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The Best First Scooter for Kids

Updated on December 12, 2016
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The Radio Flyer Scooter Is My Choice

My 3 year old Grandson, "Bubbie" has the Radio Flyer Scooter pictured here!

He loves it! He loves it so much, he is willing to wear a helmet to ride it! A must!

He rides it when we go for a walk (on mostly flat terrain) and it sure saves his Gigi's back - I don't have to carry him. He is usually way ahead of me!

Go Granny, go Granny, go Granny, go!

It folds so you can take it in the car! So easy to take along!

On this page you will find an article about the history of the kick scooter. While doing research I found two articles from vintage magazines you might also find interesting. One is an illustration for a kick scooter from 1938; the other article is about an orange crate scooter. These articles are even older than me!

There is also a source for buying the scooter and links to a few of my other toy reviews.

Have fun reading and thanks for stopping by.

Image of Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter is from

NOTE: this page was written several years ago (Bubbie is now 10), but the review is still timely. Some of the links might be out of date.

Radio Flyer Scooter Folds Up!

Handle Folds Down:

This is my favorite feature of the Radio Flyer "My First Scooter". The fact that you can fold this scooter up to take to the park is absolutely wonderful. My daughter could fit it in the back of her Explorer with two other ride on toys.

Image of the Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter Red is from

History of the Kick Scooter

(source link at end of this article)

"The History Of Kick Scooters"

Author: Alex Stacey

The history of the kick scooter is quite interesting. Since kids have great imaginations that are uninhibited by doubt, they can create just about anything to keep themselves occupied with fun. The first kick scooters were invented by taking roller skate wheels and attaching them to a small plank of wood.

To read more go to the Article Source: The History of Kick Scooters.

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An Old Push Scooter - Article found in a 1938 Popular Mechanics Magazine

This push scooter could have been the inspiriation for the Radio Flyer! This arcticle was discovered on Modern Mechanix.

Radio Flyer Scooter on Amazon - Buy the best three wheeled scooter here:

Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter
Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter

I absolutely recommend this first scooter from Radio Flyer. It lasted through my three grandchildren!


Orange Crate Scooter - July 1939 Popular Science

Discovered this charming article on Modern Mechanix

The link is here: Orange Crate Scooter

Handmade Vintage Kick Scooter - Folk Art or a Toy?

Notice what I think are the roller skates on this homemade push scooter.

Image: Peter Hummers [1] ( [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

What is your opinion about this first scooter?

What is your opinion of the Radio Flyer Scooter? Feel free to express yourself.

Scooter Feedback - The Radio Flyer is the BEST Scooter around!

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      7 years ago

      I'm leaving you an April Fools Day, really I am! No joke!

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      8 years ago

      Love this lens! I had no idea these scooters went back so far.

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      oztoo lm 

      9 years ago

      Some nice information here. Good job.

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      10 years ago

      Great lens! Love the history ... and that you mention helmets, too! *blessings*


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