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Over the last year one of the toys that has been a huge hit in our household with both girls is VTech Toot-Toot Drivers. If you’ve not seen it before, it’s a huge collection of tracks, buildings, cars, trains even boats and planes which can be played with as individual sets or joined up to create a huge village, which is my ultimate goal one day!
The most recent addition to our Vtech Toot-toot collection is the Train Set, which was sent to us as our second review as part of the VTech Play Panel where we are sent Vtech toys to play with and write a completely honest review in return (you can read our first review of the VTech Hop-A-Roo Kangaroo here).
The VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Train Set is a fully interactive set to encourage imaginative play and learning, with track to be built, ramps, bridges, a station and a crane too! The train is motorised so once the track is built you can watch it chugging along, with four interactive smart points for maximum interaction. The train has over 75 song, melodies, sounds and phrases which keeps things interesting and not too repetitive.
When you take the set out of the box it can look quite overwhelming. The train set, like most toot-toot has a LOT of parts which aren’t always the easiest to put together, even I sometimes struggle to work out what goes where and have to follow the instructions carefully, especially the first time it needs putting together as the stickers need to be added too.
Violet is just coming up to 3 and can put some bits together, but to get use out of all the features and to make a track that the train can roam around I’ve found she always needs a bit of help to put it together as it’s more complex than you realise.
Once put together luckily it’s quite secure so can be played with without coming apart too easily, unless you have a boisterous one-year-old like me who loves to pull the track apart just as you’ve completed it! I love how much variation each set includes, with levers, handles, moving bridges and more to keep your little one entertained and also to help work on their fine motor skills. The set is suitable for ages 1-5 years which is great for me as it’s perfect for both girls (Violet is nearly 3 and Pearl is 17 months) although I’ll admit they do play with it so differently and will often squabble over it too!
Violet loves to create stories and situations, talking through her play and testing all the features and functions. Pearl is starting to enjoy pushing the trains/cars along but is still more interested in pulling the track apart, which is when Violet will get frustrated! Big sister problems…!
We’ve got quite a few VTech Toot-toot Drivers sets now and they all have the same connectors and track so they are fully compatible with each other making the possibilities endless. The range has lots of products, from individual vehicles to track sets so they make great gifts as there is a product to suit all budgets too. One day when Pearl is a bit older (and not likely to pull it all apart) I want to set it all up in the living room and make a huge Toot-toot city, it’s going to be so much fun! It’s a toy that grows with them over time and they’ll get so much out of.
We’ve really enjoyed playing with our VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Train Set, it’s been a fab addition to our growing collection.
You can order the VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Train Set here.
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