Driving Skills – After the excitement of driving anywhere and everywhere has worn off a bit, you can change the play time up a bit and teach the kids some real driving skills. If you take them to a big parking lot, you can set up a course of cones for them to roll along, and teach your kids how to check their toy for damage, when to stop the toy at a stop-sign, how to park the toy, how to go around a circle, and more. This will introduce the more difficult parts of driving that they will have to deal with later on for their real-life driving test one day. They might protest at first, but if you treat it as a challenge with a reward at the end like an ice-cream or a packet of chips you can be sure they’ll be into it almost at once.
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.
This is information is generally provided in the product details section and will depend on the specifications of the motorized ride you choose. In some of the models, the manufacturer or retailer simply states the age range of the kids who can ride the car. If the information is not provided, you can also create inquiries so that you can buy one that will be ideal for your short one.
This one from Razor features an incredible 350-watt electric power to give your kid’s vehicle enough juice to slice through the harshest terrain and reach a commendable speed of 9 miles per hour. It takes several hours to charge its two 12-volt rechargeable battery of sealed lead acid which should give your kid sufficient continuous playtime of about 40 minutes. Its high torque, variable speed, chain-driven motor gives your child a feel of what’s it like to drive one of these iconic mobiles. Perhaps for Dad, it will bring back the memories of the great ‘70s when the dune buggy first roared into life.
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.
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).
If your little one loves Paw Patrol then this is the ride on for them. It features all the cool character graphics from the show. This Lil Quad will take them on all the action packed adventures and keep them looking cool while they do it. The quad is super toddler friendly and features a rugged style that is just what they need. There is even a storage compartment that allows them to stow away their adventure gear. On the handle bars, there is a stop and go button. This button makes it easy to go and stop when they need to. With only forward motion being the only gear it is easy to drive and goes up to 2 miles per hour. Built in to the body of the quad are footrests. This gives them a safe and comfortable ride every time. Let them control action and watch them imagine their next great adventure on this ride on the quad.
Children are excited when they see the ATV in real because they are so fun, however, they are also quite dangerous for kids this young even as passengers. No need to worry because this little vehicle gives them all the fun of a motorized car without the harm. The Li’l Quad is perfectly safe for toddlers because it is made especially for them from the slow speed to the low frame of the vehicle. Kids can get on and off very easily with the help of the comfortable foot rests on both sides. This vehicle only goes forward to increase the safety for the wee ones. It has easy access to the push button to make it go because that is operated right from the handlebars. The construction is extremely sturdy and the camo graphics and design make it seem even more rugged for the rough-and-tumble types. Operation is by a six volt battery that is included. This Power Wheels vehicle is fabulous for boys or girls who love adventure.
* 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.
As a whole package we might well be repeating ourselves, but almost every part of this car inspires awe. We love the fact that it has safe over-sized wheels, that your child can carry their own set of keys to start it up, and that yet again, the optional parental control will put your mind at ease. BMW fans will not be able to resist this electric car for kids model!