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Riding a scooter teaches kids balance, motor skills, and muscle control, and is a super fun form of exercise!
What’s it built for?
Some scooters’ construction is flimsier than others, and not all of them are adjustable. Some are easily taken apart for easy transport, and others are more solid.
Which is the right one for your kid? Keep reading to find out how to narrow down your search and find the perfect scooter to keep your kids busy for hours.
Chances are that your kid is already old enough to start riding a scooter if you considering buying them one.
Three-wheeled scooters are ideal for children belonging to the lower age group, even as low as 2 years old. As long as they are capable of sufficient coordination and can reach the floor, they can scoot!
Get a grip!
Many modern scooters offer some sort of slip-resistant surface to stand on, almost like the sandpapery surface associated with skateboards. Although this can start peeling over time, particularly in the cheaper models, it is easily glued back into place.
This texture is very effective in increasing the amount of grip, which increases the safety ratio of the scooter. Even a strip or two of grip tape will do the trick if you have nothing else on hand.
Also make sure that you choose your scooter based on its maximum speed capacity according to the age of your kid. Beginners don’t need to go fast. Stability and a fairly slow speed encourage a safer ride.
The process of learning how to scoot and learning how to ride a bike are similar. When learning how to scoot for the first time, you kid will face two challenges in their journey to successfully be able to ride a two-wheeled scooter.
The first challenge would be to get up to minimum speed. This means that they need to be able to go fast enough to keep their balance and keep the scooter upright.
The second is to maintain continuous steering. This means that they have to be strong enough and coordinated enough to maintain control of the handlebars.
If you purchase a three-wheeled scooter, the first challenge is eliminated, because children can remain balanced even when they are stationary on a three wheeled scooter, thanks to its increased stability.
This frees up the kid’s mental capacity to conquer the second challenge. By the time they need to face the first challenge later on, it will be far easier to overcome.
If you’re looking for a quality kids’ scooter pay attention to what its maximum weight limit is. There are several reasons to pick a scooter with a higher weight limit: the fact that your kid might grow into the size, or they might want to give friends a lift on the back of the scooter.
You don’t want them to break the special gift that you bought them, so make sure that it has capacity to carry both of them!