Most of parents get a tricycle for their kids may just for fun and fitness, there are more benefits of tricycle contribute to your child's growth and development that you may not aware, here are some highlights:
Toddler starting at age 1 to 2 years old want to do things by themselves and enjoy the moment of freedom. Tricycle enable kids to ride on their own and take control by themselves, the self-control of the motor skill build up their confidence to do thing independently
Coordination & balance
Riding on a trike help your kids to development their coordination and balance when they are mastering their steering skills. It helps to develop their hand-eye coordination when their are taking turns, avoiding obstacles and ring bells. It also train up their leg-arm muscles when they are climbing up and down the trikes.
Kids have more control on riding on a tricycle, they are encouraged to take initiative to start their own new adventures. They can explore different corners of the house, backyard or parks when they are giving the freedom to drive their own trikes. I notice my kids especially like to compete each other when they are riding tricycle and enjoy transporting little stuffs on their trikes' rear basket. All these activities are the learning stage to take initiative to do things by themselves without their parents' assistance.
When kids are mastering their steering skills, they get a sense of success of doing things by themselves and building up their self confidence. My boy feel confidence when he is riding on the tricycle, because he feels like driving like adults. When he can move fast and turns and avoiding obstacles successfully, he gain his confidence of his own motor skills and keep taking more challenging skills.
There are still many other benefits of tricycles, the above is just some highlights. It is more than fun and fitness but also develop social skills when kids are riding trikes with their friends.