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She’s A Builder – Yes, She Is!

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She’s A Builder – Yes, She Is!

During the week when her cousins aren’t around JustaBXgirl does A LOT of independent play so I’m constantly on the lookout for toys that can keep her engaged so I can get more than ten minutes of work in at a time.  As much as we love board games and puzzles weekdays aren’t the time for them as she needs mama’s help and participation.  Pretend toys are a big hit right now as her imagination is incredible.  As I type this she has put together about four different playsets and is gathering a bunch of mini figures together to throw someone a surprise birthday party.  I’m not even sure where she got the idea of a surprise party but I’m enjoying listening to the festivities.

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Other days she might invade the costume ottoman and dress up like her favorite princess or her favorite Ninja Turtle or become a mermaid.  Perhaps throw on some fairy wings or more recently grab her John Deere Talking Toolbelt Set and set about fixing things around the house.  She straps it on and tells me with confidence that we don’t need grandpa because she can fix XYZ.

Did I mention the toolbelt itself talks? It not only makes the sounds of the tools but says “Nothing runs like a Deere” and “It’s time to work on our John Deere tractors!”.

I love that when she looks at toys she doesn’t see things as a boy toy or a girl toy.  They’re simply toys she likes or doesn’t like.  And while it’s always fun to be a mermaid or fairy I really enjoy watching JustaBXgirl learn about real life items and occupations.  A lot of times as parents we get our children toys and then just leave them to play with them (cough, cough, I’m very guilty of this) but when we do this we sometimes miss learning moments.  Even though her toolbelt is something that I love for the independent play and imagination moments that grant this mama some time at the computer I also take some to go over what each tool is and how they can be use.  This does two things.  First it gives JustaBXgirl some valuable information that she can use throughout her life (I mean how would you have gotten this far if someone hadn’t introduced you to how to use a hammer or screwdriver).  And second it gives her a point of reference for when she’s playing.

Who knows, maybe one day my imaginative, mermaid fairy will grow up to be a contractor with her own construction business.  Whether she does or she doesn’t she will know that when screwing in a screw it is always righty tighty and lefty loosey.  Don’t pretend you don’t say it in your head regularly!  And to think it all started with her toolbelt.

john deere talking toolbet

Righty Tighty! Lefty Loosey!

And on the weekends when her cousins are around she is nice enough to share her tool belt with them.  One of my nephews especially loves it.  He’s really good at building things and figuring them out.  He might become and engineer or architect when he grows up.  Wonder how much credit this auntie will be able to take if I get him his own John Deere Toolbelt Set!

He was excited to get to bang things!

This is a great addition to our pretend play toys.  I’m really considering buying my nephew one for Christmas.  You can get your own by entering my giveaway!!!  All you have to do to be entered is comment below and tell me would be the little builder in your world!  For a bonus entry comment on this post.  Winner will be selected using random.org and contacted by email on July 21st.  Open to U.S. Residents excluding Hawaii and Alaska.


 


89 Comments

89 Comments

  1. Shannon Baas

    July 11, 2017 at 11:14 am

    my nephew is the builder.

  2. Leslie Davis

    July 11, 2017 at 11:25 am

    My friend’s little boy.

  3. Lisa Bourlier

    July 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    My Son who loves to build anything he can get his hands on! Blocks, Legos, anything!!

  4. Christina

    July 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    This is too cute, my LO is a bit too young for this but she has 4 girl cousins who would love this.

  5. Kenneth Helmick

    July 11, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    My nephew

  6. Kim Niland

    July 12, 2017 at 6:35 am

    The little builder, and the perfect age for this set, would be my 4 year old nephew. He would love it!

  7. Ashley C

    July 12, 2017 at 6:56 am

    My son is my little builder and he would love this! It would allow him to be just like his dad!

  8. Kristyn M.

    July 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

    My son would be the builder in my house!

  9. Bryan Vice

    July 12, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Both my son and my daughter are little builders ! and they’re little country kids lol we love John Deere in this house !

    • justabxmom

      July 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      Don’t they have such fun and durable toys!!!?

  10. Valerie Mabrey

    July 12, 2017 at 10:43 am

    My granddaughter is always trying to help grandpa fix things. She would love her own tools.

  11. Darlene Carbajal

    July 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I would love this for my nephew, thanks!

  12. Stacie Humphrey

    July 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    This would be perfect for my nephew!

  13. McKim

    July 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    My little grandson is the builder in our family.

  14. Sarah Hall

    July 12, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    The builder would be my grandson.

  15. Darcy Koch

    July 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    My little builder would be my grandson. He feels important when he cabn help.

  16. Cindy Peterson

    July 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    My little builder is my niece’s sweet little boy.

  17. Jess W.

    July 12, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    My daughter would be the little builder. She likes to tinker with all sorts of stuff.

  18. Natalie yeoman

    July 12, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    My nephew would be my little builder

  19. amanda whitley

    July 12, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    this set is so cute! my son is a little builder who would love this.

  20. Nicole Lancaster

    July 13, 2017 at 1:02 am

    My 3 year old son is the little builder in my world.

  21. Rennie Dericco

    July 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    my daughter is the little builder in my world.

  22. kathy Persons

    July 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    My nephew is fascinated with tractors and farm equipment right now

  23. Jenette

    July 15, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Our 2 year old sons and six year old daughter would all love this.

  24. Tandi Cortez

    July 15, 2017 at 8:26 am

    My son would LOVE this! He LOVES to Build things and help his dad fix things! 🙂

  25. sylvia

    July 15, 2017 at 10:27 am

    My youngest son is the builder. Always trying to “fix” things.

  26. Heather D

    July 15, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    My daughter is a little builder. She likes to help my husband.

