The era of Remote control toys

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Remote Control Toys

When Remote control cars and helicopters rule!

In this digital era when kids are continuously diving into Smartphones , I Pads, getting them indulged in societal games is becoming difficult. There comes the role of Remote control toys or RC toys which are absolute fun for any age. Be it Preschooler, who has just forayed into this tech world or a 14 tear old teen, their fantasies for these RC games is never ending. They pose as perfect Birthday or Festival gifts for kids.

Developmental aspects of RC toys :

Apart from that, Remote Control toys are excellent for development of Motor skills, Cognitive skills and for gaining knowledge. When you explain your kid various parts of a car or truck or helicopter live in front, he will for sure retain that for a longer time. Along with this, getting to control the vehicle basis the controller helps in motor development as well. And when it comes to making decision : “Take back, right, left, get the proper space, etc.”, it promotes the cognitive skills of a child.

The reason why they are so popular is that they have the element of both fun, education and development. For a growing toddler, while the sounds and music entertains, to a teen the technology and the stunts entertain. But all during this, parents have to be cautious of the suitability of RC toys basis their kids ages. You cannot give a stunt car to your Toddler or Preschooler and hence comes the awareness of factors before getting RC toy for your kid.

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Points to consider before choosing RC toy:

1.It has to be Age appropriate :

Yes, that’s the biggest factor we need to rate before springing up to buy. If you need to buy one for child less than 5year old, consider a basic start model of RC car or RC truck. Reason, it has simple controller with just 2 buttons to help kids enjoy. Too many buttons can just cause confusion.

As the age grows, the complexity levels can be increased and cars or trucks of better stunts can be gifted to them.

Further for younger kids, you can opt for musical RC toys so that the lights and sound attract them. Also when ordering musical toys, check out for the volume buttons and volume quality, so as to ensure they are soothing.

2. Safety :

This is another most important factor while buying the RC toy. RC packages have chargers, controllers, main toy and they all mostly electrically chargeable. They have batteries as well, so you need to ensure that all the all the compartments are properly screwed. Further charging should not be handed over to small kids. They have antenna’s installed as well to act as receivers. Ensure that your child doesn’t puts that in his mouth. Have a clear look at the design and ensure that there are no choking hazards or sharp edges which might hurt kids. Like, very small side mirrors can be a choking hazard, as they get off very soon usually.

3. Functions :

You need to know discreetly the speeds being controlled, charging durations, robustness of the body, Control distances , Flying times, weight it carries. This all has to be considered basis the age and development of your kid. While teens can plugin easily with cars racing more than 30mph, a 5 year old cannot. For younger kids, you would want the functional time (flying or racing time) more with quick charging.

Types of Remote Control toys available :

  • RC Cars
  • RC trucks
  • RC Monster Trucks
  • RC helicopters
  • RC airplanes
  • Drones
  • RC Robots
  • RC bikes
  • RC boats and submarines
  • RC tanks

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Bbye! Happy Remote- controlling (not baby-controlling)!

58 thoughts on “The era of Remote control toys

  1. I used to love to play with remote control cars when I was little. I even had a remote control boat, which sunk heroically after not even 5 minutes of being in the water because I managed to turn it upside down and the engine died. It was still fun though.

    1. Oh yes, being close to nature and playing with sand is one of the best things I know and promote for my kid. But then these comes as necessity these days looking at peer group:)

  2. I’m happy to hear remote control toys are still in fashion, so to speak. My brother used to have all sorts of RC cars and robots and trains and I think even a dog lol.

  3. I remember when my nephew was younger he had quite a collection of remote-controlled cars and helicopters but to be honest I’ve never thought how many things you need to consider before giving such a toy to your child! A very useful post for all the mums out there! x

    1. Thanks, actually this was what I felt when I tried buying RC toy one for my 3 year old and another for my cousin who is 15. And that’s when I came to this post:). Thanks for reading

  4. I think that RC toys are awesome but you are right you do have to think about whether it is age appropriate. But you also need to think about the ‘developmental stage’ they are at as well! x

  5. This is so helpful. I love remote control cars. My kids have several of them and have a blast. One day we might get a drone.

  6. We actually have a couple cars and used to have helicopters. I don’t know if we still have those. My son likes to watch them. I have noticed that sadly you get what you pay for as we bought one at a cheap price and it didnt last long.

    1. There are so many cheap RC toys, But I have seen that they last not even couple of days & even their functionality is not great. Hence I bought 2 of these toys for my baby and they were awesome.

  7. Yes! My younger sister is 10 years younger than me and the things that she does not know about is crazy! RC toys was the best thing ever as a kid. Completely agree with the tips and the importance of safety. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I still have such remote control toys in store and now my cousins used to play with these. I have a truck and a helicopter hanging. However, there are things which my cousin didn’t know about such product.

  9. we have been guilty in buying remote control cars for children who are too young to grasp the knowledge on how to use the controls. I totally agree with age appropriate, but as adults, we love these toys too!

  10. Well, my husband loves rc toys, especially the cars, so I guess he will pass the age limit? haha! You are right, it is very important to think of these things beforehand! Great post!

  11. I agree with your article, my son just turned three years old and we bought for him Go! Go! Smart Wheels. The box comes with race tracks, race car and a remote control with only two buttons. Great job and Thank you for sharing.

  12. RC toys are definitely a great way to help in the development of your child’s motor skills. However, as you mentioned, making sure of the respective age group is a must. Thanks for sharing this informative post.

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