Newcastle, NSW (5th April 2015): Premium Balance Bike manufacturer donates 4 bikes to Aspect Hunter School to benefit more than 100 kids.
Many Children with autism struggle with learning to ride a bike. As a result of this donation, students of ASPECT will be able to hone their skills with a new approach that is perfect for an autistic child.
Originally the Zippizap balance bike was not designed as an adaptive needs bike, however it has proven to be the perfect bike for people with special needs. Balance bikes eliminate all the complexity of attempting to balance, pedal and steer simultaneously instead focusing on balancing which is the hardest skill to learn when riding a bike. “With training wheels and tricycles, kids learn to pedal first before learning how to balance. This old method is like trying to run before you can walk,” Says Liam Davis, Managing Director of Zippizap.
“Zippizaps goal is to encourage kids to get outside and be active from a young age. Our balance bikes are designed to create a fun and safe method for doing so whilst also teaching them real skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. Kids who master a balance bike generally skip the training wheel phase of learning to ride a bike.”
The following video illustrates the balance bike method:
April is World Autism Awareness Month and includes major landmarks around the world being lit up in blue.
Zippizap designs and manufactures stylish balance bikes for kids aged between 18 months and 5 years. Zippizap’s goal is to design a high quality, individualised range of bikes that encourage children to be active. Additionally Zippizap seeks to educate the public about balance bikes and their benefits. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.zippizap.com.au.
About Aspect Hunter School
Aspect Hunter School caters for more than 100 students across the Hunter, Central Coast and Far North Coast regions of NSW. It also has a range of satellite classes located in Cardiff, Belmont, Waratah West, Tarro, Abermain and Port Macquarie. The School enrols children aged from 3 years and 10 months and from across the areas of Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. The school operates from Thornton and has satellite classes in both NSW Department of Education and Training schools and Catholic schools.