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Brand: ELC / Age: 6 months / Type: Activity Toys

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      30.01.2013 20:59
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      A good buy!

      I bought this activity triangle from the early learning centre part of my local Mothercare store for my son for Christmas. I paid £11 for it in a sale, I think it was around £14 originally. I had been on the look out for one of these, so I was happy I got it for a good price! It is worth every penny I paid for it, my son loves it. In the picture shown on dooyoo, the activity triangle is exactly the same as the one I bought, it has the same activities on it, but mine is a different colour. Mine is mostly red and green.

      This is a triangle toy, like a cube, but in the shape of a triangle, I can't find the words to describe the shape of it! You can see what I mean from the picture though! It has lots of different things for your baby to play with on each side. On one side there is a bar with shapes to spin around and move along the bar, and below is another bar with balls on to spin. On another side there is a shape with a cow face on it, which your child has to work out how to move, it moves along a zigzag line, and also another shape underneath, which you spin to move along the line. On the other side of this toy, there is two rectangular shapes which your baby can hit at, and they spin around really fast. On the base and top of the triangle are more toys to hit and spin. On the sides that hold the triangle together, there are small beads in columns, that spin around a spiral to get to the other end. When you shake the toy, these beads make a rattling noise, and my son always looks round straight away when I shake it. The noise instantly attracts him.

      My son loves to play with all the different activities on this triangle, and he can even hold it and pick it up himself, at only 8 months old, it isn't too heavy at all. Although he does tend to shake it too hard and hit himself in the head with it! He loves to shake it, to make noise and is always spinning things on it and just watching it, he is fascinated with it! All the activities are all different colours, which are really bright and bold.

      This toy feels really strong and sturdy, and the little toys don't look like they can be broken or pulled off easily. I would definitely buy another one of these, my son loves it and plays with it every day, I highly recommend it!

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        31.12.2012 18:16
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        An excellent toy with good play value

        I bought this for my baby when I was helping at the NCT sale, and needed something to keep him busy. By the time I got to the end of the sale, I was a bit glazed over after looking at all the stuff, so I just grabbed something that looked vaguely appropriate and made a noise when I picked it up. I'm glad I did!

        This toy is quite expensive new, but easy to pick up second hand, and as it's plastic, easy to clean and sterilise. Mine cost £1.50 second hand.

        My son was seven months old when I bought it, and he was vaguely interested, but it mostly got interesting at about ten months. I think this would make an excellent first birthday present, because it's quite big, baby needs to be able to pick it up really.

        Each end is an equilateral triangle, about 6 inches along the side, and the sides are squares. The framework is tubes with little beads, like a rainmaker, and that's what my son finds attractive about this toy. Each of the faces has a different activity, and that's what holds his attention. The variety is enough that lots of different children would find it interesting, whether they prefer beading (as my son) or sliding objects , along a track, spinning things or just looking at themselves in the mirror.

        All the items do what they're meant to, move easily but don't slide around, so it's fun to play and doesn't get frustrating. All in all, a good toy which my son enjoys playing with.

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        10.07.2012 14:08
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        An excellent low-tech toy that provides lots of interest.

        This has been a fantastic toy for us, and is still providing plenty of entertainment. It comprises a number of activities that develop fine motor skills. These vary in difficulty allowing your child's play to develop as their skills progress.

        According to the Early Learning Centre's website this product weighs 0.728kg; its height and width are 27.8cm and depth 10.6cm. The weight is sufficiently great for it to be hard for a very young baby to lift and for it to remain steady and in position when they are playing with it. It is marketed for babies from six months, however, and at this age most babies would I think be able to lift it. We received the Activity Triangle as a gift when baby was 7 months/ 4 months corrected and it has been a favourite since this time.

        Sturdily constructed the triangular end frames are made respectively of red and blue plastic. This colour theme is continued on one side of the toy where the bars that join the end frames, and hold one of the activities are also red and blue. The three main joining bars are transparent and contain helter-skelter shaped pieces of plastic that rotate as a consequence of plastic beads falling on them when the triangle is turned over.

