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Imagine being able to make your children leap with excitement while giving them the opportunity to grow, learn, and become better versions of themselves.
Because that’s the dream of most parents, right?
If you have little ones, you know that it’s the small things that make the difference with them.
The trip to the park, the bicycle ride, the cup of ice cream…
But if we’re honest, there aren’t many toys or leisurely activities that check both the fun and constructive box.
In fact, most of the seemingly fun options available are downright destructive for our children.
At one point, this was a difficult problem to solve for many parents.
The solutions exist and they’re becoming more and more sophisticated with technology.
The hoverboard for kids is one of these solutions.
What exactly is it? It’s a two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter that serves more functions than you can imagine.
The best part? It makes for a heck of a good time and it’s a very productive piece of tech.
Now to the burning question:
They’ve been the hottest selling toys all year round and kids are in total awe of how they operate:
Simply put, kids love it.
With built-in safety features and with the necessary protective gear, safety is also covered.
The only question left to answer is:
What can a hoverboard do for your child and which one should you get?
This guide will give you the answers and all the information that you need to select a hoverboard for your kid.
Here’s what we’ll dive into:
We already know that riding a hoverboard is undeniably, good-old fun.
It gives children the avenue to be physical, to release tension, and to simply be kids.
What you don’t know are the real-world, science-backed benefits of riding a hoverboard from a child development standpoint. You will be amazed at the many physical and cognitive advantages of this high-tech board.
Let’s get right to it.
The hoverboard for kids:
I bet you didn’t know that this cool gadget can actually make your child smarter.
Is this a crazy, unproven claim? Not at all.
Will your child immediately get a 10 point IQ increase? Not exactly.
And that doesn’t matter because that’s not the desired intention.
We know how important it is for children to be capable of making smart choices both in and outside of the classroom.
When a challenging situation arises, you want them to make smart, rational choices, yes?
Well, when a child rides a hoverboard, they’re not just moving their physical bodies, they’re moving their mental muscles.
There are two key things that happen during that process that can sharpen your child’s mental agility:
The mind get’s a mean workout and so does the body.
When a child’s lower extremities are exercised - hip, knees, thighs, ankles, and feet - their gross motor skills are significantly improved.
And so are all the benefits that come along with that.
What are gross motor skills? They’re in essence the skills that require full movement of the body.
Walking, running, sitting upright, jumping … it’s easy to take these functions for granted when they’re all intact but imagine what your quality of life would be like without them.
For some, it would be a challenge. For others, an outright tragedy.
Here’s how the hoverboard improves these motor skills:
Many sporting activities, while different in concept, often require the same physical skills.
In fact, in professional sports training, they call it the Transfer Principle.
Having mastered the skill of hoverboard riding, adopting a similar skill or applying the already learned skill to a different sport becomes decidedly easier.
When used consistently, the hoverboard for kids can develop and refine the following abilities:
Are all these skills broadly applicable to every field? All sports and other extracurricular activities require a degree of physical prowess so in essence, yes.
There’s no more well-received positive discipline for children than hoverboard riding.
It’s no secret that children usually avoid what’s good for them like the plague. And that’s by no fault of theirs.
After all, the good stuff is typically unattractive.
Until now ...
Hoverboards are so fun, children don’t even notice that it’s teaching them the good virtue of patience while refining their discipline.
You see, getting the hang of maintaining perfect balance while hovering through tricky terrain, takes enormous composure and sheer grit.
We think you’d be hard-pressed to find a better teacher of consistency and diligence than mastering a hoverboard. It takes endurance to keep riding, tenacity to keep going every time you fail to master a move, and a refinement of skill to actually perfect a move.
When you finally get it right? That’s what they called delayed gratification and it does wonders for a child’s self-esteem.
Just when you thought this two-wheeled scooter couldn’t get any cooler, it’s a health booster too?
That’s right, but here’s another shocker:
When you ride a hoverboard for 30 mins, you can burn 285 calories on average.
What this means is, it can work as a substitute or complement to moderate exercise. As a fun, interactive, and effective workout, you simply can’t go wrong.
