Almost everyone has memories of riding in a wagon during their childhood. This classic toy can go everywhere with your family, from the backyard to the park to the zoo. The wagon can be ridden in, pulled, carry things, and is limited only by your child’s imagination.
The first ride on toy for a child will likely have been a tricycle. The recommended age to begin riding a tricycle is three years or above. You may need a removable push bar to guide the child until they are able to take control and pedal themselves. A sturdy tricycle with a low center of gravity will help the child from turning over if they turn too sharply. The tricycle is good to help build muscles in their legs and give coordination.
Every child should next have a bicycle. It is almost a ritual of childhood. The bicycle should have training wheels until the child is able to balance themselves and are comfortable without them. They will need a well-constructed helmet for safety. A bicycle is not only for children, but a ride on vehicle for all ages. Purchase the bicycle from a reputable dealer who can service and keep it in good operating order.
Power generated toys are more expensive. They come powered by gas or battery. Battery operated toys are less expensive and probably the choice of most parents. Make sure it has an automatic braking system and seatbelts. Purchase a remote control that will give you control of the vehicle until the child is competent enough to handle it properly. Many of the power operated ride on toys come with a remote control.
There are several kinds of ride on toys that are power generated such as cars, trucks, tractors, SUV’s, three wheelers, and even children’s motorcycles. With 6 or 12 volt batteries, kids’ electric cars have exciting features, such as working LED lights, horn, and engine sounds just like the real thing. Boys and girls can choose their favorite model–whether it’s an SUV, convertible, motorcycle, jeep or a tractor. Allowing speeds up to 5 MPH, kids’ cars let young drivers feel just like mom and dad. Kids’ motorized cars come in many colors and stylish trims so there’s the perfect “car” out there for every child.
Scooters and skateboard are very popular. Both come self-propelled or power generated. You can’t just buy a scooter and start riding it on the roads. Proper safety gear should always be worn. Power generated scooters generate more speed and increases the chances for an accident. That is why safety gear is a necessity. You should have knee pads, hand pads, gloves, and a helmet.