        Each of the five sides has an activity:

        1. A single bar across holding two rectangular pieces of plastic for baby to bat in order to make them spin. One is yellow, the other green. They have raised plastic on either side creating different visual patterns and textures to feel: a swirl and a cross on one side, dots and wavy lines on the other. This is in my view the easiest side to play with as the pieces are sizable and easy to manoeuvre.
        2. Two bars across each holding four shapes that can be spun round: two spheres on each bar, an eight-pointed star and a triangle on one bar, a five-pointed star and a cross on the other bar. You can spin several at once using the whole hand, or spin just one when the skill of just using one or two fingers develops. Greater precision is encouraged by this part of the toy. When the shapes spin they make a satisfying 'whirly' sound.
        3. The side with the red and blue plastic bars is the hardest side to work. On each bar there is a kind of cog that can be moved from side to side. One requires you to spin it fast using one finger to make it zoom across, the other, so far as I can tell needs to be manipulated by holding between finger and thumb and twisting. This is much harder than just batting a shape round. At 13/10 months my baby has intermittent success with the former and is frustrated by the latter.
        4. Two wiggly lengths of solid plastic along which two beads can be threaded. They can also be spun round. Baby has never shown much interest in this side.
        5. A black and white disc that can be spun round at high speed resulting in optical illusions. One side has a spiral, the other stripes.


        Baby has been playing with this from a young age. Whilst she sat supported in a chair we were able to have the triangle in front of her on a table and she was happily occupied by it. She was very happy when people clapped at her achievements with it. After a long time in neonatal care, Baby had not had the same muscular development as a term baby. It was important to have toys that could be played with easily without requiring much strength. The triangle was excellent for this since very little pressure is needed to create a pleasing result. A tap of the finger and you get spinning and rattling, colours whirring. It is bright and interesting enough to arouse curiosity and require investigation and the various parts are easy to grasp and rattle. A truly interactive toy.

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          07.03.2012 12:27
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          Excellent stimulating baby toy.

          I have had very similar toys for each of my children but as soon as they grow out of them I tend to sell them or pass them on to other family members. Then I tend to end up having another baby. With out budget being tight all time since Lillie-Rose was born i tend to buy alot from carboots and ebay.

          I purchased this ELC (early learning centre) activity triangle from eBay and locally picked it up to save on postage charges. I got it for the bargain price of only 99p. You can purchase this from ELC for £14.
          It was in a good condition and I was very pleased with my bargain.

          The triangle itself is made of a firm plastic which is easy to clean with a damp cloth. There is lots to do and move on this activity triangle from twisting and turning to pushing and pulling. There's even a little mirror of the top which spins round for baby to look at themselves. It is brightly coloured and unisex. There is also a pink version available.

          This is great for children from a young age my 6 month old loves it. Although it is slightly heavy and large for her but she loves mummy helping her play with it. My 2 year old son also likes having a play on it, until he gets bored and throws it. It has been bashed thrown and had a toy hammer being hit on it and its still in excellent condition. No dents or cracks. It's a very robust toy.
          It is great to encourage baby's development and movements. It also has small beads which are securely inside which make a good noise when it is shaken. This is great as it helps with babies senses; my daughter laugh's when I shake it.

          Overall I think this is an excellent toy for the bargain price I got it at but also at full price I think it is worth it, if you keep hold of it and use it for more than one child. It is strong and well-made which means it would last a long time.

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            25.10.2011 14:35
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            Great learning toy

            Once my baby was 6 months and able to sit independently we decided he needed a few more toys to play with. The usual place that we shop for toys is the Early Learning Centre as it has such a wide variety of toys for boys and girls of all ages. It didn't disappoint and one of the toys that we picked up this activity triangle for around £10 along with a few other bits and pieces.

            The toy is for children aged 6 months and over and is quite large in size once stood up, about half the size of baby's torso. The triangle is made of plastic and the pillars making up the sides of the triangle are quite thick but still fit comfortably in baby's hand. On each face of the triangle, there is a different activity for baby to play with. There is a mirror that can be tilted and spun, thee are also coloured discs that can be spun up and down the poles. In the pillars there are also coloured balls that drop up and down as the triangle is flipped and tilted. This catches baby's attention well as well as making a 'rattle' noise. There are also bright plastic shapes on a pole that baby can flick and rotate.

            The triangle is very brightly coloured and stimulates baby incredibly well. My son will sit and play with this for long periods of time and likes to work out how to complete the activities. At 6 months, he was a bit unsure of this and didn't really know what to do with it, showing little interest. However, by 7 month she was really into it, it has definitely helped improve his fine and gross motor skills. It has also encouraged him to explore and be inquisitive as well as problem-solving to work out the activities.

            I think that this will be a toy that he plays with for quite a while as it is really stimulating and some of the activities are more advanced than others so he will learn to perfect them over time.

            The toy is really well made and easy to clean with an anti-bacterial wipe too, which is always a plus pooint for me when it comes to baby toys. It has also stood up to a fair amount of bashing and dropping with no dents or scratches. I would definitely recommend the activity triangle to anyone with a child 7 months plus.

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              20.07.2011 02:15

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              You know your baby's personality, so pick this product carefully.

