This kid. I asked her to scooter around the sidewalk area while I walked the dog and instead, she takes off down the grass hill. This shot was taken before she did it. I can almost see her wondering if I’d approve.

I was fine with it because the space is used for dogs, bootcamp and then some, but also because she’s become quite an expert at maneuvering her Micro Maxi scooter on bumpy sidewalks, along beach boardwalks and around other far-flung places because we often keep it in the car.

I’m here to tell you that a kick scooter makes a perfect holiday gift for kids ages 18 months and older. It’s fun, plus riding a scooter hones gross and fine motor skills that are useful for learning, sports, and other life skills.

The Benefits of Kick Scooters for Kids

Think about what it takes for you to ride a kick scooter. Then, consider the following.

Balance and Direction

Scooters are powered first by a kick but directed using balance. Scooters can help improve coordination with use at any age, but particularly when kids are young and learning how to balance using their weight.

Gross and Fine Motor Skills

Developing gross and fine motor skills enables kids to become more independent while opening doors to exploration, creativity, and learning. Parents Magazine surveyed a number of experts for  an article regarding why motor skills are so important for kids to cultivate early.

Scooter help develop both sets of motor skills kids need in everyday life. Scooters must be transported to a place of play (often by the kids), perhaps assembled (if traveling with your kick scooter), maneuvered properly, and can even be used as a centerpiece for imaginary play… or barreling down a grass hill.

Kick scooters like the Micro Maxi help kids develop motor skills. Plus, they're fun and my daughter loves hers!

Pre-Reading Skills

The above benefits are also essential pre-reading skills for very young kids. Our books are printed from left to right so experts believe its important for new readers to be familiar with the concept of direction at an early age. Motor skills are essential for a number of other reasons. Kids not only need to hold the books and flip pages, but a good pencil grip later enables them to write words down in order to remember them better. They’ll hone motor skills to brush teeth, type and a number of other things throughout their lives.


It usually doesn’t take long for kids to master riding a kick scooter. When they do, the confidence knowing they can handle it can potentially make them eager to tackle other skills.


A helmet is required by California law for non-motorized scooters, skateboards, and bikes for anyone who is under the age of 18. Through riding scooters, kids can understand a bit more about the importance of protecting their bodies and consequences of not doing so.


Seriously, kids love the freedom and ease that riding a scooter provides. The bottom line is that kick scooters are fun and also let them ride when walking might be a burden.

Micro Kickboard Kick Scooters for Kids and Adults

The question now is, “Which scooter do I buy?” Am I right? Fortunately, Micro Kickboard has you covered from age 18 months all the way through adulthood.


The Mini2Go, Micro Mini and Micro Maxi scooters for kids from Micro Kickboard

The Mini2Go (pictured above on the left) is an awesome choice for ages 18 months – 3 years because it starts off as a ride-on scooter and then converts to a stand-up scooter with a T-bar. It also has a removable toy drawer and non-marking wheels that won’t destroy floors should the kids learn to ride indoors first.

Micro Mini

The Micro Mini is the highest-rated scooter for 3-5-year-olds. Kids will learn to steer and the non-marking wheels won’t destroy floors should they learn to ride indoors. The scooter’s three wheels and low deck provide stability. It is also reasonably priced at $79.99.

Micro Maxi

The Micro Maxi kick scooter is the highest rated for kids ages 5-12. My daughter loves hers!

My daughter uses her Micro Maxi constantly. She rides it when we walk the dog together as we do at Kate SessionsParkk in San Diego (pictured above). We take it to our local beach boardwalks and sometimes leave it in the car because I never know where we’ll wind up. It is best for kids ages 5 – 12 and the highest rated for this age group. Kids can carve up the sidewalk like a skateboard with the scooter’s curving and carving action that is controlled by body weight.

Micro White or Micro Black

The Micro White scooter is one of Micro Kickboard's best-selling scooters for adults.

The Micro White and Micro Black scooters are the same adult scooter in different colors. I have a Micro White that is incredibly convenient as I can ride alongside my daughter when transporting her from our house to neighbor’s and then some. It’s ergonomically-designed with a higher T-bar so that adults can maintain a comfortable stance. The oversized wheels can handle bumps in the sidewalk well and provide a smooth ride. I love it. I wasn’t sure why I’d “need” a scooter but I can tell you that I use it much more than I thought!

Pin it for later:

Kick scooters have a number of benefits for kids of almost all ages.
How have your kids benefitted from owning a kick scooter?

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

Explore More Kid-Friendly Fun

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. I like the Micro Black scooter and it would be ideal for my teen daughter to have fun around the neighborhood.

  2. This is the first time I’m reading about the Mini2Go and it’s genius – I know my younger daughter will want to keep up with her big sister on her scooter as soon as she possibly can and I’d love to try it out with our family.

  3. The Micro black scooter is so cute.. My boy would absolutely love to own one.. And so we would his dad and I.. I wish I had stuff like this as a child

  4. the Adult micro would be for my son..hes gotten quite a bit tall lately.. hey whered my lill guy go? hes growing up..

  5. I would love the micro mini formy 6 yr old daughter. She would love it because she doesn’t have one. She does love her 3 wheel scooter but is too big for it:). Thanks for the chance!

