In full disclosure, we were provided with SmartMax Rescue Team in exchange for our honest review.
Do your kids LOVE building toys? Do they LOVE playing with trucks too?
Well, I have the perfect toy for you! SmartMax Rescue Team offers kids hours of brain boosting building fun! Kids will have a blast building and creating a variety of exciting trucks and rescue vehicles. They can also create their own vehicles making it the perfect toy for children who love pretend play. What’s even better is that the Rescue Team set can be used in combination with all existing SmartMax sets!
SmartMax Rescue Team is part of a long line of amazing SmartMax building toys. It comes with 4 wheel pairs, 2 cabins, 1 cockpit, 1 digger, 1 lever, 1 metal ball, 1 container, 1 ladder and 3 bars. There are no instructions which makes the building experience even more exciting and adventurous. With this set, kids can use the provided pieces to make bulldozers, dump trucks, fire trucks, trucks with trailers and so much more. The possibilities are endless!
As you know, at Mommy University we focus on toys that offer a fun AND educational experience for kids. SmartMax Rescue Team does just that. While playing and having fun, kids build valuable skills that help enhance development in all areas. It is the perfect building toy to help kids build cognitive, academic, motor, language and social skills! Plus this is all done while having FUN!
5 Benefits of Playing with SmartMax Rescue Team
Enhances Academic Knowledge
Since SmartMax toys are made with such bold colors it’s perfect for reinforcing color recognition. As we played, I had my children identify the trucks by the colors they were made of. They then had to match the colors to the picture of the vehicle they wanted to make. We also worked on our math skills by talking about how many wheels each vehicle had and how many were needed to create their truck of choice. We even took it a step further by using basic addition to figure out how many wheels certain trucks had in total.
Fosters Language Development
When playing with SmartMax Rescue Team, my kids created fun stories and dialogues about what the trucks were doing and where they were going. On a more basic level, kids can improve vocabulary and labeling skills such as colors, shapes, sizes and vehicle names. Lastly, receptive language is improved as kids learn to follow directions given by their parents. This, in turn, helps improve focus and attention as well.
Improves Fine Motor Skills
Clicking each piece together helps strengthen fine motor control and hand-eye coordination. Patience when completing fine motor tasks is also improved as it can take practice to click each piece together, especially the tires. The fine motor skills developed while playing this game will help children in school with regards to writing.
Boosts Creativity and Imagination
Playing with SmartMax Rescue Team offers so many opportunities for imaginary and pretend play. Kids can create their own worlds and stories using their vehicles and other SmartMax pieces. Creativity is also enhanced as kids build and create their own unique vehicles. My kids loved making their own cars and trucks. They were so proud of their creations which boosted their confidence as well!
Introduces the Scientific Concept of Magnetism
SmartMax toys offer fun through magnetic discovery. When building and creating kids learn the basics about magnetic polarity. Kids also build problem solving skills as they have to figure out which bars can connect and how to make bars connect when the magnets “push away” from each other. For example, when the red and yellow bars would not connect, we learned to use the metal ball in between them.
As you can clearly see, SmartMax Rescue Team is not only a fun and exciting building toy, it is a wonderful learning experience as well. Learning through play is the one the greatest way for children to improve developmental skills. Rescue Team definitely offers that opportunity!
SmartMax Rescue Team makes for a great birthday and holiday present as well as a reward for good grades and/or behavior. You can purchase your own Rescue Team on amazon.com for only $24.99. For more information, visit SmartMaxUSA.com.