              When I first brought this for my baby, at 7 months, he paid it a reasonable amount of attention, though no more so than any other toy in his vast collection, and by 11 months he ignores it completely. I quite often find myself playing with it long after he's toddled off to rewire the tv for us.

              In theory, it's great. There's lots of different activities, including a mirror (that I personally think is a little too small) lots of little balls inside the tubes that rattle when picked up or thrown down, buttons to push/pull and beads to move along and a wheel to spin. It's also good for teething, the plastic is easy to clean and it's bright, and colourful, which always attracts babies, and seems very sturdy, which is a necessity when you have a little bruiser like I do.

              You'll know as a mum the importance of having a wide range of different toys to keep your little one entertained, and at around £12 for one of these, that can seem quite expensive when you consider how many other items you need to purchase, and the frequency with which they need replacing as your little one develops. For me now, in hindsight, it was not a purchase that I would consider an absolute necessity, especially as my son has lost interest. More inquisitive babies will probably relish figuring out how each component works, but for us, this isn't the case.

              The title reflects how I feel about this product; some babies will love this, and some will ignore it completely.

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              28.12.2010 00:16
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              Great toy for small children ~ encourages play

              My little boy was given this as a Christmas present from my friends. (A quick search online shows that it retails for £13) My son is 11 months old and he absolutely loved it as soon as it was unwrapped. (Must be a great start as he wasn't interested in the wrapping paper which makes a change for small kiddies!)

              You are instantly greeted with bright colours as shown in photograph. There are things that turn, beads that move along, little balls that spin around inside tubes. There are 10 things that can be done as well as using it as a very large rattle! (It's an option that my son often starts with)

              I particularly like that it is from ELC so I KNOW that it is built to a very high standard and suitable for children. It is made of a very study plastic and there are no sharp points. The only negative would be that there are 2 stickers on one side which would easily peel off with a little help from baby dribble! I don't see a problem with this but it may be an issue to some.

              Overall, I think this is a superb choice for a small baby and even my 3 year old girl enjoys looking and playing with the different activities. I would say that 18 months would be the cut off point where the child actively engages with this toy though.

              A terrific toy and doesn't take up too much space in the toy box. I love that it has an educational side to it and can see my son working out how each part works. I also love the fact that there are no batteries needed and so none of that awful 'music' that many toys make these days.

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                06.11.2010 14:24

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                A great baby toy

                This is a really great simple toy and only costs £13 and is definately worth the money.

                My son received this for his first christmas when he was 7 months old and still plays with it from time to time now he is 18 months old but it is really suitable for younger babies.

                It is a triangle shape as the name suggests and is brightly coloured plastic and includes a mirror and lots of cogs to turn and pull along with rattling sounds. It is good because it has lots of gaps in it so is easy for babies to grab onto. My son loved the mirror on it.

                I also really like the colour of it because it is so bright it is really eyecatching and is suitable for both boys and girls.

                One of the best things about though is that it doesn't require batteries and doesn't have an annoying song on it which makes it very appealing to me. It is a nice simple toy that babies really seem to enjoy playing with. There are lots of things on it to keep them amused and is a good toy for when they are just learning to sit up because it is a good size not too big that it overwhelms them but big enough to get their hands in it.

                It is also a nice quality toy that feels very sturdy and well made so I think it will last for years and is plastic so is very easy to keep clean and in good condition.

                I would definately recommend this.

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                03.11.2010 14:37
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                ELC Activity Triangle

                The Early Learning Centre sell numerous toys for little girls and boys and this activity triangle is one of my little girls favourites. This toy is what I would classify as an activity centre, one that has lots of different aspects to it and things that babies can pull and spin and tug to their hearts content. I like toys like this that has lots of different things on it to do as I think it really captures imagination and keep them busy for quite a while with all the different things it can do.

                Like the name suggests this is a triangle made out of quite heavy duty plastic. It actually has two triangles at each end and then these are joined together with clear tubes of plastic. One of the triangles is orange and the other is blue. The plastic tubes have little beads in them so this triangle makes a noise and also helps to develop babies sensory perception which I like. Also in between the triangles there are little plastic bars with wheels on some and shapes on the other. The wheels move along a track, one in a zigzag way the other making a noise as it moves along. The shapes are threaded onto a thin strip of plastic and they move side to side on this too and spin around. There are so many great aspects to this toy and I think it makes a really fun learning toy. It's robust enough to stand up to lots of banging and you can be quite firm with the wheels and shapes without fear of them breaking off or snaping too which is great. It also has a mirror as well and babies love looking at themselves so I think it's a nice addition to the toy.

