You know those toys that you get a tinge of jealousy when the kids are playing on them? That twinge that makes you want to play on them too? That’s how we felt about the Mini Micro Scooter. It’s a super cool scooter from Kickboard that steers with leaning motion from the rider. Really innovative, available in a wide range of colors from green to purple and durable for kids between 2-5 make it a clear winner for summer fun around here.
Great for balance development for the younger ones, the leaning to steer the scooter is something that took me more than a few runs to figure out but both Olivia and Violet got it, right away, coasting down the sidewalk, taking sharp turns from our walkway to the main path. Amazed with how quickly they “got” it, I don’t think we’ll ever venture back to the traditional scooters. In fact, we’re going to have to quickly buy a second one because it’s the most
sought after fought about toy when it comes to front yard play.
Durability is the name of the game when it comes to kids toys. They’re going to be thrown across the lawn, ridden for hours on end and left out in the rain. They’re going to be tossed against the steps, fallen off of and they’re going to be loved by more than the two feet of their tiny owners.
Durability is key when we choose kids toys and it’s seen in choices like the Mini Micro Scooter by Kickboard. How do we know it’s durable? Well, it’s taken quite the beating through the course of the last month but Olivia had a conversation with another girl in Canmore this weekend that tells me we’re going to be scooter-ing for a long while.
Olivia: Hey, we’ve got the same scooter as you.
But, my brake is orange
Girl’s Mom: Hers used to be orange too, She’s had it for a really long time.
Olivia: that’s so cool. See you later!
Those parents were genius, what an easy way to bring along something on vacation that’s going to encourage the kids to keep up and learn how to ride while on the sidewalk, being polite and not running into people. You can bet it’s coming on our next weekend road trip.
one month in, and ours is well loved.
You know that telltale shoe-ruining drag on the sidewalk when the kids are playing outside. The noise that screams “hey, we’re going to need new shoes because there’s a hole looming here”? You can get rid of that and rejoice as you’re able to extend the life of shoes. There’s an easy to use push brake that kids catch on to quickly on the back of the Mini Micro scooter.
When it comes to toys for outdoors, I like to shop quality instead of quantity. You can find the Micro Mini scooter at Kickboard Canada, Chapters or – and it’s perfect for kids 2-5. It’s a great choice for summer birthdays. You can buy it for $99 and it’s bound to make its way through a couple of kids – warning: they’re going to fight over it.