What Are the Best Scooters for Kids?
This article has everything you need to know when purchasing a scooter for a toddler from how many wheels to the best size of handlebar.
There are lots of scooters to suit different budgets and more importantly different children.
They have the necessary balance and co-ordination to ride a scooter with more ease than very young children.
There are lots of scooters aimed at this age group, this article will help you find the best ones.
There are some great options for this age group once you decide how many wheels to get. This article will help you find out what number that should be.
There are some great scooters for cruising along the pavement for this age group.
There are many differences between stunt and cruiser scooters, make sure you pick the best type of scooter for your child. This article explains the difference between stunt and kick scooters. There are recommendations of kick scooters, 3 wheels scooters, electric scooters and stunt scooters for 7 and 8 year olds.
Many 9 and 10 year olds love scooting to and from school. They may be keen to try a few tricks on a stunt scooter as well. Consider a scooter which meets both of these needs. Other types of scooters they may like to try include dirt scooters and space scooters.
For many 11 and 12 year olds, the cool factor is important and this may mean they may prefer a certain brand of scooter. Or it may be that a commuter scooter is the best choice, to get them to school, to and around the park or to a friend’s house.
What To Look For When Buying A Scooter
When buying a scooter you should consider:
the child in question – and factors including their age, height, weight, ability and confidence level.
build of the scooter – including the size of the wheels and scooter deck, the material and construction of the scooter.
Longevity – how long do you want the scooter to last your child? Factors such as an adjustable handlebar increase the length of time your child can use the scooter. Also do you want this scooter to be passed onto a sibling. Will it withstand the wear and tear to last for years?
Practical Issues – Foldable and light scooters make them easier to store and carry. Scooters with straps enable you to carry them. Do you want a kickstand, handbrake and air filled tyres?
Smoothness of ride – the smoothness of the ride can depend on many factors including wheel size and material used to construct the wheels.
Cruising or a Stunt Scooter – older kids may want a scooter that will enable them to do stunts. Younger kids tend to want to ride and get from a to b. There are different scooters for cruising and doing stunts.