Here’s a heirloom worthy wooden scooter from traditional French toy maker Janod. Unlike other wooden toy scooters we have featured, this one has a lot more gorgeous details like a pretend headlight, painted chrome trim and a speedo! This one also seems to be more adjustable for growing kids. The idea behind balance toys like this is to help children learn coordination skills and prep them for bicycle riding. So it’s like training wheels for training wheels. The Janod is lightweight (8.9 lbs.), measures 30.3 x 13.2 x 20.1 inches and features inflatable tires and adjustable seat. It comes in “mint” and “vanilla” colors and is on sale at Amazon for $89.95. Sorry but the chicken is not included. (I know! That makes me sad too.)
Or at least a pull start? Spotted this beautiful wooden pull toy in a rather tony toy shop. It’s called “Chabada the Cat” and it’s made by French company Djeco. It’s designed by Marc Boutavant, a children’s book illustrator. The mouse bounces along on the scooter as the wheels spin. The toy comes in a gift box and is listed at $19.99.
Originally $59, this cute painted wood scooter is now on sale for $39. Doll and matching helmet are not included. I think a teddy bear would look particularly cute riding this. The scooter measures 11.5″ wide x 20″ long x 12″ high and is designed to fit the Pottery Barn dolls or dolls and stuffed animals that measure approximately 18″ tall. Oh and you can personalize the scooter with a name for just $7.
Thanks to ModCulture UK for this find. KiddiMoto makes wooden scooters (and other rides) that are ideal for a child aged 2 to 6 years to help them learn balance. Made in the UK they’re Â£109.99 and come in the mod themes shown here as well as white, black, seafoam green, red, pink or baby blue. You can even personalize them with your own logo for Â£8.99.