. I don’t recognise who you’re but definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger if you happen to are not already. Cheers!

  9. I have read a few excellent stuff here. Certainly value bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you place to make this kind of wonderful informative web site.

  10. I also recommend HubPages itself, and Squidoo, which is comparable.

  11. […] The Kazam Balance Bike ($99.95) was picked as a top outdoor toy by Parents Magazine in June 2011, and I can understand why. My 3 year old son learned how to bike on this easy-to-use balance bike.  You can read our full review here. […]

  12. Sam says:

    Well If you live in the Dayton Area Check https://daytondonations.com

  13. oizeaurar says:

    Interesting, thanks.

Leave a Reply

*