10 Best Scooters For Kids in 2018

Scooters are tons of fun for kids – and they have health and development benefits, too. Regular play on a scooter helps increase balance, coordination and more. Even young kids and toddlers can ride a scooter safely and effectively.

Looking for a scooter for your child or grandchild? There are a lot of different options, but we’ve got you covered. Our complete guide to the best scooters for kids has everything you need to know about finding the right scooter for every age and skill level. We’ve also included ten mini-reviews on scooters you’ll want to know all about.

Not sure where to start with your scooter shopping? These ten scooters all have a lot to like.

Let’s get rolling:

 

10 Reviews of Scooters for Kids

The Razor brand name is well-established and well-regarded among scooter fans of all ages. Their Jr Folding Kiddie Kick scooter is designed for children ages three and up.

Instead of the metal construction found in other Razor scooters, the Kiddie Kick has a slip-resistant Polypropylene deck. It also has soft foam handles which are easy-to-grip.

Like larger-sized Razor scooters, this one also has a folding mechanism for storage. The folded scooter can slide under a bed or in a drawer.

The scooter is on the heavy side, and requires a bit of weight in order to make the wheels roll properly. Although Razor says it’s suitable for kids as young as three, the scooter probably works best for kids who are slightly older and have more coordination.

Pros

  • Three-Wheel Design Provides Stability
  • Scooter Folds for Easy Storage
  • High-Quality Razor Construction
  • Comes in pink or blue

Cons

  • Probably Too Heavy for Little Kids
  • Wheels Sometimes Stick
  • Handle Bar is Not Adjustable

Micro Scooter’s Mini strikes a nice balance between a kid’s wishes and a parent’s responsibilities. The scooter is fast and manoeuvrable, which kids are sure to love. At the same time, parents will be comforted by the reliable braking and steering systems.

The lean-to-steer design lets kids control the bike by leaning, which helps teach balance and coordination. Plus, the brakes work by stepping on a stopper. These intuitive controls make the bike a safe choice for young riders new to scooter riding.

The reinforced deck is strong but durable. Sidewalk bumps and other shocks are generally absorbed without problem. Non-marking wheels mean this scooter can be ridden inside (of course, you’ll want to test it out first in an inconspicuous area).

Overall, the Micro Mini Kickboard is a dependable scooter with a lot of safety features. You’ll want to consider the Kickboard if you’re shopping for a toddler or youngster’s first scooter.

Pros

  • Unique Lean-to-Steer Design Helps Kids Learn to Ride
  • Stopper Braking System is Kid-Friendly and Reliable
  • Designed for Children between Ages Three to Five

Cons

  • Wheels Only Suitable for Hard, Debris-Free Surfaces
  • Height Handle is Not Adjustable
  • Only Supports Up to 27.2 kg

This is the modern model of a classic 3-wheeled scooter. Construction has been upgraded from plastic to copper and the steering column has been redesigned.

The steel and aluminium frame is strong but lightweight. Padded handles and height adjustable handlebars keep the scooter comfortable and safe.

What kid doesn’t want a cool-looking scooter? The MAXI scooter has a blue camouflage design. Plus, the wheels have LED lights which flash as they roll. The lights are actually brighter than most brands thanks to a magnetic core.

While six is the minimum age, this scooter is better suited for pre-teens. This is a well-made scooter with a bold design which stands out from other models.

Pros

  • Supports up to 110 pounds – Perfect for Older Kids and Adults
  • Cool Blue Camouflage Style Creates a Unique Look
  • Deck has Three Supports for Extra Durability

Cons

  • Not Recommended for Kids Under Six
  • Front Wheels Can Wobble and Even Fall Off

Globber’s 3-Wheel Kick Scooter is built for young kids and toddlers who are just learning to ride.

The scooter’s patented Direction Button Lock helps kids learn how to balance. When locked, the scooter will move in a straight line. When unlocked, the spring-loaded steering mechanism allows for turning which is supported by front pivot supports.

The high-rebound PU wheels have ABEC-5 bearings for a smooth ride even on rough terrain. Braking is efficient thanks to an extra-long rear brake which cover the entire wheel.

The 3-Wheel Kick has a handlebar height at a fixed 27 inches. While this height will work for many kids, this is still a scooter kids may outgrow as they age. You’ll want to make sure the 27-inch handlebar height is suitable for your child’s needs.

Pros

  • Three-wheeled Design Helps Keep Scooter Steady
  • Direction Button Lock Teaches Balance to New Riders
  • Reinforced Deck Supports up to 50 kg

Cons

  • Wheels Can Feel Wobbly
  • Directional Pivots Can Feel Loose

Lightweight and low to the ground, this scooter is designed for toddlers just learning to ride a scooter. It has a 3-in-1 design with a removable seat and handlebar.

Also helping the little ones learn is a Lean-to-Steer Mechanism. Learning to turn, instead of using the handlebars, helps kids learn how to balance without risking serious injury.

Adjustable handlebars mean this scooter can be used while your kids grow. They can learn to ride on a scooter they’re comfortable with over a period of years.

The High-rebound PU wheels with ABEC-7 bearings ensure a smooth ride. Can safely be ridden indoors on wood without causing scratches or scuffs.

