There’s nothing quite like surfing down the pavement on a vintage scooter. Out of all ride on toys available available on the market today, the scooter is probable the smallest amount of changed from your day it was first introduced. The entire design of the scooter has stayed the exact same, but newer features include 3 and 4-wheeled models for younger riders along with 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 begin with four wheels scooter boards expert for maximum stability. Whilst 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 suitable for toddlers from 2 years onwards. Another great selection for scooter-riding tots is the wide choice of 3 wheeled scooters featuring cartoon characters, such as the Peppa Pig Tri scooter. The robust design of the scooter, with wide wheels, grippy footplate and steel frame allow it to be a great scooter for kids still understanding how to balance.
The Mini Micro T-bar scooter is also a 3 wheeled scooter for kids 3 to 5, but a combined down, sleeker version of the scooters created for little tots. No over-sized wheels or cartoon characters are observed on this scooter. Available in several colours, the Mini Micro scooter was developed with the help of medical experts, and features a unique steering design that encourages the youngsters to use their bodies 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 kids to obtain outside and get exercise. The excess stability inherent in three wheeled designs allows smaller children to achieve confidence and progress quickly with regards to both balance and coordination while 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 superb lightweight scooter suitable for those aged 6 to adult. Fabulous as both a model and a commuting vehicle, this scooter features 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 a lot of space for comfort or tricks. This scooter is suitable for riders from 5 years onwards. Another slightly different scooter is the Razor Spark scooter. Designed for kids from 8 years onwards, and obtainable in different colours, this scooter would work as a model, commuting vehicle or trick scooter and comes filled with an interest cartridge. To activate the sparks, kids simply kick back on a corner bar and add a supplementary 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 peaceful 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 similar to the E100 with the addition of a removable seat. Razor also makes a retro-inspired Pocket Mod 24V electric scooter. For ages 13 years and up, this scooter modelled after 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 be commuting vehicles along with toys. Scooters can go just about anywhere a bicycle can, but have the added usefulness of being foldable and easily carried and stored. With each one of these benefits, scooters for kids really are a great choide of present for kids of any age.