Remote control is one toy that can be extremely entertaining as well as host benefits that might not be seen in other toys. And gifting this to your child can be a wise decision as they can entertain themselves without laying their eyes on the digital screen.
Now with time these RCs have developed and can stimulate a kids personality towards betterment. Wondering how? Let’s look into it
1. Boosts hand and eye coordination
These remote controls come with buttons and stick to maneuver the cars. And when the kids see the cars moving their motor nerves are stimulated which makes them take turning, stopping or controlling the speed. So in short a great eye and hand coordination is required to maneuver the car.
2. Increase awareness
Followed by the previous point these motor nerves also make them take impulsive decisions which in turn increases their awareness.
3. Evokes a sense of responsibility
Kids love their RC toys and try to save these toys from any possible damage. Keeping it clean to driving it safe, playing with these cars can be a fun way to make them responsible.
Further it enhances their motor skills and boosts their imagination, this is definitely one of the best toys for kids. And this list has 9 best RC toys. But how do you pick the right one for your kid?
So Here is a 5 Key Factors that You Must Consider While Purchasing RC Toy
Remote control cars come at different speeds. Some can offer 15km/h while others can offer upto 100km/h. However since this is for children’s use we recommend not to exceed 45km/h. The higher speeds are for more professionals while the lower speed is a good option for beginners.
This choice can absolutely be subjective. Sizes can range from 1:14, 1:18, 1:28 and so one. However larger models can come at a higher price as compared to smaller sizes.
Batteries are an important thing to consider. Most RCs run on Ni-Mh or Li-Po batteries. Ni-Mh batteries offer less power and are suitable for beginners. And along with the type of battery you must also consider the charging time and play time of battery.
When compared a 4WD model is much easier to control and this makes it more suitable for kids. However this can also be more expensive than a 2WD model.
Trucks– RC trucks are better for rough terrains and this is mainly for outdoor use.
Buggies– These are for multipurpose use, it can drive smooth on rough terrains as well as smooth or sandy roads.
Touring car– These are designed for running on pain or concrete surfaces. This can drift easily and is a perfect option for those who love to drive straightforward without any stunts.
Drifters– They have the most stunning looks with their flat bodies and large tyres. These can also practically drive on any terrain, however water and plain land is better suited.
Best Remote Control Car for Kids
Top Remote Control Car for Kids
Why we like it
If you like speed this is the right choice for you. This Bezgar RC car offers the highest speed ( 45km/h ) in this list. This is also designed for high impacts with Front & Rear Metal Oil Filled Shocks. So this allows the truck better handling and drives smoothly on any terrain (mud, concrete, grassy sand etc).
The body is also well built with thermoplastic linear polyamide (PA) and nylon. This makes it resistant to chemicals and water and increases the shelf life of the product. The combination of yellow and black gives it an appealing look.
The 1:12 size car is a 4 WD model and perfectly suited for 8 years and above. It can run at its highest speed for 15-20 minutes and also has a good control range of 80m. And the best part is it comes with 2-3. 7V 1500mAh Li-ion Batteries, so you can use it right after unboxing it.
Though the price is high but it is definitely worth it.
Package includes: 1 RC car, 1 Radio Remote controller, 2-3. 7V 1500mAh Li-ion Batteries, 1 User Manual, 1 charger line, 4 Screws and 4 Body Clips
- High speed
- Great control range
- High price range
Why we like it
This second-best product offers a speed of 30 km/h. And this 4WD model offers highly responsive steering and throttle. The powerful motor and large tyres that can smoothly run on any rough terrain. The tyres are anti-slipping which makes it easy to run on grass, sand, rock etc.
And just like our previous product this also has a combination of yellow and black which is a favourite among many. And the wide big tyres make the car look very realistic.
This is a 1:18 scale car and has a control range of 60-70m, this means you can control with a distance of a football field.
However since this comes with a high speed it is better suited for outdoor purposes than indoor.
Speed: 30 km/h
Package Includes: 1 Remote Controlled Car, 1 2.4Ghz Remote Controller, 2 7.4V 850mAh Rechargeable Battery, 3 1.5V AA Remote Control Battery, 1 USB Charger, 4 Body Clip, 2 Tire Screw, 1 Cross Sleeve, 1 Screwdriver, 1 Spare Tire , 1 User Manual
- Includes extra batteries
- Has a good control range
- Fast speed
- The high speed is not suitable for indoor use
Why we like it
Next up is another Bezgar product. Though this one is different from others this is a truck, this means it can handle the roughest terrain with ease. So if you are looking to drive on a rough path and perform all stunts should definitely get this product. The large wheels and shockproof body makes this safe and reliable.
This 1:14 scale features a speed range of 20-20 km/h, making it perfect for 8 years and above. The system runs for 20-25 minutes with 3 hours of charging. And with 50m of control range, you can enjoy driving this from any position. Its non-jamming feature allows multiple users to drive with the same frequency at the same time
This product comes with 800mAh rechargeable batteries for the car however it does not include batteries for the remote control. So you must purchase 3 x 1.5V AA batteries.
