What's one of the first words a child learns? Mama? Daddy? No? (That’s a biggie!)
All of those are great choices. But a word that is frequently learned and exclaimed by a child learning to talk is “truck”. Think about it. How many times have you pointed out the window or down the street and excitedly said, "Oooooh, look at the big truck!"? Fire trucks, specifically, are a big draw when it comes to kids. The word alone can bring smiles, giggles, and excitement to the face of most any little one.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUCKS
With all of that said, one can only imagine how essential a toy truck would be in the life of a child. In addition to being one of their first learned words, with a toy truck they can build cities, rescue people, run a farm, ship products across the continent, and much more. Every day, on the floor of your home, these vehicles break down, deliver, dump – you name it. They’re intriguing, to say the very least, and the way your child plays with them can have a lot to say about who they are and who they will develop into.
So, what can your child actually learn from playing with a toy truck? Why are they an essential part of growing up?
TEACHING BY “TRUCK”?
Numerous things can be learned by playing with a toy truck. Here are just a few of those things:
- The development of fine motor skills – As your child learns to scoop, fill, dump, etc., with their toy truck, Caterpillar, or other earth/goods moving vehicle, they will be using and developing fine motor skills.
- Improved vocabulary – In the world of trucking, there are many words, references, figures of speech, etc. If your child is using them correctly, they are learning words and expanding their vocabulary. Just the number of names applying to different types of heavy-duty vehicles, alone, is astounding. Figure in all of the things that they do and move, and you've got a vocabulary for an adult to be envious of!
- The meaning of cause and effect – As an example, a toy truck needs to be pushed up a ramp, but it will travel down the ramp all on its own.
- A love for books – There are so many books about trucks, it boggles the mind. Children's books about trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles include Richards Scary Trucks, Lift-the-Flap-Tab: Trucks, My Very Own Trucks Personalized Storybook, Little Blue Truck, Tons of Trucks, and many, many more. You will enjoy hours of reading time with your child – a book in one hand and their toy truck in the other.
TOY TRUCKS AND MORE AT KIDPOWERED
When it comes to toy trucks, tractors, caterpillars and other earthmovers, vans, and more, there is no shortage of options at KidPowered. Whether it's agriculture, construction, emergency services, or something else, we carry numerous choices of vehicles. But wait, there's more! We've also got the accessories and character figures to go along with many of the vehicles we offer.
The number of places they can visit or things they can create will only be limited by your child's imagination and creativity. Give them the best chance at development by supplying them with the more traditional style of toys offered at KidPowered. Whether it's snowmobiles and motorcycles or trucks and tractors – or something in between – we’ve got the vehicle and accompanying character figure to keep your child occupied and happy for hours on end.