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Playing with cars is a major activity for my two sons. Daniel in particular, at 5 years old, enjoys creating an imaginary world with them. Inspired by Ryan's Toy Review videos he asked if he could make his own. The result is the video in this link.  

Start children off on the way they should go,
 and even when they are old they will not turn from it.  (Proverbs 22:6)
This is as true of physical development as it is of the spiritual. Children come across vehicles frequently in their daily lives, so they like to incorporate these in small world play, too. Imaginative play allows children to exercise their creativity and helps them make sense of the world around them. Toy cars foster cognitive and physical development by forcing children to exercise gross and fine motor skills. In the simplest sense, kids learn to move things around. They see how quickly or slowly the toys roll and learn about what they can do depending on how much pressure they apply according to according to play expert Dr. J. Alison Bryant. It’s an early lesson in knowing one’s own strength
Once they move on to opening and closing doors, racing the cars around pretend  roads , or moving bits of track around, children pick up fine motor skills.  “That’s how kids learn,” Bryant says. “Their minds work while they do things with their hands. It’s all integrated. That’s why toy cars are the whole package.

The toy car below is the latest on owned by my young son, other brands are of course available!  Playing with cars, whether they are brand new or the cool cars pre-owned by an older brother, is an important part of education. Play on.


Here's that video review by Daniel:



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