Wheeee-mote Control

Promoted Skills

Product Description

A cordless, one-button remote controls this car. Pressing the button on the remote operates the car. Press and hold the button down to drive forward. Release the button and then press again to drive in circles. The car is always in motion. When the car is on, lights flash and an engine sound is heard. When driving, screeching tires and beeps can be heard and spinning gears can be seen through the windows of the car. It requires four AA batteries (included) and 1 9V battery, sold separately. BPA-free and lead-free.

Sensory 4

Skills

  • Sound localization can be practiced using this vehicle. When idling, the sounds of an engine can be heard. When driving, the car has louder sounds including beeps and screeches.
  • Cause and effect learning is exemplified when a child presses the button and the car moves in response.
  • Visual tracking skills, which help to train and strengthen muscles in the eyes needed to read, are used when children watch and follow where the car is driving.

Play Ideas

  • Use different materials for the car to drive on. Materials can be rough, bumpy, slippery, hard, etc.
  • Drive the car on a light colored surface to help the car visually stand out.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Add a texture to the button such as felt, Velcro, puffy sticker or fur.

Physical 4

Skills

  • Eye-hand coordination is used to press the button and operate this car.
  • Pressing the button with one finger can encourage isolated finger movements.
  • Midline play is encouraged when a child holds the remote with two hands.

Play Ideas

  • Children can draw roads with chalk outside and maneuver their cars around on the roads they have created.
  • Move the remote to one side of a child to encourage him to use that side to press the button.
  • Encourage a child to crawl and follow where the car has driven.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Attach the remote to a wheelchair armrest or tray using elastic straps or Velcro.

Cognitive 4

Skills

  • Cause and effect learning is exemplified when a child presses the button and the car moves in response.
  • Strategic thinking skills can be heightened as children figure out how to spin the car to drive in another direction or avoid obstacles.
  • Visual tracking skills, which help to train and strengthen muscles in the eyes needed to read, are used when children watch and follow where the car is driving.

Play Ideas

  • Create an obstacle course to maneuver the car through.
  • Use masking tape on the floor to create a road for a child to drive on.
  • Play “Red light, green light” with the child. When a caregiver says, “Red light,” the child must stop pressing the button to stop the car. When the caregiver says, “Green light,” the child presses the button on the remote to drive the car.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$29.99
Age Range:
1+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Three Levels
Storability:
Easy
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Wheeee-mote Control

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 4
Sensory 4
Communicative 4
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 3

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