There’s 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 day it was introduced. The entire design of the scooter has stayed exactly the 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 such as the 3-in-1 My First Scooter by Ozzboz are ideal. These scooters start off with four wheels scooter boards expert for maximum stability. Because 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 choice for scooter-riding tots could be the wide selection of 3 wheeled scooters featuring cartoon characters, such as the Peppa Pig Tri scooter. The robust design of this scooter, with wide wheels, grippy footplate and steel frame allow it to be a good scooter for little ones still learning how to balance.
The Mini Micro T-bar scooter can be a 3 wheeled scooter for children 3 to 5, but a matched down, sleeker version of the scooters designed for little tots. No over-sized wheels or cartoon characters are found with this scooter. For sale in several colours, the Mini Micro scooter was developed with the aid of medical experts, and includes a unique steering design that encourages the children to make use of their health and lean to steer. A Maxi Micro T-bar scooter can be available for children 6 to 10.
All the three wheeled scooters are wonderful ways for small children to get outside and get exercise. The additional stability inherent in three wheeled designs allows smaller children to get confidence and progress quickly with regards to both balance and coordination as they surf down the pavement.
For teenagers and the ones that have mastered 3 wheeled scooters, there are a host of 2 wheel models available. The Micro Sprite scooter is a great lightweight scooter suitable for those aged 6 to adult. Fabulous as both a doll and a commuting vehicle, this scooter includes 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 conventional 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 suitable for riders from 5 years onwards. Another slightly different scooter could be the Razor Spark scooter. Designed for children from 8 years onwards, and obtainable in different colours, this scooter would work as a doll, 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 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. Forever 13 years and up, this scooter modelled following a classic Italian design can reach speeds as high as 15 mph.
Wonderful types of exercise, scooters provide children with an innovative and physical outlet and can work as commuting vehicles as well as toys. Scooters can go just about anywhere a bicycle can, but have the added usefulness of being foldable and easily carried and stored. With all these benefits, scooters for children really are a great choide of present for children of any age.