BENEFITS OF VEHICLE TOYS
OPEN ENDED PLAY
It allows children to exert some form of control on the objects around them
UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
It incorporates everyday life into play. It also helps them to make sense of their surroundings and become more familiar with different roles.
It affords a wonderful opportunity for development of social skills such as communication and turn taking.
It helps children to discover elements of basic physics. e.g. the heavier vehicles travels down the ramp at a greater speed. How much weight can be loaded onto a truck carriage before it collapses or will not function.
Children would learn to push their vehicles around, how to steer and guide the vehicles successfully in the right direction. It helps them to understand cause and effect, how hard they push something or how much pressure. It also helps to improve balance and coordination by the physical actions involved such as reaching, bending and pushing. Playing around vehicles would help enhance their fine motor skills through the practice of hand or eye coordination.