This spring, it was time to move up to a big boy bike for Thomas. His toddler bike with training wheels broke and with a December birthday, it was just too long to wait for the usual Christmas or birthday bike. He taught himself to ride after a day. I didn't take him seriously when he told me to "Come see!" He was the only one of our children to own one of the small toddler bikes and I think it really does help with learning to ride a bike later. Our former neighbor found a great deal on that little bike, so it was less than $20.
This active boy is still enjoying his bike rides.