I have the quintessential little boy. Trucks, trains, fire trucks, police cars, construction “vehicles”, tractors, boats, wheels, dirt. All rolled into a smiling three and a half year old.
Last year, on a day when we had nothing scheduled, I brought him to a John Deere store to simply look around. He was in heaven. He even insisted on bringing home one of their product catalogs so I could read it to him at night as his bedtime story.
As expected, I couldn’t get it out of the box before it was grabbed out of my hands. The perfect size for a three year old, he immediately got to work getting the weeds out of my living room carpet.
As we moved the party outside, he went to town. Having watched our gardener trim the lawn earlier in the day, he knew just what to do.
With it’s easy to pull cord, he got the popping beads to make a great, authentic noise so he could trim to his heart’s desire.
Lightweight and easy to hold even for the littlest gardener, he maneuvered around with ease feeling like a big boy.
We’re a big gardening family so he was also excited to have his own hand rake to use and wanted to get to work right away.
But by far, his favorite thing was pretending to be the “park man”. Any park we go to he is mesmerized by the cart filled with gardening tools. He likes to just stand there, look at it, point and name them. Sometimes the nice workers will let him sit in the cart and pretend he is driving it.
Now he can be his own park man. If I could say this went on for hours it would not be an understatement. As you can see from his new outfit, days even!
If you have a little one who also loves to garden, or is equally enthralled by the “park man” you should definitely check out the John Deere Lawn & Garden Set by Tomy.