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My almost 4-year old really wants a scooter. He wants one without the training wheels
in back, but I think he would probably need them, at least initially. Can
anyone recommend a brand of scooter that would work for a 4 year old who has never
been on a scooter? Do most kids this age do OK with no training wheels? I've seen a
Kettler scooter with two small back wheels and another model made by Italtrike.
Training wheels or no, I'd like to get him something very sturdy while he masters
scooter riding. Thanks for your suggestions!
We just got our kids Razors. They picked it up pretty fast (yes, there
were plenty of scraped knees at the start), but as long as they wear
helmets they're fine. The balance they learn on a scooter really helps
them when it comes time to learn to ride a bike as well - our kids
picked it up really fast.
We got a regular Razor scooter, basic low end model, for my then 3.5
year old, and he did great with it -- I was concerned that it would be
too hard for him to balance, but it turns out he just didn't go very
fast at first, enjoyed practicing with it, and of course we padded him
up with helmet, knee pads, etc. I was impressed with his ability to
figure it out, and not to injure himself (in a way, it's probably safer
than a bike, since you just put your foot down when you start to
wobble). He has several friends w/the same scooter, and they're not
exceptionally athletic or anything, so my guess is that it's a pretty
''normal'' choice for a 4 yr old.
The Mini Micro Scooter is such a great scooter that I was compelled to
write a review on Amazon (which I never do)! It is a 3 wheel scooter and
I think the weight limit is 50lb, so I don't know if this is what you're
looking for, but check it out. www.microstoreusa.com. I have not seen
anything comparable in the U.S.
wish they made it for adults!
The Lakeshore Education supply store sells two wonderful scooters, one
with 3 wheels for younger children (2-3), one with 2 wheels for older
children. They are probably expensive; my son uses them at school. Try
calling Lakeshore in Oakland (Marina exit) or Walnut Creek (Mt. Diablo
Blvd) to find out the price and whether they have them in stock.
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