Scooter Riding for Kids – Having Fun While Boosting Motor Skills
Kick scootering offers a brilliant opportunity for kids to have fun, and at the same time, it’s an excellent way for kids and toddlers to improve physical coordination and balance. Trick scootering is a more advanced discipline that may be interesting to try out for kids who already have experience with scooters.
In our selection of scooters for kids, you will find trampoline scooters for practicing tricks as well as adjustable kids scooters, and 3-wheeled scooters for the youngest kids.
At What Age Can My Child Start Riding Scooters?
There is no strict age limit for scootering. Generally speaking, children are ready to start scootering once they have acquired surefooted walking skills. However, it is important to start with a kick scooter that matches the age group that your child belongs to.
For toddlers, we recommend 3-wheeled scooters until they have learned the basic moves. Once they have learned to master the 3-wheeled scooter, moving on to two-wheeled setups is much easier. This usually happens around the age of 5–6 years. Many kick scooters for kids are height adjustable, and considering the pace with which children grow, being able to adjust the height of the bar is paramount.
Is Scootering a Good Exercise for Kids?
Kids have heaps of fun when they ride scooters, but they also get great exercise. Scootering helps to develop balance and coordination skills, as well as to promote muscle development. This is because a child uses the lower body muscles when kicking to gain speed while simultaneously balancing with one leg.
Kick scootering ensures your child gets a dose of fresh outdoor air. Furthermore, it can benefit your kids’ social life as they meet and interact with other scootering children in the neighborhood and skateparks. If your kid uses the scooter as a means of transportation, folding scooters are also a great option as they are light and easy to carry. This feature makes them perfect for older children who want to bring along their rides everywhere they go. Of course, we encourage you all to get a scooter for adults, so you can join your child in having fun and staying physically active!
Even though scootering is beneficial for children, there is always a risk of falling. Therefore, remember to protect your child with suitable protective gear. Visit our Kids Protection Category and find all the needed safety products to start scootering.