The Best Scooters for Kids of All Ages and Skills

by Bethany Braun-Silva and Sabrina Rojas Weiss

The Best Scooters for Kids of All Ages and Skills
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We found 11 great scooters that are safe and fun for toddlers, big kids, and teens.


Bicycles and skateboards are great, but some kids just want the ease and control that you can only get with a scooter. They can stay upright, hold on tight, and hop on and off without needing too much instruction. Plus, scooters are just slow enough for parents to catch up with them when it’s time to cross the street. For lots of kids, scooters are their number one mode of transport and they can be a great way for kids to get some much-needed outdoor time and physical exercise.


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But because there are so many scooters on the market, it can be a bit confusing for parents to figure out which one to buy for their child. Of course, it has to be safe and durable, but it should be intuitive and easy to figure out how to ride. Younger kids are best suited for three-wheel scooters which stand on their own, while older kids may prefer a two-wheel or trick scooter. But what about that electric scooter that your child wants for their birthday? Let’s break down the different types of scooters that are currently on the market.


Best Overall: Micro Maxi Kick Scooter With T-Bar

Best Two-Wheel Scooter: Razor A3 Scooter
Best Three-Wheel Scooter: Micro Mini


Best for Toddlers: Micro Mini 3-in-1


Best for Big Kids: Micro Sprite


Best for Teens/Tweens: LaScoota The Metro


Best Pro Scooter: Razor A6


Best Caster Scooter: Razor PowerWing


Best Big Wheel: Halo Rise Above Supreme Big Wheel Scooter


Best for Tricks: Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter


Best Electric: Segway Ninebot eKickScooter Zing C10


Types of Kids’ Scooters


  • Three-Wheel Scooters: With a single wheel in the back and two wheels in the front, this scooter is the most stable and offers the most in the way of balance help. They don’t go as fast as other scooter types, but because they are meant for toddlers and younger kids, that is quite alright.
  • Two-Wheel Scooters: With one wheel in the front and one in the back, this scooter is better suited for older kids who have learned to balance on their own. They go faster than three-wheel scooters, but not all are suitable for tricks.
  • Electric Scooter: These scooters are powered by a rechargeable battery or small motor. They are a bit on the heavier side. While they are fun and your kids will be begging for them, they usually go quite fast, some over 10 mph.
  • Pro Scooter: These scooters have wider handlebars that are made for gripping while doing tricks or stunts. They are higher-quality scooters because they are meant to take a beating.


Whether you’re looking for a fun way to get your toddler from place to place, you want to encourage your kid to be a bit more active, or your tween or teen is ready for some half-pipes, there is a set of wheels that’s ideal for your family. Here are the best kids’ scooters out there.


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Best Overall

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar


Designed for kids ages 5-12, this scooter has tough polyurethane wheels that are great for any kind of pavement. The handlebar safely locks into place in two different modes: the Joystick (for better turning) or a traditional T-Bar (for easier balancing). This scooter will grow with your child because each part can be replaced individually, which means you will get plenty of years out of it. Plus, it comes in 10 different vibrant colors.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"This is a well-designed, well-manufactured scooter. This is our 5-year-old daughter's first scooter, so we wanted a three-wheeled scooter for extra stability," said one parent."

"Bought the Aqua Maxi Scooter for my 6-year-old daughter, and I do not regret it at all," wrote another. "It's made of high quality materials and appears to be very durable. It's [an] ultra quiet smooth ride and turns easily left to right."

"Both my boys have one and use it every day," said another customer. "Quite resistant to rough boys!"

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Best Two-Wheel Scooter

Razor A3 Scooter


This classic Razor scooter is great for kids 5 and older and is made from aircraft-grade aluminum. It comes with larger, 125 mm inline-style urethane wheels with springless shock-absorbing system. It has a rear fender brake and a wheelie bar for tricks.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"Definitely go with the ones with the bigger wheels like this one," advised one customer. "My 4-year-old loves it. Because it has the larger wheels, it can easily go over rough pavement, pebbles on the sidewalk, and especially the lip of the ramp on a sidewalk (the transition from ramp to street)."

"Got this for Christmas for my almost 5-year-old," said another. "It was easy to set up, almost no assembly required. He's about 32 [pounds] and 40-ish inches tall. The handle height is adjustable, but we've got it on the lowest for now, and it's perfect."

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Best Three-Wheel Scooter

Micro Mini


This is one of the best scooters for younger kids ages 2 to 5. The T-bar will grow with your little ones as it adjusts from 17 inches up to 25 inches. The smooth-gliding wheels and low-to-the-ground deck gives kids a sense of security as they learn to ride. What sets this scooter apart is the lean-to-steer design. Children steer by using their body weight to lean right and left, intuitively learning to lean into a turn, which will help when they learn how to ride a bike later. Riding around on this scooter develops their balance and coordination. It can hold kids up to 75 pounds and has shock-absorbing wheels.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"Our 2-year-old daughter loves this scooter," said a parent. "She rides it around the house on the hardwood floors. Having the two wheels in front makes pushing it easier. Also, [I] love the fact that the handlebar doesn't turn. You lean from side to side to turn the scooter."

"We love the Micro Kickboards," said another. "This particular one we bought for our 3-year-old's birthday. She jumped on this right away and was gone. It's sturdy, well-made, and easy to use."

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Best for Toddlers

Micro Mini 3-in-1


This scooter is great for kids as young as age 1 because they can ride it before even learning how to balance and steer. At this very young age, kids can use the ride-on seat that can be adjusted to two seat heights. When they hit age 2, you remove the seat, so your scooter becomes a stand-on scooter with a short O-bar. At age 3, you should replace the O-bar with the T-bar to convert it to a regular Micro Mini scooter.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"Such a great scooter," a parent wrote. "We have the standard Micro mini kick for my older son and love it, and this 3-in-1 allows my 1-year-old to scoot along with his big brother."

