I have a son with special needs, which means that I've spent the past five years looking at the world a little bit differently. When every step is a challenge, every step is also a huge victory. And my entire family makes enormous efforts to win as many victories as possible for my son.
When I read about the Skuut, I was intrigued. According to the Web site, "The Skuut is a wooden bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals and no training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing or 'skuut-ing' themselves and the bike forward. The Skuut is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence. Having mastered balance on the Skuut, the transition to a traditional two wheeler bike is easy."
My first thought was, Hey I wonder if anyone's considered the therapeutic applications of this thing. And it turns out, the Australian distributor has. So I got my hands on one for my kid, and here's what I learned.
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