The YBike Skills program is a FREE program that we run for crèches / pre-schools and Montessori’s. We loan YBikes out for 2 to 3 weeks and give the owners a program for children using the YBikes which demonstrates how the bikes increase balance and co-ordination. The program is based on a study undertaken in the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. (add link to report) The program has been running successfully in a number of countries including, Ireland and South Africa. Each child who participates in the program receives a certificate upon completion, showing how they’ve improved their balance. It is great fun and all the kids, parents and crèche owners love it!
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Testimonials Below of some pre school managers / owners who have done our programme
As a preSchool provider for the past 12 years and as a paediatric nurse I feel the benefit and learning opportunites presented by these bikes are multifaceted. The YBikes are an amazing tool in addressing the global development of each child at their own pace. The Ybikes encourage the child to develop their balance, and refine their co-ordination/motor skills: the balance is also there in that they love them and have great fun!! Super product!!
Tir Na Nog Pre-School
We at Saints and Scholars creche and montessori school received the Y bikes 3 weeks ago now and from 2 to 4 year olds have been using them every day for at least an hour every day as free play toys which they really loved and a more structured programme as part of PE which they also enjoyed immensely, they have improved scores on balance and co-ordination as a result and we hope to take part in the programme next year again and recommend the Y bike highly, for this age group, thank you
Saints and Scholars
Some of the children took to the Ybikes like dust in the wind, others were a little self conscious and edged there way along on the bikes, only after a couple of days, they were racing each other, lifting there legs of the ground. Their balance and co-ordination had grown with there self-confidence. The children love them!!!! Ybikes are now fundamental in our crèche! They really work.
The children in our Montessori School throughly enjoy playing on the Y-bikes, whether scooting around by themselves or racing around in a group. They are a fun and exciting way to play while developing their co-ordination and motor skills. I would highly recommend the Y-bike for any child.
Feltrim House Creche
We got the y-bikes into our centre for 3 weeks. The response from the children, parents and staff was fantastic. The children loved doing the exercises at the beginning of the course which were so much fun but also very informative for the staff as to the different gross motor abilities of the children. From the moment the children saw the colourful y-bikes they couldn’t wait to get on them. The children loved riding on the y-bikes and played different games everyday some child led e.g. the bikes were police bikes and some adult led incorporating numbers and colours e.g. obstacle courses and traffic light games. The parents were also very enthusiastic about the y-bikes and loved the concept. Many of the parents then enquired about purchasing y-bikes for their children for use at home. It was a great experience for all involved and the children loved getting their certificates for taking part and learning how their gross motor skills had improved in the different areas outlined.
Catherine mc Kearney