This post is sponsored by Huffy; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Gifting a 4-year-old can be tricky – you don’t want to give anything too ‘baby’ but you also don’t want to gift a toy or game with tons of tiny parts or complicated rules. One of my son’s favorite gifts as a 4-year-old boy is his new bike from Huffy – it’s the best bike for a 4-year-old AND it’s under $50… win/win!
Cooper is riding the 12″ Rock It™ Boys’ EZ Build Bike – perfect for most 4-year-olds! The new Huffy EZ Build line is just that – EASY! You need zero tools to assemble (YAY!) and it’s ready to ride in just a few minutes. The 12″ Rock It™ Boys’ EZ Build Bike is recommended for ages 3-5, so a perfect bike for most 4-year-olds. Bonus, it’s under $50!
Such a great “big gift” for under the tree this year 🙂
Here are a few tips about buying a bike for a 4-year-old:
- Buy based on height, not age
- You can try a balance bike or opt for a bike with training wheels – the EZ Build Bike *DOES* have training wheels
- Don’t forget a helmet – your child will 100% want to ride their new bike as soon as they see it, so make sure you have a helmet ready to keep your child safe 🙂
- Stick to closed-toed shoes for rides – and don’t forget to tuck in the laces!
- Buy them a bike they like… this may seem obvious, but if they have their heart set on a bright bike with a character and you aren’t a fan, just buy the bike they want. You want them to love it!
Why a Bike is a Perfect Gift for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- it’s healthy! biking is a great way to exercise
- bike riding helps their overall balance and strength
- it’s a great way to enjoy being outdoors
- it strengthens kids’ muscles and improves their cardiovascular health
- it’s an amazing way to spend time as a family
- it builds confidence and makes kids feel BIG
Bike riding is a GREAT way for Cooper to blow off some steam and burn some energy. As an active 4-year-old boy, it’s important for him to get outside and challenge his gross motor skills and biking is a great way to do that!
side note: Cooper and I had so much fun shooting these pics with Liz Olson Photography