Scalextric tracks are something that I remember fondly from my youth, in fact the first one was bought out in 1957…my memories don’t go that far back.
I never had one of my own but loved going to my cousins to challenge them to a race and spent hours watching the cars speeding round the track.
My eldest son still has a set that he is keeping well out of reach from his destructive little brothers, much to their annoyance.
When I was asked to review the My First Scalextric I had high hope for what the boys were going to think.
Their eyes lit up as soon as they saw they saw the brightly coloured packaging and they couldn’t wait to get inside.
Once opened the figure of eight style track was super easy to assemble which was very pleasing as the boys were itching to get started.
It didn’t take them long to pick up what they had to do and the adjustable hand controllers allow you to use variable speeds depending on the ability of the child. They are also colour matching with the track so they can easily know which car they are racing.
One of my less fond memories of Scalextric is the moment the cars come flying from the track just as you were in the lead. Thankfully they now use magnatration which has a strong magnetic force allowing the cars to keep better traction.
As well as being heaps of fun My First Scalextric helps to improve fine motor skills, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination and give them great practice in playing well as a pair which is much needed in this house!
With Christmas not to far away this would be a very welcomed gift under any tree.