Farmer, Cowgirl, Princess or Ferrari Driver?
Today there is an amazing range of ride on toys for kids. Rocking horses; pedal cars; ride on trains; tricycles; fire engines and battery-powered vehicles are all included in this grouping.
Kids love ride on toys. The sensation of movement they get together with the opportunity for pretend play makes sure these toys are always popular choice for toddlers.
It’s all a matter of balance …
Ride on toys for kids require balance and are not usually suitable for children until they have developed sufficient balance to walk steadily. Driving their tractor or even riding their giraffe can really help a youngster develop their balance.
Pedalling or pushing themselves along with their feet is a wonderful form of active play for toddlers. Climbing on and getting off the toy is also great exercise.
Ride on toys for kids introduce a youngster to steering wheels and handle bars as they drive their vehicle around. Steering and navigating improve hand and eye coordination.
“Turn left now or you’ll crash – Oh NO !!”
It’s easy to set up a driving course for your son or daughter with boxes, chairs and cushions.
There are even toy traffic signals and signs you can get that help make play with ride on toys for kids more realistic. You’ll share lots and lots of useful vocabulary too!
My grandson delivers the mail to each of his plush toys
– on his tractor!
Pretend play begins from the age of two and so realistic ride on toys for kids have an increasing appeal. Children want to imitate the adults they admire – fire engines, trains and tractors are all really popular.
“Beep, beep get out of the way!!”
Special sound effects – like beeping horns or engine noises – bright colors and covered storage compartments all add to the appeal of a ride on.
Ride on toys for kids offer a unique opportunity to interact with your toddler. Of course, you should always supervise a child playing with these toys.
These toys often require simple assembly when they arrive. Check you have received all the required parts and follow the assembly instructions carefully.
- Follow all the manufacturers safety instructions for your ride on toy.
- Avoid steep driveways, slopes, swimming pools and ponds.
- Take special care on sidewalks and other public areas. Being lower down, toddlers on ride ons are even harder for drivers to see!
- Neck scarves can get caught in pedals.
- Shoes should be worn for protection
You’ll find a lot more information on Ride on Toys for Kids in the following reviews…
Toy John Deere tractors – Wonderfully realistic ride on toys for kids that they’ll love.
Spring Rocking Horse toys – An annual favorite – that stands still!
Backhoe Ride On toys – Excavators to excite everyone.
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