Is it just me, or do kids have a freakish affinity for (and knowledge of) cars at a VERY early age? How does this happen?
I don’t know about your kids, but Henry’s favorite toys seem to be cars and trucks. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a big plastic dump truck, a plain wooden pickup truck or a intricate Matchbox car, the boy loves it. Early on, it seemed like he just knew what sounds to make as he pushed the cars across the floor. We live on a semi-busy street, but still, I’m baffled where he learned that that sound goes with that toy. Are all little boys born magically knowing this?
This question led me to YouTube where I found many parents wondering the same thing. And this naturally led to some super cute videos. Check them out:
This boy just knows what to do with his car toys:
This one is actually becoming the car in the grocery store shopping cart.
And this kid, who has a series of car-related videos, identifies dozen of car makes.
So what do you think? Is this strange familiarity with cars at an early age a result of nature or nurture? Do you agree that boys prefer toy cars more than girls, and if so, why? Did your children naturally know the car sound?
LWTK’s mommy blogger, Sarah, is attempting to be a good mama to little Henry, wife to Shea, full-time employee and part-time grad student all while avoiding making dinner from a box every night. In her non-existent free time, she’s running, eating popcorn and blogging about it all at The Gatsby Diaries.