Are the kids begging for a Razor electric scooter?
Besides price, what's the difference between a traditional scooter and an electric scooter?
A traditional scooter is one of many outdoor ride-on toys. While standing up, the child places one foot on the "deck" of the scooter, which is the board that attaches between 2 wheels. While standing, the child places 2 hands on the handlebar, and while propelling one foot forward on the ground, the scooter will move forward.
It takes good balance and coordination for a child to learn to ride a scooter.
There may be a brake handle located on the handlebar. For kids who are strong and gain enough speed, they can place both feet on the "deck" and coast distances. Some children can slow their scooter down by placing a foot on the back of the scooter and depressing the break. Many children use their scooters to perform fun tricks, too.
Electric scooters are similar but a little different. So instead of requiring that the child use their foot to move their scooter forward and backward, there is an electric motor. To start the scooter, a child may have to use a "kick-start" while other electric scooters have a push-button activation.
Depending upon the model, most Razor electric scooters travel between speeds of 10 -15 miles per hour on a rechargeable battery. The battery of a basic electric scooter can last for as little as 40 minutes, but might include up to 80 minutes of driving time per charge.
There are also more expensive electric scooters that often have a lightweight frame, longer driving time, and come with a maintenance-free warranty. Most electric scooters are not made for tricks like other scooters. For mature tweens who are not old enough to drive or get their license, electric scooters are also another means of transportation.
Some electric scooters have a seat on them, too.
Electric scooters are recommended for children ages 8 and up because children will need to be aware of their environment and must have developing safety awareness. Certainly the age suggestions will vary between each model and the features included on the scooter.
Before buying an electric scooter, consider the child's height, weight, and intention for use. Do they need an electric scooter with more battery power if they will be riding it a further distance?
It is very important to wear a helmet when using any outdoor toy and to be mindful of other safety concerns like curbs and bumps in the sidewalk while riding and propelling a scooter.
Younger children ages 3 and up might not be ready for a traditional scooter, but could enjoy riding on a 3 wheeled scooter. Older kids who like the idea of an electric scooter, may also be asking for a Hovertrax hoverboard, a self-balancing scooter.