Disclosure: We were given this toy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
My three (almost four!) year old is very particular about the terminology for the world around her. She will immediately correct me if I call her boots just plain ol’ “shoes.” It’s not a shirt, it’s a sweater. They’re not pants, they’re jeans. Little brother doesn’t have a “passy” or “binky,” it’s a pacifier.
I’ll be honest, she gets it from me. My husband will wholeheartedly agree with that statement! I once got really irritated with him for repeatedly calling our non-stick skillet a wok. Because the correct name for a pan totally matters. . .
So, when our daughter started learning about different types of vehicles, she didn’t use cutesy names. Like the piece of construction equipment with an arm and a bucket that digs holes was never, ever a “digger.” No, from about 2.5 years old, she has matter-of-factly called it an “excavator.” We live in an area where the roads are ALWAYS under construction, so she routinely squeals, “MOM! LOOK! It’s an EXCAVATOR!!” I never imagined that my glitter-loving daughter would get so excited about construction equipment. I like that she has a variety of interests!
I knew this construction vehicle set would be fun for both kids. You can change out the attachments to make different construction equipment! So, of course, I dumped out the box in front of kids and my daughter started labeling, “That’s a dump truck! And a steamroller! And a hook thingy! (she doesn’t know crane yet, I guess!) And! A! Excavator!!” She enthusiastically started changing out the different pieces to see what she could make. The chassis has two short dowels and the pieces all have shallow holes that fit securely over the dowels. It’s easy enough that her little brother can take it apart, but he needs some help putting it together.
Now, I’m pretty sure the part she’s calling an excavator is actually a bulldozer, but she’s so excited about it that I won’t be the one to correct her this time.
I’m a huge fan of toys that encourage imaginative play! I foresee a lot of building sites in our near future with this set. Can’t wait to see what fun the kids have with this toy!
Thank you to Checkered Fun for giving us the chance to try this adorable construction set!