Kids are fascinated by airplanes, but where do planes live, airports! And airports are even more intriguing for kids. Planes come in all shapes and sizes: from airbuses, jumbo jets and huge cargo planes to jet planes and two seater propeller planes. When kids see a plane they yell, ‘plane’.
Even small planes are big and make lots of noise, they go really fast, they often have names and are brightly coloured, what is not to like about such machines. Adults look wistfully as planes cross the sky where kids look upon them with a sense of wonderment and a youthful desire for travel and adventure. Place these machines within their home environment, namely an airport, and you have an adventure wonderland for kids. Mix in the crazy looking vehicles that whizz around the planes, such as baggage carts, push back trucks, catering trucks and fuel trucks all loading and unloading and you have an environment that screams come and play.
Letting kids onto the runway to play with the nice aeroplanes is of course very dangerous and frowned upon at all airports. But playing with toy airplanes and airport vehicles gives a child a sense of being on the other side of the glass, a place where they are not allowed to go, an adult world of big noisy, fast machines that take people to exotic lands.
Let’s face it, airports and planes are just down right exciting!
And if you are thinking this is all boys own stuff, planes and vehicles are just as fascinating for girls. In the video below, two sisters have looking at the planes and airport vehicles in Airside Andy.
Lovely to see Airside Andy being played in the airport and on the airplane. For the full review visit All Baby Advice. Happy travelling!