I have a fascination with all things farming. I grew up on a farm and although I don’t live on a farm now, it left a lasting impression on me. I used to love to ride on the tractor and I didn’t even mind running out to the garden to pick rhubarb for moms piping hot pies. We raised black Angus cows, sheep and we even grew about 25 acres of strawberries which we sold locally.
We lived in a valley in Beaver Pennsylvania with running streams and caves in the pastures. We’d hook up our horse and buggy and visit the neighbors in the snow. When we weren’t sledding, we were riding horseback or tending to our chores. Life was never boring and we couldn’t wait to wake up early every single day to get in as many activities as we could before school.
Because I have such fond memories of growing up on a farm when I see farm toys they intrigue me. I can imagine toddlers playing with them that didn’t grow up as I did and wondering what it’s like to ride on a tractor or a horse. Even though my kids didn’t grow up on a farm, there were always farm toys readily available for them and it always gave me a chance to share my farm experiences with them.
Toys have evolved since I was a child and even since my own kids were toddlers. They’re still made to encourage imagination but they’re so much more than they used to be. Such is the case of the SmartMax My First Tractor Set. This tractor set is magnetic so there is little chance that the pieces will be lost during play. It’s a really strong set and can be given to kids age 18 months to 5 years old. What I like about it is that it can be used with other SmartMax sets so it increases play even when kids might tire of the 22 pieces that come with it. You can build on the set with all SmartMax sets. This set is considered a STEM toy set.
If you are looking for a gift that encourages imaginative place, while providing maximum fun with magnets, this SmartMax set is it. It’s safe, it’s under $25 and you can buy the SmartMax My First Tractor Set conveniently on Amazon. If you use my link, I will receive a small commission, at no additional charge to you.