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.

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.
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.
This jeep is great. Took a few hours to put together by myself but I was a bit distracted by the tv so I think it could've gone more quickly had I applied myself. My son loves it but the best part is that I fall just under the weight restrictions so after all those years as a child of wanting one of these, I can finally FINALLY live my dream and drive it around myself. LOVE IT!

* WHEELS ... Are hard plastic, they slip easily. No worse than any other model, but it basically doesn't work at all in our yard, too many slopes. The ideal surface for this is flat astroturf, but it works well on a flat parking lot. It slips on our wood deck (no traction). It also slips on even slightly damp grass, on uneven grass or tall grass, and uphill.

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.
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.
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.
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.

Ride on cars are a great way to hone fine and motor skill development. Getting in and out of the car requires a skill set from the gross motor department while driving and using the controls is a great way to practice those fine motor skills. Together the movements of getting in and operating this ride on car are great practice for many developmental skills.
Packed with features, the Smart Wheels Battery operated 12V Range Rover ride-on toy car for kids comes with a multi-functioning steering wheel, MP3 socket with an adjustable volume and rubber wheels! As if all those incredible gizmos weren't enough, parents can rest assured that they can always override the manual controls when they switch this kids toy to remote.

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.
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.
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.
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.
* WHEELS ... Are hard plastic, they slip easily. No worse than any other model, but it basically doesn't work at all in our yard, too many slopes. The ideal surface for this is flat astroturf, but it works well on a flat parking lot. It slips on our wood deck (no traction). It also slips on even slightly damp grass, on uneven grass or tall grass, and uphill.
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