- 1 Ride On Toys General Info
- 2 Benefits of Ride On Toys for Boys
- 3 Recommendations of Ride On Toys For Boys Based On Age Group
Ride on toys for boys can be very exciting for small boys as well as teenagers. There are so many options, designs and functions. It can be almost overwhelming to decide what to get your little boy.
This is a short guide to give you information on what types would be best for his age and motor skills. This will help you make a better and more informed decision.
Ride On Toys General Info
Ride on toys can be skateboards, pogo sticks, Segway’s, scooters, bikes, wagons and powered cars. There are many options to choose from. It all depends on what you or your child wants; at their age and level of motor skills.
Ride on cars are powered in three different ways.
There are push and pull toys, like wagons. Then there are pedal powered toys. So, basically those would be non-powered ride-ons like, tricycles and bicycles. The last type of ride on would be battery or electricity power toys. Those would include powered cars, powered scooters and powered bikes.
Benefits of Ride On Toys for Boys
Here are some benefits of Ride-on toys. To understand these better, read more here.
Development of Fine Motor Skills
Generally speaking, it is a known fact that the motor skills of boys, can tend to develop slower than girls. However, that doesn’t have to always be true. For little boys, ride on toys can help develop their motor skills and accelerates their motor skills development. While using a ride-on vehicle, the activity of leaning forward and backwards, climbing up and down while constantly steering employs many motor skills all at once. This helps build body awareness and balance and helps them to develop their grasp on things like steering wheels, joysticks, and other gadgets manufacturers like to put in.
Fuels Imagination And Curiosity
The next thing that ride on toys do for boys is stir up the desire to explore. Boys are born with a natural instinct to explore. They also have a very active imagination. Ride-on cars fuels their imagination and push them towards exploration.
A Natural Integration Of Physical Activity
Now a days indoor activities are replacing physical activity amongst kids. Having a ride-on toy opens the door for a child to play and undertake physical activity.
Boys tend to have an endless well of energy. These types of ride-on toys, bikes, trikes and skateboards, will get your little boy to drain that extra energy and develop their natural boyhood instinct’s. These options help to strengthen your child’s ability to have a greater balance, strengthen muscles and build endurance.
Ride on toys give boys opportunities to play with others. There are several types of ride-on toys that allow for their friend, or a sibling to join them in on the fun – they are also learning how to share. They also learn how to communicate and think about others and not just themselves.
Recommendations of Ride On Toys For Boys Based On Age Group
For Baby Boys and Todlers 1-3 Years Old
Baby boys will love this ride on. Aesthetically, it is designed for what they are attracted to at this age! It feels safe and cozy, which boys at this age still desire. Even from a very young age, boys have that inborn thing to MOVE.
AND MOVE they will, in this rocking ride on. While they are moving out rocking, this ride is actually great for their muscles to train the core. The core muscles, arms and legs get strengthened and developed, while they have a fun time rockin’ and rolling!
From about two years old, little boys would enjoy a slow speed electric car. Yes, they may not be strong enough to power it themselves. However, many ride-on cars tend to come with parental remote control. You are then able to set the parameters and drive the car for them.
For 3 – 5 Years Old Boys
3 to 5-year-old boys will love this ride-on, because it is two toys in one! This is definitely a ride-on that will keep them entertained. I believe your little boy will love the “freedom” to ride off into the sunset, either by bike or scooter. How can he possibly get bored when this gives him the option of two different ways to travel? He can make his moves, while enjoying a safe ride. This option comes with extra wheels on the back, which will give your boy the feeling of stability and balance to ride hard!
Boys between the ages of 3 to 4 years old would like to with play something a little bit faster. They are able to grasp things push and pull things. So, a ride-on with some extra features, whistles and horns would be something that they would enjoy.
For 5 – 7 Years Old Boys
The big boys between the ages 5-7 will be crazy about this ride. It is big. It is rugged and will make your boy, feel like a big boy. This model reflects a real like Kawasaki and boys at this age are starting to leave child play and moving towards toys that look more realistic. This ride on employs their motor skills, which they will love practicing on this ride. The stop and go action, will be good practice in keeping the right steadiness. This is pure entertainment that fuels imagination with all the neat and life like features.
As your child gets a little older, your little boy might want something that looks more realistic. For ages 5 to 7, little boys are drawn to toys that look more sporty, sharp and cool. Ride- on toys in this age category, tend to come with radios, horns and other built in features, that mimic adult cars.
For Boys 7 Years And Up
This hoverboard will attract most boys that are pre-teen and on. Despite what it may look like, this hoverboard is easy for kids to learn to ride. I believe that your boy will enjoy the “perceived challenge” of riding this hoverboard. At this age boys love to show off their “toys” to their friends. Your big boy will also be drawn by it’s sleek design and somewhat futuristic look. What would be really fun for your boy is to join in with other kids in the neighborhood or at school, for fun races (or even just riding along with their bud to school).
I can almost guarantee this will be among his favourite choice of “toy” to have and a cool way to get around! I don’t think you can go wrong with this option!
Don’t forget that at this age they really love their ride-on cars as well. Ride on cars for 8 year old would be a great place to look for one.
Boys between ages of 8 to 13, might begin to want something that has better, more mechanical features. Features that mimic the look and feel of real, more grown up versions. They may be drifting away from their imaginative state. Naturally, causing them to want something fast and impressive to show off to their friends. In that case, they would definitely enjoy electric scooters, Segway’s and motor bikes.
For boys that are 14 years and up, they are definitely wanting more of what adults have. They will likely desire something that is on the sporty side. Designed with bolder, more stand out physical designs and colors. SPEED will play a huge role? So, boys will be more drawn to bigger and better options, that might be go-karts, powered vehicles and ATV’s. Powered ride-on for this age, are usually able to speed up to 15 mph.
These all ride-ons are sure to excite your boy and help him get lots of time playing outside. Keep in mind that while these vehicles are a lot of fun, there can be accidents that can lead to mild as well as serious injury. An easy way to ensure safety and keep yourself from getting worried sick is to clad your child in protective gear while they are on their ride-on vehicles.