Can you imagine having LED wheels that light up as you drive? You might even be a bit envious of your kid, because this feature stands out to us as the pinnacle of cool. It’s also extremely fast because it has two motors, so older children will be able to satisfy their inner speed demon. It does have parental remote control too, so that speed will never put your child at too much risk.
I wish I had one when I was a kid! So far, the battery usually lasts at least a 1/2 hour or about two miles. There's two speeds for forward and one for reverse. The slow speed goes a little slower than normal walking speed and the fast speed goes about as fast as a slow jogging speed. I like that there's a screw to lock out the faster speed for younger kids (late 2 early 3?). I think this Jeep is good for kids between late 2 - 5 our 6ish? My son just turned 4 and I think he's perfect size for it (of course I do). See the attached video. We've already been riding it for about a half hour at that point. It was on the fast speed and going about normal walking speed. The battery does slowly drain so it does give you a heads-up that its starting to run low on battery. I don't know exactly how long it takes to fully charge it but it's at least a few hours. You do need to assemble the Jeep but if you're good with directions, it's pretty straight forward. It took at least an hour to set up.
Start your kid's driving lessons early with his or her very own ride-on toys from Academy Sports + Outdoors. Let your child speed around in a variety of riding toys, like mini Jeeps, dirt bikes, ATVs, police cars and other vehicles made to resemble the real deal. Each kids' vehicle is powered by a rechargeable battery that allows your children to reach speeds of 10 mph or greater for high-octane fun. Pogo sticks, an outdoor classic, are also available, letting your kids bounce high in the air.
The large and wide tires have deep treads for maximum traction. Whether you kid will drive it over grassy and muddy terrain, there’s just no stopping the KFX. And with a wide wheelbase providing optimum stability, there clearly is no terrain that the KFX cannot go. Its steel frame construction guarantees superior durability as well as safety. You won’t fear it might break and put your kid at risk for injury.
Fun, fast and a great way to instil not only independence but confidence into your 8 year or older kids, the Razor Dune Buggy is safe, lightweight and comfortable to operate with hand brake, hand controlled acceleration and variable thumb trigger throttle. Great suspension and pneumatic tires give you a smooth comfortable ride. The ultimate electric ATV for your older child and certainly one of the best Power Wheels products on the market.
This BMW is amazing to say the least. This licensed electric toy car for kids has it all! Imagine watching your smaller one not only carry his own set of car keys, but actually using them to start up his very own, too-real-for-words, licensed BMW X6 . Yup, you guessed it! This electric car ride-on sports a genuine functioning key-activated start up.
It is also important to look at factors such as the design of these miniature vehicles. As you will notice, many electric cars for kids replicate the designs of the grown-up vehicles currently the market which your kids will love. The only thing missing are the nice logos of Audi, VW, BMW, Toyota, Jeep, Chevrolet or Buick. Look at the vehicle and determine if it has been made to excellent craftsmanship. Don’t leave anything to chance. Everything from the chassis to the body styling and the decals will tell you whether the vehicle has been manufactured to top quality standards for kids.
Two driving speeds are on offer, low speed for 2.5mph cruising or high speed for 5mph racing. It also offers a 2.5mph reverse gear if you need to back up. The electronic power lock braking system kicks into action as soon as their foot lifts from the pedal and the Dune racer will automatically stop. You can also lock your child out of the high speed option when they are just starting out, giving you peace of mind.
Safety is always a concern for parents, with the Arctic Cat they can rest assured. High-speed lock-out allows them to decide when their child is ready to go from 2.5mph to 5mph and it also includes safety belts and bucket seats to ensure they stay in the car at all times. Power-lock brakes will stop the car as soon as they remove their foot from the accelerator pedal. It also offers a reverse gear for them to get themselves out of a spot of bother.
New POWerwheel lacing technology tilts the balance in your favor, by using 24 spokes for high-torque pulling power, and reducing the drag of the retarding spokes by only using 12 of them. Since you have half again as many pulling spokes, you gain a 50% power increase right there...but that's not all! By reducing the number of wasteful retarding spokes by 1/3, you get another 33.333333314% more effective power, for a total power increase of 83.333333314%!
Road Rules – even though your kids won’t be driving their toys with full-size cars on the road, they can still be taught how to drive toys properly and obey the law when they’re driving their toys. You can ensure they keep to one side of the road when they drive along. You can also take them to an open space and tell them that when they’re in the appropriate setting they can let loose and roll wherever they want to. If the kids crash into things or other people by mistake – or even on purpose, because we know those types of children are out there – you should explain to them how they have hurt someone or broken property that doesn’t belong to them. That being said, we obviously don’t mean that you should be authoritarian about it, but you can ensure they are aware of their actions even while making an amusing comment.
More importantly, however, is these playthings’ ability to encourage role-playing and pretend play among children. This can have a significant impact in their cognitive development especially in terms of problem solving, spatial reasoning, and understanding of cause and effect relationships. These can lay the foundation for more complex thinking and reasoning skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, counterfactual reasoning, and divergent thinking. For example, when given a particular terrain to navigate through, their brains are processing a lot of information to help them decide which path to take or whether to run over the obstacle or not. They are also processing the possible consequences of every action that they decide to take. Thus, these kids ride-on cars help children develop their ability to predict based on their understanding of cause and effect relationships.
The car is cute and has fun music and we enjoyed the settings to make the car remote or manually controlled. Really had no problems until recently when our car just randomly stopped holding a charge and would no longer drive. It’s been less than a year with minimal use and always stored indoors. Tried contacting the selling for help troubleshooting or to get a replacement part and they said they don’t do either of those things and since it’s been over 60 days we are out of luck unless we want to buy a brand new car. Would have hoped they would try to be more help. Disappointing for a toy this expensive to work less than a year.
There is also the issue of warranty. This is also an important consideration. Every miniature car that you purchase must come with a warranty. After all, they are going to cost you upwards of $200 and in some cases, up to $1,000. You also need to look at the reliability of these kids toys before purchasing. How long will the kids vehicle last, especially when it will be driven on the lawn and other mild off-road conditions around the home.
Respect – you wouldn’t think that this is a huge issue with a toy, but you will find that you can teach your young one how to respect their own property and the property of others. What you will want to do is to teach them how to maintain and clean their car after they’ve gone for a trip. Imagine that they’ve driven right through a muddy puddle, and they expect you to hose down the tires and wipe off the flanks of the car for your kids– stop right there. Here is where you get the cleaning materials ready and show them how to treat their toy with respect, to clean it right after they’ve had their playtime. You can give them a cloth and a miniature bucket of water, and get them to wipe off all of the dirty edges. This might even mold them better drivers. Because they will want to avoid driving in messy puddles (unlikely, but you never know).
Now that we’ve summed up the qualities of the best and we’d like to take a moment to let you know how educational these toys can be. Children need to have a wide range of social and life experiences in their younger ages so that they are well adapted and can take on the world without fear. Purchasing one of these toys for your kids will give you the option to teach them so many different things:
The Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler from Fisher-Price promotes a basic understanding of cause & effect as kids learn how to power the vehicle and make it go forward, back, steer, stop and start it up again. This easy-to-drive 4-wheeler helps build gross motor skills as kids cruise around the yard, on the sidewalk, or down the driveway – and stop safely when they take their foot off the pedal. Beginners start at a fun but safe 2.5 mph in forward and reverse – and when they’re ready, adults can move them up to 5 mph in the forward direction by removing the high speed lock-out.