There is something about vehicle toys that naturally draw children. It could be the fact that everywhere they look they can see cars, trucks and airplanes all around them. Young boys, specifically, seem to get a kick out of learning everything they can about toys with wheels. From learning all of the names of construction vehicles to constructing elaborate train sets, there is a pull that keeps drawing generation after generation back to these kinds of play things. If your little one can’t get enough mechanical beasts in their life, here’s a list of vehicle toy options that they are going to love.
Perhaps topping the list, next to maybe toy trucks, cars are the ever popular option for little vehicle lovers. From HotWheels and R/C Racers to Disney’s Cars characters, there is a little something for everybody.
Chances are, if your child is really into cars, they are also going to like other vehicle types as well. Broaden their horizon by introducing them to cars with themes such as police or emergency toys.
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Tonka has always been an iconic children’s toy and is probably one of the first thing that you think of when you think about trucks for kids. However, there are a lot more choices out there for boys and girls these days. If your kid goes nuts for trucks consider a larger ride on variety. They have manual (pedaled) options and those that run on battery, to give a real truck driving experience for younger kids.
Often overlooked but always popular are semi-truck toys. There are a number of models to choose from and you can get rigs that look just like a larger variety that kids would see on the road. These truck toys are often popular with kids that enjoy trains as well.
Airplane toys have come along way since the cute and popular Fisher-Price airplane from the 70s. You probably remember it, with a teal inside, orange jets and a cream color body. Kids of all ages can now have the same fun you did with huge variety of toy planes, from realistic military bombers to vehicles from Pixar’s Planes.
For the child that is interested in aviation, remote control helicopters are popular. Other well received air toys are commercial and military model planes.
Toy trains have been around since the Industrial revolution and have been bringing people young and old joy since. Trains can come in a wide variety from simple toy trains for young children to highly detailed models collected by all ages. Made by a wide variety of manufactures including Disney, Brio, Bachmann, Lego, and Playmobil there are many popular train sets that the child in your life will enjoy.
Additionally, train tables are an excellent way to enjoy your train set. These are tables that you cans set up the entire car system, design a track and decorate the surroundings. Most major brands are compatible with each other.
Ready for the beach? With toy boats you’re sure to have Fun. Great for bath time or in the pool, boats are a great toy for anyone who’s in the water. Comes in a variety of designs from brightly colored bath toys to motorized mini jet boats. Many companies produce toy or model boats including Cabela’s, Playmobil, Fisher-Price, and Brio.