Now, that's pretty independent for a three year old, don't you think? All the kids at the fourth of July party had a great time in this little power tractor. They thought they were the coolest for getting to drive, even though they were crashing quite a bit. Luckily it didn't get up much speed, or someone could have been run over, as was a very unfortunate tomato plant. I love these little guys. They run around like at little pack of wild animals, and have a great time together.