CHOOSE THE BEST SCOOTER FOR A 2 YEAR OLDThis 3 minute read will explain which scooter is best for your 2 year old by explaining the things you should look for in a scooter model/brand and how to identify if your toddler is ready for a scooter. HOW SCOOTING CAN ACCELERATE YOUR TODDLER’S DEVELOPMENT Now your toddler is up and walking confidently you no doubt are spending lots of your time running after them, shouting “no don’t go in there / up there / come down the stairs” until you decide it might just be better to record your voice and play it on loop. Or if you are really clever get Alexa to add the skill to her digital repertoire. As frustrating as it can sometimes be to have an adventurous, in-to everything toddler their new found freedom is a great asset to their development and should be encouraged. “Young children rapidly grow, develop and achieve important milestones between birth and age 3, creating the foundation for later growth”. Much is made of toddler’s cerebral development but less is often said of the benefits of encouraging younger children to move, explore and play and how this helps them in later life. At 2 years old children are really coming in to their own in their development of fine and gross motor skills. Gross motor development refers to walking, moving, jumping, hoping, skipping all those big actions that young children do. Helping children to nurture these skills by scooting and allowing them to explore helps to build their balance, coordination, strength and body control. Doing as much as they can of this at a young age has been proven to encourage cognitive development. In a nutshell the more they physically play the more the mentally learn. Similarly fine motor skills development, things that involve children developing the muscles in their hands, fingers and wrists provide an easier path for children to learn how to write, how to hold a knife a fork, how to draw… the list is endless. WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A SCOOTER FOR A 2 YEAR OLD The best scooter for a 2 year old should be sturdy and well made Letting your child physically express themselves means they will require a scooter that can take everything a curious, inquisitive and none too dainty 2 year old can throw at it. This means only the best parts, the best engineering and the best materials should be used. Buy cheap buy twice is an old adage often heard. We firmly believe that as inventors of the original scooter we literally wrote the rule book on how I scooter should be crafted to be robust and long lasting. It’s why all Micro scooters for 2 year olds are made with individual parts that are hard wearing and long lasting. The best scooter for a 2 year old should be a part of their lives from their first toddles to their first day at school Children grow quickly and learn doubly fast. As they develop their fine and gross motor skills so the challenges for further development should be met. That is why our scooters for 2 year olds have been crafted so they can be adapted to suit each stage of a child’s development. The 3in1 Mini Micro ride on scooter for example adapts in 3 stages and will last a child from their 1st birthday to their 5th birthday. 1 scooter for 5 years. Each stage of the 3in1 Mini Micro scooter promotes development of your child’s physical and neurological growth. The scooter turns from a ride on scooter with seat to a toddler scooter and finally a “grown up” scooter with adjustable handlebar fit for the needs of an independent, constantly developing 5 year old. You can find out more about each stage of the 3in1 Mini Micro and how it has been designed to complement and further your child’s development here >>. If your child is comfortable on their feet and wouldn't use the ride on part of a Mini Micro 3in1 then a Mini Micro Deluxe may be the scooter for them. The Mini Micro Deluxe is suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years and features an adjustable handlebar that grows with your child. You can find out more about the Mini Micro Deluxe here >>. The best scooter for a 2 year old should provide value for money Each and every Micro scooter is built to last. Micro scooters are made with individual parts which means that each part is replaceable and repairable. So if anything were to go wrong with your child’s scooter it can be repaired rather than thrown away. This reduces the pressure on landfill and is great for the environment. In essence it means your 2 year old’s scooter will last them many years which is great value for money. Find out more about our scooters for 2 year old’s here.
In summary the best scooter for a 2 year old is:
- Adaptable to suit each stage of your child’s development
- Long lasting to provide value for money
- Exquisitely engineered with only the best parts
- The 3in1 Mini Micro ride on scooter for children less confident on their feet
- The Mini Micro Deluxe scooter for children walking comfortably