Always Be Watching
Constant supervision of pre-K children while they are bicycling is the first and foremost tool to keep them safe while cycling.
Invest in a well-fitting helmet. It should fit over the top of the head and be strapped securely under the chin with straps. It should fit level on the head and not tilt in any direction. The front of the helmet should be level and low over the brow line, not pushed back.
Knee and Elbow Pads
Some helmets come with knee pads and elbow pads. Although these are not strictly necessary, they may come in handy for scooter riding and for little kids learning how to ride without training wheels.
For pedal bikes, it is best to start with training wheels. As you see your child balancing on his/her own while riding, you can take them off. Another option is the push bicycle that doesn't have pedals. Many parents have discovered that these little bikes help teach children how to balance a two-wheeler very quickly.
Places to Ride
Keep little riders off busy streets. It is best for them to learn and ride in a place away from traffic. Parks, school yards and your own fenced property are excellent riding locations for little ones.