Cozy Truck™

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Rugged plastic ride-on truck has a real-working “big rig” sounding horn, drop-down tailgate and free turning steering wheel. A safety latch secures the one working door while the other “mock” door is solid and provides added stability. Parent-assist handle-hole located on the roof and included optional floorboard increase enjoyment for younger children or children who have motor delays.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • There is a battery-operated horn in the center of the steering wheel to help children learn cause and effect relationships.
  • Children learn spatial awareness and gain a sense of their body in space as they negotiate their bodies in and out of the Cozy Truck.
  • The large size and 360 degree rotation of the front wheels 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.

Play Ideas

  • Encourage children to pretend the truck is an ambulance and make siren sounds. This can help children practice volume control, range and intonation.
  • Have children help rinse the car during a car wash. This provides a large target area for a child to be successful spraying with water.
  • On a ride to their favorite park or playground, enhance the children’s experience by talking about what they see and feel such as the bold colors of flowers or the bumpiness of the sidewalk.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Take the battery out of the horn if the sound is distracting to children.
  • Add texture to the steering wheel to provide enhanced sensory stimulation.
  • Place non-skid shelf liner on the seat.  This can help a child maintain an optimal seating position and prevent sliding.

Physical 3

Skills

  • Children learn spatial awareness and gain a sense of their body in space as they negotiate their bodies in and out of the Cozy Truck.
  • Wrist rotation, grasping and reaching are encouraged when turning the steering wheel and honking the horn. 
  • When getting into or out of the Cozy Truck, 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.

Play Ideas

  • Have the child give a stuffed animal or doll a ride in the back of the Cozy Truck.
  • Create an obstacle course for the child to drive through. This helps heighten awareness of surroundings. This also provides practice with physical movement.
  • On a ride to their favorite park or playground, enhance the children’s experience by talking about what they see and feel such as the bold colors of flowers or the bumpiness of the sidewalk.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Place non-skid shelf liner on the seat.  This can help a child maintain an optimal seating position and prevent sliding.
  • Use the optional floorboard (included) for children who are not yet using their legs to propel forward.
  • 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 Truck.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • The Cozy Truck encourages language skills as children follow directions and express wants and needs.
  • The Cozy Truck promotes pretend and cooperative play. 

Play Ideas

  • Encourage children to pretend the truck is an ambulance and make siren sounds. This can help children practice volume control, range and intonation.
  • Join other children in ride-on vehicles to create a parade.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$89.99
Age Range:
1+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Beginner and Advanced
Storability:
Bulky
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Cozy Truck™

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

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