One of the joys of being a parent is watching little ones grow and develop, and gain a sense of independence and freedom as they mature. As little ones are learning to balance, stand up, and eventually walk, ride-on toys can provide endless hours of play for kids. Ride-ons can provide children with a great platform to develop gross and fine motor skills, refine balance, and help with coordination. They take many different forms:. The Good Housekeeping Institute Little Lab has evaluated thousands of toys over the years, looking at safety, construction, and ultimately the deciding fun factor, to find the ones that both kids and parents will love. We promise these ride-on picks will provide hours of entertainment and development for toddlers and beyond:.