If your kids are anything like mine, then the likelihood is that they are obsessed with remote control cars and toys. And little wonder too! They can whittle away long hours, which is great for busy parents during the summer holidays, and are the cause of hours of fun and are a fantastic educational tool too. If you are looking at buying your kids remote-controlled toys for Christmas or for birthdays, then you may want to have a look at the options that are available. The range extends far more than just remote control cars. Yes, I said Christmas, I know it seems a million miles away at the moment, but it will be here before you can say ‘credit card bill’.
There is a plethora of remote control toys available on the market, for both boys and girls. Check out these beauties below:
- Cars and trucks
Remote control toys are making a huge comeback as the most sought-after toy in 2014/2015, and it is easy to see why. Kids and grownups absolutely adore these toys and can provide hours of entertainment. Every child I have ever met is completely and utterly besotted with remote control toys of all descriptions. A firm favorite in our household is the remote control Dragon, in which you can make the dragonfly around the home using its special wand. Perfect for those that are huge fans of the Harry Potter series. Take a look at www.MYRCtopia.com for more information.
Historically, remote control toys have remained a firm favorite within the toy industry and this growth has remained steady and been passed from generations of kids. Due to the expanding range of remote control toys, there has never been a better time to invest in one for your child.
The great thing about remote control toys, aside from the hours of fun that one can have, is that they truly encourage creative and imaginative play. Children benefit from playing with remote control toys because it feeds their imaginations. It also allows them to play pretend games, which video games inhibit. Satisfying a child’s need for imaginative play is critical to their cognitive development. What is more, remote control toys allow children to play both inside and outside, so that they get much-needed fresh air as well as plenty of exercise. Even if your child isn’t a sporting type, they can still get plenty of exercise chasing a remote control toy around the garden.
If that isn’t enough to satisfy you, remote control toys also have a lot of educational benefits. The lights and sounds can stimulate a child, but they are also developing their reflexes, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination which are all important things that are essential to growth and development. What is more, due to the ‘risks’ of crashing a remote control toy, children start to learn to plan ahead, think critically and use problem-solving techniques in order to stop this from happening. All of the important skills are learned through play.
Instead of purchasing computer games this Christmas (yes, I’ve said it again), consider investing in a remote control toy. By doing so, not only will you be offering a fun and entertaining plaything, but you will also be fostering their creativity, motor skills, and imagination. Plus, they’ll have the opportunity to learn about technology and develop problem-solving abilities. It’s a gift that goes beyond the enjoyment of a toy.