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).
Lastly, motorized vehicles for kids, when used with friends, helps greatly improve social development. They learn the value of taking turns and of sharing their vehicles with other children. When friends ride along as passengers, they learn that it is a lot more enjoyable to drive and ride in the company of friends than doing it alone. This helps foster friendships and more mutually beneficial relationships.
It is also important to look at factors such as the design of these miniature vehicles. As you will notice, many electric cars for kids replicate the designs of the grown-up vehicles currently the market which your kids will love. The only thing missing are the nice logos of Audi, VW, BMW, Toyota, Jeep, Chevrolet or Buick. Look at the vehicle and determine if it has been made to excellent craftsmanship. Don’t leave anything to chance. Everything from the chassis to the body styling and the decals will tell you whether the vehicle has been manufactured to top quality standards for kids.
Flashy sports car that is ready to make your kids feel like they are driving the real thing. This ride on electric car has been designed with integrated gears that switch and features LED lighting just like the real cars. It is safe, fun, and even has working sounds; horn and engine. The seatbelt keeps them safe, while they operate the car at two different speeds, high and low. The car can be controlled by the driver using the speed pedal and steering wheel or remotely controlled by a parent. It is best suited for a child ages 3 years old to 7 years old under the weight of 66 pounds. With all the flashy features on this ride on your kids will want to drive around the neighborhood just to show it off.
When buying these items, it is also important to watch at the level and complexity of assembly that is required before your small one can safely run the car. Some cars require only quick assembly while others require extensive assembly which is going to consume a lot of time. There are certain these kids toys that come pre-assembled and you will only need to fix the seats and steering wheel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Want to your kids to experience the thrill of riding an ATV right on your backyard? Here is an awesome, real life looking ATV, and suited to slightly rougher terrain than most electric cars we looked at. 12 volts of power, two speeds forwards through the realistic twist grip speed selector (gas pedal is on the floor), and a reverse mode, this option is good for many hours worth of playtime.
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.
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.
The unusually large wheels give optimum stability just like the real farm tractor. What you only need now is the correct farm clothing and your child may as well have the best imaginative play of his or her life. They can pretend to load farm produce and equipment on their tractor trailer and haul it to the market. Great for physical, social, and emotional development. Also ideal for the enhancement of children’s cognitive skills. A perfect example of a great toddler electric car.
The third recall in 2000 involved the Harley-Davidson motor cycle ride-ons, In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price is recalling about 218,000 battery-powered Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons for repair. The foot pedals, which activate the ride-ons, can stick in the "on" position. Children can be injured when the motorcycle ride-ons fail to stop and strike other objects. The recalled Power Wheels Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride-ons have model numbers 74290, 74293 (with a red body) and 74298 (with a black body). A "Power Wheels by Fisher-Price" logo is located on the left side of the seat on the product, and the model number is located on a label in the battery compartment. Only model numbers 74290, 74293 and 74298 are being recalled. These vehicles are intended for children 3 and older, and the vehicles' speed is 2.5 or 5 mph. Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores, and Harley-Davidson dealerships sold the motorcycle ride-ons nationwide from September 1999 through August 2000 for about $190 for the red vehicle and $700 for the black vehicle.
The unrivalled cool factor to this Fisher Price buggy will be the deciding one when your toddler shows it off to their friends. It has a darker, striking look that has a bad boy feel to it, but it still has all of the great functions that other models come with. There is a speed lock for high-speed use (so that your child can’t travel faster than your preferred speed) that will keep them safe if they are beginners.
Your toddler will love traveling in style in the Lamborgini Aventador with its real life sounds, functioning headlights and turn signals and tires with traction strips for excellent grip. The MP3 Jack lets them listen to their favorite songs while driving just like mom and dad. Chauffeur them using the remote until they are ready to take the wheel themselves.
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.
With its classic ultra-modern Ferrari customized bumper and chassis details this electric kids vehicle has functional front and rear lights with turn signals which makes for a stunning entrance even in low light. Users can enjoy a top quality MP3 auxiliary setup with built in speakers as well as adjustable seat belts and the very nifty push button start.
Rugged, rough and perfect for your driveway or sidewalk the Power Wheels Ford F-150 will give your kid hours of fun. This roomy, great looking electric car is one of the best and is large enough to accommodate two little ones for the ultimate adventure with a friend. Looks and feels like the real thing and can cope with rough terrain or smooth driveway equally well.
The Jeep Wrangler means adventure, and kids can have that same sense of adventure with this smaller, safer model of the famous vehicle. It looks just like the real thing with all of the same features. Kids can ride at two speeds of 2.5 or 5.0 miles per hour, depending on the setting that parents impose on the vehicle. As a safety measure, adults can lock the speed to the lower choice for those that need to practice their driving skills a bit more. When abilities improve or safety is no longer a concern, the speed can be unlocked for full speed freedom. Vehicles such as this one provide children with hands-on learning experience for cause-and-effect principles. They learn by doing and eventually see that the action they perform causes something to happen. This Jeep has a front seat that is large enough for two kids to sit or one kid to haul some toys. A back storage compartment can also be used for storage too. A rechargeable battery and charger are included with the purchase, so the fun never has to stop.
Adjustable bucket seats allows for comfortable riding even as their little legs grow longer and they can take their brother or sister with them on their adventures or to help out in the garden, as it has two side by side seats. Includes a 12V rechargeable battery and battery charger. Weight capacity is 130 pounds and is suitable for kids from 3 years to 8 years of age.
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.
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.
No need to worry if your young driver pushes their new car to the limit as the Power Wheels Dune Racer offers a sturdy steel frame that will support a weight of 130 pounds. The pair of metal sidebars provide stable hand support, while it is smooth rounded edges to protect from cuts and scratches as your child navigates your garden, sidewalk or driveway’s bumps, ruts and even garden hoses.
Before motorcycles and trucks, start the little ones off with a car sure to drive them wild. Our 12V Ride On Sports Car in pink is sure to attract all the other little neighbors to your driveway. Designed with both manual and remote-control steering, this ride-on allows you to take control to ensure safety. While you steer, your little one can enjoy preset music or tunes streamed through an AUX cord. For a more mature style, view the 12V Ride On Mercedes S63 Coupe Car in all black. All the kids will be offering your rider their juice boxes for a turn in this luxury vehicle. This ride-on comes with more realistic features, like a working radio, MP3 player, and LED lights. It even makes real engine sounds!
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.