                The colours on this toy are great, lovely and bold and bright and featuring lots of different colours so as well as being able to say to your little girl/boy "push the wheel" you can accompany that phrase with a colour such as, "push the blue wheel!" Like I've mentioned above there is orange and blue but also red, yellow, green, white and black and is great for teaching all about primary colours. We got this toy as a present before my little girl was born hence the colour but I know this activity triangle also comes in a pink version too so you can buy it specifically for a girl is you wish.

                This triangle is from the Early Learning Centre and costs £13. It is recommended for ages 6 months to 18 months but I would say they show interest in it before that as my little girl did and I would like to think that she would still play with it after a year and a half.

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                  01.11.2010 21:00
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                  Perfect stocking filler.

                  For my youngest son's first Christmas he received one of these early learning centre activity triangles. I had seen them before and did rather like them but hadn't bought him one as he was a bit young. At the time of receiving it he was only three months and that is too young for this toy. It is too heavy for a young child. It is recommended for babies of six months plus and I totally agree with this. It is the next step up from soft toys and rattles; it challenges your child that little bit more.

                  As you would expect with a toy from elc it is well made, durable and a wonderful toy for little hands. There are lots to the toy to keep a small one amused for a good length of time.

                  The activity triangle is brightly coloured attracting a young one from the first moment they set eyes on it. I have to admit to putting this toy away for a bit till my son was a bit older and when I got it out he loved it. When he was trying to steady himself to sit up this was a great bribe to get him to do so. On its end it would sit nicely between his legs and he would focus on playing with it instead of wobbling over! He is now 14 months and he still gets a some enjoyment out of it. He loves to sit and moves the bits and rattles it. We often go on longish journeys to visit my sister now and this is a firm favourite to keep him amused in the car.

                  There are lots for your little one to do with this toy, it is a compact toy. One of the sides has little beads enclosed in it to make a rattling sound when the toy is shuck. There are different shapes to push and pull along the zigzag edges and things to twist. There is a little circle mirror on one of the ends which my son likes to look in and swivel round. When he points to it he can see his little finger in it and chuckles to himself, it's the little things that keep them amused! He also likes the big chunky balls you can slide across the side and the twisting squares you can send twisting round with a little nudge. My eldest likes to make them go faster much to my youngest enjoyment.

                  It will take your child time to work out what each bit does with a bit of encouragement but it is about developing their fine motor skills. There are bits my son still hasn't quite got the gasp off but that isn't from not trying. I can see this toy lasting a lot longer and giving my son more months of enjoyment.

                  This Christmas ours will be coming up to a year old and is still in perfect condition. It has been tested by my little destructor but elc proves itself again. There has been many times when he has thrown it from his highchair when he has had enough and just wants his dinner but not a mark to be seen!

                  Overall I love this toy and so does my son. Even my two and a half year old sneaks it off now and again to have a little play with it. Elc has yet again made a fantastic toy. And for thirteen pounds it makes a great present too. Not only is it fun but provides learning skills for your young child. You will find it grows with your little one.

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                    24.10.2010 19:54
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                    I've spent the last couple of days clearing out my daughters bedroom , and the attic, getting rid of some of the toys that she's outgrown in preparation for the amount of stuff that she'll be getting around christmas .

                    One of the toys revealed in the attic clear out was this ELC activity triangle, which I believe was a gift to my daughter on her first christmas, and ended up in the attic once she'd outgrown it as it was too good to throw away, and I had no one to pass it on to .

                    It's a great little thing this - triangular at each end, with three large rectangular sides, brightly coloured and containing all manner of amusing bits and bobs .

                    Lets start with the mirror - I remember so well my daughter first taking interest in the mirror , sitting and cooing away at her new friend . I'm not sure how long it took her to realise it was actually herself reflected there, but I remember her staring with wide eyed fascination as her face moved about . The mirror itself isn't the best mirror in the world - obviously, with this being a childs toy, it's not a real mirror made of glass, but rather a sort of sticker . The mirror itself can be spun about, making a satisfying rattle.

                    I also loved the fact that certain parts of the toy were filled with tiny multicoloured beads, sort of like one of those rain-maker sticks, which my daughter could watch as they wiggld about.

                    One end of the toy features wire paths, along which you can slide large plastic loops, whilst another has colourful wheels that you have to spin or slide to follow a path . It really is a pretty good toy for developing hand eye co-ordination, especially with different parts needing to be manipulated in different ways .

                    My daughter was around 6 months old when she got this, and around 4/5 when she decided it was too babyish for her, so it had at least a good 3 years of use, and it got played with very often . It got bashed, bitten, dropped, and got covered in baby sick more than once, but it bears hardly any sign of this abuse barring a few small scratches, and after giving this a good soak in sterilising fluid, I've now passed it on to a friend with a young toddler, who seems to be enjoying it .

