Product Type: ELC baby toys
Newest Review: ... particulars This retailed for £30 in Early Learning Centre shops and online for a period. As with ELC though, Happyland is regularly on ... more
happyland cottage - keep children happy for hours
ELC Happyland Rose Cottage
Member Name: scottsmum
ELC Happyland Rose Cottage
Advantages: makes noises, fun figures, bright and colourful, great for role play
Disadvantages: their could be more noises such as toilet flushing or bath running
Part of the happy land range from the ELC this is a fantastic part of the set and a must have for any collection, after all how can you have a village without a cottage.
For any one that doesnt know the Happyland set is a variety of different sets which can be used individually or along with others in the set to create your very own village, other sets include airport, school, vets, bakers, police station, fire station, train station, farm, etc. Desinged for children 18mths+, this set is priced at £25 although if you use a discount such as the birthday club can save 20%.
Happyland rose cottage, is very pretty and decorated from the outside in a traditional thatch cottage style with a straw rook, with 2 small windows at the top and 2 larger windows at the bottom all decorated with flower boxes. there is also a pink door at the front which opens and as a real working door bell which plays pressed chimes like a proper door bell. At each side there is a small window and larger window gin, then at the back it is all open to allow you to play inside the house. Inside the house it is split into 2 floors. On the top floor is a double bed, drawers, bunk beds, computer, toilet, bath and basin. Which is great fun as you can pretned yoyur people or going to the toilet or going to bed. Downstairs is an open plan living room and kitchen. In the kitchen is a fridge, cooker, sink and work top, whilst in the room there is a tv, cupboard, books, phone and arm chair.
The best part about the house is the sound effects it makes in addition to the front door. Inside there are 3 other sound effects. Press down on the hob and hear fun cooking sounds, press the phone and hear the phone ringing and sit on the chair and the telly lights up and flashes whilst playing a song. Would of been nice for them to off carried the theme upstairs and perhaps a toilet that flushes, or a bath that sounds like running water.
The set also comes with the family, there are 4 figures, mummy, daddy, daughter and son, along with a gog and the family car. All the figures are very strong and last 4 ages even when your daughter carries them around in your mouth. It is recommended for 18mths but my daughter who is 12mths loves playing with it and as the figures are taler and thinner then little people figures they are easy to hold.
We bought this last xmas for my son when he was 2 and there has not been a day pass when he hasnt played with it, infact im amazed the batteries are still the originals. He is now 3 and loves playing proper role plays with it, inviting you in whilst he cooks tea etc, the only problem is you usually have to have the same conversation over and over again wih him. This was our first piece in the collection, and now have several more and have bought others for xmas as its a great range for both my 3yr old a 1 yr old to share. would strongly recommend
Summary: a great toys which is strong and lasts really well yet remains great fun on a daily basis
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