Not so, many girls want to get their hands dirty just like the boys. There are girls who enjoy channeling their inner geek building cars from models, making special aftermarket adjustments and best of all racing. And just like boys, a girl's interest in these vehicles need not end in children. A growing number of adult women are also enthusiasts. This is no longer surprising because running these toy cars is absolutely a fun thing to do.
Why should playing electric RC cars as a hobby matter for girls? Learning how to build and maintain these mechanized vehicles forms a great foundation for math and science exploration. A growing number of schools are teaching boys and girls the use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind that power batteries to run simple electric RC cars. There are other projects such as adding on a metal detector, creating a motorized metal detector or adding a small video camera to create a spy mobile. Children who learn how to manipulate and build these tech toys may also be inspired to become the engineers and designers of the future. So the idea being the development of these toy cars is actually helping our youth's think of the next generation.
So how to get a girl started with this great hobby? Not too different than a boy! As a matter of fact, it doesn't need too much convincing power to encourage young ladies to play these toy cars. For the toddler set start with a simple RC car with large movable parts and simple forward and reverse driving. As she gets older avoid saying, 'cars are only for boys to play with.' Give her opportunities to build simple ramps for small electric car to roam and even do tricks such as flips. Encourage a kids to build there own vehicle from a kit as a science fair project or just for fun. If machine clubs are available, encourage her to join. If not you might start a trend in your community by creating a club for girls.
You might be surprised that one of these days, girls are dominating this hobby of playing RC vehicles. Boys and girls alike can get the same level of excitement or fun when controlling these cars on the racetrack or even on bumpy surfaces. You just need to limit the time they spend on playing these toys so that they will not skip their classes. Nevertheless, you can now start motivating your little girl to own one. Indeed, electric RC cars are not just for boys anymore!