There is nothing quite like surfing down the pavement on a vintage scooter. Out of all the ride on toys available in the marketplace today, the scooter is likely the least changed from the afternoon it was introduced. The entire design of the scooter has stayed the exact same, but newer features include 3 and 4-wheeled models for younger riders as well as several models 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. Since the child’s confidence increases making use of 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 selection for scooter-riding tots may be the wide choice of 3 wheeled scooters featuring cartoon characters, including the Peppa Pig Tri scooter. The robust design of this scooter, with wide wheels, grippy footplate and steel frame make it a great scooter for children still learning how to balance.
The Mini Micro T-bar scooter can also be a 3 wheeled scooter for children 3 to 5, but a combined down, sleeker version of the scooters made for little tots. No over-sized wheels or cartoon characters are found with this scooter. Obtainable in several colours, the Mini Micro scooter was developed with the aid of medical experts, and features a unique steering design that encourages the youngsters to utilize their health and lean to steer. A Maxi Micro T-bar scooter can also be available for children 6 to 10.
Every one of the three wheeled scooters are wonderful ways for small kids to get outside and get exercise. The additional stability inherent in three wheeled designs allows smaller children to achieve confidence and progress quickly with regards to both balance and coordination because they surf down the pavement.
For older children and the ones 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 ideal for those aged 6 through to adult. Fabulous as both a toy and a commuting vehicle, this scooter features a rear wheel guard/spring break, and folds easily for storage. You will find needless to say 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 lots of space for comfort or tricks. This scooter is ideal for riders from 5 years onwards. Another slightly different scooter may be the Razor Spark scooter. Designed for children from 8 years onwards, and for sale in different colours, this scooter would work as a toy, commuting vehicle or trick scooter and comes detailed 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!
There’s also several models 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 ideal 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 following a classic Italian design can reach speeds all the way to 15 mph.
Wonderful forms of exercise, scooters provide children with a creative and physical outlet and can be commuting vehicles as well as toys. Scooters can go just about anywhere a bicycle can, but have the added usefulness to be foldable and easily carried and stored. With every one of these benefits, scooters for kids really are a great choide of present for kids of any age.