What is it
Front half of a John Deere tractor in John Deere design, featuring battery-operated headlights and horn sound.
With 56 pieces including tools sized to fit little hands, removable bonnet, spark plugs and bolts.
There are 12 steps to rebuilding the engine. Children can remove the motor, replace the battery, repair the headlight, check the oil level, repair the cooler, jack up the vehicle, replace wheel and brake disk, replace the mudguard, check the horn, repair the ignition, replace the glow plugs and replace the shock strut.
What our team of testers said
"Let's look inside." - Boy aged 4
"I'm fixing the wheel." - Boy aged 3
- Builds dexterity and hand-eye coordination
- Develops problem solving logic
- Encourages imaginative role-play
What our experts think
This toy tractor engine is a great way of combining STEM learning with imaginative role-play, as children take the role of a mechanic and put the engine together. The children were happy to discover that everything in the tractor could be taken apart by screwdrivers and enjoyed working together to build it back up. This is great for teaching them about logical thinking and decision-making.
Our testers particularly liked that the screwdriver clicks to let the children know when it has been screwed in tightly enough. The screws and screwdriver are easy for small hands to connect together, which is ideal for helping build hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
- RRP: £129.95
- Brands: John Deere, Theo Klein GmbH
- Battery Operated
- Toy Types: Construction toys
Toy cars, trains, boats and planes
- Types of skills developed: Categorisation & comparison
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Design & technology
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
People and communities
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world