Speed: 20-20 km/h
Package includes: 4 Screws, 2 6V 800mAh Ni-MH Batteries, 1 RC Car, 1 Remote Controller, 2 USB Charging Cable, 1 Screwdriver, 1 User Manual
- Great for rough terrains
- Includes screws and screwdrivers
- Can be driven on sand, snow or grass
- Does not include remote batteries
Why we like it
This off-road car has a stunning look with large wheels. The bright colour and the design makes it quite attractive. And along with the great looks, kids will also enjoy driving this drifting model. It can do 360 degrees flip and rotation. It can easily drive on multiple terrains.
This 1:28 size car is structured with ABS plastic which is quite durable. And this offers a speed of 12 km/h. And since it is a 4WD model it can be easily controlled. This is perfectly suited for 8 years and above.
The speed might seem to be slow for some but this can be a great option for beginners and they can easily master their hand on this. The best thing is to use a non-rechargeable version so it does not need a charger.
However, since the batteries are not included you must buy AAA for its use.
Speed: 12 km/h
- Easily controlled by both girl and guy
- Does not need a charger
- 360-degree flip
- Does not include battery
Why we like it
This 4WD car comes with a sleek design and big tyres. This is especially great for the water surfacing, apart from driving on snow or any rough terrains.
This is made of premium quality ABS and PVC material, making it quite durable and you can definitely perform stunts with this.
It can do 180 degree flips and 360 degree rotation.
Though the speed is not mentioned by the manufactures but based on our research we can say it has a pretty decent speed and can be easily controlled by 5 -12 years. The remote control has a rotational feature which makes this very interesting and this can control up to 200 FT.
Package Contents: 1 amphibious remote control car, 1 rechargeable battery, 1 charging cord and 1 gun-type remote controller
- Can flip and rotate
- Includes battery
- Size and speed is not mentioned
Why we like it
So far you have seen all 4WD models, this is time to take a break and see 2 WD models.
This is great for someone who wants something with decent speed and durability. It has 15-25km/h speed which is great for kids 8 years and above kids. It is also quite powerful with its inbuilt two motors and upgraded battery packs.
This can run for 25-30 minutes with 4 hours of charging.
The body is made of ABS plastic and the exterior paint is quite durable. This is also equipped with shock absorbers and aunty slip tyres which makes it possible to drive on any path. And with a 40-50m control range, you can control this car from a very far distance.
However, you must use 3 x 1.5V AA for the remote controller.
Package Include: 1 remote control truck, 1 remote controller, 2 x 6V/700mAh battery packs and USB charging
- High control range
- Anti slip tyres
- Does not include controller battery
Why we like it
This Bezgar 1:14 model is suitable for all types of terrains, be it snow, grass, sand or a rough road. This is equipped with hollow rubber wheels that are non slippery and reduce shock while driving. This makes it less prone to damage and it can easily climb any obstacle.
It practically works on two modes- one that is on road is suitable for flat roads and off road is suitable for rugged terrains.
This also comes with a large battery capacity that can run for 20-30 minutes with the charging time of 150 minutes.
The speed (15km/h) is also quite decent and suitable for kids.
However since the controller does not come with batteries, make sure to get them, in order to enjoy this product.
Package includes: 1RC Car, 1 Remote control, 1 4.8V 600mAh Ni-MH Battery, 1Screwdriver, 4 Screws, 1Charge Cable, 1Manual
- Works on two modes
- Large battery capacity
- Controller does not have battery
Why we like it
This car is structured differently from others. This resembles a police toy car. And the sirens and lights make it more amusing for kids.
Kids can role play with this and the wheels are well built with rubber. So you can race through without chances of skidding. And even though the manufactures recommend it for 8 and above but the ease of accessibility makes it suitable for even younger kids.
The speed (7-10km/h) isn’t that fast making it easy for kids.
Type: Touring Car
- Makes sound
- Sirens light up
- Car comes with battery
- Not fast
Why we like it
This SZJJX is a well built buggy car. This is designed for all terrains and can tackle any obstacle with ease. Kids will have fun watching this climb rocky mountains.
This is 1:18 sized 4 WD car and you can enjoy driving this 15km/h. Though the speed isn’t that high as compared to others, its performance on tough terrains and high control range ( 60-100m ) will make it favourite for many. In Fact the speed is perfect for beginners.
This runs for 15-20 minutes with a charge of 2-3 hours.
2WD/4WD: 4 WD
1x RC truck
3 x 1.5V AA Battery
1 x 4.8V 700mAh battery
1x charge cable
- Includes a battery
- Not very fast
Finally we come to the last section. We hope all this information will help you pick a suitable toy for your kid. However if you are still in a dilemma and are not being able to choose, here are our few suggestions.
- If speed is your consideration then BEZGAR Hobbyist Grade 4×4 Waterproof RC Car would be the perfect choice. It runs at 45km/h. Along with the high speed it also comes with shock fillers which makes it easy to drive and handle for kids. This is a 1:12 size car and the design and colour makes it look quite appealing.
- The second option you can go for is Remote Control Car, WHIRLT RC Cars for Kids. This has a speed of 30 km/h and this is a 1:18 size car. And you can enjoy driving this on all terrains.
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