VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway Review
September 13, 2016 @ 2:01AM
This racing toy provides hours of fun for little ones!
The Ultimate RC Speedway race track has proven itself to be a favorite among young children, and even kids that are age 6 or older. The fact that the tracks can be changed, making it a new race track, gives it a lot of replay value and helps keep children interested in the toy.
Here is a tip from a parent - Place this race track on a train table so the track is elevated to your child's height. This will also keep the track flat, which is especially helpful if your floor is carpeted. Just be sure to get a table large enough for this set.
This VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway review will discuss the features, pros and cons, and other aspects of this toy to help you make an informed buying decision.
Review of VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway
There are a lot of things to love about this toy, and below are features that are worth knowing about.
Length of Racetrack - The total length of this racetrack is 13.5 feet and it is made up of interchangeable tracks. Interestingly, this racetrack can also be used with other play sets in the Smart Wheel series by the same company. It is 4.5 feet in width and features starting flags, movable gears, elevator, stunt ramp and track switches that are triggered by the race car.
If you have any experience with racetracks, you will find this particular racetrack to be a blessing. Most other racetracks do not stay together and you have to keep rejoining them and that quickly turns a fun activity in to a chore for you and a frustration for your child. You can rejoice in knowing that you won’t be wasting your time with this particular racetrack, as it is made of high quality plastic and the tracks stay together during active play.
Another noticeable thing about this racetrack is that every track piece is of a different color. Sure, this makes the track colorful, but it also offers a multisensory play experience for children.
Race Car - Another super-cute feature of this play set is the race car. It is named Ralph, and the car makes noises and blinks light whenever it passes nine Smartpoint locations. The car also teaches little ones about the letter ‘R’, since 'race car' starts with R. Ralph also says the name of the vehicle.
This set comes with one car but there are many additional cars available that you can buy to expand the playability of this set. Being able to add more cars means that your child can race with one his friends or with you.
Nine Mechanical Features - There are a total of nine mechanical features that work when the car passes through particular points. For instance, the gears start moving magically when the car gets ready for the race. There is also a stunt ramp that tilts itself to transfer the car from higher track to the lower back.
There are also automatic track switches that help in navigating the car through various parts of the track which means that your kid will get a different experience each time.
What Age Range Is This Toy For?
While the manufacturer recommends this toy for kids of kids of 1 to 5 years of age, many buyers have said in their reviews that even their nine year olds love to play with it. Even parents have fun playing with it with their kids.
Why People Like This Toy
Parents appreciate that this toy helps kids in developing crucial motor skills and through imaginative play. Learning and fun go hand-in-hand when kids play with the Smart Wheels Speedway. The set features beautiful, colorful, and interactive track and car.
People also like that you can also buy other figures and animals that can be placed on various smartpoint locations throughout the track. But perhaps the greatest things about this toy are that it is very sturdy, and that children spend hours interacting with it.
Pros And Cons
- The interchangeable track pieces can be fit in a variety of ways to create new layouts.
- It helps develop motor skills.
- It encourages imagination and teaches cause/effect to younger kids.
- It is very easy to put together.
- Kids spend hours with this set.
- It comes with only one volume control, but it isn't very loud.
- It takes up a lot of space but that is what makes it so much fun. Shorter tracks get boring fast!
Skills Taught By This Toy
Evaluation - This toy teaches evaluation skills as kids put the race track together in new configurations. They need to be able to evaluate the pieces that they have to make the track fit together.
Imaginative Play - This toy teaches imaginative play skills because kids can create imaginary races that they act out with the track.
Memory - This toy teaches memory skills, especially for toddlers, because they need to remember which of the two buttons to push to make the car go forward or backward.
Motor Skills - This toy teaches motor skills as children put the track together, place the car on the track, and press the buttons on the remote control.
Reasoning - This toy teaches reasoning skills as kids need to decide the logical ways that the track can be put together completely.
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