  27. Leela

    July 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    My son is a little builder and would love this.

  28. Leela

    July 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I commented on the beyond tablet post.

  29. Elizabeth Miller

    July 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    My granddaughter and my grandson would both go nuts for this. They love play building and helping pop pop really build. I am definitly going to look further at this for Christmas.

  30. Janine Hwang

    July 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Both my kids would play with this! I have a 2 year old and 3.5 yr old

  31. Latanya

    July 16, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    my daughter is the builder

  32. susan smoaks

    July 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    our little builder is our son, he loves to build things.

  33. Joan Roth

    July 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    My niece loves to build & create things!

  34. Kortney Lah

    July 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    My niece would be my little helper! <3

  35. Brittney House

    July 17, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    My niece would be the builder.

  36. crystle tellerday

    July 18, 2017 at 8:46 am

    my cousin lexie

  37. Paula Hafner

    July 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

    My nephew is a little builder. He especially loves hammers.

  38. Danielle

    July 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    My grandbaby is the builder for me

  39. Danielle Magee

    July 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    My nephew would be the builder in my home.

  40. Shauntea Crutcher

    July 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    This would be the ideal gift for my six year old son.

  41. Shane A

    July 20, 2017 at 5:42 am

    My niece would be the builder!

  42. Kristina Leezer

    July 20, 2017 at 8:47 am

    My son would love this. He loves playing with tools and pretending to fix things.

  43. Kristin C

    July 20, 2017 at 8:52 am

    My daughter is a great little builder!

  44. Marti Tabora

    July 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    My grandson Cameron would be a little builder and I think he would love playing with this tool belt.

  45. susan smoaks

    July 20, 2017 at 9:07 am

    my son would be the little builder who gets to enjoy this.

  46. Teresa Thompson

    July 20, 2017 at 9:14 am

    This would be great for my grandson.

  47. Mary West

    July 20, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I have two sons and they both are builders, but my littlest would be the one to use these!

  48. Darlene Owen

    July 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This tool belt would be for my 3 year old grandson, he loves to work with his dad outside.

  49. Darlene Owen

    July 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I posted the following post on the Beyond Tablet “What a great alternative to staring at a computer screen all day/night. My four grandchildren would gain great knowledge from this educational toy.

  50. Sandra Preti

    July 20, 2017 at 9:48 am

    My little builder is my nephew!! What a creative and fun toy.

  51. Deb K

    July 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I would give this to my grandson~He would love it!

  52. kemberly crosswhite

    July 20, 2017 at 10:33 am

    My little builder is my three year old, Blaze. He loves pretend play!! i also commented on the other post.

  53. Anne Perry

    July 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    My four year old is a builder.

  54. angie w

    July 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    My niece and nephew would be the little builders! They’d love this. Thanks!

  55. angie w

    July 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I commented on the additional post.

  56. Ashley B.

    July 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I have TWO little boys 🙂 they’d have to share this one!

  57. Ed

    July 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    This would be for Big Earl!

  58. jeremy mclaughlin

    July 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    My little cousin would love this.

  59. shirley emitt

    July 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Our little 3yr is our builder, she would love this.

  60. SHERRY FOWLER

    July 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    My grandson Logan is my little builder; he says he going to build GaGa a new house when he gets bigger! (he’s 4 lol)

    I also commented on your game night post 🙂

  61. Marcia Goss

    July 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    My grandson Brandon is our little builder!

  62. Billie Rowell

    July 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    My niece would love to win this, thanks for the chance.

  63. Audrey Stewart

    July 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I have 2 young nephews who would be fighting over this. It is the cutest thing ever!

  64. Yona Williams

    July 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    My best friend’s son would be a good builder with these tools.

  65. Yona Williams

    July 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I commented on the Beyond Tablet post.

  66. Shelly Leatham

    July 20, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    My youngest son and daughter are our builders! They love to “help” daddy!

  67. Aaron

    July 20, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    I would share this with my toddler cousin.

  68. Amanda Hoffman

    July 20, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    That would be my son

  69. Richard Brandt

    July 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Stella Jane is our little builder.

  70. Margaret Appel

    July 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    This would be an awesome tool belt for my grandniece. It never hurts for the little ones to learn early on what tools are for and how they are used. I wish we had these when I was little!

  71. Jackie

    July 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    My nephew would be the builder!
    Thankyou!

  72. Julie Waldron

    July 20, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    My daughter’s are the builders.

  73. Erica B.

    July 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    My daughter would love this!

  74. Margaret S Porter

    July 20, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    My Grandson Mason is the builder in my family,

  75. Laurie Nykaza

    July 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    My little nephew would love to have these tools to play with.

  76. Samantha

    July 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    My daughter would be the little builder. She is always trying to take my husband’s tools and use them already!

  77. Jerry Marquardt

    July 20, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    My nephew would be that little builder. I would like to thank you for your involvement in this fine giveaway. Thank you for giving us all the chance.

  78. hannah

    July 20, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I would give this to my little niece, she loves tinkering.

  79. hannah

    July 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm

  80. Anita Duvall

    July 20, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    My niece would be the little builder in our family!!

  81. Amy Deeter

    July 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    My little builder my world is my youngest daughter

  82. Stephanie Liske

    July 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

    My son is the little builder.

  83. Denise M

    July 21, 2017 at 12:52 am

    This is so cute. My son would just love this. He would probably try to make a car or truck which he is obsessed with

  84. Janice B

    July 21, 2017 at 1:48 am

    My 3-year-old grandson would love this. He loves building things.

  85. Kathy Pease

    July 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

    My granddaughter is a builder and a wrecker too..lol

  86. Lisa Ann

    July 21, 2017 at 11:09 am

    My grandson is my little builder!

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