Do not let the name fool you this is some serious fun. I have three children and they love to play outside. The two older ones are on bikes. The youngest one is two little for a bike with training wheels and two cool for the parent push toys. He wanted a “bike” of his own. I wanted something that he could ride inside on days that are rainy since he has a lot of energy. I was looking for a toy without wheels.
I was provided with Chillafish Bunzi Balance bike. for my son to review. I was a bit confused at first since it is actually two separate toys in one. It is a bike that provides stability much like a tricycle does and it can then be transformed into a two wheels balance experience. I was pleased with how easy it was to use. I liked that the tricycle was easy to use and the two wheeled version is more difficult. I know that my son is still trying to figure out how to balance. I believe this Bunzi is the perfect toy to have prior to playing your child on a bike. I intend to give my child a bike without the training wheels as soon as we are stable on the Bunzi. I especially love the size and weight of the Bunzi it is very easy to take places and move from outside to inside the house. The only problem is my children fight over who gets to ride it!
The manufacture say it is best is to start on 3 wheels to grow the confidence, and only switch to 2 wheels after a few days or so. We have been using ours for a week before we decided to switch. He is becoming confident about his balance. The bike is based on the “gradual balance” concept
Note that : Learning balance and motor skills should be done at your child’s pace.
While balance trainers are certainly a great step in the development process of learning to ride a bicycle (and more in general to learn coordination skills), they still are quite a challenge for the child to learn at first, as the child has typically only ridden on very stable 4-wheeled or 3-wheeled ride-ons before it makes the switch to a completely unstable balance trainer.
The “gradual balance” concept facilitates this learning process by offering a more gradual transition between stable and balance.
This is my little on on his!
- A budget-friendly approach as the gradual balance trainer offers both concepts in one
Bunzi by CHILLAFISH are available at selected Toys ’R’ Us stores