THE WORLD OF THE CHILDREN’S CAR CIRCUIT
The range of car circuits children at L'Enfant Malin extends from week to week in order to give parents educational games adequate to the level and desires of their children. This is also the case for the very popular children's circuits and in great demand for always successful gifts. These types of games are among the key activities for 4-10 year olds. Let's play!
THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING WITH TOY CARS AND VEHICLES FOR TODDLERS AND CHILDREN
Playing with toy cars and vehicles has been a favorite pastime of children for generations. There's simply nothing like revving a car across the floor with hot rods of all colors - with the enthusiastic sounds of pops, beeps and jingles, of course! Or spend hours buried in the tracks of your favorite wooden train. They will then quickly create their own racing universe but not only that!
These toys are perfect for letting creativity run wild. Your child can organize car races, prepare rescue missions with emergency vehicles (vehicles like ambulances and fire trucks). Children can operate passenger transport vehicles (like boats and trains) and use all the accessories available to them for a single purpose: to create their world!
But the advantages of toy vehicles don't stop there. It's also a fantastic way for children to explore the world around them, as well as boosting their motor, cognitive and social skills. Different supports and materials are now available for our children, whether wooden, plastic, electrical or mechanical. The car circuit is therefore also like an imitation game. Create and Play!
What are the benefits of toy cars and vehicles for development?
Fine motor skills
This refers to the movements and coordination of small muscles. For example, you use these skills in tasks such as using scissors, cutting shapes from paper, or drawing. Or when you make sure your little wooden train stays on the track!
Toy vehicles help your child develop fine motor skills without them even realizing it. While playing, he will improve his hand-eye coordination by locating the toy he is looking for, then reaching out to grab it. He will also practice grasping and picking up small objects, then will learn to precisely control the toys he moves in his environment with his little fingers. This type of toy is therefore a gift to amuse him but also to develop him.
Your child is also likely to use both hands during the activity, whether to balance or manage several toys at the same time. So let him play (Let's play!) as much as he wants with these cars because he's working!
Children naturally have wild imaginations - and when it comes to rolling toys or building tracks, the play possibilities are endless. Their own universe then takes shape in the form of racing, looping, train or truck travel.
Toy cars and vehicles give them the opportunity to create their own stories or recreate scenes from their favorite cartoons or TV shows. Thanks to this imaginative play, they learn to understand how the world around them works through imitation. Please note, more accessories do not necessarily mean better quality playing time. Accessories are important, but too many can make your child lose focus and become discouraged.
Which electric car will be the first to cross the finish line? Will the fire truck arrive at the emergency on time? How many people will the wooden bus take on its route? Let's go for an adventure, let's play kids!
Cognitive development refers to the way children think, explore and understand things.
Toy cars will help your child develop spatial intelligence, logical reasoning and creativity in a safe environment.
While playing, he will be able to consider different scenarios and solve problems. For example, are these two electric trains coming from opposite directions at risk of crashing? What would happen if I pushed this car up this ramp - quickly or slowly? How can I make up a game that includes both a boat and a plane?
Your child will also learn the names of different types of vehicles and then reflect on this knowledge by observing versions real in the outside world. Look mom, there's a big bus!
Communication and language
Games with cars, trucks, planes and other electric and non-electric vehicles are the perfect opportunity to practice social interactions with others. Your child can give free rein to his imagination and creativity, while learning to express himself through language and enrich his vocabulary. A real gift synonymous with sharing and exchange.
You can achieve this by getting involved in the game. For example, ask your child to explain what they are doing and encourage them to say key words like "stop," "go," "again" and "more."
THE MONTESSORI CAR CIRCUIT
The Montessori car circuit (electric, manual or mechanical) is intended to be even more educational than its counterparts. Indeed, this category of small car circuit generally also includes decorative and construction elements. The basis of the circuit and the principle are the same but the Montessori car circuit calls even more for reflection, for imagination but also and above all for the autonomy of the child. In this circuit category, you can consult one of our 2022 best sellers, the MissionLune™ for children aged 4 to 7 years old. A mechanical circuit for a superb gift idea that will please everyone.
