Trikes: Fun on Three Wheels

Remember learning to ride a bike? It’s a happy memory for most and always a worthy milestone. What often helps us on our two-wheeled journey is the tricycle. Trikes are great as they promote balance, growth and learning from the get go.

Think it might be time to invest in a pair of wheels for your little-one? Read on and find out more about some of the great trikes available at Toys R Us.

Two girls on trikes

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Choosing the right trike

Traditionally, kids’ tricycles were for toddlers and usually just for a year or two before moving on to a bike. Now though, you can get your young one triking whilst they are still under twelve months old. Longer-term trikes are now on the market which follow the growth of your baby and adapt alongside their needs.

Both the Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4-n-1 Trike and Smart Trike Groove are a real investment in your toddler’s future as they are suitable for babies of under a year up until they are three years old. These baby trikes let you and your little-one take the road at your own pace with detachable features such as a parent safety bar and protective hood. Over time, as your toddler becomes more confident the trike transforms to suit your child’s needs.

Boy riding trike

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Alongside the trike evolution there is the reinstatement of the traditional model: the sleek, simple and timeless children’s toy. This is definitely still a hefty contender on the toy scene and is now more stylish than ever. Take the Schwinn Roadster Trike – you’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler toddlers’ trike out there. Ideal for children aged 2-6 years, the real air tyres and wood deck reflect a quality and sturdy design.

The tricycle is a real classic, like a colourful spinning top or a teddy bear, it’s an emblem of early childhood and remains a popular children’s gift. When it comes to choosing the right trike there’s a world of choice out there and a lot of big name brands such as the Smoby trike or the Little Tikes trike.

Prices vary depending upon the versatility and appearance of the product. The Smoby Be Move Winnie The Pooh Trike is a great traditional option featuring a classic Winnie The Pooh design. Its adjustability makes it suitable for babies and toddlers alike.

Abandoned trike

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Using your new trike

It’s the perfect time of year to take the kids outside so they can enjoy playing in the fresh air. Trikes are ideal for the garden and the park and have the benefit of being both safe and comfortable for littler riders. A toddler who can’t yet manage two wheels can still ride alongside other children and be part of the fun. In this way, toddler trikes encourage independence and curiosity, mobilising your young ones whilst at the same time keeping them secure.

Trikes nurture your child’s natural growth, promoting improved coordination and sense of balance in a safe environment. Why not get out in those green spaces and help your little-one explore? Browse a full range of tricycles for kids at Toys R Us.

Little boy on trike

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