What is it
The JCB 3CX Backhoe loader has an enclosed cab, interior detailing, front wheel steering and rolling wheels with tyre tread.
What our team of testers said
"Let's see what it can dig." - Boy aged 4
"It gets stuck in the mud like my sister's buggy." - Girl aged 6
- Promotes imaginative play
- Encourages storytelling
- Develops understanding of the world
What our experts think
The JCB backhoe loader is just like the real thing and immediately appealed to our little builders; they enjoyed playing with it alongside other similar vehicles. One of the best features about this toy was that it has so many moving parts – the children really enjoyed using it both indoors and outside.
The vehicle elicited lots of questions and observations and through their play the children developed a story, which promotes creativity and skills for imaginative storytelling. We liked how they related it to real life and things they had seen – this type of real world play develops a child’s understanding of the world around them. The vehicle was robust and well made, it was easy to clean when muddy and the children enjoyed cleaning it for themselves! The children’s only criticism was that they wished the shovel was a little bigger.
- RRP: £32.99
- Brands: Tomy
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Toy cars, trains, boats and planes
- Types of skills developed: Creativity
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world