It could be every parent’s nightmare and maybe every 5-year-old’s dream.
A recent story in USA TODAY reported,
“Police in Utah pulled over a 5-year-old driver who said he was heading to California to buy a Lamborghini.
The boy was being watched by his 16-year-old sibling Monday when the teen took a nap, public information Officer Nick Street told USA TODAY. When the sibling woke up “the keys to the car were gone, the car was gone, and the child was gone,” Street said.
The 5-year-old boy drove onto the freeway about 2 or 3 miles from his home in his parents’ car, Street said.
Trooper Rick Morgan pulled the boy over after he saw the car swerving so badly on Interstate 15 in Ogden, Utah, that he thought the driver was impaired or needed medical attention. He was driving 32 mph in an area with a speed limit of 70 mph. Morgan told the Associated Press that the boy did not respond to his lights but pulled over when he hit his siren.”
Fortunately, whether your child is five years old, seven, or nine, there are remote control cars that are especially designed for the “under 10” crowd.
Fun Remote Control Cars for Kids Ages Four to Nine
There are quite a few RC vehicles to choose from this age group at Fundemonium, and we’ve tagged three that we want to put in the spotlight for you here:
Xotik Model 1/32 XC324 Super Storm RTR
Xotik is a new name in the RC world, but they’ve jumped with all four wheels and have introduced a sizzling fast line of mini racers among other products.
Their Model 1/32 XC324 Super Storm RTR (Ready-To-Run) is, as the name suggests, a 1/32 scale version of a Grand Prix-style race car. This has all the makings of being a fun indoor 2wd RC car for hours of fun. If you like mini RC cars, or want an RC car suitable for your grade-schooler, then you need to check out this winning entry from Xotik RC!
Thrasher 4X4 4WD Brushed 1/18th Scale Short Course Truck
RC-PRO’s Thrasher 4X4 4WD Brushed 1/18th Scale Short Course Truck can be considered an ultimate beginner’s 1/18 scale 4WD Short Course Truck.
With impressive performance and great value for money, this rugged 4WD Short Course truck comes out of the box ready to run. All you need to provide is the dirt! Arriving complete with a 7.4V Li-Po battery and charger, the Thrasher is designed to last through many, many hours of off-road fun due to its durable construction materials and its standard equipment of 4WD, high-performance shocks.
And, to ensure that your four-year-old can manage it, it has a dual-speed feature which enables you to limit the maximum speed so literally anyone can drive it.
Hover Cross Micro Hovercraft / Drone
Not all vehicles must stay on all four (or three or two) wheels! The Flight Lab Toys HoverCross RTF (Ready-To-Fly) is a unique and fun vehicle that can be operated in two different modes – hover and drone.
As a hovercraft, it can zoom and drift over nearly any surface. It comes in two color options (Blue and Red) and an easy-to-apply decal set to easily create your own unique-looking vehicle.
In addition, it features three flight modes (beginner, intermediate, and expert) which means that the HoverCross is ready as your child’s skills improve. And a simple touch of the ‘stunt’ button and it’s back to drifting across the floor in hovercraft mode – like a “proper” vehicle!
Remote Control Cars and Trucks and Boats… Fun for Kids from Four to Ten!
Remote control cars have swept the nation in the last two decades and it seems that every child wants to get their hands on a controller and DRIVE!
And, today, it’s possible to find remote control cars for 4-year-olds, remote control cars for 5 to 7-year-olds, remote control cars for 8-year-olds, and remote control cars for 9-year-olds and beyond. There are even RC cars for toddlers!
At Fundemonium we love to provide fun and we have loads of RC cars and other remote control toys for kids of all ages.
But we also want folks to know that we’re more than just a toy, hobby, and game store. We are a family fun experience and a unique place where families and hobby enthusiasts of all ages can meet and play.
At Fundemonium we offer a safe and friendly place where adults and children of all ages can experience creative fun, a great selection of toys, games, and hobbies for your entire family, and a knowledgeable and friendly staff whose goal is to help you have fun.
We do our best to quickly respond to inquiries about remote control cars (and other toys!) through our website, but you can also find an answer to your question by calling us.
If you’d like to speak directly with one of our Fundemoniacs during our business hours, you can call us at (707) 540-0701.
Thanks, and we’ll see you soon!