A good scooter can help a kid learn to balance, turn, and brake—and make neighborhood navigation faster and more fun.After we test the test, we concluded that the popular Jieyao is well worth the investment.The Jieyao kids scooter the smoothest, quietest ride of any scooter we tested. Plus, it has the greatest ability to grow with a child, with the stability to help small kids gain confidence, and the skills and agility to keep older ones zipping along joyfully for many years.
It also comes in a foldable version for easy carrying and storage. For the littlest kids we recommend foldable version. And the 3-wheel is our pick for a two-wheel scooter for kids ready to try tricks.
The kids scooter Foldable are recommended for kids ages 5 to 12, the widest range of any scooter we tested, and we’ve found that some 3- and 4-year-olds can master riding the scooter as well. Its handlebar can be raised to suit someone who is up to 5-foot-3, and the scooter is rated for kids up to 110 pounds. A fiberglass-reinforced deck and large-diameter polyurethane wheels make it noticeably smoother and quieter than less expensive three-wheel scooters we tested. If anything does go wrong, we will instructional videos and parts for easy repairs. our scooter comes in seven colors; the folding, LED version comes in four colors; and the non-folding version with LED lights in the wheels also comes in seven colors. Overall, the selection of styles and options is the widest we’ve found.
Scooters are fun. They’re also a good way for kids to get exercise and develop motor skills, and they are an easy and convenient way to speed up the trip to school, a nearby park, or a friend’s house. For kids transitioning from tricycles to bikes, a scooter is an easier and more compact vehicle with which to learn steering.
Kids as young as 1 year old have the ability to successfully navigate a scooter, said pediatric physical therapist Lauren Drobnjak. Parents can look for certain signs of readiness, like being able to transition surfaces when walking—from road to grass, for example, or over a curb. “I’m of the opinion to let them try it, and you’re going to know right away,” she said. “If they’re walking and not falling, you could always try to stand on one foot and see if they can mimic you.”
To maintain scooters in the best working order, use a damp cloth to wipe down surfaces. Avoid industrial cleaners or alcohol-based cleaners as they may weaken the materials. Clean debris like sticks and rocks from the scooter’s brake area. If gunk isn’t cleaned out, it can damage the wheel and cause the brake to become less effective. We also suggests checking bolts monthly, especially if you’re riding over rough terrain that could cause tight bolts to jiggle loose. Regularly applying lubricant to the bearings can help wheels glide more smoothly.