There’s nothing quite like surfing down the pavement on a classic scooter. Out of all of the ride on toys available available on the market today, the scooter is probable the smallest amount of changed from the day it was initially introduced. The general design of the scooter has stayed the same, but newer features include 3 and 4-wheeled models for younger riders as well as several types of electric scooter.
For the youngest scooter enthusiasts, models such as the 3-in-1 My First Scooter by Ozzboz are ideal. These scooters start off with four wheels scooter boards expert for maximum stability. Because the child’s confidence increases with their sense of balance, 4 wheels can turn to 3 wheels and then to 2. This bright chunky scooter is ideal for toddlers from 2 years onwards. Another great choice for scooter-riding tots is the wide selection of 3 wheeled scooters featuring cartoon characters, such as the Peppa Pig Tri scooter. The robust design with this scooter, with wide wheels, grippy footplate and steel frame allow it to be a great scooter for kids still learning to balance.
The Mini Micro T-bar scooter is also a 3 wheeled scooter for kids 3 to 5, but a matched down, sleeker version of the scooters made for little tots. No over-sized wheels or cartoon characters are located with this scooter. For sale in several colours, the Mini Micro scooter was developed with the aid of medical experts, and includes a unique steering design that encourages the kids to use their health and lean to steer. A Maxi Micro T-bar scooter is also available for kids 6 to 10.
Most of the three wheeled scooters are wonderful ways for small children to have outside and get exercise. The extra stability inherent in three wheeled designs allows smaller children to get confidence and progress quickly when it comes to both balance and coordination as they surf down the pavement.
For older kids and those that have mastered 3 wheeled scooters, there are a host of 2 wheel models available. The Micro Sprite scooter is a good lightweight scooter ideal for those aged 6 through to adult. Fabulous as both a toy and a commuting vehicle, this scooter includes a rear wheel guard/spring break, and folds easily for storage. There are of course also two wheeled scooters with character designs, including ones sporting decals featuring Hello Kitty, Toy Story characters, Hannah Montana and Disney Fairies.
Variations on the standard 2 wheeled scooter are the Rocket Xtreme scooter with 12″ pneumatic tyres, hand brakes and an extra-wide foot plate with lots of space for comfort or tricks. This scooter is ideal for riders from 5 years onwards. Another slightly different scooter is the Razor Spark scooter. Designed for kids from 8 years onwards, and for sale in different colours, this scooter is suitable as a toy, commuting vehicle or trick scooter and comes filled with a spark cartridge. To activate the sparks, kids simply kick back on the rear bar and add an additional charge to tricks and turns!
There’s also several types of electric scooters, with and without seats, available. The Razor E100 Electric scooter has a peaceful belt-driven motor powered by two 12V batteries, kick-start for added safety, thumb throttle and is ideal for children from 8 years. The Razor E100S is similar to the E100 with the addition of a removable seat. Razor also makes a retro-inspired Pocket Mod 24V electric scooter. For a long time 13 years and up, this scooter modelled after having a classic Italian design can reach speeds of up to 15 mph.
Wonderful forms of exercise, scooters provide children with a creative and physical outlet and can work as commuting vehicles as well as toys. Scooters can go just about anyplace a bicycle can, but have the added usefulness to be foldable and easily carried and stored. With all these benefits, scooters for children are a great choide of present for children of any age.