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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Yes, pedal cars. Surely you remember them, toys powered by good old fashioned kid power. It can be difficult to entice children outside when they would rather watch TV or play video games. You know that they need exercise and fresh air; it’s just sometimes easier to give in.

So, what do you do? Start by telling them stories of your childhood and how you loved these types of cars. Something along the lines of it made you feel so grown up to be “driving” just like mom and dad. Or how you and your friends used to have races in them.

Tell them how great it is to get into one of them, like a fire truck and pretend to save the family. Or into a police car and chase down the bad guys. They can race the roads or tell them how they can pretend to fly through the clouds in their very own pedal plane.

They do not have to know that it is a way to get much needed exercise or that it helps to improve their dexterity and teaches them through fun, did you? No, all you knew is that they were neat and you had a great time playing with them. Nothing else was important to you as a child.

It can also be a great way to bond with your child as you reflect back and talk about your childhood. Just remember when they say “Wow, did they even have cars back then?” they are not being mean, they are dead serious.

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by: RonJun eShop