Race Car Vehicle Set
Item # 706
This collection of four wooden race cars quickly gets the good times rolling! Sturdy wooden construction and moving parts on each vehicle means the red, yellow, green, and blue cars will stand up to endless of hours of constructive play. Wooden race car driver play figures with images on both sides (front and back views) fit into each of the vehicles and can also be removed for additional imaginative play opportunities.
- Set of 4 sturdy wooden 5-inch race car vehicles
- Includes red, yellow, green, and blue race cars and 4 play figures
- Play figures have images on both sides and fit into the driver seats and can also stand independently
- Encourages hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills; promotes imaginative play
- 2+ years
- Product: 5.5" x 14.5" x 4" Packaged 2.2 lbs
- Package: 14.5" H x 5.5" W x 4.25" L
Help the child identify the number and color of each race car. Remove the drivers and ask the child to place them into the matching cars. To help develop color recognition and how to follow instructions, ask the child to mismatch the drivers and cars - for example, ask the child to put the green driver into the red car or the yellow driver into the blue car.
As the child becomes more familiar with numbers, ask him or her to line up the cars from 1 to 4 and then from 4 to 1; mix up the number pattern to build familiarity with numbers. To build counting skills, ask the child to count the number of wheels on one racing car. When he or she is able to independently count four wheels, ask the child to count the wheels on two cars, then three cars, then all four.
Ask the child to choose two cars and place them on a "starting line" on a flat surface. Ask the child to identify the car on the right and the car on the left; ask him or her to push the right car with the right hand and the left car with the left hand and see which car wins!
On a flat surface, use string, yarn, blocks, or chalk (if surface is erasable) to create a racetrack or streets which the cars can navigate!
Encourage the child to tell a story with one or more of the cars and play figures. For example, two of the drivers meet for the first time, introduce themselves, and then decide to race their cars!