A cheap kids scooter is a low-fare ticket to ride, as well as to learn to balance, acquire self-confidence, and attain a degree of independence. Some parents prefer starting the youngest children on cheap three-wheeled kick scooters and then moving them up to cheep two-wheeled kick scooters at about age 5. The pre-teen set might get a cool boost from a cheap electric scooter. Pay attention to the weight limit of whichever cheap scooter you choose; most children's scooters are not meant to carry an adult, although some parents have been known to take a spin or two around the block on models with higher weight maximums. Scooters designed for school-age kids usually have a brake on the rear wheel. The cheap scooters on our list all fold for easy storage and portability and most feature adjustable handlebars.
|Power Source||Wheels||Weight Limits||Extras|
|Razor A Kick Scooter estimated price $27||Kick||Two wheels (98 mm inline-style urethane wheels)||143 pounds||Rear-fender brake; foldable; adjustable handlebars|
|Razor E100 Electric Scooter estimated price $91||Motorized, electric||Two wheels (125mm polyurethane rear wheel, 8” pneumatic front tire)||120 pounds||Hand-operated front brake; foldable; adjustable handlebars|
|Radio Flyer My First Scooter estimated price $34||Kick||Three wheels (two 6-inch wheels in front, one 5-inch wheel in rear)||50 pounds||Foldable; comes fully assembled|