Product Type: ELC baby toys
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Here come the emergency services!
ELC Emergency Service Centre
Member Name: Ann-Marie_B
ELC Emergency Service Centre
Date: 22/11/08, updated on 22/11/08 (133 review reads)
Advantages: Intriguing for little hands, sturdy and transportable
The Emergency Service Centre from the Early Learning Centre is my son's latest toy and it is certainly a big hit. I purchased this very recently at £16.00, the price was reduced from £20.00 and after browsing the ELC website I have discovered that this offer is still current today.
This toy consists of three car ports, each with an opening door and a light at the top. There is an emergency vehicle in each port. The first has a fire engine, the second an ambulance and the third a police car. When the door to each port is opened the vehicle rolls down a ramp, the relevant siren is sounded and the light at the top of the port flashes. The co-ordinating colours of the doors and vehicles encourage little ones to match each one up.
The vehicles themselves can be joined together, in a similar fashion to train carriages, via a magnet at the front and back of each one. The Early Learning Centre also stock these vehicles separately at just £8.00. Also in the collection are a trio of flying vehicles and construction vehicles, all with the magnetic joining facility and all at £8.00 per set.
I was first attracted to this toy after browsing the Early Learning Centre's catalogue. My little boy has always been very investigative with his hands and as this toy is operated by opening shutter doors, I instantly knew that he would be drawn to it. He is a pro at opening things up, in particular the battery compartment on the television remote control!
The Emergency Service Centre certainly holds his attention and he is able to open and close the doors with relative ease. The chunky little vehicles are easily accessible and sturdy enough for rough play.
This toy is bold and colourful and the smaller details such as the rolling eyes on each emergency vehicle make it rather intriguing. It is strong and sturdy, can be transported via a handle at the top and of course after use the vehicles can be stowed away and the toy can be stored easily.
What I like most about this product is its ease of use for little hands. The manufacturers age recommendation is 18 months to 5 years, however my son plays with this under close supervision at 12 months old.
A definite recommendation!
Summary: A definite recommendation!
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