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Date added: 09/30/2016 Glide Bikes Are the Best Video Ad!

Date added: 11/16/2015 Google AdWords

 

An EXTRA 10% off an Already Discounted Product! 

Plus, as always, FREE SHIPPING!

To redeem these savings just use the coupon code: GOOAD15. Just enter the code during check out, then click the triangle to the right of the coupon code box to updated your total. Remember, you do need to have a Mini Glider in your cart for the promotion to work.*

Just click on the hyperlink below to view our color selections of the Mini Glider.

 

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* Coupon code cannot be used with any other promotional offers at the same time.

Date added: 06/10/2015 Ways to Keep the Summer Healthy

Healthy Technology

When trying to create a healthy lifestyle for our families, technology can often be seen as the enemy. Video games,

television, movies, and general web surfing can all be major distractions from the goal of getting active and getting outside. Even though these types of time-sucking tech devices are pervasive, technology does not always have to be the enemy.

 

There are now apps out there that allow kids to track what they eat in a healthy and kid-friendly way, without the use of a calorie counter feature. Calorie counters can often cause confusion about the overall healthfulness of a food or snack item by only monitoring the unit, and not taking into account the other nutritional elements.

 

Especially as the summer is beginning and kids are out of school, it can be easy to slip from routine and start negative habits. With more time out of the classroom and easier access to the technology temptations that we all face every day, it can be difficult to resist the soft glow of the screen. By integrating health-conscious technological applications with part of their summer routine, it can make your kid’s day fun and beneficial.

 

Although nothing replaces a good bike ride outdoors with a Glide Bike excursion!

 

Read the full story here: App Helps Kids Stay Healthy, Eat Right

Date added: 06/02/2015 A Fun Time to Run

Last Saturday was an absolute blast at the Ogden Stride into Summer 5k and Fun Run. We had a great time connecting with the community, and being a part of the events hosted by Ogden Elementary School.  As one of the local companies who contributed to the event through sponsorship, Glide Bikes was proud to giveaway a brand new Pink Ezee Glider to one of the lucky participants of the raffle.

Thank you, Ogden Elementary School, for hosting such a fun event, and for letting us be a part of such a unique experience with our city. We can’t wait until next year! 

 

Glide Bikes Fun Run     Glide Bikes Fun Run

Date added: 05/27/2015 Princeton School District Success!

JoAnn Moats, a Developmental Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Princeton School District shared with us her Glide Bikes experience and the success she's had with Glide Bikes, both in her personal life, and professional: 

 
 
"When I first hear about using balance bikes to teach kids how to ride a 2-wheel bike, I was very interested to see if it really worked. purchased a small glide bike to test out the idea with my 4 younger grandchildren.  Unbelievable!  I had them all riding within a few days.  
 
Being a teacher of students with special needs, I decided it would be a great idea to use glide bikes with my students. The results have been amazing! In late September, 2014, I received my glide bikes and since then, 4 of my students are now riding 2-wheel bikes! Three of my students have  downs syndrome and one has physical disabilities. They are all so happy and excited to be able to ride a bike like their peers.  They are beaming with confidence!  As an adapted physical education teacher, mother, and grandmother, I will always teach a child, with or with out disabilities, to ride a bike by beginning on a glide bike.  Thank you glide bike for all your help and direction!"
 
 
- JoAnn Moats

 

Date added: 05/18/2015 Outside in the Summer

It’s May, and that means that the school year is winding down. As Healthy Kids day reminded us, kids are often exposed to less opportunities for exercise or outdoor activities during the summer when school is not in session.

School allows children access to other kids and social situations that can easily lead to group activities where physical exertion is involved. Recess, extra-curricular activities and physical education classes all contribute to outlets for kids to get that heart rate up and let off some steam.Healthy Kids Glide Bikes

Sometimes it can be difficult to ensure that your kids get the same sort of scheduled and consistent outdoor activity at home as they are exposed to throughout the school year. Making sure your kids have access and are reminded about fun and engaging ways to spend time moving can make the summers more productive and enriching for your kids.

