Mini Kick Scooter Review

Micro Mini Kick Scooter
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The Mini Kick Scooter is designed for kids ages 3 to 5.  What makes the mini unique is its ‘lean-and-steer’ design, which allows children to use their body weight to control the steering, giving them the feeling of ‘surfing’ the sidewalk, as they curve from right to left, almost like a skateboard.

Micro Mini Kick Scooter

The lean-and-steer adds an element of fun and control that young children love. This is great for their balance and coordination.

The Mini Kick Scooter was developed with youngsters in mind, with three wheels to provide greater stability to keep the rider from falling over and making it easier for even the youngest kids to learn to ride. There is also a back brake low ground clearance for safety.

The Mini Kick Scooter can be ridden inside as well as outside, because the polyurethane wheels don’t leave black marks on the floor. The deck of the mini is low-to-the-ground and large enough for both feet, making it easy for young children to hop on and off and to switch from pushing, to just enjoying the ride.

This kid’s scooter is available on Amazon for a great price! Click this link to take advantage of this offer!

The mini won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold and the Platinum Award Seals for Best Toy in 2009. The mini kick also was named ‘Best Pre-School Scooter’ by Toy Report and ‘Best Outdoor Toy’ by Learning Express Store.

Who is this scooter best suited for

  • Designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5
  • Older kids should check out the Micro Maxi
  • Can hold kids up to 60 pounds
Pink Micro Mini Scooter
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Here are some of the great features of the Mini Kick Scooter:

  • 3-wheel design and low ground clearance keeps kids from falling over
  • Simple Powerstic steering mechanism
  • Back brake for safety
  • Built to last with a Polyamide base reinforced with 40-percent glass fiber
  • Polyurethane wheels
  • Measures 8.6 x 26.4 x 21.6 inches (W x H x D); weighs 3.7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8.6 by 26.4 by 21.6 inches (W x H x D): Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Available in a variety of colors including pink, yellow, green, aqua, orange and blue

For parents, the mini’s light weight (only 3.3lbs), means it’s easy to pick up and carry when need be, and makes it easier for the kids themselves to pick up and maneuver.

Also you can easily remove the steering column and store the Mini-Micro in a backpack.

Best scooter for pre schoolers
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Here’s what one owner had to say about the Mini Kick Scooter

If you are looking for a scooter your preschooler will LOVE, will last a good long time, and something sturdy and safe, this is the scooter. This scooter is lower to the ground than any I’ve seen, which makes it easy for the kids to ride. The two wheels in front make for great stability and maneuvering. I cannot tell you HOW MANY parents have seen my kids on their scooters and sidled up to us to ask about them. (Ron B)

Review paraphrased for size – see original review here


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Mini Kick Scooter






Easy to learn


Easy to assemble


Value for money



  • 3 wheel design
  • Simple steering system
  • Lightweight for easy to pick up
  • Back brake for safety
  • Available in many colors


  • No cons, perfect for pre schoolers

2 comments for “Mini Kick Scooter Review

  1. Robyn L Knowles
    April 9, 2018 at 11:25 am

    BEST SCOOTER for TODDLER We originally pick up a scooter at walmart for our 3 yr old daughter – dont remember the name brand – see picture of pink scooter. It was stiff, hard to steer and the wheel were hard plastic that didnt roll smooth. The brake cover was hard plastic that my daughter couldnt step on hard enough to stop, so she would have to jump off or run into something to stop.Our neighbor’s got this scooters for their girls (2 and 4)…. and our daughter not just loved it – but easily rode it!The steering is by leaning – so it took a couple times for the girls to figure out to use their weight and lean into the direction they wanted to go.But the wheels are super smooth and roll over most surfaces; the girls ride scooters to and from each house in the yard.Most importantly – the brake! The brake is activated by stepping on the stopper and applying pressure to back wheel. Stopping is simple and SMOOTH – the girls dont fall off or fall over the handlebars – even when trying…

  2. Katherine Erdelyi
    April 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Brake designed to fall off unexpectedly Originally, I LOVED this scooter. We’ve had three or four of them. My son, now 4, got his first two years ago and adores it.However, two months ago, the brake came off seconds before my son went down a fairly steep hill. He was trying to slow down but was putting his foot where the brake should be and couldn’t stop. Finally he bailed off the scooter, but it took him a while to figure out that he had to do that. Giving the scooter the benefit of the doubt, I ordered another one. Today as we were riding down the sidewalk, not going fast or doing anything strange, on a scooter only TWO MONTHS OLD, the brake just fell off again. Thank goodness both times my son was fine and wasn’t needing to stop for a car or the end of a block.I just spoke with the company and although they were very helpful and assured me that the brake could be easily replaced, they also told me that this is very likely to happen due to the way it’s constructed. They believe that children…

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