My Baby, Her Blocks, and Her T-Top


There are, in this world, undeniable aspects from season to season. The first thing people think about when they think of Summer is sand, weather it’s the on the beach or contained in a childhood staple. When a child enters a sandbox, a whole new world of possibilities opens up within their imagination. Endless castles, channels, ramps, mountains and the like will be created. Whole kingdoms will rise and fall in the mysterious and ever shifting world of a sandbox under the iron grip of a child. I was such a child once (ok…still am) who would spend countless hours in my sandbox, and when I think back on it, no sandbox overlord is complete without a specific set of tools.

Yes, like a surgeon needs his scalpel and a soldier needs his gun, a child needs their sandbox gear. When I was growing up there was no better tool to utilize in my landscaping endeavors than a “Tonka” truck. Needless to say, upon becoming a parent, i had ideas in my head of the kind of sandbox my little girl would have, and she would need a “Tonka” of her own. But lo and behold, i was disappointed.  Roaming down the toy isle I spotted the familiar yellow paint, and the easily recognizable symbol. But it wasn’t the same, it was flimsy, and seemed ill put together. Since the glory days of my sandy empire, the once dependable and satisfying tool had devolved, and now required batteries! BATTERIES. Batteries for what????? What about pushing sand around could possibly require batteries? My Grandfather started spinning in his grave the moment someone put batteries in a sandbox toy. So what now? She needs SOMETHING.

Well good news……i’ve found it!

It came in the form of a friends recommendation, he had gotten one for each of his daughters and they really loved it. More than that, it was dependable and made out of tough stuff. He recommended the Dino Construction Company from Educational Insights, and i’m glad he did.


Construction vehicles in the likeness of Dinosaurs. Brilliant! And I can’t tell you how impressed I was with “T-Top” the Triceratops Bulldozer. The hardened plastic he’s made out of is certainly reliable, and there aren’t any small parts we’d have to worry about breaking off and getting swallowed. The Triceratops head bulldozer blade in the front and the tail hanging off the back feed the imagination, and that’s not to mention his awesome treads which leave behind Dino tracks in the sand as it moves along. But if you think that’s cool, I haven’t even told you the best part.

It’s not at all limited to the sandbox. As you can see from the pictures, my little one is a bit small yet for the sandbox. But there is still much fun to be had in the comfort of our living room. At her age, we are awash with blocks and random plastic shapes. They are pretty well covering our floors at any given time. That’s no trouble at all for “T-Top”, as he helps her plow through the mess and live out whatever adventure is playing in her head. It’s just what Daddy ordered! There’s no batteries, no assembly required, and no fuss. Just take it out of the package, and watch your little ones eyes light up with imagination.

No matter what the age, no matter what the situation, these toys are perfect. Don’t forget of course, “T-Top” isn’t the only Member of the Dino Construction Company! You can find out more about these awesome toys HERE.


Sometimes in this generation of parenting its hard to find toys like these. Everything kids seem to be playing with these days are iPads and video games and the like. But as technologically advanced as we may get, there is nothing like getting down and dirty in mud, sand, snow, etc. As a parent who wants to make sure his child enjoys these aspects of life, and play, I’m glad my buddy recommended Dino Construction Company to me, and I don’t hesitate to recommend it to you!

-B.K. Mullen


****************** I was compensated by Educational Insights for this post*******************

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