"This scooter is the best for little ones," said another. "My daughter is 16 months old, and she's learning how to play with it. It looks like she'll learn fast."

"This scooter is fabulous!" added another parent. "My 1-1/2-year-old son loves it so much. He currently uses it with the seat and O bar, and I can’t even believe how fast he can go. He’s just learning how to maneuver it and steer."

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Best for Big Kids

Micro Sprite


This chrome scooter is technically made for kids, but really anyone in the family can use it as it can accommodate up to 220 pounds. The Micro Sprite is sturdy yet lightweight at only 5.5 pounds and has a virtually rattle-free ride. While this is a two-wheel scooter, it does have a built-in kickstand so it can stand on its own. It also has an adjustable handlebar that can be extended to 34 inches above the base of the scooter or deck for when you want to take your kid’s ride for a spin around the block.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"[I] bought this for my son, and it’s a home run!" wrote a parent. "The biggest problem I have now is getting him off of it, because he won’t go anywhere without his new scooter. He really loves it! As a parent, I’m very impressed with its construction. Seems to be a very durable design. I can expect my son to have years of enjoyment with this scooter."

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Best for Teens/Tweens

LaScoota The Metro


For a scooter teens can use into adulthood to get around town (without a motor), this is a very stylish and practical option. The wide tires and suspension mean they don't have to worry about bumps and cracks in the road ruining their day. The handles adjust to three heights, and the deck is wide and sturdy, accommodating up to 220 pounds. It has a kickstand and folds up for carrying with the included strap.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"This is by far the best scooter I’ve ever used," raved a customer. "[It's] sturdy, lightweight, [and has] so many features that other scooters don’t have, like [a] kickstand [and] the ability to extend the handle to three heights so it can be used by an adult as well as a pre-teen. Super smooth and easy to ride, a nice wide surface for feet, and a well designed brake. This one is a winner, and I confidently recommend this for everyone, especially parents of growing teens. Now, my husband wants his own to navigate the [New York City] streets."

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Best Pro Scooter

Razor A6


This scooter is fast, responsive, and feels like it’s driving itself. It features lightweight, super-tough aluminum construction and a fixed handlebar design. It will support up to 220 pounds and is great for advanced riders who are ready to strut their stuff with the latest scooter tricks.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"My boys (9 and 12) both have one now and are extremely happy with it," said a customer. "No clicking sounds, no loose wheels, sturdy materials and construction."

"This baby is extremely well made," said another parent. "My son destroys scooters and this one looks like it will hold up."

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Best Caster Scooter

Razor PowerWing


This unique scooter is great for tricks like sideways drifting and 360 degree spins. The brakes are operated in the front, which takes some getting used to, but if kids can master this scooter, they can master anything. It comes with stability bars which can be removed after your kid gets used to the feel of this scooter.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"My daughter loves her scooter," said a parent. "She doesn't try crazy tricks much, but overall, it's a fun toy for her to use and ride with other kids on the street, mostly as a way to move around and glide."

"Awesomely fun scooter!" another parent wrote. "Got this for my 7-year-old's birthday, and her dad and I can't stay off of it either."

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Best Big-Wheel Scooter

Halo Rise Above Supreme Big Wheel Scooter


This is a sturdy scooter that suits kids from age 5 up until adulthood, at a surprisingly low price. Its 200 mm polyurethane wheels can take bumps while speeding along, and the handle bar can go from 28 inches to 36 inches tall. It folds up and weighs only 5 pounds.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"I love this affordable scooter that is big enough for my husband to ride while our son is on his scooter!" wrote one parent. "The handle height adjusts enough so that my husband can ride it, and so can my 7-year-old niece. It folds up nicely. The customer service from the manufacturer is impeccable!"

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Best for Tricks

Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter


While this is a pro scooter, it’s designed to help riders build upon their skills. Beginners can easily learn to trick-ride on this durable scooter that’s not only meant for the skatepark, but the street, too. It features a 4-inch deck and a custom brake that is heavy-duty and noise-free.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"My 9-year-old son loves this scooter," a parent wrote. "The wider handlebars and deck are perfect for a beginning trickster. It is well made and has already taken quite a beating from my kid over the past month and a half since Christmas."

"My son loves that he can do some ‘tricks’ with it," another said. "He finds it easy to maneuver and fun to ride."

"This scooter was purchased for my 12-year-old son (very picky) and [after] hearing him say, ‘Oh my gosh I love this thing, it rides so smooth,’ I wanted to cry tears of joy," another parent said.

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Best Electric

Segway Ninebot eKickScooter Zing C10


The same company that once outfitted tourists with those big self-balancing two-wheel scooters has been making reliable, much more streamlined traditional electric scooters for adults and children for years now, too. The Zing C8 and C10 just came out in November 2021 as an upgrade to the E8 and E10. Like the earlier models, these are designed for children (C8 is for ages 6-12, C10 for ages 8-14), so there's a safe mode in which the speed only goes up to 6.2 mph. Once they get the hang of riding, the C10 can reach speeds of up to 11.2 miles per hour in Turbo and Cruise modes. It has built-in lights and hand brakes. The battery lasts for about 6.2 miles before it needs a charge. It's water resistant and folds for storage.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
"This is so perfect for a kid aged 8-12 years to get acquainted with riding [an] e-scooter [without] breaking any bones or getting hurt," wrote one parent. "The hand brake and the speed limit along with the cruise mode are great safe and fun ways to have an e-ride, particularly so for my 9-year-old son. He just loves it!"