The time spent up to the age of 6 years is the time when the building of connections within a child’s brain is at its strongest. It is the experiences that children have with their caregivers that influence the building of these brain connections and so form the lasting habits, traits and skills that stay with the child through to adulthood.  Being active, talking, sharing what children notice about the world around them is also a lovely way to share and build a close bond with your child.

The Dutch Cargo Bike expands for children and parents the opportunities of  shared moments as everyone enjoys being outside close to the elements with the wind, sunshine, possibly rain against their skin.

Using a cargo bike enables Mums and Dads to build on those health benefits by substituting a pram for a bike. Strengthening the thighs, knees, calves, ankles etc while getting to kinder must be wonderful as is chatting with the little ones about the new colours on the trees, snails on the foot path, calls from currawongs etc.

Libby Schwarzinger

Masters of Teaching – Primary and Early Childhood, Deakin University.