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Frontier Elementary launches program to teach students how to ride bicycles

Frontier Elementary – All Kids Bike Program launch
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Friday, Frontier Elementary School launched a new program aimed at teaching kindergartners how to ride a bike.

Academy District 20 partnered with the All Kids Bike program to supply the school with new bikes, helmets, and pedal conversion kits. Teachers will also be trained in a special curriculum.

According to All Kids Bike, the program is a "national movement to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride programs into public schools for free." The programs are funded through donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations.

During the program, kindergarteners will be taught the physical skills they'll need to ride a bike and the rules of the road as a cyclist. In addition to riding a bike, the program will teach kindergartners valuable safety and motor skills.

In Colorado, 23 schools are participating in the Kindergarten PE Program.

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  1. Sounds good! Learning to ride a bike is relatively easy. But learning to do it properly, and to abide by the rules of the road, is something all too lacking in today’s society.

    1. Do you have a better suggestion how to educate kids who are not getting taught right from wrong at home?

    2. Some students have two working parents that are unable/unwilling to do this. Thankfully our family is not that way. But I do see your point.

    3. So instead of teaching them an Actual Education of Reading, Writing well, Mathematics, to grade level, they will teach the children to Worry about how 1) the LEAST little harmless thing they Say Or THINK, might ‘hurt’ someone’s ‘feelings’, 2) Regrets over how their PAST relatives Might have treated someone else’ PAST relatives, 3) Warp History to a particular Skew, and 4) just about anything Devoid of FACTS!

        1. There’s Nothing for you to State About “Facts” Being Devoid Of. I’m pointing out that TRUE Education is being supplanted by Garbage being ‘taught’. Weak sauce cricket.

          1. I doubt many people would agree that learning how to do something correctly is “Garbage”. And there’s no indication that the bike riding is displacing anything on the regular learning schedule. If you’d been taught some consideration for others along the way you probably wouldn’t be so quick now to reject good ideas.

          2. RC, when I bicycled, I followed ALL the Traffic laws, not just the ones I felt like. Had a police office stop me once telling me that except for downtown, I was safer riding on the sidewalks. Had reflective poncho, pedal powered lights, all the reflectors, helmet, and seldom had any problems with drivers, discounting 1 or 2 ‘splashers’. My parents Made the time to initially teach. “Garbage” is those things not in the preview of schools that are meant to be Parent taught.

          3. You were one of the fortunate ones. But if those things are not taught by parents, for whatever reason, isn’t it a good idea for the schools to teach the kids rather than for them to make a fatal mistake riding their bike?

  2. Another case where schools are forced to parent children because parents aren’t. If you can’t afford children, or if you don’t have time to raise them, DON’T HAVE THEM!

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