This is my first review, so bare with me. We are on this journey together. I’ll add a little back story before I get into my review of the Picasso Tiles PTT300 Fire Truck Toy Car Set.
When looking on Amazon for Magnet Tiles I came across two different ones. Magatiles, which I had used in a previous job, and Picasso Tiles, which I hadn’t used. I read the reviews and it seemed the only difference was a small magnet strength and a slight size difference. All the reviews were great so I went through the cheaper route and bought Picasso Tiles. I couldn’t be happier! All of the children LOVE playing with them. It is one toy that is always out every day. Our little friends love to build as well as our older friends. You can read about how we explore buiding concepts with our Picasso Tiles here.
Picasso Tiles contacted me about reviewing one of their newer products and I was jazzed! I was already a fan from our Magnet Tile experience and I love introducing new toys that promote higher thinking.
When the package arrived (a day before expected) I was very excited to take it into work the next day. The children love using the trucks we already have and talk about firemen and firetrucks. We even had a friend dress up as a fireman for Halloween!
I took the truck out to play with it before bringing it to work. Here is a picture my mom took of me playing with the truck because that’s what moms do. 🙂
Right away I was already impressed with the quality and all of the movable parts. My dad noticed that children could use both ends of the provided screwdriver (flat head and phillips) when unscrewing the pieces which is an added bonus!
When I brought it to show the kiddos the next day they were extremely excited! I did show them that they could unscrew the wheels which they took to right away. They all love to play with it, even our little friends attempt to use the screwdriver, which I think is wonderful. They also added one of our little firemen figures to the truck.
I sadly was not able to get picture of all the children exploring the fire truck, I’ll update this post with more pictures as I do. 🙂
Benefits of the PTT300 Fire Truck:
1. Promotes fine motor
2. Promotes curiosity
3. Improves Hand-Eye Coordination
4. Develops a basic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) understanding
5. Promotes problem solving skills
Drawback of the PTT300 Fire Truck:
1. Small parts have to be put away from our little friends
As you can see, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. I highly recommend this toy, or others on their website if you are wanting a high quality toy that promotes fine motor, curiosity, STEAM skills, problem solving, and hand-eye coordination. They have similar trucks on their website as well as other fun, engaging toys.
If you are interested in buying the fire truck (which I recommend for ages 2+ as long as your two-year old doesn’t put things in their mouth) you can use my affiliate amazon link here. You can also buy it straight from Picasso Tiles and browse their other products on their website!
Check out my instagram post about the truck as well!
Updated: 1/28/2018 with pictures.