SMALL CAR LOOPING CIRCUITS
It’s the great classic! What child has never been amazed by a little car doing breathtaking tricks and loops! Speed, turns, looping, explosive colors, this is what the new car 2 circuits offer.0 of The Smart Child. In this category, you can discover our looping circuits with single track or double tracks. But be careful, Dad always gets caught up in the game so plan two loops to satisfy everyone!
THE LIGHT AND FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT
The children's car circuit is known for being very rigid and taking up a lot of space in the child's bedroom or in the family living room.L'Enfant Malin now offers circuits that can be transported and played anywhere! Whatever elements or furniture you have in your room, then these flexible circuits will adapt to the delight of children who will then have to show ingenuity! The elements will become synonymous with challenge for them.
Continue the races and the fun even in the evening after dark with small luminous cars, but also fluorescent tracks. Activities and games to do at night are quite rare, don't miss this one!
TRAIN CIRCUITS AND LITTLE WOODEN CARS
A real guarantee of quality with this range of durable products. Such a special appearance and feel for this type of circuit well known to dads and grandfathers. The electric wooden train circuit is just as popular as the electric car circuit and promises a real journey into the child's imagination. A real moment of construction and quality creations for children away from screens! Games and quiet activities are not that easy to find, here is one very loved by our children.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN I BUY A TOY CAR CIRCUIT OR A CAR CIRCUIT MAT FOR MY CHILD?
Here are some of the essential criteria to consider before purchasing a set of racing track small toy cars. Let's take into account the age of the children, the fact that the children's car and track circuit is portable or not, its price but also the number of pieces.
Criterion #1: How old are your drivers?
While you can find racing car tracks for all ages, most of these toys are aimed at children ages three and up. You don't want to go through the hassle of purchasing an expensive race track for your young children, but at the same time, you don't want to purchase a track that doesn't match their skill level.
Taking into account your children's age, hand-eye coordination and ability to use a hand-held remote control will help you determine the best type of circuit for them. Plus, most of ourkids car tracksare made from ABS plastic, so the tracks can withstand whatever your kids can "throw them through"!
Criterion No. 2: Where will you place the track? How often do children go running?
You need to keep in mind where your children will set up their car track or car track mat. Do they have enough room for the configurations they want to experiment with? Will they pick up the track once they have finished playing with their toy cars, or will the track be a permanent fixture in their room?
Depending on your space, consider a flexible track and easily transportable should be more suitable.
Criterion No. 3: Is the price affordable?
Like all parents, you don't want to spend a fortune on a toy car race track that your child will only play with for a short while before growing up and never playing again. Fortunately this type of toy is still sought after and appreciated by children generation after generation! Yes, the circuits are timeless and that is the great advantage of this toy! Small cars, the Montessori car circuit, the wooden car circuit or even the car circuit mat are timeless items that will always find takers with the children around you!
Criterion No. 4: Should we take care of the number of pieces?
In most offers and children's circuit boxes you will find the same model with a different number of pieces. BE CAREFUL: your choice of safe may turn out to be crucial! Indeed, too few pieces and your child will quickly get bored and abandon the game quickly. Too many pieces and your child will lose focus wanting to do too much.
⚡ Little tip: buy as many coins as possible (depending on the price and your busget) but don't give it all at once . When he seems to have done the trick, then give him some coins or accessories to boost him!
DO THE BEST, IN ANY CASE YOUR CHILD WILL HAVE FUN!
As you have understood, the choice is difficult as the range of products is wide : electric train, looping circuit, wooden circuit, small car, truck, accessories and decor etc. However, keep it simple and first meet the 4 criteria mentioned above.
Following current trends is not always the right thing, adapt to the needs and abilities of your child.
The child who always has fun with a car circuit develops his coordination and dexterity while exploring concepts of movement and speed. He is captivated by the different possible configurations of the circuit, which stimulates his creativity and curiosity. This game encourages their imagination and provides hours of fun and educational fun.
Don't forget, the car circuit is above all an educational game and a construction game! Beyond the endless fun it provides with these little cars, this type of game helps the child's development. For all kinds of occasions, it remains a gift appreciated by children, but also by parents!