Monday, March 22, 2010
Skuut Balance Bike: 1. What does Skuut mean?
n. An attractive wooden bike without pedals for young children.
v. To push forward and glide with glee on aforementioned wooden bike.
2. How do you pronounce Skuut? Skuut rhymes with hoot, toot and boot. Use it as in "It's a hoot to Skuut!"
3. How do you Skuut? It is amazingly intuitive. Sitting on the Skuut, kids first walk the bike forward. As they go faster they stride with feet off the ground for longer and longer periods of time, ultimately being able to pull both feet off the ground and coast. At first they tilt to one side or the other and their feet catch them like training wheels or a tripod would. Very quickly balance becomes second nature and they can coast for yards with their feet off the ground. Braking is done Fred Flintstone style: just put your feet down and stop. Recommended for children ages 2 - 5.
Watch a video here: http://www.skuut.com/media_video1.aspx
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