One of the most expensive, albeit very interesting, gifts you can ever give to a child during his or her birthday or even on special occasions like Christmas is an electric car for kids to drive. Electric ride-ons are marvels of kiddie engineering as they not only resemble real-life vehicles; they also play a very important role in the optimum development of a child’s psychomotor and cognitive skills while also enhancing their self-esteem paving the way for greater emotional stability. When shared with fellow children, these top electric cars can help ensure optimum social development.
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.
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.
Helping dad out in the garden will be fun packed with the Peg Perego John Deere Gator. The large dump bed with a tailgate that can open and close will let them load and carry away the dirt as dad works in the garden. A pulley mechanism ensures they can dump the load in the dump bed easily. Knobby tread wheels let the John Deere Gator travel effortlessly on grass, gravel, dirt or on the driveway.
Farm equipment like tractors and tillers are very important pieces of machinery. And while our society is best known as commercial and industrial in nature, we cannot discount the fact that agriculture still provides the backbone of a society’s development. To help in still this importance to kids, it is sometimes necessary to help them experience operating farm equipment.
Toddlers that seem to take an interest in riding toys, especially trains, will be thrilled with this wonderfully cute Thomas Train Set that can be used on or off the included track. The track is 18 feet long that runs in a continuous circle for endless hours of riding fun. It is easy to put together and take apart for moving and storing. The train can go up to one mile per hour on the track and up to two miles per hour off of the track. Once toddlers learn the skills of steering their train, then they can ride off of the track and go almost anywhere they want. Kids as young as one year old can learn how to ride Thomas safely as they build their motor skills and balance talents on the track. The ride uses a six volt battery that is included, but for the sounds a AA battery is needed. Sounds and verbal phrases come from the little yellow whistle when it is pressed. Operation of the vehicle is by a push button which kids learn how to use quickly. They can stop and go easily by manipulating this device. For hours of indoor driving play, Thomas the Train will entertain your toddler happily.
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.
My kid loves this thing! I would have given it 5 starts, but there were two nit-picky things. First, recommend you don't wait until the last step to put the stickers on it. Put the stickers on as you go. I think that would be so much easier. Second, in 'low' or 'slow' gear, its pretty much worthless on the grass. Once you take the screw out for 'high' or 'fast' gear it does pretty good on the grass.
The John Deere has maximum speed of 4.5 miles per hour and is a firm favorite in our list. For younger farmers-to be, this electric car can be set to a maximum speed of 2.25 MPH so you don’t have to worry about your younger children getting themselves into trouble. It also features an FM radio to make farming more pleasant and enjoyable. The seat is fully adjustable while the armrests can be easily flipped up for easy access. You can look at the John Deere Ground Force Tractor as the farm equipment equivalent of a 4WD off-roader. The steering wheel is designed to mimic the real thing.
Included are two forward speeds, reverse, SD card connectivity, functioning lights, built-in tunes and wait for it fully functioning radio. This concept product is the glimpse of the future, and your loved ones will be inspired by the innovative look and great functionality that they see when they drive it. Giving your children something this futuristic might well set them on the path to working with future tech one-day!
Not just the look and the feel, we want the same quality and design of durability expected of a trusted auto manufacturer. This includes the sturdy steel-frame structure of the Dune Buggy; the all-terrain tires of the John Deere model tractor; the familiar engine roar and MP3 tunes to accompany the sporty ride that’s always turning heads in that direction!
The vehicle comes with a 12-volt battery that has to be charged before the medium is driveninto the rugged outdoors. However, unlike the power wheels that can be charged in 45 minutes, charging the Ford F-150 power wheels can take as much as a full day so it is important to make advance early preparations when you are planning to have your kid drive the vehicle for a reasonable amount of time.
The FM radio with MP3 player input works to allow your kid to enjoy their tunes as they cruise along at 5mph. The Kid Trax Dodge Viper offers rubber traction strip tires which will grip any surface. Driving the Dodge Viper SRT 12V Ride-on with the Kid Trax direct connect 6 volt charging system it is easy to operate. The battery and charger are included.
Make sure that you do not let older kids or adults ‘try out’ the electric car or dune buggies, because it is likely that they will damage or even break the dune buggies chassis. This is will cause some stress to your kids so we recommend taking a look at a fidget spinner to calm them down if they get into this situation. Set clear boundaries with family and friends that this is best for younger, lighter people, and that you’ve spent quite a bit of time and money putting it together with your child. You really don’t want to have to explain to your kids why the wheels of their favorite popped out from underneath Uncle Joey’s seat!
After comparing a half dozen of these motorized ride-on toys, we discovered they are VERY similar, the main differences being the style (truck, car, tractor, etc). For example, I have complaints about the quality of this Fisher Price Jeep, but in fact it's higher quality than some of the other units we compared (even more expensive ones). So a lot of these comments apply equally to all Fisher Price motorized toys (and even some other brands as well):