What is it about little boys and diggers? When Little Miss C was younger she’d always point them out if we walked past one, but with Master C it’s a whole different level of enthusiasm. We’ve been known to go for walks just for the sole purpose of walking past some road works or a building site so he can sit in his buggy and watch the diggers and other building vehicles go about their jobs. Is it the bright yellow colour? (Pretty much the only colour he can identify – or is that a related thing too?) Or maybe the flashing yellow lights on top? Or is it the digging action? Whatever the reason it’s pretty clear that my little boy loves diggers and talking to other mums it seems he’s not alone in his passion for them.
When we were then asked to review the My First JCB range there was no hesitation in agreeing. We were sent Joey JCB from the big wheelers range and it was like love at first sight for Master C. With a triumphant shout of “DIGGER!” he grabbed it out of my hand and instantly got down on the floor and started pushing it around the room.
With four big chunky wheels it’s a great size for little hands to push around on the floor, and with they also mean it’s great for on deep pile carpet, or outside on grass or even in the sand pit. On the front is a large bucket which children can lift up and down a bit by moving the silver exhaust funnel on the front. There’s a second smaller digging scoop on the back which children can also use, but conveniently tucks away when not in use.
Master C’s already had a huge amount of fun with his digger and he keenly alternates his digger play between Joey JCB and a smaller digger that he was given as a Christmas present. Although the smaller one is better for his fine motor skills it seems that he wants the different types of play that the two different sized diggers give him and I can definitely see that this larger version would work well for all children ages 12 months and over (the toy being marketed as 12m + on the packaging).
Joey JCB is a well constructed sturdy toy, definitely suitable to withstand the rough and tumble of a toddler boy’s play. In the distinctive JCB yellow it attracts children straight to it and LMC (who is also keen to play with it) has keenly pointed out that it’s “just like a real digger”.
Joey JCB and the rest of the My First JCB range is available online with Amazon, or in other large toy shops.
Disclaimer: We were sent Joey JCB from the My First JCB range for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links.