Whether it is learning how to balance on their very first Glide Bikes balance bike, taking a traditional two wheel bike and strolling through the neighborhood, shooting some hoop, roller skating, or playing a quick game of tag with other kids, providing and informing your children of these opportunities is an important part of their summer experience.

So this summer make getting outside, and moving around an important part of your family’s summer experience.

Date added: 04/29/2015 Ogden Stride into Summer 2015

Ogden Elementary School is hosting their second annual Stingray “Stride into Summer” 5k/Fun Run & Walk. Hosted by the elementary school’s PTA, it is an event that helps build community in a fun, engaging, and positive way.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 30 2015 at Ogden Elementary School in Wilmington, NC and starts at 8:00 AM. Glide Bikes will be one of the many local sponsors supporting the community activity. For those participating there is a small fee for registering for the Fun Run and the 5K. You can register at its-go-time.com/stingray-stride-into-summer

After last year’s successful outing we are looking forward to another great opportunity to connect with community members and to support positive healthy engagement with one another. We look forward to seeing any of our local neighbors there!

community balance bike

Date added: 04/27/2015 Safe Kids, Safe Riders

balance bikes

Michael from Glide Bikes chairs the education committee for Cape Fear Cyclists and he worked with Safe Kids Cape Fear on Saturday to put on a bike rodeo at the 2015 Healthy Kids Day in Wilmington, NC. Kids were outfitted with a properly sized helmet, an important element in bike safety, and once they were set up with all the right gear, they could head out onto the safety course. Kids were instructed how to ride safely by obeying traffic signs and using hand and arm signals. The course also helped children practice negotiating turns and what to do when crossing railroad tracks.

Children who have not ridden a two wheeled bicycle before had the opportunity to experiment with a Glide Bike where they could practice starting, stopping and perfecting balance. If kids ever felt uncomfortable, quickly placing one or both feet on the ground was enough to avoid a spill. Balance bikes are arguably the best way to learn how to ride a bike. A balance bike is a great tool to encourage kids to participate in safe bike practices while they’re learning to ride, and these lessons will carry on once they are pedaling off into the sunset.
 

balance bikes

Date added: 04/20/2015 Healthy Kids Day

Wilmington NC is taking a step towards city-wide education and experience to encourage a dialogue that will help inform people about health and fitness all while promoting community.Healthy Kids Day Wilmington NC

YMCA and the City of Wilmington are combining their efforts once again to host the 4th annual Healthy Kids Day event in Wilmington, NC. Taking place at Empie Park on April, 25th 2015 the event starts at 9:30 AM and goes until 1:00 PM. Admission is free and the activities available seem almost endless. The event is the culmination of groups dedicated to health practices, education and even includes health screenings.

Healthy Kids Day started as an effort to increase the physical activity that children are exposed to during the summer, offering them opportunities to remain engaged in educational pursuits, and providing them with the ability to interact and connect with others and their community. While kids are busy checking out the vast selection of group and individual sport events available to participate in, parents can parous the sponsorship booths to be up to date with health education and opportunities available for families to stay fit and active throughout the summer.

The sporting events available include tennis, lacrosse, volleyball, T-ball, soccer, and basketball. Other activities that will be provided include kids Zumba, yoga, a bicycle obstacle course and a 1 mile fun run/walk as well as a face painting booth. Health education booths and health screenings will be open to the community as well as a farmer’s market.

Check out the Healthy Kids day Website and visit the event at Empie Park this Saturday. 

Date added: 04/14/2015 Wilmington Earth Day Event

Wilmington, NC is having an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 25th, taking place at Hugh MacRae Park from 12pm-6pm. The theme of this year’s Earth Day festivities is based on the Food and Agriculture Organization’s designation of the year 2015 as the, “International Year of Soils.”

