Product Type: ELC baby toys
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ELC Tea Set
Member Name: karalouk
ELC Tea Set
Advantages: Lots of fun/will get lots of use, educational aspects, durable, attractive, unisex, value for money
Disadvantages: No storage
The Early Learning Spotty Tea Set is a 15 piece set and consists of 4 cups, 4 saucers, 4 spoons, teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl.
There are 2 versions of this set - a blue spotty set and a pink spotty set.
We have the blue spotty set (I didn't see the pink spotty set when I brought this for my daughter) which is attractive aswell as unisex. The spots are quite large (not polka dots) and multicoloured.
All the pieces are quite chunky and easy for little ones to get their hands around. The handles on the cups, teapot and jug are just the right size for little fingers.
We have had the set for a couple of years now and it's still in good condition - no missing pieces or broken bits, no chips or scratches - which is totally unheard of in my house! The cups, saucers, teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl are made from thick, solid plastic and are very durable. This set has outlasted a couple of my daughters other tea sets (brought as presents).
The age recommendation is 3 years onwards, however my daughter has been enjoying the set (under supervision) since she was 1 or 2 years old. There doesn't appear to be any potential hazards or small parts - except for maybe the spoons?
The educational aspects of this tea set are that it can encourage imaginative play and hand-eye coordination. It can also help to build social skills.
-Price and Availability-
We brought the tea set from The Early Learning Centre for £8.00, which is a very reasonable price in my opinion. It is also available from Mothercare and Boots for £10.00.
Well I think this is a great little tea set. My daughter loves her spotty tea set and has got so much use out of it. She loves pretending to make tea for everybody (and even coffee if we're lucky!). She keeps her tea set in her very own kitchen and loves getting stuck in there with the spoons! I adore watching her play with it.
The only downside I can think of is that it doesn't come with any storage - a bag or box would have been handy. It comes packaged in a cardboard box but that soon wore out and fell apart.
Overall this is an attractive, fun and durable toy that is reasonably priced. I totally recommend.
Summary: A great little tea set.