Pros

  • Strong, Light Aluminium Frame with T-Locking Handlebar
  • Dual Rear Wheel Foot and Hand Brake
  • Low, Wide Deck Helps Kids Feel Safe when Riding
  • Comes In A Wide Range Of Colours

Cons

  • Wheels Not Attached Very Securely
  • Weight Limit of 110 Pounds
  • Not Suitable for Older Kids

As the name implies, this scooter is great for young kids who have never ridden a scooter before. The Ozbozz My First Scooter has two, three and four-wheel configurations. This helps youngsters develop balance while they learn to ride safely.

This is a brightly coloured scooter with soft hand grips. A non-adjustable T-tube connects to a metal deck. The scooter has no brakes, but young users aren’t going to go very fast on this scooter for that to be an issue.

Included with the scooter is a small set of tools for assembly. While the assembly itself isn’t difficult, the tools they give you aren’t really up to the job. Fortunately, if you have a basic tool set around the house, you’ll have no problem assembling the scooters.

The recommended age is two years and older. This isn’t really a scooter which will be used for years and years. Instead, it’s a good teaching tool for very young children. The three sets of wheels are designed to help the child learn how to ride a scooter quickly.

Pros

  • Scooter has Two, Three and Four Wheel Options
  • Excellent First Scooter for Young Kids
  • Bright Colours Will Appeal to Both Boys and Girls

Cons

  • T-Tube is Not Adjustable
  • More of a Teaching Tool than a Long-Term Scooter

This is a larger, faster bike for older kids who already feel comfortable riding a scooter. The steel tube frame and air-filled tires work great for cruising around the neighbourhood with friends.

Kids will love the look of this scooter. It has splashes of colour along the front frame. The rear wheels and fender have spray protection.

The scooter is German made. Bikestar is known for their high-quality children’s toys and play equipment. The bike also has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.  

Bikestar’s scooter is for children over the age of seven. Kids will need to wear helmets and pads when riding this bike because it can get up to high speeds.  

Pros

  • Fun, Fast Scooter for Older Kids
  • Large Air-Filled Tires with High-Quality Rims
  • Sturdy Steel Tube Frame with Dynamic Design

Cons

  • Brakes Can be a Little Tight
  • Scooter Must be Assembled (No Tools Included)

Buckle up. The iScoot Official Ferrari Edition scooter is built to look – and even move – like an actual Ferrari. Of course, you won’t be getting the same high speeds, but the scooter does have a very smooth ride.

While a real Ferrari isn’t designed for beginning riders, the Ferrari scooter is made for kids between the ages of three and five. This is a three-wheeled scooter which provides a bit of extra balance for inexperienced young ones who need help with balance and coordination.

The scooter is well-built with an aluminium steering column and overall lightweight design. The Ferrari Scooter is one of the lightest scooters we tested, which means even toddlers can control it.

As you’d expect, the Ferrari Scooter has a unique, smooth style which invokes the spirit of the sports car. Available in either a red or black Ferrari finish.

Pros

  • Unique tilt and turn steering
  • Quality aluminium tube and carbon bearing construction
  • Official Ferrari-inspired Design

Cons

  • A bit on the Heavy Side for Very Young Children
  • Too Short and Lightweight for Most Preteens

Some scooters have very light plastic parts which aren’t meant to stand up to a lot of stress. This is not one of those types of scooters. The Fascol 3-Wheel Children’s Scooter is made from a durable aluminium alloy which supports up to 60 kg.

The scooter has wide 135 mm wheels which can roll over obstacles. Wheels also flash during use for a cool effect. These large wheels had a solid ground grip and barely make a sound when rolling.

The Fascol Children’s Scooter has a unique C-shaped design. Not only will the scooter stand out from the crowd, but the design also adds extra protection by acting as a bumper during any collision. A sensitive, responsive rear brake adds another layer of safety.

Designed for children ages four and up, this is a solid scooter which will last a lifetime. A great choice for large families because you can pass the scooter down from sibling to sibling. Also, folds for easy storage.

If you’re looking for the most durable scooter on the market, the Fascol Children’s Scooter is worth your consideration.

Pros

  • Durable, Long-Lasting Aluminium Alloy Construction
  • Three-Wheels for Beginning Riders
  • Large 135 mm Wheels with Lights

Cons

  • Solid Construction Makes the Scooter Heavy
  • Handlebars Aren’t Adjustable

With great responsibility comes… a great scooter? Marvel’s Spider-Man scooter is sure to please any young fan of the famous web-slinger.

This is a metal and plastic scooter with one wheel up front and two in the back. Just like its namesake, this scooter has a great non-slip grip.

Note that while Marvel says this scooter is suitable for children up to 12, that’s not really the case. In reality, this scooter is really only best for kids between the ages of two and five. Even six and seven-year-olds will likely be too tall for it.

This is a small scooter which toddlers might outgrow quickly. But for the young kids who love Spider-Man, this scooter is sure to be a delight.

Pros

  • Fully Assembled
  • Durable Metal and Plastic Components
  • Cool Spider-Man Design

Cons

  • Too Small for Older Children
  • Manufacturer’s Age Guidelines are Incorrect
  • Scooter Can’t Be Folded