ESTELLINE – Kindergarteners at Sharon F Delzer Elementary School may soon be riding bikes in its PE classes.
All Kids Bike is a national program on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike. They are currently working with to bring the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program to the school. The program equips schools with everything they need to teach children how to ride; teacher training and certification, a structured 8-lesson curriculum, a fleet of Strider 14x Bikes, Pedal Conversion Kits, fully-adjustable helmets, and a five-year support plan.
Launched in March 2018, there are already 248 schools in 37 states with All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Programs. If funded, Sharon F Delzer Elementary School will join 81 other South Dakota schools utilizing the Kindergarten PE Program as part of their annual PE curriculum.
Technology Coordinator Tina Belden is excited to bring the program to Sharon F Delzer Elementary School, stating: “The bikes that would be implemented with our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes, and would be known as the “Redhawk Kids Bike” initiative.
“This initiative would allow our PE teacher to work with students on developing necessary skills such as balance, rhythm, and conditioning and promoting fun learning in the classroom. If the Sharon F. Delzer Elementary school in Estelline has the opportunity to implement this program it would be a valuable asset to our students and school.”
The Kindergarten PE Program is designed for children of all abilities and hopes to instill healthy habits at a young age. “One of the best ways to get kids active is to get them excited about bicycles,” says All Kids Bike board member, Ryan McFarland. “It’s a skill that is going to serve them in life.”
To learn more about the program or make a donation, visit https://support.allkidsbike.org/sharon-f-delzer-elementary-school.
All Kids Bike is a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations.