KID O Myland Car
Incorporating critical thinking skills at an early age is not new, but emphasizing concepts like science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) is becoming more of a standardized focus for both teachers and parents. The KID O Myland Car embraces the STEM revolution to perfection. The simple yet elegant packaging is the first thing that parents noted. There are no flashy graphics to lure in kids; the box simply displays the Myland Car almost to scale, nothing more, nothing less. Open it up, install the batteries, and the car is ready to roll when you place the riders inside. This happens because the bottoms of each figure have a color which corresponds to the colors in the slots of the car. When you place the figure into the color coordinated slot, the car ‘turns on’, which triggers the sound of an engine turning over. When your children push the car forward, the headlights turn on, and when they move the car backwards the red taillights come on. A great cause and effect experience. The lights and sounds are very subtle and not blaring. There are intentionally no directions. The car’s creators clearly want kids to explore and discover on their own. This product is full of technology but also incorporates a classic play style that never grows old. Testers appreciated the construction which is solid and durable enough to withstand the manhandling only kids can dish out.