When you have a large family like ours you quickly end up with lots of toys and a lack of space. Birthdays, Sinterklaas, Christmas… every year our toy collection grows so I am trying to choose wisely when it comes to new additions. One of my top tips is to expand what you have instead of starting with a new range, not only does it keep your play area easier to organise but just one or two small add-ons open up lots of new possibilities.
Our basket of Toot-Toot Drivers is always super popular, so for Ted and Hattie’s birthday we added some fabulous new pieces that can be used on their own but also in combination with the styles we already had; a perfect way to keep the kids busy and creative. They love anything with wheels and of course they adore Mickey Mouse!
With three possible track configurations the Toot-Toot Drivers Mickey’s Happy House (RRP $34.95, ages 1-3) playset guarantees lots of race track fun for little builders. They can send Mickey Mouse down the slide in his convertible, build a double ramp and even set up a competition with one of Mickey’s friends, who will be the first to cross the finish line? The brightly coloured plastic pieces are the perfect size for small hands and easy to click in place, helping toddlers to develop important fine motor skills.
Like all the other Toot-Toot Drivers toys we already have these new Disney designs are fitted with special SmartPoints. When Toot-Toot Drivers vehicles drive past these clever spots children are rewarded with a phrases, songs, sound effects and melodies to encourage pretend play and introduce music and language to curious tots.
The entire Toot-Toot Drivers range is designed to work together, so you can combine different play sets and vehicles for even more fun! Fire stations, garages, airports, space station and much more, Toot-Toot Drivers has all your construction dreams covered. We still have the gorgeous Minnie’s Ice Cream Parlour (the pink ice-cream truck is just the best and the parlour even has a shape sorter) and Mickey’s Magical Wonderland (complete with Ferris Wheel) on our Christmas wishlist so if you happen to spot them on sale somewhere please do let me know!
Priced at just $13.95 the new Toot-Toot Drivers Disney vehicles (ages 1-3) are a fantastic stocking filler for young Toot-Toot Drivers collectors. Mickey and his friends talk (with real character voices), sing songs and teach sounds and their vehicles have headlights that really work! Would you like to hop into Goofy’s Tow Truck, hit the road in Donald’s Off-Roader or join the lovely Daisy and Minnie for a ride in their cute convertibles? There are currently six Disney vehicles to choose from and each triggers different responses when passing SmartPoint locations.
Hip Tip: The Toot-Toot Drivers cars are fun off the track too. They are an ideal size for handbags and nappy bags and offer entertainment for long holiday trips, visits to grandma or a doctor’s waiting room.
VTech toys are available at major department stores and independent toy retailers across Australia.