Particularly for children, it hits the mark in that it’s not intensive or too strenuous but has all the benefits of a regular aerobic exercise.
Now that we’ve seen the benefits, how exactly do you determine which hoverboard is right for your child?
Or at least, what factors should you consider?
The hoverboard model and brand that you opt for will depend on a range of factors. Style, functionality, safety - these may all be important to you - but ultimately here’s what we recommend you spend some time to think about before making that final choice:
For many children, the hoverboard is a vehicle for adventure.
While it can be used for personalized commute, as a means to go from place to place, kids love it simply because it affords them a good time. They can ride solo or with friends and family.
Either way, it’s an amusing experience.
As a parent who’s interested in buying your child a hoverboard, you may want consider:
No doubt, safety is the prior concern for many parents. And with good reason.
The hoverboard doesn’t disappoint where security is concerned.
Inbuilt safety features of the hoverboard for kids include:
Apart from the safety features that are intrinsic to the hoverboard design, there’s a lot that you can do on your own accord to fortify the overall safety.
It’s fair to reason that most children are energizer bunnies.
They live for action and activity. They’re very participative. They enjoy being on the fast lane.
Some, however, are more physical and athletic than others. And if, as a parent, you’re worried about how your child’s dexterity level will affect the hoverboard riding excursion, we get it.
It looks complicated and the concept of a self-balancing board is difficult to wrap your head around.
Surely, your child will have to put in the brunt of the work to stay balanced, right?
The single most legitimate challenge might be that of mounting the board and getting that initial balancing act together. While the technology does most of the heavy lifting, it still requires some action and skill on the part of the rider to maintain coordination.
The encouraging news is that it’s not at all a tall order.
Everyone, children and adults alike, can master this.
If you’re still not at ease with the idea, we recommend you getting a hoverboard model that facilitates the process. You can even get accessories that may make it easier to control the board.
Some Beginner Tips for Children:
When we speak about size, we don’t necessarily mean the size of the hoverboard itself.
The size that matters is that of the wheels. Of course, bigger wheels usually mean a bigger hoverboard and vice versa.
But here’s why the wheel size in important:
So what are the options when it comes to wheel size? The standard sizes are 6.5 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch.
A hoverboard with a 6.5 inch set of wheels is usually the optimal choice for children. However, it is up to what it will be used for and the particulars of your child’s weight and height.
This is the part that we dread, don’t we?
The restrictions of prices and budgets.
But here’s the deal, there’s a wide spectrum of hoverboard models all with varying costs. Some may bruise your wallet and others will completely decimate it.
One thing’s for sure, you can get a quality, long lasting, and safe hoverboard for your child that is cost effective.
Whatever your budget is, it’s important to highlight it and set your expectations accordingly. It is entirely possible to spend between $300-$400 for an average but well-crafted hoverboard.
Our best selling board, the DailySaw goes for an impressive $379. It is feature rich and above all, safe.
Can you get a hoverboard for less than this average?
Certainly, but at a steep cost.
If a manufacturer can afford to sell you such a high tech product at an uncharacteristically low price point, it’s fair to assume that safety may not be at the forefront of their process.
Before you make your penultimate decision, simply ensure that the retailer or manufacturer is legitimate and worthy of your trust. As long as you’re vigilant, you will be able to tell if you’re being hoodwinked with a counterfeit product.
Here’s how you can tell the authentic hoverboard brands that are on the market versus the knockoffs.
I think we’d all agree that the “Don’ts” are just as important as the “Do’s” so let’s get right to it.
We’ve already looked in detail at the price points as well as the safety features of the ideal hoverboard.
Three hundred to four hundred dollars is standard and premium models will sometimes break the 1K price point. Anything below the standard will almost certainly have quality control issues. Unless perhaps you’re purchasing hoverboards in bulk from a retailer, which is likely not your goal here.
