Lookinig for a little advice from experience here: my lad turned 3 las autumn (fall) and for Christmas we bought him a bike. I had considered buying him one of those little wooden bikes without pedals as they are supposed to be good for learning balance but then decided I could simply remove the drivetrain from a real bike and add it back on when he's got the hang of the balance. But now I've begun to wonder whether he would learn better with the drivetrain and the stablisers (training wheels). I've read that balance is learned better without stabilisers, but I think he might have more fun if he can pedal and get moving quicker. I'm keen for him to be able to get the hang of it as easily as possible and get his balance sorted at an early age (and he seems keen as well, so I'm not simply living vicariously). Does anyone have any useful experience with teaching their kids to ride?