  6. The Micro Maxi would be perfect for my son! He’s right at the bottom of the age recommendation for it, but that only means he’ll have plenty of use with it as he gets older.

  7. I am most interested in winning the adult scooter. I live in a master planned neighborhood that has walking/biking trails. I use them to walk but the old feet give out pretty quickly. So a scooter would be great to take some of the strain off

  8. I would love the mini2go scooter for my little guy who will be 1 next month! It will give him plenty of time to use it and grow into it 🙂

  9. I would love to win the Micro White My son learn to ride one when he was young and still loves them as a teen!

  10. I would love any of them as I have grandchildren that are age and size appropriate for them. But especially the Micro Black scooter for my 10 year old. Thy recently moved from their old neighborhood and he would be able to get out and explore the new one and make friends.

  11. I’d love the Mini 3-5 years cause my daughter would be the happiest girl with one of these to learn how to ride a scooter. I also love that it spans that age enough for her to enjoy it for quite some time.

  12. The Micro Max would be perfect for my niece. She loves riding her scooter around the neighborhood and I know she would love a new one.

  13. I absolutely love that the your scooters are made for each age group, I know my niece wants to ride a scooter but her brothers are way to dangerous. Definitely a go to company! Thanx for the chance to win one & good luck to all that entered, this is going to be a fabulous prize to win!

  14. My granddaughter would love the micro mini. At 3 years old she really needs to learn balance and coordination, she sure does fall down a lot and of course she wants one.

  15. I would choose the (1) Micro Maxi for my nephew to give him the confidence he needs in his every day life. He has been bullied a few times at school and i think this would really help him a lot. I feel sad and helpless for him and i would love to go for walks with him and my pet and spend some time together with this scooter that im sure he would love!

  16. I would love to win the micro maxi for my 9 year old! Im always looking for new ways to keep my kids active outside and we walk to the beach everyday in the summer and this would be perfect! It would also be perfect for our after dinner family walks!!!

  17. I would like to win the Micro Maxi. I have 8 grandchildren so any of these would be fine. I think it is great for kids to do things outside. It’s good for them. Thanks!

  18. I would love to have the Micro Maxi for my 8 year old daughter. I think she would really enjoy it. He only has had a very small scooter when she was much younger.

  19. A mirco Maxi…My daughter isn’t quite old enough for an adult scooter yet (although don’t tell her that) she needs that extra balance.

  20. One of my kids will be ready for the Maxi scooter next year. I would love to give it to him for his next birthday. I think I would have fun on the adult scooter.

  21. The Micro Maxi would be the best for the kids in my family because I have kids from ages 5 up to 10 and this one would get the most use and be fun for them.

  22. I would LOVE to win a Micro White OR Micro Black adult scooter so I could have a scooter to ride along with my 4 & 6 year old at the park, or through the neighborhood! We got our 6 year old a scooter when he was 4, and it helped tremendously with his coordination and it’s also been great exercise for our kids.

  23. I would like to win a Micro Maxi because my son’s fifth birthday is coming up and he would love this one!

  24. The Micro black would be awesome for my grandson who just moved to Florida and lives to be active and outdoors as much as possible!

  25. I would love the Micro white Adult Scooter for my daughter. She recently outgrew hers and she would be thrilled with this. I love the exercise she gets from riding a scooter.

  26. I would love the Micro black scooter for my son. Our apartment isn’t big enough to store a bike but the scooter is the perfect size. Thanks for the chance!

  27. I would pick the Mini2Go for my 2 year old son Ezra. He has currently a little delayed in his gross motor skills and we are working with him weekly with a OT to help get him on track to start preschool school next summer. I think this would be PERFECT for him, because he could ride and then eventually learn to stand and since the Mini2Go converts to a standing scooter, it would be perfect to grow along with him as his gross motor skills get better.

  28. I think my 9 year old would love the Micro Maxi she enjoys playing outside and exercising. She even likes to go on hikes with my fiance and I. We have a scooter but she’s too big for it so she doesn’t ride it any more however I do feel that it has helped with her coordination.

  29. I am most interested in the Micro Black adult scooter because my kids are older but still would love the challenge.

  30. I’d like to win any of the scooters. I have one son who’s 7 and could use a new one and I he a baby girl who I’d eventually like to get one for. Thanks for the chance!

    1. I forgot to say why. This is the perfect size scooter for my nephew and this would be a great way to get him to stay active. I think he would benefit by learning how to balance and just being active.

  31. I would love to win the Micro Black Adult scooter for my eldest niece. She’s always trying to ride the smaller kids scooter when we are out. It’s cute but not very practical. LOL

  32. I would love the Micro Maxi for my daughter. I think it would be awesome for her balance skills and it would be a lot of fun for her too!

  33. They are all awesome.. anyone in my family would love these. My youngest son would love the Micro mini. I would love to ride the adult Micro black one.. and my daughter would absolutely love a Micro Maxi the most.. in a super girly color like pink or purple. I think these would make a great gift.

  34. My younger son used a scooter a lot when he was younger. It helped get him out doors more instead of vegging inside all day. Thank you

  35. I am most interested in the Mini2Go. It is the perfect size for my daughter’s age and it is a great starter scooter. She would love it!