"Read & Ride" Program

LOVE.THIS!  A teacher friend of mine liked an article called "This School Has Bikes Instead Of Desks--And It Turns Out That's A Better Way To Learn." Very interested by the title I clicked to read more.   

Click on the Picture to read this great article by Adele Peters

In this article Adele Peters talks about a North Carolina grade school that implemented a "read and ride" program.  Basically a classroom is filled with stationary bikes and then classes can use this room for independent reading time.  Students read as they ride.  Some classes even have a stationary bike in their rooms which can be used as a reward incentive or as a way to help those kids that can't sit still.  

I was so excited reading about this that I had to share.  I don't know how well it would work for kindergartners but I really like this idea.  I think it is a fun way to get kids moving and that it can benefit students in a variety of ways.

  Do you like this idea?  Would you want to see a "read and ride" program in your school?


  1. I like the idea too! However, I have to agree I think my Kinders might be falling off the bike more than staying on...mine are pretty little...lol We have several stationary bikes at our school. I am going to share this with our other teachers. Thanks!

    Luv My Kinders

  2. HaHa - I know exactly what you mean but like you I think the idea is great for the upper primary grades!


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