Product Type: Argos baby toys
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Cube of Fun and Education
Beanstalk Multi Activity Cube
Member Name: xjemloux
Beanstalk Multi Activity Cube
Advantages: Its fun, educational, easy to store away
Disadvantages: none so far
I bought this for my twins for Christmas, I bought it months before, what drawn me to it in the Argos catalogue is the fact it was brightly coloured and educational and it said it was for ages 1-3 so they were one in November and would last them a while. I paid £34.99 for it and so far it has been played with alot by my boys.
It comes in a chunky box as its not flat packed. But there are a few fiddly extras that come with it, they are stored inside the cube itself (as the cube can also be used for storage) in seperate bags There are cogs with a plane, boat and car at the end of it, shapes such as triangle, square, circle and numbers, there are 2 balls, shelves and a ball dropper. The fiddly extras you can use on either face of the cube. Each face of the cube has its own activity, hence the cube being called a Multi Activity Cube.
One side of the cube is a clock, minute and hour hands already attached, but you are able to move them, perfect for teaching your little one the time. Underneath the clock is coloured beads which you can move up, down and all about the lines provided.
On the Top of the cube you can attach the ball dropper, when you drop the ball into the hole lights switch on and makes sounds, no particular song just a few funky tunes. The shelves which I said come with it you can attach to one of the faces of the cubes and the balls can drop down them too.
The cogs can be attached, just by click them into place and turned around the lines and spaces provided. Instructions did not come with the cube I bought, so although I've probably made this sound very difficult to put to gether it is far from difficult trust me! I wasn't the one with the brains in the family so for me to put something together without instructions is amazing!
The activities can be changed on each face of the cube so there is always something new for children to play with and learn. As for the lights and sounds feature of this toy, yes there is a on/off switch at the top so no constant headaches if you don't want one (lol) I always look for one of them first!
Overall I'd say it was definitely worth my money, it is big enough for both my children to stand around it and play comfortably, me also. As they get older they will understand the numbers and shapes, but this cube will help make it fun and enjoyable which is what I tend to look for in toys. I want them to want to learn new things and enjoy learning it at the same time so toys like this I love. Although they don't understand yet I sit with them and play with the cube, say the shapes and numbers, and show them where to put the shapes as it also works as a shape sorter.
As for storing the cube away, it is a perfect shape to put it neatly into a corner somewhere, the top of the cube clicks back when you push it and it lifts up for you to put the little bits inside. I definitely reccomend this to anybody looking for something fun and educational, 10/10!
Summary: A lovely toy for ages 1-3
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