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Apr 252017

With two kids under the age of five, I am very familiar with toys. Over the last few years, we have had almost every category of toy imaginable: educational toys, outdoor toys, musical toys, ride-on toys and so much more. Ride-on toys are some of our favorite types of toys. I love that it encourages the kids to improve their sense of balance, motor coordination and physical strength.

So here are some of our favorite ride-on toys that we have owned and loved over the last few years.

5 Awesome Ride-On Toys for Kids


1. Wagons:
These are also known as pull toys. They look just like the wagon that is pulled by a farm animal. Wagons like these let the kids sit inside and the parent pulls the wagon along. This builds the child’s sense of balance. Alternatively, if the child is the one pulling the wagon (perhaps carrying their favorite stuffed animal inside), they can improve their leg and arm strength.

2. Scooters:
Did you know that learning to ride a scooter is usually the first step in learning to ride a bicycle? Scooters typically feature two wheels attached to a wide deck with a handle bar. These encourage kids to develop a sense of balance. Kick scooters let kids propel themselves along the sidewalk using their foot, while electric scooters like these are motorized.

3. Roller Skates:
We are all familiar with traditional roller skates. I used to have a few pairs when I was a kid and my five year old now has a pair that she absolutely loves. You can simply slide your feet into the skates and tighten the safety straps. My daughter has a pair of skates that features her favorite characters. As with most ride-on toys, it’s important to practice safe riding- always encourage your child to wear a helmet and elbow/knee pads.

4. Big Wheels:
Another great ride-on toy for kids is the Big Wheel. It’s similar to a tricycle but it has an exceptionally large front tire. Kids have to pedal to move this toy so it’s great for building muscle strength in the legs. Close friends of ours had this toy and my kids absolutely loved playing with their Big Wheel toy.

5. Electric Cars:
This is the coolest ride-on toy for kids in my opinion. These cars are offered in different designs and are typically modeled after real car models on the road, such as this Mercedes model. They have engines, suspension systems and braking systems. This is definitely a must-have toy for the kid that seems to have everything!

I hope this list has inspired you. Tell me: Which ride-on toy is your favorite? Are you planning on purchasing any of these types of toys for your kids?

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 April 25, 2017  Posted by

12 Responses to “5 Awesome Ride-On Toys for Kids”

  1. Our grand kids have a couple of wagons, and they recently got electric cars. Our grand daughter Emma loves her tricycle and her bike with training wheels. Hopefully this is the summer they come off (no pressure from papa!). Outdoor ride-on toys are great for children who love to be outside playing, and both of our grand kids love being outside

  2. We have a large 3 seater wagon that I use for walks and such. We have a mile loop that we do several times a week. About a quarter of a mile from the end, I let the kids hop out and take turns pulling the wagon themselves. I have one kiddo who needs help with motor skills, and this activity helps him.

  3. With pretty spring days .. I’ve seen more and more of the neighborhood kids riding up and down the sidewalk. It seems we have a nice mix of everything from Big Wheels to bikes. I keep waiting for someone on roller skates. When I was a kid those were my favorite!

  4. There are some amazing ride on toys out there! Wagons are really important when you have multiple young children to transport to the park or elsewhere. We always loved ours.

  5. Oh yes, electric cars are my absolute favorite. I am embracing this moment that my little man is still small but I also cannot wait for him to get a lot older so we can go out and explore and do fun stuff like this! <3

  6. My kids both LOVE scooters. WE are a no electric play car family. I think those are so expensive and literally take away any physical activity that the kids should be getting while riding around the neighborhood. Bikes and scooters for us!

  7. My kids (ages 9,7,5,3) all love a ride on toys. So much that I have a wide array of them!

  8. My kids have an electric car, and an electric motorcycle. As much as they love them, I’m a bit frugal when it comes to those things…they were hand me downs so that’s why they have them!

  9. I couldn’t agree more! My son is a bike kid and he loves being outside on his bike! His next treat is roller blades. He has never had a pair and it will be exciting to teach him! He use to love his scooter but he grew out of that and the electric car. He loved that thing though!!! Good times for sure! I love seeing him outside playing.

  10. beautifully reviewed about kids keep it up guys

  11. really appreciate this blog lots of info about kids things keep posting like this post guys

  12. The best thing parents can do to help ensure the proper development of their children. I spend maximum time with my kids, My both kids play electric motor cycle toys. i really appreciate your blog. Plz share more with us. Thanks

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