                    Perhaps the one downside to this is the cleaning aspect - lots of little gaps for muck to get into, so although this is made of wipe clean materials, I would recommend a sterilise every now and again .

                    A toy I'm sad to say goodbye to - colourful, noisy, and educational, a real all-rounder . It is still available to buy in Early Learning Centre shops at around £13 in the same design .

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                      08.09.2010 20:38

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                      An activity triangle for babies to shake and spin

                      The triangle does the same thing as a rattle but is bigger and has more things to spin and look at and it keeps our little one entertained for a while it would be better if you had 2 different ones the elc used to sell squares as well but i don't know if they do any more but at just under £12 does feel expensive but it does last and is very strong it can be thrown around and its a toy that dosn't need batteries and can just be wiped over if it gets dirty
                      When you turn the triangle upside down the wheels on the side spin around by them selfs.There is a mirror on it but its very small and you have to put it very close up to see themselves in it.
                      Its good for there sences because of the noisy beads that they can see and listen to.
                      I feel its a very good learning toy that is enjoyed more with an adult and gets the baby interested straight away because they are very intrigued by it for some reason maybe because they can make it do things and is bright and colourfull.

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                      31.08.2010 19:07
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                      Good value for money

                      My friend had this for her baby and when I took my daughter round to play she loved it! I wanted to get one for her but didn't like the price of it when I was suddenly buying things for a new baby. I was therefore very lucky to find it in a charity shop in immaculate condition so was able to buy it for my daughter. She was about 5 months when I got it for her and she loved it. To start with she enjoyed it as a rattle when we shook it and we played with it for her but as she got older, she began to spin the parts on her own. It kept her amused for ages and this was one of the toys we would take with us to other people's houses as it was practical to take and kept her entertained.
                      There is a lot to do on this triangle including a mirror for babies to look in and a bead maze for when they are a bit older. There are bits to spin and shake and move and my daughter enjoyed the different aspects at different times. My daughter was quite an early walker and this toy got left behind quite quickly unfortunately. It was still a useful distraction during nappy changes though.

                      I feel this toy is good value for money. Although we only had use of it for about 4 months, it kept her entertained for long periods of time. It is very well made and durable and I would definitely recommend this item to other people.

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                      12.01.2010 01:04
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                      A great toy that's worth the price tag in the end

                      The ELC Activity Triangle is aimed at children from 6 months onwards and is fantastic value for money. Providing endless hours of fun and entertainment, this toy is light weight and portable.

                      The ELC Activity Triangle features an assortment of shapes and colours, a mirror, spinning wheel and rattling beads. This is an educational toy, designed to progress a child's manual dexterity.

                      The triangle itself is brightly coloured and is very inviting for a child to play with. The ELC Activity Triangle is almost guaranteed to become a big hit with any child.

                      Each side of the triangle provides the child with a different activity to do, making this toy well worth the £12.50 price tag and the child's attention can be held for hours at a time.

                      The toy is plastic and durable and is able to withstand considerable damage and mistreatment, as would be expected of a young child's toy.

                      Overall, the Activity Triangle is excellent value for money and is highly recommended for any child within the age range.

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                      Would highly recommend

                      My Auntie is a big fan of charity shops and apparently couldn't resist buying this "bargain" as she called it for £1.50. I myself was very surprised at how cheap it was, and was actually surprised that things like children's baby toys were being sold from charity shops. I am personally not a fan of charity shops perhaps I'm vain I don't know but I just wouldn't go in one.



                      AS you can see the toy in a shape of a triangle 3D shape. It is has a number of different sections such as beads that move along a wire section and also make a noise when you shake it, and a mirror so the child can look at themselves.



                      If you wish to buy this item you can buy it from Amazon for £10. Which I think is an ok price to pay for a babies learning toy. I t is suitable from ages 6 months plus which I feel is about right for this toy, I also think that it is such a toy for a young baby to have as learning from a young age is important.



                      My opinion:
                      My daughter loved hers, at the time she was about 9 months old but found it fascinating and thought that it was great. She is not at the age of 2 and a half and still enjoys playing with it although I feel she is a little too big for it now saying that who am I to spoil her fun?

                      It may seem like a simple toy but this brightly coloured activity triangle has so many things to take interest in. All in all I think this is a great toy that I would rate a 9 out of 10 give a high recommendation to any parent that has a young child or baby.



                      Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope it was of some use to you.

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                      Features lots of rattling beads, spinning wheel, mirror, and loads of shapes to push and pull.