Smooth Scooter

minikick-1.jpgToday, Paige reviews her 3-year-old's favorite new wheels. Read on for her review, as well as to learn how to win a Mini Kick scooter!

“My three-year-old has tried to keep up with his scooter-fanatic five-year-old brother ever since he could stand on two feet, but he has never quite gotten the hang of "scootering" and usually ends up frustrated, unsuccessfully trying to ride it like a bike. Not so with the Mini Kick, a three-wheeled scooter suitable for 2-5 year-olds (the Maxi Kick is designed for 6-12 year-olds). The Mini's smaller profile fits him perfectly, and after just a couple of minutes of trying it out, he was racing his brother all over the driveway.

Unlike many of the scooters we've tried (we get a lot of hand-me-downs), the Mini has a steering system based on the rider shifting his or her weight, rather than turning a post, which appeared to feel much more natural for him. And the polyurethane wheels make the ride incredibly smooth (and quiet!). Best of all, because it's so small, my older son has absolutely zero interest in it – and any toy that creates one fewer squabble among brothers gets high marks from me!”

Image credit: Paige's son in a posed shot; rest assured he wears a helmet when he's scootering.

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Congrats to winner Lori!
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Now, want to win an orange Mini Kick scooter? Here’s how:

  • Visit the Kickboard USA retailer page, then email (with ‘Scooter’ in the subject), and name a store where you can buy Mini and Maxi scooters.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Sunday, May 31, 2009.

    *One lucky winner (drawn at random) will receive a Mini Kick in orange ($75 value).