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What Are the Best Scooters for Kids?

If you’re looking for the best scooter for your child, you’ve come to the right place. I have two boys aged 7 and 11 and between them we have bought, used and tested a lot of scooters over the years. Having bought some terrible scooters and some very good ones, I have discovered (the hard and expensive way!) what makes a good scooter. I have also done a lot of research into what to look for when purchasing a scooter.

Scooters For Toddlers and 2 Year Olds

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.

Scooters For 3 Year Old

3 years old is a great age to get a scooter.
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.

Scooters For 4 Year Olds

Some 4 year olds love riding on 3 wheels, whereas other 4 year olds are ready to graduate onto 2.
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.

Scooters for 5 and 6 Year Olds

At age 5 and 6, a scooter can be very important for getting to and from school.
There are some great scooters for cruising along the pavement for this age group.

Scooters for 7 and 8 Year Olds

A 7 or 8 year old may be thinking about using a scooter to do their first stunts. It is important to get a dedicated stunt scooter if they attempt to do tricks and jumps or use ramps.
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.

Scooters for 9 and 10 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.

Scooters for 11 and 12 Year Olds

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.

11 year old on scooter

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.

There are a lots of different factors to consider when buying a scooter which most people don’t! If you want the best scooter, it’s worth thinking about what features you want for your child. This website makes it easy. There are buying guides for every age group from toddlers to adults as well as a low down on stunt scooters, cruising scooters, electric scooters, flickr scooters, dirt scooters and more!