If your budget has no squeeze room for a standard model, it’s wise to wait and save rather than going all in on a ridiculously cheap and shady model. What you can expect by taking the safe route is a board that is compliant with the UL 2272 certification and also has some safety features that are intrinsic to the design.
Hoverboards are undeniably cool.
It seems like an out-of-this-world experience, it’s unconventional, and maybe even a tad bit rebellious.
It’s no wonder that they’ve skyrocketed to popularity over the last two years. But the hoverboard has also gained some notoriety where safety is concerned.
Anyone, and children in particular, can easily get hurt without the necessary safety gear.
Here’s a safety checklist that will come in handy:
Your gut tells you to go for it, but your mind is conjuring up all the things that can go wrong.
Will you be disappointed with the purchase and are you paying the right price?
Will your children be underwhelmed or worse yet, will they be safe?
Is this thing even easy to ride?
These are a number of legitimate concerns that may make you uneasy.
But hear this, fear is never the right emotion to charge a purchase for your child.
And in truth, you may never know what the exact outcome is.
But here’s what we do know:
I hope these facts dissipate any angst or apprehension you may have.
This point is tied to the previous.
Fear can lead you to underestimating your child’s ability to really run - or in this case- glide with the idea of mastering the hoverboard.
You may be tempted to play it safe or to hold back on the features. Well, children are sponges - they pick up skills and lessons with fervor and excitement. Make this a learning experience and you’ll have no regrets.
Earlier in this guide, we got a look into the endless benefits of hoverboards for kids:
This is all the essence of the hoverboard technology - a perfect semblance of fun and education.
Is this really important?
As surface centric as it might sound, design matters.
For an adult, this may not be a big deal. It may not even be a deciding factor but children are different.
They want their toys and gadgets to be in keeping with their personality and their favorites. The hoverboard caters to that demographic perfectly.
Whether you’re looking for solid colors or patterns, you will find a design that is just right for your child.
StreetSaw’s collection is particularly impressive. We make available:
There are also a plethora of patterns, designs, and features that you can incorporate into your ultimate hoverboard.
You’re ready for your children to get away from the TV and computer screens. Yes, you want them to have fun but not at the expense of missing out on the outdoor experience.
The hoverboard is that catalyst for change. You won’t have to do any convincing or fight any tough battles - it’s an easy win.
Now, it’s simply a matter of selecting the smart board that is exactly right for your child.
What do we have in store and what do the kids go crazy for?
Here are our top picks for children:
This is the only hoverboard designed specifically with children in mind.
It’s not a standard model that can “maybe” suit children. It’s custom-crafted and guaranteed to fit the younger demographic.
True to nature, it dawns a tiny bear design on the foot pads that are very popular with kids and the wheels are only 4.5 inches. This makes it not only stylish but notably safe.
Other unique features include:
See all the specs here.
The DailySaw 6.5 inch hoverboard is by far our best seller. It’s great for adults but it’s also perfect for children due to its small wheels.
Other unique features:
See all the spec here.
Safety? Double check.
The FutureSaw is one our latest models and it’s also a popular option for children. Here’s a young rider on this hoverboard showing off his moves.
Other unique features:
See all the specs here.
At StreetSaw, this is known as the Lamborghini of hoverboards.
Its flashy, it’s tough, and it’s definitely got the cool factor. Unlike most of our hoverboards, it doesn’t come with bluetooth so this may appeal to those who do not desire that feature.
Other unique features:
See all the specs here.
Let’s end with a simple question:
What does a smile on your children’s face mean to you?
How about a pep in their step?
The world, I bet.
And you agree.
So what’s left to do? Peruse through the options at the top of the page and make today the day that you gift your child with their dream gadget.
“I didn't want a plain self balancing scooter, I wanted a StreetSaw baby! Really though, I bought this hover board to walk my dog. ”
- Chuck H.
“My little brother absolutely LOVED getting a StreetSaw for Christmas! This is the best hoverboard for sale online, period! ”
- Ashley C
“I decide to buy a hoverboard from Amazon and it broke within 1 week. StreetSaw had the hoverboard parts that I needed. Fixed! ”
- Adam S