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The best toy cars to buy your toddler

Children playing in toy car

Toy cars are a great way to encourage fine motor skills and imaginative play, so providing your toddler with an assortment of toy cars is a good little way for them to be able to learn while still having fun. 

Different emergency vehicles, rubbish trucks and race cars help to stimulate their creativity in play. You can even get cars that have easy grip from children who are still developing their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills! 

So if your tot is obsessed with cars, why not take a look at our top picks?

This classic set of wooden cars are great for tots. Each car is completely different, and they come in a tray that children can use as a mini garage to keep their toy cars together.

These fun animal-themed cars help tots indentify different animals, while still having car fun! When the cars are pushed along, the heads of the animals also swing from side to side. 

This precious lorry is a fun additional feature to have with toy cars. The upper deck can be easily lowered so cars can be driven on and off, and there's grooves in the surface so that no car falls off while on its journey! 

The design makes the cars easier to grab and grip, making them suitable for ages 12 months and over. Playtime will provide hours of fun while tots zoom the cars across floors. We love the Toy Story themed cars too! 

Tots will love racing these cars. All they have to do is pull the car back along the floor, and watch as it races off - they'll be tonnes of giggles! The chunky cars are designed so toddlers can easily pick them up, and they're durable too. 

Each wheel is full of colourful beads that rattle as the car rolls across the ground, providing a sensory experience for tots. The finger holes also make it easier for little ones to grab and play with the car, and it's made with soft material to help wih teething, too! 

These cars are really easy to use, with the steering wheel designer controller, making it an ideal first remote control car for little ones. With a press of a button, the cars even light up and play music, which toddlers will love! 

  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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