Parents' Choice: Top Toys for Kids Who Love Action and Adventure

Does your child love to jump, zoom, and scoot?

Satisfy your child's love of action and adventure — and help cultivate essential problem-solving and athletic skills — with these fun, educational toys.

1. Zycom Cruz Scooter

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What it is: A lightweight, well-constructed three-wheeled scooter that allows young “cruzers” to balance, scoot, and steer easily (and is available in eight color options)

Parents’ Choice Award®: Recommended — “the futuristic design is as appealing as it is practical

Recommended for lovers of: Physical activity, speed, balance

Ages: 3–8

Price: $69.99 (purchase)

2. Kidizoom Action Cam

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What it is: A small camera — for videos (of about two hours) and photos — that can be mounted on a bike, scooter, or skateboard, with the option to create fun effects and email the results

Parents’ Choice Award®: Silver — “get[s] some pretty awesome, and sometimes hilarious, footage of a kid's journey through the neighborhood

Recommended for lovers of: Fast-paced video, action footage, adventure-making, cycling, scooting, and skateboarding

Ages: 4+

Price: $59.99 (purchase)

3. Air Pogo Extreme

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What it is: A pogo stick–like toy that uses a rope-and-string action to bounce up and down in the air, rather than off the ground

Parents’ Choice Award®: Gold — “so much fun

Recommended for lovers of: Pogo sticks, jumping

Ages: 5+

Price: $120.00 (purchase)

4. Sbyke

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What it is: A rear-steering scooter that enables riders to lean (rather than turn) in the direction they want to go

Parents’ Choice Award®: Silver — “high-quality, sturdy, and very durable … a fun alternative to skateboards, bikes, and scooters

Recommended for lovers of: Skateboards, bikes, scooters, riding, maneuvering

Ages: 5+

Price: $149.00 (purchase)

5. Micro Foldable Maxi

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What it is: An adjustable foldable scooter that allows children to steer by shifting their body weight (and comes in a variety of colors)

Parents’ Choice Award®: Recommended — “the steering is responsive to the shifting of the child’s weight

Recommended for lovers of: Scooting, maneuvering

Ages: 5–12

Price: $129.99 (purchase)

6. Chrono Bomb

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What it is: A fast-paced coordination game in which players maneuver through a “laser field,” collecting game cards and carefully defusing a “bomb” before time runs out

Parents’ Choice Award®: Fun Stuff — “testers thoroughly enjoyed creating a wide variety of mazes to accommodate ages and abilities

Number of players: 1+

Recommended for lovers of: Concentration games, coordination exercises

Ages: 7+

Price: $29.99 (purchase)

7. ZL70 – 70’ Zip Line

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What it is: A zip line for a home playground set

Parents’ Choice Award®: Silver — “the ride was a real thrill — and a muscle-builder!

Recommended for lovers of: Speed, adventure, core-strength development

Ages: 8+

Price: $110.00 (purchase)

To discover other great educational toys for kids with a variety of interests, check out all nine gift guides from Noodle and Parents' Choice®.