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Transport For Tots: Modern Alternatives To A Bicycle

Cycling has long been one of the most popular ways for people to move around. Giving access to pavements, roads, and anything in between, a lot of people find that this form of transport is very useful. For kids, it presents freedom which can’t be found anywhere else, but this can make it hard for some parents. If you’ve not ridden a bike much, teaching your child the skills they need could be very hard. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the alternatives to a bike, giving you a new route to go down.

Alternatives to a Bicycle, Scooters:

Over the last couple of decades, small foldable scooters have become a massive craze amongst kids all over the world. Providing an easy way to get around, without the bulk or risk which comes with a bike, these sorts of toys are great for children ranging from very young to early teens. When choosing an option like this, it will always be worth reading some reviews, as a lot of the examples out there aren’t made to high standards. Thankfully, the internet is filled with resources like this.

Go Karts:

Go Karts have been popular for a very long time, but they’ve had a few changes which make them much more usable. Nowadays, the best kids go karts are all battery powered, making them a lot more fun for your kids. Some of these options have two seats, while others are designed for very young ones, and this makes them perfect for a lot of kids. There is almost no learning curve with a vehicle like this, giving you the power to let them go about their fun in peace.

Alternatives to a Bicycle, Hoverboards:

Gyroscopic vehicles have been becoming more and more prevalent since the launch of the Segway. Hoverboards use this technology but have gone much further, reducing the craft to two wheels and a board in between. An option like this will take a little while to learn, but will be an excellent form of transport once the kids are used to it. At this point, it is worth mentioning safety gear, as all of the ideas in this post will require it, and it would be worth getting that stuff, too.

Rollerblades:

Finally, as the last idea on this list, it’s time to think about rollerblades. Providing a fun and varied approach to getting around, this option will only be good for older children and will take a lot of learning to get into. Thankfully, you can get a pair of rollerblades very cheaply, and this makes it possible to give your kids the chance to try it before they commit. They will need access to a good space for this sort of activity if they are going to spend a lot of time doing it.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder to find bicycle alternatives for your children. Traditional options aren’t always the best, and a lot of parents find it hard to keep their kids interested in something like cycling without the right background.

Contributed post. Feature image photo by Koen van Ginkel on Unsplash.

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Fred Campos, Top Geek, blogs about everything from House of Cards to Subway. In addition to blogging, he is a public speaker and humorist in child custody, social media, web development and parenting. He is married to one @SuperParentMom, and raising three world changers. For more details on his custody course visit, www.DaddyGotCustody.com/course. Like this post? Make sure you subscribe to this blog.

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