The event, in addition to providing fun and educational booths for kids of all ages to participate in, is aimed at creating an educational experience about the importance and benefits of healthy soil. The Earth Day Alliance is ready to demonstrate the importance of soil as it is used for crops that assist in feeding, sheltering and clothing us. While participants learn about soil as it relates to our human experiences, they also are exposed to methods that can help protect soil. Steps that can reduce soil pollution vary from reducing pollution, preventing erosion, rerouting and reducing stormwater runoff.Wilmington Earth Day

Wilmington’s Earth Day is a free opportunity to be entertained and informed, available for families and individuals of all ages. Glide Bikes is proud to be a part of this year’s Wilmington’s Earth Day. Kids can use a Glide Bikes Balance bike to practice balancing, motor skills and enjoying the cycling experience at their own pace. Cycling is a green way to travel and a great way to connect with the world around you. Fostering a love for cycling in people of all ages and abilities is a strong passion held at Glide Bikes. Through the Earth Day Event we will offer kids an easy and safe method for getting comfortable on a bike. Starting out on a balance bike minimizes fear that accompanies the traditional training wheel transition and allows kids to be fully prepared for how to balance, even at slow speeds.

Come on out and say hi to Glide Bikes and the rest of the Wilmington Earth Day crew, have fun, and learn some great tips about the earth and how we interact with it.

Learn more at the Wilmington Earth Day Website

Date added: 03/24/2015 Easter Day Sale

Additional 20% Off 

Plus, as always, FREE SHIPPING!

Happy Easter! The Easter Bunny dropped by Glide Bikes a little early this year and is giving you an extra 20% off select bike models and styles! Just use the coupon code: EASTER20. Just enter the code during check out and the discount will be calculated into your order.

Just click on one of the eligible makes or models below, add it to your cart, enter the coupon code, and receive your savings. Offer lasts through Sunday, April 5th 2015.

Fat Glider

Go Glider (Red)

Mini Gliders (All Colors)

Super Gliders 

Ezee Glider Air (Black)
Ezee Glider Air (Orange)
 

Date added: 03/17/2015 St. Patrick's Day Savings

Additional 17% Off 

Plus, as always, FREE SHIPPING!

The luck of the Irish is with you this week as most of our bike models and styles have an additional 17% discount when you use the coupon code: LUCKY17. Just enter the code during check out and the discount will be calculated into your order.

Just click on one of the eligible makes or models below, add it to your cart, enter the coupon code, and receive your savings. Offer lasts through Sunday, March 22nd 2015.

Fat Glider

Go Glider (Red)

Mini Gliders (All Colors)

Super Gliders 

Ezee Glider Air (Black)
Ezee Glider Air (Orange)
 

Date added: 03/13/2015 Introducing New Product Selection!

Glide Bikes sister site, BalanceBikes.com is pleased to announce that we have expanded our inventory to include a wider variety of productsSbyke

that will engage and encourage your kids! This expansion includes a variety of new products that can be used outdoors including roller skates, skateboards, pogo sticks, scooters, go karts and other outdoor activities.

Here is some information about our featured new products:

Sbyke

The Sbyke P16 is a SELF-STANDING scooter! This unique design feature helps kids learn to ride and develop essential balance skills. 

 

YBike Explorer

The award winning YBIKE Explorer is without a doubt the “coolest, baddest” kids go kart. The unique design of the pedal power Explorer allows the child to steer the go kart with their arms by controlling the direction of the back wheel through the easy to steer arm levers.

YBike Explorer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSG Grom Pogo Stick

NSG Grom Pogo

The pogo stick is no longer a "simple toy"! NSG is helping to expand the next generation with a new line of expertly designed pogo sticks. Combining the classic form for traditional bouncing with new-age function for aspiring Xpogo athletes. This is not your grandpa or ma’s stick!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab one of our fun toys for your family today, just click the name of the one you want!

Date added: 03/13/2015 Introducing the Fat Glider!

