Daniel my youngest is obsessed with all things with wheels, if he doesn’t have a car or truck, he’ll use a rock or anything to imitate one. Tonka trucks have been around forever it seems and they are still as popular now. We took delivery of the new Tonka Power Movers dump truck. It has added sound effects and moving parts which Daniel loves.
It’s sturdy, and it has a button which he loves to press. The button activates the truck’s sound effects so that when you push the vehicle forward it makes the engine rev and activates the lights. When you push the truck backwards you hear the beep beep reversing sounds. When he spins the handles you hear hydraulic sounds and flashing lights. It is fairly loud, be prepared. The range was recently awarded GOLD in the 2018 Practical pre-school awards. The dumper truck needs 3 AAA batteries, but it comes with batteries included, a real bonus for us as we never have enough.
The age range for the Tonka truck is recommended as age 3+ and the dimensions are 30.5 x 16.5 x 17.8 cm, about the size of a large cat. It weighs around 1kg, and it’s recommended not to put more than 3kg of weight onto it. So far we’ve had a few different thinks transported around the house. There are other vehicle styles in the power movers range, I’ve put all the links together below for you. If you’d like to see the truck in action (who wouldn’t), here you go:
Which one is your little one’s favourite?
Disclosure: we were gifted the truck and compensated for time creating this post. All opinions are my own.