The Mini-Kick Scooter ($75) is designed for kids ages three and up and is a breeze for them to ride. It has three plastic, Rollerblade-type wheels and a brake on the back. My 3 ½-year-old son Finn jumped right on and mastered it in seconds, though he’d never been on a scooter before.
The plastic deck is wide enough for his feet to fit side by side and we have fun pushing him that way. The front two wheels pivot as he leans, making steering really easy, and he can even use the brake successfully. (I fully expected to see the bail-out-and-crash method!) The steering handles’ height is fixed, but we don’t see that as a big issue. The Mini-Kick comes in pink, blue and a brand-new, gender-neutral orange. It’s very lightweight so we even took it on a road trip. He got some much-needed exercise on the sidewalks as we explored.