There is 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 likely the least changed from the day 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 types of electric scooter.
For the youngest scooter enthusiasts, models like the 3-in-1 My First Scooter by Ozzboz are ideal. These scooters start off with four wheels scooter boards expert for maximum stability. As the child’s confidence increases using 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 may be the wide choice of 3 wheeled scooters featuring cartoon characters, like the Peppa Pig Tri scooter. The robust design of 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 can be a 3 wheeled scooter for children 3 to 5, but a paired 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 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 children 6 to 10.
All of the three wheeled scooters are wonderful ways for small children to have outside and get exercise. The excess stability inherent in three wheeled designs allows smaller children to get confidence and progress quickly in terms of 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 suitable for those aged 6 right 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 will find 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 include 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 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 complete with a spark cartridge. To activate the sparks, kids simply kick back on the trunk bar and add an extra charge to tricks and turns!
There are also 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. For ages 13 years and up, this scooter modelled after a classic Italian design can reach speeds all the way to 15 mph.
Wonderful forms of exercise, scooters provide children with an innovative and physical outlet and can work as commuting vehicles as well as 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 children certainly are a great choide of present for children of any age.