My DS is 4.5 years old. Up until about a week ago, he was the bravest kid at the playground - even if something scared him, he's take a moment, but then try doing it. Last week, when he was outside with our nanny, he said that he fell off the bike. There were scratches on him, no bruises.
After that, all of a sudden, he is petrified of riding the bike, going down a big slide and all the other things that he used to love doing just days ago. I'm not pushing him to get back on, and I have a feeling this will go away, but I'm wondering if I can help him in any way to get over it.
Today at the playground, he got up on one of the tall slides, and then it took him about 8 minutes to get enough courage to go down a slide... He finally did, while holding on to one of the side, and I'm really proud of him for overcoming his fears.
How can I help him?