Product Type: ELC baby toys
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ELC Click Clack Dino - poor design from a usually good shop
ELC Click Clack Dino
Member Name: karlsm93
ELC Click Clack Dino
Advantages: Bright, colourful
Disadvantages: Expensive for a toy that doesn't move smoothly
As much as I don't want my 8 month old daughter spoiled, I do think she needs a variety of toys, as obviously her attention is still limited, even more so on teething days, when she is totally restless. One toy that I would never have thought of buying my little girl, given to her by her granny and picked up second hand for 50p, was this Early Learning Centre Click Clack Dinosaur, which actually retails full price at £10, which to be honest is far too much in my opinin.
The dino that my daughter received was on in green like the one in the photograph above, although I think there is a slightly more colourful one available now in the Early Learning Centre. When my mother bought this toy, she didn't actually realise it was from the Early Learning Centre, she just thought it was in perfect condition and at 50p would just be something extra for my daughter. This toy has a red string at the front so a child can pull it along and due to the the different sized wooden slats the dinosaur should, in theory (!) make a clickety clack sound as it is pulled along.
This toy is completely wooden even down to the wheels. I liked the fact that the dinosaur has a very happy smiley face with pink rosy cheeks.
This toy has been designed for children from 12 months plus, however, my daughter as 6 months when she received this, however, it has only been in the last month that she has taken an interest in it, and in fact it is a toy that she now plays with everyday, and one that will keep her entertained for a good length of time. This is mainly due to the fact that she is able to pull the red cord herself now and pull the dinosaur towards her, which she likes to do time and time again, as well as play with the red cord. Obviously it will be beneficial when she is walking as well, so she can enjoy pulling this along behind her, so I imagine she will get many more months of enjoyment.
The BIG problem with this toy however, is that it just doesn't move that smoothly, along any kind of surface. The slats on the dinosaur that are meant to give the clickety clack sound just don't move that easily when the dinosaur is pulled, so it doesn't really get a proper chance to make the sound it should. Unlike other toys that can be pulled along and make a sound, there just seems to be a design flaw that stops it from moving as smoothly along a surface as it should, which I think is really disappointing for a toy form the Early Learning Centre, who usually produce great toys, and it is also why I do not believe it is worth the full price of a tenner.
Despite this big design flaw, it is a current favourite of my daughter, and I'm glad that my mum got it for her, but didn't spend very much. I don't think I could recommend it full price, but if you are able to pick it up cheaply, then this is a good toy, and certainly one my daughter loves.
Summary: A poorly designed toy