***Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
With 2 preschool aged kids, we are always on the go. There's tons of energy to be released on any given day, so weather permitting, we love going to the park so the kiddos can play. (And hopefully wear themselves out in the process so we can all get a good night's sleep!)
Sophie and Xander really enjoy ride-on toys, so when I learned about the brand new Ziggle by Radio Flyer, I was really excited. You see, the Ziggle is not your ordinary tricycle. It may look a bit similar, but it's totally different, in a super fun way.
What makes the Ziggle unique? Well, for one, it is totally kid-powered. There are no pedals to be found. The Ziggle moves when the rider wiggles and zig-zags their bodies. How cool is that?! And this baby can go very quickly and even spin around 360 degrees, which is sure to get plenty of giggles and squeals from little ones.
Check out this great video that shows the Ziggle in action:
Our Review of the Radio Flyer Ziggle :
The awesome folks over at Radio Flyer sent us a Ziggle to check out for ourselves. It arrived with lightning speed, and was very easy to assemble. (According to my husband, who assembles everything that comes into our home.) It was together and ready to ride in about 5 minutes.
The first thing I noticed about the Ziggle were the wheels. They are quite durable and are set in casters that spin 360 degrees. The seat is quite comfy for little bottoms, and can be set to 2 different positions. Yes, the Ziggle grows with your child! We have it on the setting for smaller people, since Sophie and Xander are small at almost 3 and almost 4 years of age. As they grow, we will be able to move the seat back to offer them more leg room.
The Ziggle has a foot-rest area where riders put their feet as well. This is very comfortable for the rider as they sit on the Ziggle, since they grasp the handlebars at the same time. Both of my preschoolers, who are quite petite for their ages, have no problems at all sitting on or operating the Ziggle.
Recently, we took Sophie and Xander to my old elementary school playground to take the Ziggle for a spin in their huge and mostly empty parking lot. We could use it closer to our home, but cars tend to zip down the road and alleyway a bit too quickly, so I felt safer heading over to the school.
Sophie got to ride first, and she had an absolute blast. She was able to make the Ziggle go really quickly in the school's parking lot, and she even yelled out "Look Mommy and Daddy! I'm racing!" It was hard to keep up with her as she sped along the pavement.
I ran to catch up, and gave her a real race. I have to admit, this Mama couldn't keep up with the speed of Sophie on the Ziggle, but I had fun trying! (And she had fun winning our little race, but that's neither here nor there.)
Xander also got a turn on the Ziggle. I was a little worried that he would either not be quite tall enough to maneuver this ride on toy, or he wouldn't be able to figure out how to make it go. Well, my concerns were very short lived. Yes, he's a bit short, but he still raced away giggling on the Ziggle.
Xander wasn't going quite as quickly as his big sister, but that's okay...I'm sure he will get the hang of it in no time flat and will give Sophie a run for her money. He was just so proud of himself for riding it to begin with, and we cheered him on, telling him what a big boy he is now!
Check out this brief video showing Sophie and Xander riding their Ziggle. For some reason, there is no sound. Luckily, sound isn't really very necessary in this case. Check out how quick they go and how much fun they're having!
Overall, we're definitely loving the Ziggle by Radio Flyer. It's a fun, unique alternative to traditional trikes, and we love the fact that it can spin and swirl around at pretty high speeds. It's the closest thing to a thrill ride I can think of for little ones! My kids absolutely adore it, and they have a blast zipping and wiggling around. The only problem? Well, Sophie and Xander fight over it constantly. So I think I will have to make another Ziggle magically appear under our Christmas tree this year.
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