“No job is too big, no pup is too small.” It’s a phrase I hear all the time while my daughter watches PAW Patrol on the daily. Now, Ryder’s not just talking about his pups, but his honorary PAW Patrollers too. With a Kid Trax PAW Patrol Marshall Fire Truck, any kid can join the team!
~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.~
The holidays are creeping up and I’ve already started tackling my kids’ holiday wish lists. One of the things on my preschoolers list was a PAW Patrol Marshall Fire Truck from Kid Trax. She’s a big fan and asks to watch PAW Patrol every morning, so I knew this would be an extra special present for her. Luckily, I was able to check it off her list and because of its size, she got an early Christmas present. There’s no way I could hide this thing!
And let me tell you. This is the real deal. I’m talking about working sirens that get the neighbors dogs barking (Oops, haha!), forward and reverse driving directions, an acceleration foot pedal, a working radio dispatch, and more. I can always tell when there’s a fire happening because I hear the sirens and see the lights, as my honorary PAW Patroller leaves the “fire station.”
She’s still in training and has a lot to learn. Of course she doesn’t realize it, but what I love about Kid Trax is that it teaches hand-eye-foot coordination and problem solving. My daughter has never been good at multi-tasking. I mean, she’s only 3 years old, but the sooner you learn, the better off you are. Right?
She had a “ruff” start (see what I did there, haha) and couldn’t figure out how to push the pedal and steer at the same time. She’s crashed the fire truck a few times, but engine #3 is still in action. She gets better though, with each day on duty.
And like any real fire truck, there are quite a few switches on the dash. Learning which switch starts the engine, which switch changes the driving direction, and which switch turns on the sirens, has been a great cause and effect experience for her.
She may be in training, but in the meantime, to help her feel like a part of the PAW Patrol, she has her own fireman hat, shovel for throwing dirt on fires (pretty sure she’s already dug holes under her clubhouse), and even a fire extinguisher that squirts water. She stays busy too. I don’t know who’s causing all of these fires, but some days she has to refill her fire extinguisher a few times to get through her shift at the fire station.
Just check out all of the features of the PAW Patrol Marshall Fire Truck!
- Real flashing lights.
- Real siren noises.
- Includes a fireman hat, shovel, and fire extinguisher that squirts water.
- Easy foot pedal and steering for a realistic driving experience.
- Working door for easy in and out.
- Power Trax rubber traction strip tires keep the ride smooth.
- Forward and reverse driving options.
- 6-Volt battery power.
- Max speed of 2.5 mph.
- One Step Direct Connect Charging System.
- Designed for 1 rider.
- For ages 3-5 (max weight 60 lbs).
One thing I want to point out, and was just mentioned in the features list (One Step Direct Connect Charging System), is that Kid Trax really thought about what, we as parents, have to go through to charge toys like this. In my experience, toys like this have required removing the seat to be able to charge the battery. But not this one! There’s an easily accessible charging port right below the seat on the inside of the truck. It’s as easy as plugging it in. When I realized this, I was thanking the Kid Trax gods because that is a total parent win. My daughter can even do it herself.
So, any downsides? Maybe and maybe not. Our backyard is a little sloped and my daughter struggles to get her PAW Patrol Marshall Fire Truck up the hill. Going down, or even across, is a breeze, but it’s impossible to get back up the small hill. If the battery had a little more power, I think it’d be fine. So if this happens to be on your child’s holiday wish list, keep in mind that it performs best on level ground. We have not yet tried it in the driveway, which is also a little sloped, but I think it may perform better there since there’s a little more traction. We live on a fairly busy road, so I prefer to have her play in the backyard.