Car playing is often a solitary or parallel activity for toddlers. This activity adds a simple social element to something they already love.
Ask your toddler to stand a few feet away. Introduce the activity with some simple, such as "I'm going to pass the car to you" and push the car towards them with an excited "Vroom!" Then invite them to pass it back. "Can you pass the car back to me?"
If they have a sibling or a friend to play with, invite the other child to take over for you after modeling a few times.
Demonstrating enthusiasm and playing up the 'driving' and car noise portions of the activity tend to lengthen the activity.
Note: I've had a couple of inqueries about the car in the photo. We played this with these cars that you can pull back and release. Our kids got them around the time they turned 1 and still enjoy them at almost 3.
Cars or Trucks
Two or More People
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