Have you ever thought about taking your bike out to unexplored territory? Perhaps you’ve had dreams of riding in the snow, or sand, but have been dissuaded by the fact that your bike might not be able to handle the pressure. All of these worries can now be set aside for Youths looking for a little adventure!Fat Glider Beach

The brightly colored bicycle is equipped to handle challenging terrain that the average bike can’t conquer. Available in three different color combinations, disk brakes and a 24 speed shifter, all you’ll need to do is grab a helmet and you’re prepared to venture out to the great outdoors, in any kind of weather and in any terrain.

The Fat Glider is the new way to ride, and it’s tons of fun! Equipped with 3” super wide tires, multi-terrain riding is now a breeze. While other bikes struggle in the snow, sand, or soft dirt, the Fat Glider rises to the challenge. With its super high volume tires, obstacles are easily negotiated and the increased traction makes these hazardous conditions a ride in the park! Go where other bikes dare not to go with the Fat Glider and expand your horizons. 

Click Here to order your very own Fat Glider today!

Date added: 12/26/2014 End of Year Savings!

 

 

Holiday Savings!

From now until New Years we are offering a coupon code giving you over 20% off Mini Gliders! 

Simply put in coupon code: EOY2014 during checkout to receive your discount for Mini Gliders. Remember FREE shipping comes with all orders that have a bike purchase.

Shop Now: 
Ezee Glider (18 months - 5 years)
Mini Glider (3 years- 5 years) 
Go Glider (5 years - 10 years)
Super Glider (10 years - adult)

 

Happy Holidays!

-Glide Bikes

Date added: 12/16/2014 Free Gear, Free Shipping

 

 

Holiday Savings!

From now until Christmas we are offering a coupon code giving you 20% off Mini Gliders while receiving a FREE helmet ($25 value)! Now is the perfect time to buy with $45 worth of savings on every Mini Glider order!

Simply put in coupon code: FREEGEAR during checkout to receive your discount for Mini Gliders and your free helmet. Remember FREE shipping comes with all orders that have a bike purchase.

Shop Now: 
Ezee Glider (18 months - 5 years)
Mini Glider (3 years- 5 years) 
Go Glider (5 years - 10 years)
Super Glider (10 years - adult)

 

Happy Holidays!

-Glide Bikes

Date added: 12/10/2014 Continuing Savings

 

 

 

Holiday Savings!

From now until Christmas we are offering a coupon code giving you up to 30% off on select models! Helmets are starting at just $12.99, order now while they're still in stock.

Simply put in coupon code: HOLIDAY during checkout to receive your discount for Mini and Go Gliders, and remember you will get FREE shipping with all orders that have a bike purchase. Remember: HOLIDAY must be written exactly as seen here in order to work, please use all caps to receive your discount.

Enjoy these discount through the weekend and secure the bike you want now before they end up being out of stock!

 

Shop Now:
Ezee Glider (18 months - 5 years)
Mini Glider (3 years- 5 years)
Go Glider (5 years - 10 years)
Super Glider (10 years - adult)

 

Happy Holidays!

 

-Glide Bikes

Date added: 12/03/2014 Shipping Discounts for APO Locations



Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska or an Army Post Office (APO) this year?



We’ve got you covered!

Glide Bikes offers $15.00 off from the total shipping charge of your order. Just give us a call at 910-524-1151 and we will make the adjustment to your shipping charges.

Happy Holidays!

-Glide Bikes

Date added: 12/02/2014 Holiday Savings

 

Holiday Savings!

From now until Christmas we are offering a coupon code giving you up to 30% off on select models! Helmets are starting at just $12.99, order now while they're still in stock.

Simply put in coupon code: DEC2014 during checkout to receive your discount for Mini and Go Gliders, and remember you will get FREE shipping with all orders that have a bike purchase. Remember: DEC2014 must be written exactly as seen here in order to work, please use all caps to receive your discount.

Enjoy these discount through the weekend and secure the bike you want now before they end up being out of stock!

