Spring is here and the kids are enjoying riding around on their bikes. I love that they enjoy spending time outside. My husband has taught the kids general bike safety, and how to check and fill the tires with air. However, that is where our teaching ended, and where our neighbor comes in. He teaches classes on bike safety and asked if the kids would like to learn how to fix a flat bike tire. ABSOLUTELY, since then maybe they can teach me…OK really I would rather they learn so they can just change my bike tire:)
Our neighbor had amazing patience with the kids and they loved learning about how everything worked. He encouraged the kids to do each step, while he talked them through it. Being a very hands on learner, I loved this!
It took Kaleb a few tries to get the tube out, but he eventually succeeded. Taking off and putting the tube back on seemed to be the most difficult.
He also taught them how to find the leak, and repair it. He made everything seem so easy. I love when people are truly teaching kids, not just doing it for them. He had a way of explaining it to the kids that they were able to understand and follow his directions.
Once everything was fixed, he then had the kids put everything back together. They were able to put everything back together relatively quickly. I am so thankful for knowledgeable people, that are willing to share their skills with my kids. Maybe fixing a flat tire is really not that hard, but to me and the kids it was all new and exciting.
What are you teaching your kids?