Imagine being the child who never receives a "star" for achieving a new reading level, or the child who wants to hide when it comes to gym time or recess for fear of being picked last or not being able to run. What if combining reading and riding a bike leveled the playing field for all these children?
Research shows that Read and Ride programs increase reading proficiency in elementary school students. We wanted to take it further, though. Adding the Green Microcycle to a traditional Read and Ride program, we can get kids to exercise, learn about STEM topics, increase reading proficiency, AND produce electricity!
Green Read & Ride will allow each child to read at their respective level and exercise at their own comfortable pace without fear of judgment. They also have the bonus of seeing their biking efforts put power back into the grid of their school or their own electronic devices. Our innovative program is designed to achieve the triple objectives of:
- Improve reading proficiency
- Increasing physical activity
- Get kids interested in the STEM- the elements that underlie the bicycle’s construction and purpose.