There is nothing quite like surfing down the pavement on a vintage scooter. Out of all the ride on toys available available on the market today, the scooter is likely the smallest amount of changed from the afternoon it was initially introduced. The overall 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 including the 3-in-1 My First Scooter by Ozzboz are ideal. These scooters start out 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 ideal for toddlers from 2 years onwards. Another great option for scooter-riding tots is the wide selection 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 to balance.
The Mini Micro T-bar scooter can be a 3 wheeled scooter for kids 3 to 5, but a combined down, sleeker version of the scooters designed 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 has a unique steering design that encourages the children to make use of their bodies and lean to steer. A Maxi Micro T-bar scooter can be available for kids 6 to 10.
Most 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 get confidence and progress quickly when it comes to both balance and coordination because they surf down the pavement.
For older kids and those who have mastered 3 wheeled scooters, there are certainly a host of 2 wheel models available. The Micro Sprite scooter is a superb lightweight scooter ideal for those aged 6 right through to adult. Fabulous as both a model and a commuting vehicle, this scooter has 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 conventional 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 ideal for riders from 5 years onwards. Another slightly different scooter is the Razor Spark scooter. Designed for kids from 8 years onwards, and available in different colours, this scooter works as a model, commuting vehicle or trick scooter and comes complete with a spark cartridge. To activate the sparks, kids simply kick back on a corner bar and add an extra 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 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. Forever 13 years and up, this scooter modelled after having a classic Italian design can reach speeds as high as 15 mph.
Wonderful forms of exercise, scooters provide children with a creative and physical outlet and can function as commuting vehicles along with toys. Scooters can go just about anyplace a bicycle can, but have the added usefulness to be foldable and easily carried and stored. With every one of these benefits, scooters for children certainly are a great choide of present for children of any age.