Kids scooters are a great way to help your child to begin to learn the art of balance. Yes, they have already mastered the art of doing that on 2 feet but on 2 wheels it’s a little bit more tricky! Understanding their centre of gravity and how this can change depending on where they stand on the scooter or when they turn a corner can really help children to develop greater co-ordination and be more confident in their own bodies. Learning to ride a scooter is a lot easier than learning to ride a bike, and as such can be a useful stepping stone in the journey towards taking off those dreaded stabilisers from your child’s bicycle. Balancing also burns off calories and can tone up muscles, certainly your child will get more calorie burn riding scooters than sat on your sofa gaming as so many kids do these days. Balance will also help them move on to trickier rides such a the Ripstik which is a cross between a scooter and a skate board. https://sprousebros.com/best-off-road-scooter/ is one of the authority sites on this topic.
Being fit and healthy will naturally help your child to build confidence and lead a happy life but learning to ride a scooter can also bring about a great sense of achievement for your child. This is something that they have to do for themselves, and when they actually achieve it and feel the wind in their hair as they surf the park or pavements they will feel very proud of themselves. It did take my son a little while to get the hang of his JD Bug 2 wheeled scooter, but with a bit of gentle encouragement and a little trip out every couple of days he has now mastered it and is even trying little jumps off the edge of the kerb! For a long time my son watched with envy as his school mates glided past him into the playground on their scooters, but now he is joining them and enjoying the thrill. And there are always more goals to achieve, my 6 year old has just plucked up the confidence to use the lower ramps in the local skate park and the look on his face when he did this for the first time was unforgettable. Nothing like seeing you own child feeling deservedly proud of themselves.
Being able to go out on his scooter gives my son a sense of freedom. He has all the safety gear, scooter helmet, knee and elbow pads etc, so I am happy for him to go out and have a little independence scooting around our relatively quiet cul-de-sac. In this day and age it’s so easy for mums and dads to become hugely over protective of their kids and believe me I can understand why, when we see all sorts of awful things on the news that could potentially happen to our kids. But within reason I think it’s really healthy to give our children a degree of freedom to get outside and into the fresh air and kids scooters are a great way to achieve this.
Kids scooters are great fun, there is no questioning that. You only need to stop and watch in the skate park for 5 minutes to see this. I have to add that this fun extends to me too when I ride my sons JD bug scooter back home after dropping me at school!! The exhilaration is top and I can really feel it in the tops of my legs, and who knows if I keep it up maybe I will end up with a bottom like Kylies! I can but dream! But when it comes to my children the smiles on their faces say it all. Whether it’s riding around outside our house or watching ‘the big boys’ on their Slamm Scooters or Madd Gear Pro’s pulling tricks and stunts in the skate park, they love it and your kids will too.
Kids scooters are great for helping your children get out and about and meet other kids. Scooting is always more fun it you have someone to show off to or chase around the park. My kids spend hours now each week racing around the little park opposite our house with the other kids in the area. Its great fun to watch them enjoying the outdoors but also making friends and socializing. Because kids scooters these days come in so many sizes and styles there seems to be one to suit every kids. The younger ones seem to start out on the 3 wheel scooters such as the Iscoot mini micro scooter. The JD bug and Micro scooter do some great first 2 wheel folding scooters and then once you are a pro migrating on to the Madd Gear Pro and Slamm Scooters will give you confidence in your stunts and make you the envy of the park. In time you can try the Ripstik for some real free wheeling hands free fun.