Saturday, February 13, 2016

Review of the VTech Turn and Learn Driver Toy

Little Boys and Car-Related Toys

Grandson Tyler with Driver Toy

I have five grandsons who all live over 1,000 miles from me.  Therefore, it is often difficult to know just what toys the boys already have and what they are wishing for.  At birthday and Christmas times I have to rely on the parents (my 'kids') for gift suggestions.

This past Christmas, I asked my youngest son for gift ideas for 6-year-old David and 20 month old Tyler.  David was easy – a Star Wars Lego set.  For toddler boy Tyler, the suggestion was any toy with buttons to push, knobs to turn and NOISES. 

While doing an online search with this criteria in mind, I came across what I thought might be the 'perfect' toy for Tyler.  It's similar to one I bought for my oldest grandson (now 19) when HE was Tyler's age and remembered what a big hit it was, since little boys appear to be 'car crazy' from birth.  I think it's part of their DNA!  

The toy I bought for Tyler was the VTech Turn and Learn Driver Toy

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The VTech Turn and Learn Driver Toy is a steering wheel toy with a cute little dog character that moves back and forth as the wheel is turned.  Across the top of the 'dashboard' are five colorful buttons which introduce different animals and vehicles when pushed.

This toy car has three play modes, so your little driver can learn in animal, driving or music mode. 

There is also a traffic light, a signal lever that makes fun sounds and music, and a gear shifter that pushes and pulls.  Oh, and of course a horn!  Lots of interactive play, making this a wonderful teaching toy.  This Turn and Learn Driver Toy, which also comes in several models and colors, has a fun car design that encourages imaginative play as part of early childhood education.

This toy is from Vtech Kids, a division of Vtech® considered a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children.  The company has been making quality educational toys for children for over 35 years.

Baby Tyler's opinion?  He thought having his own steering wheel was the greatest thing he'd seen.  I watched him open the box Christmas morning over Skype and he virtually ignored the rest of the gifts offered him to open.  All he wanted to do was turn the steering wheel back and forth and honk the horn and push all the buttons! He loved it.  And it was such fun for this grandma to watch his reaction to this toy and know I'd made the best gift choice possible.

The VTech Turn and Learn Driver Toy operates on 2 AA batteries and is recommended for babies and toddlers in the 6 months to 3 year old range.  Tyler, at 20 months, is the perfect age for this cute and colorful interactive toy. It also comes in a variety of colors. I chose the bright Yellow one with the red steering wheel.

Tyler, Age 20 months

 Hey Tyler!  Happy to see you like your new toy!

~Love, Grandma

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  1. Sounds like a real winner to me....yes, boys and cars seem to go together like bread and butter.....

  2. What a precious child and clearly the perfect gift from grandma! The vtech turn and learn driver toy would truly make an awesome gift for any toddler. They all seem to want to get behind the wheel as soon as possible.

    1. Tyler really enjoys playing with that driving toy, Mouse.

  3. We had the very same Vtech toy for our 1st grandson, I think I spent as much time playing with it as he did. What a beautiful picture of your grandson, and a great review!

    1. My hubby did too, Eugene, with the one we gave our 1st grandson over 18 years ago. :) Thanks for visiting my review. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. My grandson had the same V-tech steering wheel when he was Tyler's age and he loved it.

    1. I think ALL little boys love this steering wheel toy. Thanks for your visit, Linda.

  5. What a perfect toy for this adorable little boy! I am sure he will still be using it when next Christmas rolls around. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Carol. I'm sure Tyler will enjoy this toy for some time to come.

  6. What a great toy, especially for a boy with a lot of energy and endless curiosity! Mine had something similar when they were little and it got hours and hours and hours of use. Great choice, Grandma Elf!

    1. Thanks, Susan. I was so pleased Tyler liked this toy as much as his 'big brother' did with the one we got him many years ago. :)

  7. That does sound like the perfect gift for a little boy or girl, and I certainly would get it if I still had a little one in my family. Guess I'll have to wait for my nephews to become parents. At least one is married now, so that's a move in the right direction. I know Jason would have loved this had it been around when he was small.

  8. Driver toys were always my fave to give to the boys when they were little. They never seem to tire of them.

    1. That's for sure, Barbara. All my boys were (and are) car crazy. My oldest son while still in a crib wouldn't lie down to go to sleep each night until he'd lined up about a dozen matchbox cars by his pillow. Today, married with a son of his own, he's STILL crazy about cars and participates each month in a sports car club.


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