In each section, we have given examples of the skills we would expect to see emerging in babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This will enable them to progress through from the building blocks of each core skill (basic skills) through to achieving the simple and advanced levels.
Controlling wheeled toys such as pull-along toys, balance bikes and scooters requires body and spatial awareness in order to navigate through a sensory rich environment with a variety of levels and obstacles. Keep reading to find out the skills necessary for controlling wheeled toys, how they emerge, and the games you could play to encourage skill development.
Developing the spatial and body awareness to start to move through a sensory rich environment
Using the whole body to move through different levels and in different directions.
Showing good control of steering wheeled toys through space - both pushing and pulling
Pedal a trike around obstacles. Turn, stop and start
Ride a bike – possibly with training wheels or without
Use a balance bike.
See what activities can help to support this core skill.