Vehicles especially tractors always seem to appeal to H. I still find myself shouting out digger, tractor or train sometimes, like I used to when he was smaller whenever we passed one. H was keen to try out the John Deere Monster Treads Shake and Sounds Tractor made by the toy specialist, Tomy.
We liked the chunky robustness of this model. It’s quite big and is made to last. We also liked the fact that the 3 AAA batteries that it requires come preinstalled, so there need be no delays before your child can get playing. When you press the red button, it starts up with engine noises and it starts shaking and shuddering like a real tractor would.
We found that some of the features worked better on a smoother surface (our lawn is no bowling green) and we found it functioned better on more even surfaces inside. Inside the tractor can travel quite a long distance from just one push.
I think you can tell from the pictures that H enjoyed making his own tractor noises to go along with the ones that the toy was making. He’s had a lot of fun with this toy despite being at the top end of the age group for it. I can see this getting a lot of outside play over the summer especially if we go somewhere with a sand pit or to the beach.