I'm not a fan of large plastic play objects. Partly due to environmental reasons, partly due to aesthetics. That being said, I'm always on the hunt for creative "green" toys. Svan's scooter is the perfect item for our family.
This little gem is designed for indoor-only use. The scooter glides over most surfaces (except carpet) in a (mostly) noiseless manner. Actually most of the sound effects come from my daughter as she squeals and giggles.
I like the Scandinavian design: sleek and simple Bent Birch wood. My girl loves the function. This toy is part race car, part pony--anything her imagination dreams up!
While the company says the toy is for 18 mos. and up, I would recommend waiting until the second birthday to try this out--it takes a bit of coordination. And our mini-mite wouldn't have been able to reach the floor with her feet while seated until she turned two (seat is 9" off the ground). $119.99