Learning to ride a bike is a complex task involving balance, motor skills and visual skills. There are lots of community resources that can help you teach your child how to ride their bike. It can be helpful to start with a balance bike.
If your child continues to find this challenging check our strategies for learning to ride a bike. This technique takes time, but the idea is that your child gets a sense of achievement from mastering each step one at a time.
Keeping physically active brings many health benefits. For children, regular physical activity is important for growing up to have strong bones and muscles, maintaining a healthy weight and building their confidence. Click on the links below for ideas of keeping active:
This report was produced by Play Scotland in support of playful families and the Play Strategy for Scotland, valuing play, every day ©2019
Author Sarah Goldsmith
Dear Parents and Carers
This report has been compiled to give you easy access to information about the inclusive nature of parks across Scotland. We hope this will enable more children with disabilities to access and be included in opportunities for play, as well as provide more opportunities for disabled and non-disabled children to play together.
This report is in two parts:
Part 1 is a summary of key findings across Scotland and includes tables with details of the parks which are fully inclusive, working towards being fully inclusive, and staffed provision.
Part 2 is an overall summary of the parks in each local authority, the types of inclusive equipment they contain, any details about toilet and changing facilities and any relevant parking information.
There is also a map on the Play Scotland website.
This information was correct as of August 2019. However, we recommend that you contact the local authority before visiting a particular facility, as access to specialised equipment and toilets with specific changing facilities may require making arrangements in advance.
This report will be updated annually. As well as asking local authorities to update their information, we will be happy to receive comments and photos from you after using the