Little Tikes® 3-in-1 Trike

Promoted Skills

Product Description

The 3-in-1 Smart Trike has three levels of assistance for the developing child.  A height-adjustable adult-assist handle, three point harness seatbelt, safety bar and fold-out foot rests help the beginner enjoy a ride pushed by a caregiver.  When the child is ready for independent riding, the adult handle and safety bar can be removed and the foot rests folded out of the way. A canopy protects a child from the sun’s rays.  

Physical 4

Skills

  • Balance, weight shifting and coordination are enhanced as children ride the trike.  Children who have cognitive delays often have delays in motor development.
  • Bilateral coordination is used as children alternate sides to pedal.
  • Children flex and extend the muscles in their legs as they ride.

Play Ideas

  • Create an obstacle course for the child to ride through.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Place non-skid shelf liner on the seat of the trike.  This can help a child maintain an optimal seating position.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • As children ride the trike and steer they are reinforcing visual perception skills.
  • Action concepts of on/off, go/stop and push can be learned and reinforced during rides.
  • Children learn cause and effect as they use their hands and feet to propel forward.

Play Ideas

  • While on rides in the neighborhood, stop to look at unique lawn decorations, smell fragrant flowers, and feel the hard sections of a pinecone.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Ride on a sidewalk with grass on either side.  The grass can serve as guides for where to ride.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Children can learn location/directionality while on trike rides. 
  • Children can learn about traffic safety and awareness of surroundings. 
  • Children can ride the trike independently or a caregiver can push them with the handle if they need additional assistance. 

Play Ideas

  • Create an obstacle course for the child to ride the trike through. 
  • Have the child place a stuffed animal on the trike and give it a ride by pushing the handle. 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$99.99
Age Range:
0+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Three Levels
Storability:
Bulky
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Little Tikes® 3-in-1 Trike

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 4
Sensory 3
Communicative 3
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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