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The 10 Best Toy Excavators For Children – Guidebook

A toy excavator is a great gift for any little construction worker. Your child will not only have fun, but also playfully develop his motor skills. A toy excavator should therefore not be missing on any children’s room construction site.

In our checklist you will find, among other things, important information about which excavator is suitable for which age. We have also compared different toy excavators and summarized them in our product recommendations.

Toy Excavator Checklist

  • Children younger than 3 years old do not really understand toy excavators yet, but still enjoy playing with them.
  • Children usually start playing with excavators at the age of 3. From this age, they have the motor skills to transport various materials with the excavator shovel. Care should be taken here to ensure that children do not swallow the materials they are transporting with the excavator.
  • Larger ride-on excavators are also suitablefrom the age of 3 years.
Materials and Design
  • Small toy excavators are good for carrying Lego bricks, dried beans, or similar small items.
  • Large excavators or ride-on exc avators are ideal for the sandbox or for piles of dirt.
  • Care should be taken to ensure that toy excavators are made of non-toxic material, as small toy excavators in particular are often put in children’s mouths.
  • The design of the excavators is often based on real excavators, so that the play experience for children is as close to reality as possible.
  • Lego, Lego Duplo and Playmobil are the best-known brands for toy excavators.
  • However, companies that produce and develop excavators often provide toy excavators to advertise the brand. Examples include CAT, Volvo or Case.

Here you can find the top 10 most popular toy excavators.

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The Best Sellers Of Toy Excavator

We have compiled the most popular toy excavators for you in this bestseller list.

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Current Offers For Toy Excavator

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the toy excavator for children section.

Toy Excavator FAQ

Toy excavators: From when?

Toy excavators can be used as early as toddler age. This promotes the child’s motor skills, for example. However, this does not include very small excavators that can be swallowed. However, a real game develops only at the age of 2 to 3 years.

What does a toy excavator cost?

Here, of course, it depends on whether it should be a small excavator or a large one to sit on. Small excavators can be purchased for as little as €5, while the price of large excavators can go up to €50. In addition, the brand and the material plays a role.

Children’s excavator: What size is the right one?

It depends on whether it should be one to sit on or a smaller excavator. For toddlers, a not too small and simple excavator is recommended to avoid the risk of suffocation and because the motor skills are still developing. For outdoor use, a large excavator to sit on is certainly advantageous. For indoor use, a smaller one for pushing or even with drive is more suitable.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.