Over the years, I have scoured and researched hundreds of thousands of toys in hopes of finding the very best of the best for your kiddos. This year is all about ride-ons – those that inspire confidence and creative freedom in your toddler, because those feelings are extremely important, especially at such a young age.
Giving little ones a chance to improve their coordination, increase leg strength, and gain a sense of independence, the following are must-haves that kiddos will love. They - in my opinion - are THE three best ride-on toys, perfect for keeping your youngster entertained, both indoors and outdoors, all year-around.
Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug – Bee
Oh, the love I feel for this buzzy bumblebee! This ride-on is adorable, obviously, with a couple of ball-capped antennas, and a black and yellow striped body. The design is, of course, in the fashion of a classic bumblebee, minus the wings and ouch-worthy stinger.
Available in two sizes – large or small – this buzzy bumblebee ride-on includes a rounded handlebar that connects at either end of the front base. Kids can climb on, straddling the ride-on, and then push off with their feet while holding on to the handlebar. This is a kick-starter that never stops being cute!
Step2 Pink Whisper Ride Buggy
Another favorite of mine, this adorable little car is marketed toward little ladies – hence the pink color, but I say, this is a perfect ride-on for little lads, too. Contrasting with purple accents, this ride-on features a spacious interior that toddlers can use to put their feet up and just relax.
A push handle on the back gives mom or dad control over pulling or pushing this cutie-patootie ride-on anywhere your kiddo wants to go.
VTech 3-in-1 Learning Zebra Scooter
One more of my absolute favorites – this scooter from VTech is as high-tech as it gets when it comes to toddling toddlers. Yes, it is a classic ride-on, but it also has educational elements, such as buttons, levers, and pulleys that make noise. Kids can learn how to count, say simple words, and identify letters, colors, and shapes with the simple press of one of the awesome buttons.
Additionally, the zebra shape is adorably awesome. Plus, this scooter goes from push-walker to ride-on in a few snaps. As youngsters move forward, super-cool lights illuminate the sides and front in engaging, attention-grabbing patterns and colors. This is a must-have for the tech-savvy tots of today’s world.
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