My 8-year old has been selling Girl Scout cookies out of our plastic Radio Flyer wagon this month. I get a little hit of that delicious pride-of-parenting feeling each time she says, “Have a nice day!” to a customer. But there’s another emotion, too. I feel deep consumer satisfaction from having owned this wagon for ten years and getting so much use out of it. Everyone needs a wagon, and it’s a perfect first birthday gift.
A one-year old can climb in and out of it as an activity that might occupy the better part of an afternoon. In and out. In an out.
A willful two-year old can attempt to pull a favorite doll around. Yes, a doll stroller is more agile, but a wagon is for those who dream big. Like your toddler.
A three-nager who is SO OVER the stroller is more likely to concede to getting in the wagon. I’ve seen many preschoolers riding around the county fair in one with a sun-protection canopy (even napping on-the-go!). [Read more…]