Have you tried a “balance bike” for your toddler or pre-school age child? If you haven’t seen these before, a balance bike is a bike that has no pedals and is designed for young kids. The idea is that you child can get an early start learning the balance skills that are needed to help kids learn to ride a bike.
The trend started a couple years ago and the YBike has emerged as one of the best and most popular among the balance bikes. It rates extremely highly on Amazon by customers.
Of course kids think it’s great fun to scoot around on the balance bike! It has large wheels that make it easy and safe to ride on pavement or grass.
Some parents have observed that after riding a balance bike for a few months, their kids seemed to do better when transitioning to their first “big kid” bike with training wheels. The YBike is designed for kids from 18 months up to around 3 and a half years old.
The Power Wheels Disney Toy Story 3 Lil’ Quad Ride On Toy by Fisher Price is one of the Best Ride On Toys for Toddlers age 12 to 36 months old.
This battery operated “ATV for Toddlers” is fun and easy to ride. With a top speed of 2 mph, it’s fast enough to be exciting for young children, but not too fast. This toy is designed for outdoor use on a level and hard surface, but could also be a great indoor toy in any large open area or basement.
If your child loves Buzz and Toy Story, then this is a great first powered ride on toy for toddlers.
If you like this toy, you may also want to check out our list of the Best Ride On Toys for Toddlers.
A great toy for kids 12 year old and up is the Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter. Kids will enjoy the freedom that this fun and safe electric scooter can bring.
The Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter isn’t new this year, but it has been so popular on Amazon with so many great reviews for years, that I thought it was worth giving it a look today.
What kid wouldn’t love and want this?! Let your child cruise the sidewalks in style! You can choose from 5 different color combos and capture tons of moments where your child is beaming with gratitude!
This scooters features include a retractable kickstand, variable-speed acceleration, a padded seat, and a built-in battery that travels for up to 10 miles on a single charge and up to 15 miles per hour. There’s a great little storage compartment underneath the seat to store a few things and it has a wall plug to charge the scooter so no messing with the hassle of taking out a battery to charge.
This scooter is recommended for ages 12 year old and older but many of the reviews on Amazon say their kids as young as 8 use it safely.
See pricing and availability here.
This Rocking Horse by Little Tikes is a popular favorite among the 1 year old to 3 year old crowd.
The rocking horse comes fully assembled with easy grip handles, a low saddle and high seat back for stability and smooth rounded edges for safety. Giddy up!
The Hasbro Playskool Let’s Play Together Go & Grow Giraffe is a fun toy for kids age 1 to 3 years old. The unique design of this toy allows kids to sit facing forward on the Giraffe and use it as a rocker, or kids can sit backwards on it and use it as a chair!
The Fisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike is the new convertible trike by Fisher-Price in 2009. As you can see in the photos above, this trike can be setup in 3 unique configurations so that it can be used by kids 18 months old up to around 5 years old.
Parents can set this tricycle up in a “rocking” mode for younger kids and once they are ready to move, you can convert the rocking base to an extra long push handle to help toddlers ride. Once your child is ready to pedal on their own, you can remove the push handle and watch them go. No tools are required to convert the trike between this 3 different configurations.