 

Shop Now:
Ezee Glider (18 months - 5 years)
Mini Glider (3 years- 5 years)
Go Glider (5 years - 10 years)
Super Glider (10 years - adult)

 

Happy Holidays!

 

-Glide Bikes

Date added: 11/25/2014 Lowest Prices of the Year!




 

Lowest Prices of the Year, Now through Monday!

What is more fun than the thrill of gliding? The gift of giving more while paying less of course! This weekend only we are slashing prices lower than ever before with Gliders starting at $69.99! The children in your life will be having a blast this Holiday season with Glide Bikes!

Our sale begins midnight on Thanksgiving (EST) and ends midnight on Monday, December 1st. No coupon code required!

 

Helmet Sale Extended!

We are extending our special promotion for customers making bike purchases. With any purchase of a bike, you will be able to choose either a pink or white Glide Bikes helmet, for FREE! (a $25.00 value)

That’s right, no strings attached, a FREE helmet, just put  HELMETP (for a pink helmet), or HELMETW (for a white helmet) into the Gift certificate field before checkout and you will be able to choose which color helmet you would like to have.

You can use either HELMETP, or HELMETW once per order.

 

Free Shipping!

With free shipping on every bike order we make it simple to shop with us!

Be sure to plan ahead for Holiday shipping schedules so that your gift arrives when you need it to.

 

Get the Bike you Want!

Be an early bird shopper and secure your choice of color and model. We recommend ordering the bike you want before the rush to ensure the Glide Bike you want delivered to your doorstep is the perfect one for you and your family.

Check out our selection of Ezee Gliders (18 months-5 years), Mini Gliders (2 years-5 years), Go Gliders (5 years-10 years) and Super Gliders (Over 10-Adults).  

 
Copyright © 2014 Glide Bikes, All rights reserved.

Date added: 11/03/2014 Holiday Offers are Starting Now!

 
 
 

Holiday Offers Starting Now! Learn Why You Won’t Want to Wait.

You know the age old adage, “Why put off tomorrow what you can do today?” Well, now Glide Bikes is giving you a great reason to take action sooner, rather than later. From now through Cyber Monday (December, 1st) we’re offering a special promotion for customers making bike purchases. With any purchase of a bike, you will be able to choose either a pink or white Glide Bikes helmet, for FREE! (a $25.00 value)

That’s right, no strings attached, a FREE helmet, just put  HELMETP (for a pink helmet), or HELMETW (for a white helmet) into the Gift certificate field before checkout and you will be able to choose which color helmet you would like to have.

And remember, every Glide Bikes order has FREE SHIPPING.

You can use either HELMETP, or HELMETW once per order.

 

Why Order Now?

Ordering now will set you up for a few extra goodies that the late-comers won't be entitled to. You'll be able to receive a free helmet if you make your bike purchase between now and December 1st. For a white helmet enter coupon code (HELMETW) before checkout and for a pink one enter (HELMETP).

One of the other benefits that early bird shoppers will get is their choice of color and model. We recommend ordering the bike you want before the rush to ensure the Glide Bike you want delivered to your doorstep is the perfect one for you and your family.

Check out our selection of Ezee Gliders (2-5), Mini Gliders (3-5), Go Gliders (5-10), and Super Gliders (10-adult).

 

Updated Holiday Return Policy

As the holidays are approaching we wanted to inform our customers of our updated return policy. Purchases made from now until Christmas will be subject to an extended return policy. Any customer who purchases a bike during this time will have 30 days from December 25, 2014 to return any products.*

 

 

What’s All That Fun About?

Have you ever seen a child glide?

We are lucky to get to see children gliding every day! Glide Bikes are toys that can be used outdoors, or indoors. Either way they are sure to produce big smiles; there is no feeling like gliding!

While balance bikes are useful aids in the development of children learning how to ride a bike, the true benefits are the memories and fun that a Glide Bike can give to children and families.

 
 
Copyright © 2014 Glide Bikes, All rights reserved.





