My 4 year old granddaughter had noticed children on several occasions riding scooters and said, "That looks like fun!" We bought this scooter for her on her birthday. She loves it and has had no trouble learning to ride it. Previously she has had a tricycle and a glider bike, which she did seem awkward using and took a long time getting used to, so this scooter was a big success in comparison. We especially like the wide footbed for younger children and the fact that you are leaning and shifting weight to turn, instead of turning the handlebars. I would definately recommend this scooter for younger children.