When we received our driver’s license, it was the most joyous moment in our lives. It signalled our abilities and our sense of independence. The same is true with children as they drive their electric ATVs, supercars, jeeps, and trucks around the neighborhood or in the park. This helps build their sense of independence which can help boost their self-confidence. This then translates into better self-esteem. The kid’s sense of self-worth is thus, enhanced giving rise to the formation of a healthier self-concept.
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.
Your child may be a bit too young to take the family car out for a spin, but you can encourage their love of being on-the-go with the ride on toys you can find at BuyBuyBaby.com. We carry a range of exciting rideable toys that will give your child hours of fun, including battery cars for kids, kids 4 wheelers, and so much more. Younger children can get their start on a soft back and forth rocker or tricycle, while bigger kids will enjoy picking from a vast array of powered ride on toys, including vintage cars, fancy cars, and rough and tumble jeeps that will provide a riding experience that suits any tastes. Your child will have a grand time cruising in these exciting battery powered vehicles, helping to create memories that will last a lifetime.
* WEIGHT ... It's heavy, about 55 pounds. You have to lift it, it's very difficult for an adult to "drive" it. We have stairs to our front porch, which makes this really difficult to move & store. And it's longer & taller than necessary (the front bumper & the roll bars add several inches to the dimensions), and there's no handles, no good place to lift it. If you try lifting it by the roll bars, they will break.
Oh so pink and pretty is this little roadster perfect for that special little girl in your family! Able to move at two speeds of low and high, the car can go up to two miles an hour. It can be driven on almost any surface area indoors or outdoors and is ASTM certified. This beauty comes with a 12 volt battery that is of course rechargeable for a long life, remote control, auxiliary cord, LED lights gear switch, and easy to follow instructions for usage and assembly. The great thing about this car is that even if your child is not yet ready to handle a car on his or her own, it can be maneuvered by an adult via remote control until they are ready to take control in the driving seat themselves. Therefore, your child will be able to grow into the driving skills needed to operate a battery-powered vehicle. It makes the perfect gift or present for the little driving enthusiast.
Now heres a Jeep Wrangler for two, and sturdy enough to have two 5 year-olds exploring the garden in no time. The 12-volt battery supply does increase the drive able time considerably over 6 volt cars, and this jeep can get to 5 mph, and features a reverse mode. The styling for this miniature Jeep is quite realistic and it looks exactly like the real thing, of course minus the Disney Frozen colors along with the graphics.
Safety first – as a parent you can take over the steering and acceleration of the car if your child loses control. This is a fail-safe that all moms and dads will come to love! The MP3 socket is a great feature to let your child drive around the neighborhood sidewalks while singing along to their favorite tunes. The large wheels on the Range Rover ride-on are also great in case of driving over obstacles or stones, because it will easily be able to overcome a bit of a rough terrain.
In 1998, Fisher-Price undertook a monumental recall of up to 10 million Power Wheels 12 volt and Super 6 volt vehicles manufactured since 1986. The recall and repair program was conducted to replace battery fuses and strengthen battery connectors in order to prevent the units from overheating. The main difference of a post recall Power Wheel is that the original "H" (or on very early Power Wheels, "S") connectors are removed and replaced with the larger, black "A" connectors. If a Power Wheels ride-on was built in or before 1998 and has the Black "A" connectors, then the recall work has probably been performed.
Another factor we took into account is the authenticity of the product. We want to remain culturally relevant, whether it is using a keyed-ignition for the design or a push-button starter, a manual or automatic stick shift. Whatever a child witnesses in their everyday life with Mom and Dad, or other adults on TV, we wanted it to reflect in our products — the look and the feel! Who wouldn’t want the authentic chrome-look of wheels on a Ford F-150 truck?
Help develop your child's imagination with the Yellow Kidtrax CAT Bulldozer Ride-On. The direct connect charging system makes it easy to get back to work. The 6V battery-powered ride-on tractor has a realistic design with a sturdy working dump bucket and rubber traction strip tires, which makes for an exciting experience as children roll across the landscape to pick up a load.
