There’s nothing quite like surfing down the pavement on a vintage scooter. Out of all of the ride on toys available in the marketplace today, the scooter is probable the least changed from the day it was introduced. The entire design of the scooter has stayed the same, but newer features include 3 and 4-wheeled models for younger riders in addition to several types of electric scooter.
For the youngest scooter enthusiasts, models including 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 suitable for toddlers from 2 years onwards. Another great choice for scooter-riding tots may be the wide selection of 3 wheeled scooters featuring cartoon characters, including the Peppa Pig Tri scooter. The robust design of the scooter, with wide wheels, grippy footplate and steel frame make it a good scooter for kids still understanding how to balance.
The Mini Micro T-bar scooter can be a 3 wheeled scooter for kids 3 to 5, but a matched down, sleeker version of the scooters designed for little tots. No over-sized wheels or cartoon characters are found with this scooter. For sale in several colours, the Mini Micro scooter was developed with assistance from medical experts, and has a unique steering design that encourages the kids to utilize their bodies and lean to steer. A Maxi Micro T-bar scooter can be available for kids 6 to 10.
All the three wheeled scooters are wonderful ways for small kids to have outside and get exercise. The extra stability inherent in three wheeled designs allows smaller children to achieve confidence and progress quickly when it comes to both balance and coordination as they surf down the pavement.
For teenagers and those that have mastered 3 wheeled scooters, there are always a host of 2 wheel models available. The Micro Sprite scooter is a good lightweight scooter suitable for those aged 6 through to adult. Fabulous as both a toy and a commuting vehicle, this scooter has a rear wheel guard/spring break, and folds easily for storage. You can find obviously 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 typical 2 wheeled scooter are the Rocket Xtreme scooter with 12″ pneumatic tyres, hand brakes and an extra-wide foot plate with plenty of space for comfort or tricks. This scooter is suitable for riders from 5 years onwards. Another slightly different scooter may be the Razor Spark scooter. Designed for kids from 8 years onwards, and for sale in different colours, this scooter would work as a toy, commuting vehicle or trick scooter and comes complete with a spark cartridge. To activate the sparks, kids simply kick back on the trunk bar and add an additional charge to tricks and turns!
Additionally, there are several types of electric scooters, with and without seats, available. The Razor E100 Electric scooter has a quiet belt-driven motor powered by two 12V batteries, kick-start for added safety, thumb throttle and is suitable for children from 8 years. The Razor E100S is comparable to the E100 with the addition of a removable seat. Razor also makes a retro-inspired Pocket Mod 24V electric scooter. Forever 13 years and up, this scooter modelled after a classic Italian design can reach speeds all the way to 15 mph.
Wonderful types of exercise, scooters provide children with a creative and physical outlet and can work as commuting vehicles in addition to toys. Scooters can go almost anyplace a bicycle can, but have the added usefulness of being foldable and easily carried and stored. With all these benefits, scooters for kids are a great choide of present for kids of any age.