READY TO HAVE FUN? BOOST YOUR CHILD’S CREATIVITY WITH TOY RACE CAR SETS
As parents, we understand that finding a toy that is entertaining, provides lots of hours of pure fun and is educational while expanding our child’s creativity isn’t that simple to find. However, we also know boys and girls love to play with toy race car sets and it’s not surprising why.
There’s nothing like zooming a car over the tracks, with all the lively sounds of beeping, honking and tooting or spending hours buried in the imaginary world of your beloved toy race track set.
These toys are great for encouraging creativity. Your child can set up car races, be the first on the scene of a rescue operation with their ambulance or fire truck and move people around in boats and trains.
This is a fantastic way for kids to explore the world around them and to stimulate fine and gross motor, cognitive, communication, language and social skills. All these awesome benefits just from playing with a toy race track set!
Amazing, isn’t it?
Let’s concentrate on creativity and how toy race car sets can facilitate its development.
Creativity & Imagination
Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment. The ability to be creative while playing with open ended play toys such as toy race cars and to create an imaginative scenario from personal feelings and experiences, can reflect and nurture children’s emotional health. The opportunity to play with toys of this nature during their first years can significantly enhance the development of their creativity throughout their entire life.
Kids naturally have active imaginations – and when it comes to wheeled toys on tracks, the playtime possibilities are endless.
Toy cars and vehicles, especially on tracks, provide the opportunity to create their own stories or recreate scenes from their favorite cartoons or TV shows. Through this imaginative play, they learn to understand how the world around them works through imitation.
Which car will be the first to cross the finish line? Will the fire truck get to the emergency on time? How many people will the bus pick up on the route? How far will the plane travel today? There are so many possible scenarios and adventures to create through their active imagination.
Toy race car sets promote learning about spatial intelligence, logical reasoning, and creative thinking in a safe and fun environment.
Through playtime, they’ll consider different scenarios and solve all kinds of problems.
Here are just a few examples:
• Will those two trains coming from opposite directions be likely to crash?
• What could happen if I pushed this car down the ramp – if I push it gently or if I push it hard? What would the outcome be?
• How can I invent a game that includes both a car track and the all-time favorite dinosaurs?
Your child will learn names of different types of vehicles, then reflect on this acquired knowledge when witnessing real life versions in the outside world. “Look mommy, there’s a Jeep!”
Pay attention to playtime for your kids, plan for it, encourage it. Learn how to extend children’s play through comments and questions. Stimulate creative ideas by encouraging children to come up with new and unusual uses for their race car toys.
Try to remain open to new and original ideas, and encourage children to come up with more than one solution or answer. Be careful about over-restricting what they play with so as to provide lots of opportunities. Have lots of materials and fun toys available when children want them. Buy and use car tracks in ways that encourage the use of their imagination.
Avoid toys and activities that spell everything out for the child and leave nothing to their imagination. Provide children with a good range and balance and keep play time activity exciting by providing them with toys for open ended play like race car sets.
The possibilities are limitless and you can find them all at JitteryGit!