Because of Nate's Apraxia, he also has some issues with motor planning. It took him several years to get the hang of riding a tricycle. For some reason he just couldn't figure out the pedaling motion. At the end of last school year, he finally figured it out, and last summer was spent riding all around our driveway on his trike.
I thought that it would be a great idea for him to have a real bike, so for Christmas, my parents purchased one for him. It spent the winter months in their basement, where Nate would hop on and off it, but never attempted to ride. When it started getting warmer, we brought the bike home. Again, he didn't really want to ride it, just hop on and off and have us push him around. He was still hooked on his tricycle.
Just this past month, he's shown more interest in his big kid bike, and has tried to start pedaling. Well, he finally figured it out!! He has been riding up and down the driveway on his bike, and yesterday we took him out on the sidewalk. He had the best time riding from our house, all the way to the corner and back. He's so proud of himself and so am I. I have a feeling that this summer is going to be full of long walks with Evan in the stroller, and Nate on his bike. I can't wait to take him out on the bike trail where there are less bumps and there is more space to ride.
Here he is enjoying his new found freedom