Ein Kinderfahrrad für kleine Mechaniker*innen / A children's bicycle for little mechanics

Lars Herzog

März / March - 2022

Hochschule Darmstadt



For children between the ages of three and five, Pelle is not only a pushbike and a first bicycle in one. It also fulfills an educational purpose on various levels thanks to the possibility of converting it themselves. It not only offers the opportunity to train balance. By wrenching, the children also practice the coarse and fine motor skills of their hands and also expand their understanding of technology and physics, the fundamentals of which are developed through practical activity before abstract connections can increasingly be comprehended at school age. On an emotional level, the activity of converting one's own vehicle provides an opportunity to experience oneself as effective in a motivating way, which can give children self-confidence for future performance situations and boost their satisfaction and motivation to learn. In addition, children learn that items can be used and adapted for a long time instead of being replaced after a short period of consumption.