Push ride on toys are a very important toy to introduce to your babies and toddlers. Raising a child is one of the most joyous things in the world. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching the curiosity and wonderment that occurs as they grow and take in the world around them.
I love that age when they start to pull themselves up and take a few steps. It’s so priceless when they look up at you with that big grin on their face that says “look at me, I did it!” It’s important for us, as parents, to be sure to provide our children with toys that stimulate both their physical and psychological development. This is a very appropriate age to buy ride on toys for your babies and your toddlers.
By nine months of age your baby is beginning to become more socially interactive. They stop playing by themselves and start to be more aware of what’s going on around them. Push ride on toys are targeted to enhance this stage of your child’s development and are very instrumental in stimulating the following developmental skills:
- Push ride on toys will help develop your child’s large muscle groups. Development of these muscles is important to their gross motor skills. You’ll see a marked improvement in their leg strength that will help speed up the walking process. So look out because they’ll be walking whether you’re ready for them or not.
- You’ll also see your child using a lot of hand to eye movements. Ride on toys have buttons to push and knobs and steering wheels to turn. This helps to develop their fine motor skills.
- You can be sure that a push ride on toy will stimulate your child’s imagination and independence. Even though they can’t express this verbally, you can be sure that they are observing everything around them as they either push or just sit on their new toy.
- And lastly, these types of toys are great for improving balance and stability. They’ll help increase core strength (yes, this is even important in young children) and overall arm and leg strength.
Let’s not forget that push ride on toys are just plain fun for children. And having fun is very important. These toys are so much fun and so interactive that they’ll provide lots of laughs and good times. I loved those times with my kids and I enjoy it even more now with my granddaughter. There’s nothing better than hugging, loving, and laughing with your kids and a great developmental toy.
If your child is not a year old yet then you may want to consider browsing through the ride on toys for babies area. There are some great toys over there for children in the 6 to 12 month age range. These great toys will stay with them for years to come. If your kids are 1 year or older than you might have fun looking at these unique push ride on toys.
The Prince Heart Wheely Bug Ride on Scooter is an absolutely adorable little ladybug that will entertain both boys and girls. My first impression of this little bug was that it looked uncomfortable but it really isn’t. It’s very soft to feel and it’s padded with a 1” layer of sponge so your kids will ride in comfort.
This push ride on toy works best on smooth floor surfaces. Multidirectional casters will let your kids go forward, backward, sideways, and around in circles if they choose. The antennae are on springs and they wobble back and forth during the ride – a great giggle feature! Your kids will have a blast with this toy while they’re working on increasing their gross motor skills. Available in the ladybug, a bumblebee, or a cow! Some cool looking rides here!
WonderWorld is known for producing environmentally friendly products. The Light and Sound Fire Engine is made from rubberwood and biodegradable fabrics. Winner of the Good Toy Award, this engine can be used as a walker or as a ride on.
This little red engine is bright and colorful with its own little fireman ready to ride along with your child. It makes very realistic engine sounds and has some neat lights to enjoy. Your children will have a blast racing off to the next fire on their very sturdy and durable fire engine. You can make this one even more fun by getting a pair of rubber boots and a fire hat to match. Your little fireman will love you for it.
Radio Flyer has been making quality push ride on toys for over 25 years. The Classic Tiny Trike won’t disappoint and is very sturdy, well built, and lots of fun. This cute trike is very durable and is made with a solid wooden body. The seat is padded and comfortable.
This trike sits low to the ground and has a low center of gravity for safety purposes.
The front wheelbase is extra wide to give more balance and support for those inexperienced riders. The handlebars are made of chrome and have fun streamers and a bell that will let you know they’re coming your way. This little trike is so much fun that your kids will ride it for many years to come.
The Little Tikes Deluxe Cozy Convertible Car is a very unique looking push ride on car. It’s a cross between a car, a boat, and a baby carriage all in one. This car is a great buy for the price and can be used in a couple of different ways. You can leave the floorboard in for those smaller children, raise the canopy, and push them around for a little adventure. When they’re a little bigger just remove the floorboard and let them push and steer themselves around all on their own.
The front wheels are caster wheels so the car maneuvers very easily. The dashboard is pretty cool with a horn that beeps, a key that clicks, a gear shift, and five different sounds for extra interaction. There’s even a cup holder for drinks and some storage space behind the seat. You get a ton of features with this car at a great price point!
The Sport Coupe is another great Radio Flyer product with features galore. Your kids will hit the road in style with this fantastic looking red coupe. This classy looking car has the well-known Radio Flyer electronic lights and sounds dashboard. This means that your child will enjoy interactive lights, sounds, and fun galore with their honking horn, spinning steering wheel, clicking keys, gear shaft, turn signals, and removable gas cap.
The cup holder is great for drinks and the driver side door opens and closes like the real thing. The chrome push handle is very sturdy and pushes down when you don’t need it and pulls up when you do. This push ride on toy is great because it can be used both indoors (without scratching your floors) and outdoors when the weather is nice. Look out because you’re going to have some great afternoon fun with the Sport Coupe!
Would you like to bring a little retro into the house? If so, then the Schylling Metal Speedster is just for you. This hot rod will entertain your children for hours. And this little ride isn’t made out of flimsy plastic either. Instead, it’s made of brightly colored steel and includes 4 rubber tires and plastic fenders. It even has shiny chrome accents. My favorite parts are the grill and hood ornament.
Your kids will be mighty impressed to be sitting in the seat of this comfy car. The red hot flames down the side will let everyone know how fast their hot rod will travel. The horn works and it even has a working steering column. You’ll find that this is one of the most well made push ride on toys that you can buy. And it’s low to the ground for added safety!
- When you buy your child a push ride on toy you’ll be getting them something that will be very beneficial to their development. They’ll be learning, growing, laughing, and busy little boys and girls. Leave a comment and let us all know how your kids have enjoyed their push ride on cars. Don’t hesitate to make a recommendation for other great styles that I may not have mentioned.
P.S. Check out Nadia on her new Radio Flyer Sport Coupe that she got for Christmas. You’ve got to get a kick out of dad and the boxers!
Originally posted 2010-02-16 19:34:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter