I Remember My First Car
American's fascination with the automobile starts at an early age. Our first exposure to cars can probably be accredited to pedal toys, which were originally designed to resemble everyday automobiles. Today's pedal toys have departed from the heavy metal frames of yesteryear and taken up new light plastic frames. Like their predecessors, new pedal toy cars resemble today's makes and models with surprising detail and accuracy. The most popular models usually resemble sleek sports cars decked out with mirrors, faux lights, trunk space, and interior push and pull gadgets.
When I Grow Up, I Want to Be...
Both the fire truck and the tractor are probably two of the most recognizable machines in the country. With bright colors, sirens, and cool functions, they have always been able to sell themselves. Plenty of altercations have erupted at pre-schools over who "gets to ride in the fire truck" or "the tractor." While the tractor has a few more visible physical features and functions like lifts and buckets, the fire trucks offer the ever pleasant and always whaling cries of the siren.