Product Type: Wilkinson baby toys
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Wilko Play Drop and Spin Slide
Member Name: katyj10
Wilko Play Drop and Spin Slide
Advantages: Nice little value toy
Disadvantages: Mouth sized accessories
This is a review of the Wilko Play! Drop and Spin Slide, suitable for 12+ month children. Wilko is short for Wilkinson's who sell virtually everything from home, garden and I didn't realise until now, children's toys!
What is it?
The drop and spin slide is like a giant marble run. You get three balls and they roll around each level and drop through the holes and you repeat to infinity. It reminds me of a helter skelter a bit and is easy to play with.
This toy comes in a surprisingly large box for the size of the toy but the moulded plastic pieces are all the same size so don't slot together at all. The box suggests this toy will 'stimulate senses' and develop coordination.
The toy comes with five levels that click together. The picture shows the holes under each other but it's better to swizzle them around a bit so you get maximum rolling time before you have to run after a wayward ball. It is really easy to fit together and we tend to pack ours away when not in use as the levels tend to separate and I found one wrapped around my foot when I wasn't looking where I was going.
You can buy this toy from Wilko's for £5.99. We were bought ours as a gift for Daughter's first birthday.
Value for money
This does attract my daughter's attention and she immediately began playing with it properly (when she wasn't trying to fit the ball in her mouth). I would class this as a value toy as it doesn't really do much and we quickly bore when playing with it.
The balls in the toy are around the ping pong ball size and resemble cats toys with little noisy bits inside so they rattle. They are clear in colour and since playing with this toy we discovered our one year old daughter can fit the toy in her mouth perfectly so it's a 100% supervision game.
I think this is an OK present if you are struggling for a little gift for a one year old that is not clothing. They are quite difficult to buy for as everything seems to be for +36 months due to small parts. It kept my daughter entertained for around five minutes but I must admit it's not one of our favourite toys.
This toy is bright and colourful and sturdy. You are scuppered if you lose the balls though so you need to keep an eye on them when they roll. Unless you have a cat who has those cat toys they get in stockings that they don't play with anyway... you really have to be careful with your child with this toy as the balls seem to be mouth sized (unless my daughter's got a particularly big mouth). It's better to play on carpet so the balls don't roll away so much, this toy would be a nightmare on a wood floor!
Summary: Needs supervising closely when we play with this.
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