Don't leave your youngest behind, let your toddlers have time on the road with one of many riding toys from Academy Sports + Outdoors designed for tiny tots. Smaller and slower in design, our riding toys for toddlers allow your littlest ones to drive along in vehicles featuring their favorite characters, such as Lightning McQueen from Cars, Anna and Elsa from Frozen and Disney Princesses. Made from durable plastic, our toddler ride-on toys can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use and are made to keep your mini roadster safe. With reliable wheels, these riding toys offer great traction on multiple surfaces, allowing them to drive through dirt, on pavement and even grass, providing a fun toy that can be used almost anywhere. Keep the outdoor fun going with bouncy trampolines or roll down the street with a pair of in-line skates and roller skates.
Electric cars are great examples of ride-on toys that are otherwise similar with pedal-powered vehicles, except for the fact that these run on battery power. Nevertheless, these playthings are excellent for helping kids develop their psychomotor skills particularly in terms of their visual motor coordination, balance, and proprioception. Flicking on switches also help enhance dexterity and master their control of fine motor movements.
The KFX features a very sleek and shiny design and styling to mimic the real off-roading ATV. The handle features a throttle mechanism that can propel the KFX to a maximum of 6 MPH. For younger daredevils, Mom and Dad can limit the speed to just 3 MPH so junior will not necessarily injure himself or herself. It’s got a low profile so kids can easily get onto the comfortable seat. There are foot rests allowing this electric car for kids to drive easily and effortlessly.
Packed with features, the Smart Wheels Battery operated 12V Range Rover ride-on toy car for kids comes with a multi-functioning steering wheel, MP3 socket with an adjustable volume and rubber wheels! As if all those incredible gizmos weren't enough, parents can rest assured that they can always override the manual controls when they switch this kids toy to remote.
One of the items on our list has some serious power that we only recommend for older kids, and this is the Razor MX650 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike, which can travel up to 65 miles per hour. This motocross bike is definitely best for teenagers, those who have some balance and need for speed. The dual suspension is a nice comfort aspect to this product because it will get the motocross bike much more comfortable to ride on rougher ground. Tools are included for you to work on this electric motorcycle with your tot to assemble everything correctly.
This motocross bike is something for the older kids, those who have some balance and need for speed. The dual suspension is a nice comfort aspect because it will make the MX650 much more comfortable to roll on rougher ground. Tools are included for you to work on this electric motorcycle with your child to assemble everything correctly. This can be a rare bonding opportunity!
The vehicle has a real FM stereo system rather than a pretend FM radio that you would normally find in other power wheels. It is powered by a 12-volt battery and has two forward speeds of 2.5 miles per hour and 5.0 miles per hour. There are protection features such as a Power Lock Brake System as well as a high speed lock out that is essential for the beginners.
Let your parents or other know you are coming by using the real horn. The three speeds are changeable by using the remote as well. The spring suspension system allows for a smooth ride even when the car is controlled by the parent via remote control. Parents can control the direction and speed for the car. An added safety feature is the automatic breaks which kick in when the child removes their foot from the accelerator pedal.
Let them explore their more adventurous side in this safe durable easy to drive ride-on. It has an automatic brake which will kick in as soon as their foot is off the accelerator, two speed shifter and a reverse gear which will hit a top speed of 5mph even on grass. The speed lock-out allows parents to decide when they are ready to gear up to max speed.
So while my kids & I have a blast with it, I still have mixed feelings because we so rarely use it. And they don't really ask for it either. It's a pain to pull out, a pain to store it, and a pain to keep charged up. I have an oversized lot (huge yard, fairly flat), yet it's not even enough, and it's frustrating for everyone as the Jeep gets stuck on a stick or a clump of grass. We have a blast taking it to the neighborhood playground, but loading it up is a chore (I have to take the rear seat out of the minivan in order to transport it). I have a feeling for many people, this is like the exercise machines that get used once or twice then get forgotten.