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Playtime is essential to a child’s developmental process as it gives them enough leeway to gain several life skills that they’ll very much need later in life once they become adults. However, reality has increasingly painted a bleak picture of the state of play in this day and age as a lot of kids spend less and less time playing outside of their house. As the popular saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. You wouldn’t want your kid to be as dull as Jack, that much is sure.
While there are several outdoor playtime options for kids to consider, one that’s been trending lately is kids electric cars. After all, forcing your kid to pedal a typical kiddie car doesn’t really teach them how cars actually work. But since play is inextricably linked to child development as stated earlier, you might be wondering how letting your kid do the former with an electric care can help with the latter. Let’s find out below:
- Letting your kid drive a children’s electric car can help them develop their problem-solving skills.
Life is full of twists and turns, and it’s entirely up to you how to get past them. The sooner your kid learns how to deal with unexpected situations, the better. One way of showing them how to do so is by letting them take their electric car for a spin and observing how they’ll cope with turns, potholes, and other obstructions along the way.
- Letting your kid drive a children’s electric car can help them learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation.
Most children’s electric cars come equipped with passenger seats so that your kid can invite their friends to tag along with them. Your kid can then let their friends take turns in the driver’s seat so that everyone in the playgroup gets to learn how it feels like to drive a car (albeit not exactly a real one).
- Letting your kid drive a children’s electric car can help them value independence and responsibility earlier than most other kids their age.
As long as you don’t overuse the parental remote control that might have come along with your kid’s electric car, letting them drive it on their own is sure to teach them how to make decisions on their own without having to consult you all the time.
Of course, it doesn’t mean that you can just abandon your kid while they’re driving their electric car in the middle of nowhere. You should still check on your kid from time to time to see if they’re correctly driving their electric car or not.
As a parent, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of play in your child’s development. Sure, responsibilities get in the way most of the time. It doesn’t mean though that you should deprive your kid of their playtime, most especially as newer toys like kids electric cars can prove to be helpful with their development, as discussed above. You do want your kid to turn out to become a well-rounded adult after all, and an electric car of their own may help.