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.
As a role-play and social play item, the Ground Force Tractor toy will give your children so much more than a quick spin around the block. They can actually help you out in the garden, pretend that they are farming or working on their own. Four wheel drive is also a rarity with ride-on cars, so this is a key function that we think sets the Ground Force Tractor apart from all the rest. It isn’t designed to ensure your tot looks cool, which is great for those parents who want to get away from the commercial side of these toys.
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).
The reduction drive and variable speed chain driven motor provide maximum torque and hours of fun. Great rear suspension and 8 inch knobby pneumatic tires allow for a smooth comfortable ride for your child. It is not only lightweight but also strong and durable with a tubular steel frame. Storage is also not an issue as it will store vertically against a wall.
The bikes deliver maximum power transfer thanks to their pneumatic knobby tires along with the quiet and variable speeds.The front wheels are 16 while the rear wheels are 14. This motor cross bike is also fairly easy to assemble and comes with the tools included. With a single charge, riders will be able to cruise at speeds of up 10 miles. This is the perfect bike for your teenager. Alternatively, if they are looking for something a bit more advanced, take a look at our latest reviews of the top self balancing hoverboards here.
Adds all the things that makes a girl, a girl, while giving the tough ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. What girl doesn’t want to feel like a Princess and ride in style? Well this gives your Little Princess that, and then some! This caters to when she just wants to be a girl, or keepin’ up with the boys! It has both a supportive design and roomy storage compartment with the Disney Princess theme.
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.
We had to consider the developmental appropriateness of the electric vehicle especially when taken in the light of the recommended age. We also had to look at safety and stability issues especially the battery charging mechanisms. We then looked at what other consumers are saying about the products so we are sure these are the very same toys you would give to someone you love. Then, we had to look at the company’s credibility and whether it is observing good manufacturing practices or not.
* SPEED / GEARS ... There are actually 4 gears, controlled by a shifter in the middle: Low (2.5 mph), High (5 mph), Reverse and allegedly there's a Park (which i can't find, no matter how much I fiddle with the gear shifter). So realistically there's only 3 gears, though it ~really~ needs a brake or a park (while kids are loading/unloading, etc). It comes with a screw in the shifter to lock out high gear - remove the screw when your kids are ready for more speed.
Battery lasts at least 4 hours (when new). The battery life will shorten over time, best case scenario it will last you a couple years. The instructions say it takes 18 hours to charge, but there is no light indicator, so the only way to know if's full is to check with a battery tester or multimeter. Do not overcharge the battery (i.e., don't leave it plugged in for days at a time) - this AC adapter/charger is not a trickle charger and could fry your battery to overcharge.