Bike and trike riding is a skill that comes with a host of benefits that includes having fun! Learning to master the skill of balance, may take a bit of practice but once acquired kids quickly learn to steer, start and stop. A balance bike is the perfect tool for youngsters to gain the necessary bike riding skills quickly. Multitasking at an early age is reinforced as children negotiate obstacles, change direction, speed up and slow down while continuing to pedal. Scooters too require similar skills such as balance, steering and controlling speed.