Date added: 10/07/2014 10 Fun Halloween Snacks

1. Boo Nana Pops from skinnytaste.com!

Banana Halloween Snack

 

2. Delicious Pecan-Carmel Spiders from the Food Network.

Chocolate Halloween Candy

3. Veggie Skeleton offers some healthy options for your Halloween party from Feeding Frenzy.

healthy halloween snacks

4. Check out these spooky green monster zucchini noodles from Inspiralized! These are spooky and healthy!

Spooky halloween meal

 

5. Seakettle has a great idea for spookie hot dogs!

Halloween mummy hot dogs

6. This blueberry eyeball punch from the Food Network is delicious and festive.

Halloween punch with eyeballs

7. These cheese pops from Cute For Kids is an easy snack that is fun!

Halloween cheese pop

8. Eyeball Caprese that is spooky, and healthy, from Evil Mad Scientist.

Healthy Halloween

9. Ready to try this spooky spider? He's actually pretty friendly, and he tastes delicious! Thanks Kitchen Fun.

Halloween fruit spider

 

10. These carrot fingers from the Food Network will make you shriek!

Spooky Carrot Fingers for Halloween

Date added: 10/06/2014 Spookie Soups!

Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens for this Spiderweb Soup Topping idea!

Scary Soup

 

This is a fun and super easy halloween soup idea from Progresso!

Halloween Soup

 

Ever feel like someone is watching you? This soup is scary, but delicious! Thanks, epicurious.

Very Scary Soups

 

Fall weather got you feeling the chills? This pea soup recipe from my recipes is sure to keep you warm!

 Black Cat Soup

Thanks to Annie’s Eats for this witches’ brew soup, filled with healthy spinach!

Witch's Soup

Date added: 09/30/2014 Top 10 Things to do Indoors

As the weather starts to get colder and nights get longer we all find ourselves spending more time indoors. But don’t fret, even if you’re spending more nights inside getting warm, that doesn’t mean you have to limit the amount of fun you can have.

We took a look around the web and came up with our favorite things to do that are fun and indoors and perfect for fall.

1)      Make a Scarecrow

Scarecrow Fall
photo credit: jeff_golden via photopin cc

Autumn is never complete without the fun of making a scarecrow. Rustling in the fallen leaves and stuffing them into old clothing brings out the kid in everyone. For those who like to be different, you can always make an indoor scarecrow at any time of year, using newspaper or paper towels as stuffing. Thanks to Lifehack for this great idea!

2)      Have a Photo Shoot

Gather together some props and outfits and take family pictures. Make sure each member has individual shots as well. Acting as a professional photographer, be creative in the photos you take. Take funny pictures. Take serious pictures. Take candid shots. The joy of digital photography is that you can take as many photos as you like and delete what doesn’t work. Make sure you add props to make it interesting! Thanks to Lifehack for this great idea!

3)      Have a Spa Night

Plan an evening where you can do an at-home spa night. Light candles, put on relaxing music, and make your atmosphere resemble a spa. You can do facials, manicures, and pedicures. You also can have bubble baths. Schedule it so that each person is doing a different thing and rotate the process. Your family will enjoy this time of pampering and relaxing. Thanks to Lifehack for this great idea! 

4)      Host a Themed Movie Night

There are many movies that have sequels. Pick a genre that your family would enjoy. Plan for a whole evening of back-to-back viewing of the movies. Make sure you have plenty of popcorn and snacks on hand! If you want to be really creative, find props that go with the movie and set them out. You can even make a dessert that matches the movie theme. May the force be with you! Thanks to Lifehack for this great idea!

5)      Bake cookies

Here is a great recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies thanks Mandy’s Recipe Box 

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

 

2 cups of all purpose flour 

1 1/2 cups of oats 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 

1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice 

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup of butter, room temperature 

3/4 cup brown sugar 

1/2 cup of granulated sugar 

1 cup of pumpkin puree

1 egg 

2 teaspoons vanilla 

1 cup chocolate chips 

 

Directions

  •  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment or a baking mat. 
  •  In your stand mixer, blend butter and sugars. Once fluffy, add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla.  Beat well.  
  •  Add the flours, oats, soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt; mix.
  •  Add the chocolate chips. Mix until distributed.
  •  Drop by spoonfuls onto your cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes.
  •  Makes about 30 cookies.

