We have prepared quite a curious and interesting subject for Christmas and New Year, especially for the little ones who are now on holiday. If you are one of our 4CarLovers and you like taking care of your car, a good way of teaching children this good practice is speaking their own language. In many of their favourite cartoons, the characters take their car to the car wash. Here are some examples.
Caillou is a Canadian television series based on the books by Christine L’Heureux. It centres on a 4-year-old boy named Caillou who is fascinated by the world around him. On the episode Caillou goes to the car wash, Caillou shows his sister Rosie -a little nervous at first- how much fun it is to wash your car and how clean it is afterwards.
Cars can also fall ill and they may need to go to the doctor’s. Here is Doctor Mac Wheelie to repair them. This kids animation cartoon about cars can be watched on the Internet. On the episode The SUV, Doctor Mac Wheelie shows us all the car-wash steps to give an off-road car a good wash and be prepared for the next adventure. Oops! The garage is very dirty now. Doctor Mac Wheelie cannot work in a dirty place. No problem. She also teaches us how to leave the garage clean again.
Older children love naughty Shinnosuke Nohara, better known as Shin-chan, the Japanese series. In one of the chapters, Shin-chan goes to the car wash with his father on Sunday. Mischievous Shin-chan vacuums even the CDs and puts the car window down just when his dad is about to wash it with a water gun.
We can also find cartoon scenes on the Internet showing different vehicles being washed, a convertible, a bus and even a vintage car going through the car wash, with the brushes moving, the soap, and the rinse and drying steps.
And rubbish trucks are also washed. This video shows a wheel washer that leaves the wheels on a lorry all nice and clean. The list of vehicles that go to the car wash is very long. This compilation shows children police cars, ambulances, fire engines, taxis and tractors at the car wash station, as well as the vehicles that feature in their favourite series such as Blaze, Monster Trucks, or Cars.
What about you? Do you know any cartoons that teach children how to wash a car? Please share your comments with us!