THE GREAT OUT­DOORS

New-gen­er­a­tion scoot­ers, rac­quet­ball sets and hy­brid pogo sticks – th­ese cool toys for kids are per­fect for fun in the sun.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Kids - BY CH­ERYL LEONG

SKATER BOYS AND GIRLS

Th­ese retro-look­ing, colour­ful plas­tic skate­boards have been around for a while, but only in re­cent years have they be­come main­stream cool. Their small frame makes them quite handy to carry around; they’re smooth and turn sharp cor­ners eas­ily too. You and your kids will love this bold, strik­ing neon up­date for the 22-inch (50cm) model. Avail­able in green, orange and yel­low; from 10 years old. Penny Skate­boards Flu­o­res­cent 22”, $175, from White and Black Trad­ing (www.white­and­black­trad­ing.com)

CRUIS­ING ALONG

This scooter can reach speeds of up to 25kmh but has a hand­brake so your kids can stop when they need to. They have to place both feet on the padded foot­decks and use only their body weight to move around. The faster they sway their hips from side to side, the faster they’ll go – but they have to learn how to bal­ance prop­erly. The scooter folds down eas­ily for stor­age, al­though it’s a tad heavy. Avail­able in green or red; from eight years old. Fliker 3, $189.90, from Toys ‘R’ Us

BO­ING, BO­ING!

The Zoingo Boingo Pogo looks like a pogo stick on a ball. But it has an elas­tic han­dle, so it can stretch as your child grows taller. Use it on the pave­ment or on grass, for a softer land­ing in case of falls. It comes with an in­fla­tion pin but you will need your own air pump. Avail­able in green, orange and yel­low; from eight years old, not ex­ceed­ing 80kg. Zoingo Boingo Pogo, $54.90, from World of Sports

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