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.
Get ready to roll in superior style with the Rollplay 6V BMW I8 electric car for kids! this battery-operated ride-on sports car is the perfect choice for young riders who already know luxury. A foot pedal and easy-to-use gearshift get things moving at up to 2.5 mph in forward and reverse speeds, and both butterfly doors open vertically, just like the real thing.
This looks just like the real thing, only in a smaller model. Children can pretend to be law enforcers providing justice throughout the neighborhood on their own little motorcycle. Kids must balance themselves on this little motorcycle well to ride it, especially at the maximum speeds it is capable of going. Forwards, it can move at two speeds of 2.5 miles per hour or 5.0 miles per hour. That is pretty fast for a toddler’s ride. It can also go in reverse up to 2.5 miles per hour. More practice will be needed for this type of vehicle than the others we feature on this page because it does not have four wheels to support the child. It has just three wheels making it more prone to tipping over possibly. The hazard and signal lights make this so cute, plus the siren sounds ad headlights are neat too. It also has side view mirrors, back storage in the seat compartment, hand accelerator, and authentic-looking chrome detail. If your child loves pretending to be a policeman or policewoman, then this is just the perfect gift for them.
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.
* TURNING RADIUS ... isn't great, probably 6-8 feet. You really need a lot of flat space to use this. And this is heavy & bulky to take to the park or something like that. You could throw it in a pickup truck fairly easily, but it's too bulky to transport easily in a minivan, crossover, or sedan. If you don't have a big flat yard, or a school/park right next door, think twice.
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 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.
* 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.