JCB Toys for girls AND boys!
Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know that I have “issues” with toys and clothes that are labelled “for boys” or “for girls”. My girls love Disney princesses and dressing up in pretty dresses, but they also love superheroes and Star Wars. I don’t mind whatever toys they want to play with, but I want them to have a choice and not feel that something is not available to them because of their gender.
We live quite close to a new housing estate which is still being built and during my second maternity leave, we would often go for a little walk to watch the diggers. The girls would be fascinated by them – even when they were just stood there, not moving. We would often look out for diggers on a drive home, and the girls were particularly excited if they were at work. We were really pleased to receive a couple of lovely toys from JCB – a Doug Dumptruck Big Wheeler and a talking Joey JCB.
Both toys have quickly become very popular with both the girls. The Joey JCB has an articulated scoop, a flashing light and will say five different phrases.
The Doug Dumptruck is larger and has a large bucket which can be tipped up to dump its contents.
Freyja and Emily will have so much fun with these in the garden as the weather improves, and they will be perfect for construction work in the sandpit. In the meantime they have mostly been used for transporting the dolls and cuddly toys around.
As you can see from the pictures, the scoop and bucket are perfect for transporting toys, and I think Barbie is enjoying riding around in something other than her pink convertible!
Disclaimer: We were kindly sent these items for review, but as always all opinions are our own!