Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Teaching Kids Through Toys With Project MC2 Remote Control Car


Every good Project MC2 doll needs a sporty car to get around in and of course there will be lots of science involved in the car of their choice. Tilly was sent the H2O remote control car from Project MC2 to try out and give her opinion on it.

She is a big fan of Project MC2 and often watches the programme which is exclusive to Netflix. She has a few of the dolls and loves how each of them comes with an experiment to do. The characters are a bit of a superhero to her because they are spies and use maths, technology and science to help them solve their problems. This actually makes Tilly want to be involved in learning because she was never interested in learning, because she has severe dyslexia and struggles to read and write. but with these dolls and accessories, she can do practical experiments.



So back to the H2O Remote Control Car, it is so much cooler than another dolls car because you have to make the engine up before it will even work. You pop open the bonnet and place the engine in there, then you have to connect the engine to the car, this is simple enough because it is just two leads that are different colours. This shows Tilly how you need to connect the engine to make a car work, We don't have a car, so its good for her to be able to look in a car bonnet and know that she needs to connect the battery and wires to make the car actually work. This is a good lesson in science and technology.





Next you add water to the car, you fill the petrol can up with water, Personally I found this very time consuming as an adult and I used a jug to fill it faster. But kids will be happy to fill it with the petrol can and it will keep them occupied for longer! The water is needed to make the car work and when it is added to the car, it will make the car come to life. This is because the water completes the circuit between the battery and the motor. The flash lights will flash and within a few minutes it is ready to go. It was quite slow to start up the first time that we used it, but every time we used it afterwards, it was quick to start.

Using the remote control you can make your car go forward and make it turn, but it doesn't go backwards. The remote control is easy to hold and Tilly loved how it looks like a face. It is easy to hold by kids and is made of strong plastic that isn't going to break easily if it is dropped.
now this is the most awesome part of the car, when it drives forward, steam comes out of the back. It looks just like a real car and as it goes racing off with the headlights on and the steam coming from the car, it really does bring the dolls to life for your child.




S.T,E.M toys are toys that help your child to learn and this is definitely one of those toys that will educate as they play. Tilly has learned about the science and technology behind driving a car, she has learned that sometimes you need to add something else to make a product work, she has learned about circuits and how they make toys work. She also learned about measuring because she had to fill the petrol can up 4 times to fill the car up. I did like that they make a big thing of making sure you buckle up in the car and how easy it was to put the seat belt on.



This remote control car retails at around £59.99 but at the moment it is on sale on Amazon for £48.44, saving you a bit of extra cash in time for Christmas. It is also on sale on www.smythstoys.com. This really isn't just any car, it is an educational toy that will help to teach your kids about science and maths. If you are looking for something for your child for Christmas, you will definitely be on a winner with this one.

22 comments :

  1. Oh this looks good, Tilly looks like she loves this car. I like how the steam comes out the back lol! x

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  2. That looks like loads of fun. I've never heard of this cartoon - will have to ask my kids about it!

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  3. Aww Tilly looks like she is loving that car and how cool that is helps to educate as well.

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  4. what a great way to get kids learning and having fun at the same time! I am looking for presents atm and this is definitely something I would consider getting for relatives so I know they are getting something everyone will be happy with- makes a change from computer games and drum sets! xx

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  5. I absolutely love this. I am all for toys that are both fun and educational and I think my niece would love it.

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  6. This looks so much fun! Love toys that get girls interested in science and technology!

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  7. Aww my little cousin would love this I like how you can take it outside too xx

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  8. What a fab and fun way to learn kids. That car looks like something my girls would love

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  9. That is so awesome, I'd have loved to have that as a kid. It's so good that you can learn from it x

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  10. I have a niece around Tilly's age and I think she would enjoy this so much. I love toys that are not only fun but also educational, we always made sure we bought ones like that when my daughter was growing up and even now she's older we still make sure most fun related things have an educational value attached xx

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  11. What an absolutely fabulous range of learning toys! It is great to have items that you need to work on in order to get them to function, and children love learning through play. I love the idea that all the dolls have experiments to do. Fantastic to encourage girls into things like engineering and science! Much better than a barbie any day x

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  12. I don't think this is a bad price for a remote control toy - very good value.

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  13. Aww Tilly is loving her car isn't she. This is a such a brilliant way to get girls learning about science and cars!

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  14. What a fantastic way to learn! Nothing like learning through play! :)

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  15. Tilly looks as though she is really enjoying it which is fab and I love that it has a removable engine x

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  16. What an awesome idea for a learning toy! I've never seen or heard of anything like it. I don't have kids (yet!) but if I did I'd totally be looking into one of these for a xmas gift!
    Ashton x

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  17. This is such a great toy and a fantastic way to learn while playing! xxx

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  18. What a fab toy! I like toys that are both fun and educational x

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  19. This looks brilliant I do like their toy range it's great for little ones.

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  20. This is a pretty cool toy to learn from!! I love learning toys this is so unusual I love it!

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  21. This is such a good sounding toy and don't too expensive x

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  22. I love these kinds of toys, educational toys are ideal!

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