Whether she's learning to walk, ride a bike, or maneuver her first scooter, your child will get a kick out of these cool ride-on toys. From baby beginners to capable kindergartners, there is something here for every little one. Play in the backyard or take them to and from preschool or the park to add active play to your child's day.
The makers of the super cool-looking Ybike balance bike (see below) also created this tough little scooter. Thanks to its large rubber wheels, strong tread, low center of gravity, and light weight, it's just right for beginning riders (ages 2 to 5; maximum weight 66 pounds).
As the name implies, this little trike has three play modes that grow with your toddler. Starting at 18 months, kids can sit on the seat and use as a rocker. Then, when they're ready to hit the road, convert the rocker base into a parent handle so you can help roll the trike along. Finally, remove the handle so your child (up to age 5) can ride on his own.
Here's another cute convertible trike, this one featuring a roomy cargo hold for all those important items that kids like to tote around. Start with the handle attached and push the trike for your child. Then as your child gains confidence and power, use the handle to help steer. Finally, remove the handle when your preschooler is ready to ride solo.
This retro-styled ride-on has a fun surprise in store: Bump its safe, rubber bumpers (they're safe for walls and furniture) and hear 7 different crashing, bonking sounds. Caster wheels turn independently so kids can steer all over. For ages 1 to 3, up to 42 pounds.
Busy kids can buzz all over with this foot-to-floor ride-on toy, complete with wiggly antennae and a working horn. Caster wheels make it easy to maneuver even for very young children (suitable for ages 18 months to 4 years).
The classic ride-on toy has been reintroduced for a new generation of kids, but still has the same cute face and jaunty red hat you might remember. Kids bounce in the ergonomic saddle to make the inchworm move forward.
This bouncy, wheeled hopper is a fun alternative to a trike for a young toddler (18 to 36 months and up, to a maximum of 45 pounds). The curved seat helps her feel safe and secure and the caster wheels let her turn in any direction she likes. Plus, Fropper is foldable so you can carry it with you to the park.
This friendly-looking fire truck has a surprise: A hose that really squirts water. The truck's tank holds two gallons of water for lots of firefighting fun. Requires some simple assembly; suitable for kids 18 months to five years old.
Help little ones scoot like their big sibs with a scooter made for preschoolers. The Mini-Kick has 3 sturdy, quiet, polyurethane wheels and a rear spoon brake. Its low profile and large deck (wide enough for two feet) make it a good starter for kids 3 to 5 years old (up to 60 lbs).
For little ones (ages 4 and up) who want to board like big kids, try this adjustable skateboard. There's a detachable handle, and the wheels can be set low for extra stability. Move them up to traditional skateboard height when your child is ready (it's simple—they just slide into place).