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.
* SHIPPING ... Comes in HUGE heavy box. The box was undamaged, but the left motor broke off in transit, and cracked the frame. I decided to repair it myself instead of waiting for replacement parts (or trying to cram it back in the box), & noticed a design flaw - the rear electric motors (rear wheel drive, each wheel has its own motor) are not attached well at all, I believe there's a good chance they will eventually break off. My suggestion, while assembling it, drill a few extra screws into the frame for extra support.
Fully licensed by the huge guys at Mercedes, the Moderno Kids SLS AMG final edition is a supremely innovative take on the well-known kids battery operated ride-ons. This beauty sports a fully functional MP3 player and MP4 color LCD entertainment center and unlike the majority of its competitors, touts an original Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG color matching spray painted body.
Give your toddler the ultimate muscle car in the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Ford Mustang Car. It has all the lifelike features of the Boss Mustang with the shiny “chrome” wheels, bucket seats, running horse grille and dashboard styling that rivals the real thing. It also offers radio tunes and life like motor sounds as well as room enough for two to drive along.
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.
The fully functional entertainment system is one of the most comprehensive we’ve ever seen, including an MP3 and MP4 player linked to a color LCD screen. This can keep your child entertained whenever they’re bored, and they don’t even have to go for a drive. They can sit in their car and jam out to music or watch a movie – it really will become their favorite place to be.
The branding is Frozen, and the kids will go crazy for it. The storage area at the back is a good touch to ensure the Jeep is good enough to transport picnic supplies or other toys when your child takes her friends out for a ride around the house or the neighborhood. For protection there is a front bumper and rear roll cages that will lessen any impact from collisions with walls or other obstacles.
There are not many young boys that can resist the power and majesty of the tractors, trucks or fire engines. It would seem so, especially, based on the wild popularity of the Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractors. These miniature tractors have been built with incredible detail to mimic the appearance and feel of your typical tractor toys.A toddlers will take great delight in driving around while listening to the FM stations just like the adults.
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.
Power Wheels Desert Drifters are the Power Wheels you coveted as a child, but all done up Mad Max-style - complete with spikes, spears, and other automatic weapons (of the foam dart variety). Your kids can pretend to be rogue gangs, by-the-book or disillusioned MFP officers, or just regular folks trying desperately to survive in a dystopian version of the future Land Down Under. These Power Wheels Desert Drifters have a top forward speed of 7.5 mph and can take quite a lot of hits (and driving) before needing a battery recharge. That's right, with Power Wheels Desert Drifters, your kids won't be fighting over gasoline - they'll be fighting over the extension cord. Just make sure they understand who runs Bartertown. YOU run Bartertown!
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.
Creativity– one last aspect that must not be underestimated is the imaginative power of play time. Your kids will be making up their own stories about going on adventures to foreign lands, and helping your kids along with some props or atmosphere will be a great idea toencourage them. You can start them off on a treasure hunt that you have designed for their birthday or Christmas, and let them collect clues and trivia along the way. Joining in on this play is another idea to let your toddler act out social roles and get them ready for driving and taking on the real world.
It also features 4 large fully-knobbed pneumatic tires as well as rear suspension that intelligently follows any terrain. The classic bucket seat of old is also a mainstay in this particular ride-on toy complete with safety shoulder and lap harness to keep your child in his or her seat. Acceleration is controlled by a thumb-triggered device opposite a hand-operated disc brake located to the rear of the Dune Buggy; pretty much what you would expect from a classic bicycle setup. Storage is a breeze as the Buggy can be flipped on its rear end to allow for instant vertical or standing storage. Its tubular steel frame construction simply means the Dune Buggy can take anything thrown at its way. It can support children and some adults whose weight don’t exceed 120 pounds.
It’s a go-kart, which in this day and age a truly retro-way to get around. It has a seat belt, which some of the larger models do not have because they have large side doors and a windshield. The open top will make the experience of driving more enjoyable, and will bring your child closer to the road in their travels. A 45 minute battery life makes this model great for an outing to a nice wide parking lot.
With the John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer, you child can begin reliving the glory days of farming and tilling the soil. This farming electric car for kids to drive provides a very realistic experience of driving the miniature monster farm equipment with its ultra-large farm tractor wheels. Powered by a 12-volt rechargeable battery, the tractor’s large wheels can roll over any terrain with ease whether it be on a real farm where it’s all dirt, mud, and grass or even right at the park, your very own backyard, or the beach. You kid can also take it for a spin around the neighbourhood complete with a wooden stake-sided trailer.
This is another excellent set of power wheels from Fisher-Price. Working doors, spacious storage in the rear, 2 speeds – topping out at 5 mph, 12-volt battery life, and the option of restricting the speed to 2.5 mph, all advance for a really cool jeep. And if the shrieks of joy are not loud enough to hear, there is also a microphone, and it also plays a range of tunes over its radio, perfect for a youngster who loves to sing.
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.