This Tractor Ted DVD introduces Tractor Ted fans to everyone’s favourite big machinery with Diggers and Dumpers big and small. See how the different trucks operate and what their different jobs are. Tractor Ted will take your child on an audio visual journey to a quarry in Somerset, a river bank and a farm where diggers and dumpers are working hard to get some very important jobs done.
Watch the heavy diggers load up lots of different stones onto pallets in the quarry, and see how tricky it can be as the driver changes buckets and swivels around in his chair to change direction. Watching the action from the drivers cab makes children feel like they are right there with him and almost in control as he carries on his work reversing and manoeuvring the digger to carefully load up and put the stone in the right place.
It’s then on to an even bigger digger, a huge excavator whose job it is to clear the banks of the river. Get to watch its enormous arms reach across the bank and scoop up lots of wet, slushy mud! Dumpers with cool caterpillar tracks come to help, expertly driven down steep, slippery slopes but with no steering wheel! Learn the digger’s secrets and their magic trick of swivelling around without moving the tracks.
While the diggers and dumpers are busy, the children help gather the frisky sheep who are all going in the wrong direction – fast! Rodney the sheep dog takes control and, with the help of his little friends, they get to check and spray the sheep’s feet.
Tractor Ted meets his friend Digger Dave as he tries to fill a dumper truck with soil but not before he’s greased the digger with his greasing gun! Then on to the massive quarry where Tractor Ted finds huge excavators loading heavy rocks and preparing for a spectacular, controlled explosion – now there is even more rock to move! A team of diggers and dumpers come in and set to work to Tractor Ted’s favourite song ‘I am an Excavator’.
It’s a great opportunity for young children to meet lots of machines at work at the quarry; a crusher that makes neat piles, a digger with long buckets and diggers and loaders are all busy at work.
As you would expect from Tractor Ted, this new DVD offers lots of interaction with children as he pops up on screen to narrate the real life action. This will encourage toddlers and young children to listen, count, read and sing as they become true experts on everything to do with diggers and dumpers!
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