There is 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 along with several models of electric scooter.
For the youngest scooter enthusiasts, models like the 3-in-1 My First Scooter by Ozzboz are ideal. These scooters start out with four wheels scooter boards expert for maximum stability. Because 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 suited to toddlers from 2 years onwards. Another great selection for scooter-riding tots is the wide selection of 3 wheeled scooters featuring cartoon characters, like the Peppa Pig Tri scooter. The robust design with this scooter, with wide wheels, grippy footplate and steel frame make it a great scooter for little ones still understanding how to balance.
The Mini Micro T-bar scooter can also be a 3 wheeled scooter for children 3 to 5, but a matched down, sleeker version of the scooters made for little tots. No over-sized wheels or cartoon characters are found with this scooter. Available in several colours, the Mini Micro scooter was developed with assistance from medical experts, and features a unique steering design that encourages the children to use their health and lean to steer. A Maxi Micro T-bar scooter can also be available for children 6 to 10.
All 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 gain confidence and progress quickly in terms of both balance and coordination because they surf down the pavement.
For teenagers and the ones that have mastered 3 wheeled scooters, there are certainly a host of 2 wheel models available. The Micro Sprite scooter is a great lightweight scooter suited to those aged 6 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 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 standard 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 suited to riders from 5 years onwards. Another slightly different scooter is the Razor Spark scooter. Designed for children from 8 years onwards, and available in different colours, this scooter is suitable as a toy, 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 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 suited to children from 8 years. The Razor E100S resembles 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 as high as 15 mph.
Wonderful forms of exercise, scooters provide children with an innovative 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 of being foldable and easily carried and stored. With all these benefits, scooters for children are a great choide of present for children of any age.