More racing fun with kiddimoto bikes and wheelybugs
June 15, 2008, 6:58 pm
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Now that we have already entered the section of racing toys, I just have to continue with Kiddimoto bikes.  This is the same great company that has brought us the wheelybug, this ingenuous ride-on toy with castors that run just as smooth as swiveling office chair wheels.  They can hence turn in any direction and make this product thus lots more fun than a regular ride-on, which usually gets boring once the child is old enough for pedal cars, not to mention they are outgrown quite quickly as well.  The wheelybug on the other hand comes in two sizes, for 1-3 year olds and 2-5 year olds, and it certainly does not get boring (anyone who has ever done a little hallway racing with office chairs in the past  will know what I’m talking about).  In addition, the castors provide for better gross motor skill development than standard ride-on wheels.  Don’t just just love fun developmental toys?  And oh, they are beautiful, too!  Available in a lot of animal themes, all really adorable, ranging from the classical bugs and bees to tigers and mice!

OK, now that we have the littlest ones covered, let’s move on to racing fun for older children, because Kiddimoto also produces a great-looking balance bike for 2-5 year olds. As the name already tells, these are designed to look like motorcycles. I find this such a great idea, as I assume I wasn’t the only child fascinated by the speed of motorcycles and consequently imagined I was on the race tracks when riding my brother’s BMX bike. The kiddimoto is thus a great balance bike with a fresh look. In my previous post on the balance scooter I have already pointed out the huge list of advantages of using a them. Among which: development of motor skill and sense of balance, no stabilisers needed when switching to a real bike, gives mobility to children, allows them to go longer distances and last but not least, they experience pride and joy when mastering their ‘bike’. However, as I think most balance bikes, as awesome as they may be, are a bit plain looking, I am always up for some intesting designs, and the kiddimotos definitely have the looks.  Here are some photos of the superbike and scrambler version:

Available on the Kiddimoto site, small wheelybug £42.99, superbike £89.99.  For the real racing experience you can even add exhaust pipes and custom names or logos!  If you don’t care for these extras, check out Tots Corner, they offer the bikes for £10 less, also the wheelybugs are a bit cheeper there!

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