“ Brand: ELC / Age: 3-12 months / Type: Musical Toy „
My daughter got these as a christmas present when she was 4 months old, there is a house at the top with the button on which when pressed plays a nursery rhyme tune (not all of which i recognise) but include 'how much is that doggy in the window' and 'london bridge is falling down as well as 'yankee doodle'. There are 10 tunes in total but the button has to be pressed after each one has finished to play another one. Coming off of the house is a loop with 3 keys on it, these have plastic tops and softer plastic key ends. These keys are bright and colourful, there are block colours all over the set of keys, red, blue, yellow, green, blue and black. On the keys there are 3 small bobbles which offer a variety of texture which are in a different colour to stand out.
My daughter loved these keys initially as they played music for her, as she got more able to hold them they became one of her favourite things, the soft ends of the keys were great for her to chew on and she also chewed the top of the house.
I always pictured my baby with a set of toy keys and these are great, they are a lovely small set which are very portable and as they became a favourite were easy to take with us wherever we went.
My baby niece loves keys. However, I didn't think it was such a good idea that she nibbled or played with mine (as I don't want to lose them!), so I set about finding some.
I found these Musical Keys in the Early Learning Centre shop in Birmingham. They were usually £4 (which I thought was a good price anyway), but they'd got 15% off everything that day, so I only paid £3.40 for them.
These colourful ELC Musical Keys are not just a musical toy, but they are also teethers. They are multi-coloured and come in a range of different sets of colours, so I picked out the girliest multi-coloured Musical Keys I could find. The colours are quite bright and so are certainly attractive to little ones.
The keyfob is quite chunky and easy to hold with a grip around the edge and at the top (the one at the top looks like a button, but it is purely for grip). The one we've got is pink, yellow, green and orange. The keyfob has a button which when pressed plays a number of different nursery tunes. The music itself is clear, but its also a bit on the loud side. Its not overly loud though.
The keyfob holds 3 different coloured keys. On the one we've got, the first key is cyan and blye with stars on, the second key is green and pink with spots on and the third key is magenta and orange with lines on. The top part of each key is thick plastic, while the bottom part of each key is a sturdy rubber, ideal for little ones to chomp on when they're teething. They are also easy to clean.
These ELC Musical Keys come with the (1 x button cell) battery already inside, so are ready to go. All you have to do is remove the card packaging they are attached to. We've had these Musical Keys for a few months now and there's no sign of the battery running out yet. There are 3 little screws on the back of the keyfob, if the battery needs to be replaced.
These ELC Musical Keys turned out to be a good buy for my baby niece (who is now 8 months old). She loves to chomp on them and press the button for the music. They get thrown about and all sorts (I'm sure you know what little ones can be like), yet they are just as good as the day I bought them. They are suitable from 3 months to 12 months and were an excellent buy at £3.40, but are still worth the usual £4 price tag.
Recommended by both me and my niece!