 

6)      Save up those TP rolls and wad up your socks

Arrange TP rolls like bowling pins on one end of the hall.  Stock up a few balled-up socks on the other.  Bowl or throw at the “pins,” and you’ve got an indoor bowling alley. Thanks to The Art of Simple for this great suggestion!

7)      Watch Home Movies or Look Through Old Photos

It never gets old reminisce with your family about fond or funny moments from the past. Take some time to remember the good times, and create new ones by looking through mementos from the past.

8)      Make Homemade play-doh

Play-doh made from scratch is incredibly easy, and you can make an endless array of colors with basic food dye.  Plus, it doesn’t have that awful commercial-brand smell.  Spread the outdoor tablecloth on the floor, and give them dull knives, a rolling pin, and some cookie cutters. Check out THIS LINK for easy play-doh recipes. Thanks to The Art of Simple for this great idea!

 

9)      Have them help with cooking

If they’re old enough to stir, sift, and pour, let them help you with the basics—pasta and pizza sauces, muffins, and breads are all kid-friendly.  And it’s a good chance to teach about numbers, fractions, nutrition, and providing for the family. Thanks to The Art of Simple for this great idea!

10)   Write a book

With just a few simple craft supplies you and your family could be creating your very own collection of literary magic. Even if your kids haven’t. Check out the full craft on Imagination Soup!

Fall Indoor Activities

Date added: 09/25/2014 Healthy Kids, Healthy Lifestyle

Balance bikes make it simple for your family to have a healthy lifestyle. Imagine, your child’s first bike. It’s an opportunity for growth and excitement, it offers us a way to encourage our children to use and develop their skills, with the aim to have them learn how to ride a bike. All of these are great reasons for a balance bike, however, one of the best reasons to get a balance bike is how easily it can become a way for the whole family to get outside together.

You pull up to the park, giving your kids an opportunity to practice on their balance bike. But it doesn’t stop there you’re walking with them, and so is the rest of your family. Whether your child is just starting out on a balance bike and slowly walking the bike with intermittent attempts at scooting forward while seated, or if they are full-fledged racers and speeding down the paths, walkways and hills, this experience gives the whole family a reason to be outside and acting healthy.

Glide Bikes was created with the goal of creating positive cycling experiences for children at a young age so that they can grow up enjoying bike riding without any of the fear or uncertainty that often taints the bike learning experience that is typical of transitioning out of training wheels. We think that giving kids an easy, exciting, fun way to learn how to cycle is instrumental in helping them develop healthy habits they will continue using into adulthood.

If you’re looking for a simple way to incorporate healthy living and exercise into your child’s daily routine then a balance bike from Glide Bikes is the perfect solution. Not only are you fostering a positive experience for one of the most standard coming of age moments in a kid’s life but you’re also  giving them a life-long tool for an easy way to get outside, connect with the world around them, and to stay active and healthy.

Balance bikes might not change the world but they can offer a simple solution that makes living healthy with your kids an obtainable goal. If your kids are too scared to get on a bike with training wheels, if they’ve had a tough time with tricycles, or shown little interest in getting outside and learning to pedal a balance bike can really help to alter their perspective. Instead of being a daunting task that parents pressure them into, it can be something fun and engaging. Running the bike, lifting their legs, it’s something that is a fun toy that kids will continue to use even once they’ve mastered the balance bike and have graduated into the world of traditional pedal bikes.

You shouldn’t have to try too hard to get your child to ride a bike, or get excited about getting outside. Sometimes if you can make the transition as natural of a one as possible kids get to experience the outdoors and exercise as a treat and a reward, instead of something that is forced upon them.