30th Anniversary Cozy Coupe®

Promoted Skills

Product Description

The 30th Anniversary Cozy Coupe is the beloved classic outdoor play car with some welcome updates. The floorboard and the parent guidance handle increase the possibilities for younger children and children with gross motor delays or physical disabilities. The safety latch secures the door to prevent a child from falling out. The classic pretend play features are still widely enjoyed, such as the steering wheel with a push button horn, gas cap, and door. The Cozy Coupe sports a pair of adorable “eyes” and vibrant colors that make it visually appealing.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • The child gains proprioceptive input from the pressure of their feet pushing on the ground to propel forward.
  • The large size and 360 degree rotation of the wheels of the Cozy Coupe allow for the exploration of different terrain, such as concrete, rubber play surfaces, or short grass areas.  This provides the opportunity to experience tactile and proprioceptive input through the texture and firmness of a surface.
  • When children ride in the Cozy Coupe and feel their feet pushing on the ground, they are receiving proprioceptive input that helps them become aware of their body position and movement. 

Play Ideas

  • Children can go on an expedition to their favorite park or playground, experiencing all of the terrains they’ll drive their Cozy Coupe over along the way.
  • Children can give a ride to a soft teddy bear or other favorite toy, adding a new texture to their experience.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Non-skid fabric can be used on the seat, adding a new texture on the Cozy Coupe.  Rotate the texture periodically for continued interest and appeal.
  • A secure steering wheel cover with a different texture, such as sheepskin or leather, can be used to provide additional tactile input.
  • Cover the horn button with a textured surface, such as fabric or sandpaper.

Physical 3

Skills

  • When getting into or out of the Cozy Coupe, as well as during play, the upper body, trunk, and lower body are used and strengthened, as well as the processes of coordinating the movements to use them concurrently.
  • The steering wheel and horn button provide opportunities to work on reaching, grasping and hand/wrist rotation.
  • Play in the Cozy Coupe encourages whole body coordination, as a child may have to coordinate movements to maintain a straight path or turn, especially those with a physical impairment, such as left- or right-side paresis.

Play Ideas

  • A child can use their gross motor and coordination skills while guiding the Cozy Coupe through an “obstacle course” they design.
  • When more than one child is playing, the Cozy Coupe can be part of a “train,” where the child uses their motor skills to follow the direction others are taking.
  • The Cozy Coupe encourages the use of fine and gross motor skills when the child performs the “routine” of getting in the car, pretending to buckle their seat belt, adjust mirrors or the radio, etc.

Adaptation Ideas

  • A rolled up towel or other support can be used to provide trunk support when a child is sitting on the seat of the Cozy Coupe.
  • The floorboard is a great adaptation that is already a feature of this year’s Cozy Coupe.  It provides a stable and safe platform for a child who is not using his feet to propel the Cozy Coupe.  Note: While it reduces the risk of a child’s legs getting caught or dragged underneath the car, it does decrease the leg space available for an older or taller child.
  • Taking the Cozy Coupe over varying terrains will encourage child’s ability to adapt his/her coordination and strength needed to propel the car.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Expressive communication is developed when the child plays with the Cozy Coupe through the imitation of the sounds of a vehicle.
  • When children ride in the Cozy Coupe and feel their feet pushing on the ground, they are receiving proprioceptive input that helps them become aware of their body position and movement.

 

Play Ideas

  • The child can use their words to direct the caregiver if the guidance handle is being used.
  • Children can flex their word power while taking the Cozy Coupe out for a drive, describing scenery, getting gas, or pulling up to a “drive-through” (even using the cup holders to store the drinks they order).  This can be accomplished by all means of communication (vocalization, sign, picture systems, devices, etc.)

 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$54.99
Age Range:
1+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Beginner and Advanced
Storability:
Bulky
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

30th Anniversary Cozy Coupe®

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

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