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Best Remote Control Vehicles for Kids

a boy playing with a car remote in the room

If you want to minimize your child’s reliance on screens for entertainment, give them engaging toys that spark curiosity and wonder and can even serve as an introduction to STEM fields like engineering or physics. Remote control cars are a great option, as they are classic toys that have been delighting children for decades. Check out these top picks for fun remote control cars that will make smartphones and tablets seem boring by comparison.

This remote control vehicle comes with a controller that can work up to 65 feet away from the excavator. It also comes with two rechargeable batteries.

Children will love that this remote control vehicle is fully automated with working lights and music. This toy will help younger children improve fine motor skills.

The easy-to-use controls on this remote control vehicle are perfect for young children to manage. This airplane also produces sound effects, like honking noises and music.

Expert Commentary

Remote control vehicles for kids should be easy to operate and feature engaging sounds and movements. These toys provide a good way for children to learn about how different types of vehicles move, and can help build dexterity and hand-eye coordination. The options on this list are simple but fun introductions to the world of RC vehicles.

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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