Many parents are getting passionate requests from their children to buy them electric scooters as gifts. These scooters make wonderful gifts and your children will be thrilled to own one. But just like other new concept gifts, these electric scooters will take a little more attention to purchase. There are so many types of electric scooters to choose from and you as a parent should know the differences.
First, why select an electric scooter over a regular scooter? Electric scooter will provide a wider range of transportation for the youth. The youngster won’t be tired out and discouraged as fast if they have the electric option as a backup. In an effort for getting your kids to move more it is important that they are also having fun doing it. An electric scooter provides the backup needed so that they can get around with their friends and actually have fun doing it. As their confidence builds they might use less and less of the electric option and more foot power. Also, many feel that the electric backup provides an extra level of safety for the youth. If they are tired or have a small injury, the electric option allows them to ride to a safe place. As far as out running an angry dog, well I haven’t tested that.
The second consideration in buying a youth scooter is to know your youngster. How will they use the scooter? Do their friends have scooters? What distance will they travel? Or, what distance do you want them to travel? Are there good sidewalks, paths or trails in your neighborhood? Answering some of these basic questions will help know what kind of scooter will be appropriate and if your youngster is capable of using it properly. Carefully examine the manufacturer’s specifications; they have a lot of really helpful information and warnings.
Thirdly, you need to be prepared. With youngsters things seem to always happen. So why not be prepared and do it in a fun way. Youngsters will be thrilled to pick out a cool helmet, protective gear such and knee pads and gloves. You know how to motivate your child, so use those skills to motivate them to wear the gear. There are so many choices to fit the personality of your child. This can be a really fun process in purchasing very important accessories.
The fourth point involves helping your child ride the scooter properly. Make sure they are alert, know how drivers of cars behave, the rules in neighbor parks and surrounding trails. What happens in bad weather? How can they communicate back home? As a parent it is easier for you to think through these items and have developed a plan than for the youngster who just wants to ride the scooter. Sharing the plan so to speak with the youngster will help them know to be careful in certain situations.
Scooters are a great gift and can provide hours of fun and exercise for your youngster. Electric scooters provide even more options and maybe more safety. Get the scooter and the needed accessories and your child will be off to freedom and fun. What might this lead to? It might save you one trip in the car and you as a parent might look into adult scooters?