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PLENTY OF PARKING SPACES HERE!!............Earl y Learning Centre Wooden Garage
ELC Wooden Garage
Member Name: nayland
ELC Wooden Garage
Advantages: Lots of pretend play time on this good quality solid wood garage!
Disadvantages: It would have been nice to have been able to purchase or to have had a few more cars!
Having spent the last six months looking after my youngest grandson 2 days a week, it has given me time to play and enjoy some of his toys. So when my other grandson comes to visit for a few days I get to experience playing with toys that are completely different from what I'm used to. One being the Early Learning Centre Wooden Garage that we bought him for Christmas.
This is a lovely traditional wooden garage, it is very easy to assemble which is on three levels. There is a lift that is operated by turning the handle to wind it up or down, which moves very smoothly with no juddering. There are two ramps for the cars to go down and eveything is marked out very clearly in a one way system. All the parking bays are clearly marked and to make it even more realistic it even has disabled parking bays on each floor, which I think is a good way to introduce children in to thinking about people with disabilties. As this can be explained as to why they have to park near to the lifts.
On the top of the garage there is a helipad which comes complete with a wooden helicopter, you also receive one wooden car as well. The only thing I would say is that when I purchased this garage I tried to buy some more wooden cars, as I was trying to keep it in style with the garage and felt that the metal ones just wouldn't look right. Unfortunately they didn't have any others for sale, so I was a little disappointed that I couldn't give my grandson any more cars for him to play with as one seemed a bit boring to me.
The wood that this garage is made from is very qood quality and very strong as I have on more that one occasion seen my grandson (who is now 2 years old) sitting on the top of it quite happily looking at a book!!!
The flooring on this garage is painted black which makes the markings stand out in white. The lift shaft is painted a nice bright red. There are also 2 petrol pumps for children to pretend to get petrol like mum and dad. My grandson has had hours of fun with this toy and I'm very glad that I purchased it. When I got this garage just before last Christmas it was on special offer at half price £25.00, which I think was an excellent price. I do believe this toy will last for many years to come, because of it's quality.
Early Learning do say that it is unsuitable for under 36 months due to small parts, but my Grandson got this at 21 months and I didn't feel that is was unsafe for him to use, as I would never give him something that might harm him. The main reason I purchased this garage was because he was cars mad at that time and still is.
The measurements of this garage are; H38.5cm x W13cm x D13cm approx.
I would strongly recommend anyone who is looking for a sturdy, traditional wooden toy to purchase this garage!!
Summary: Lots of fun time that will last for many years!!
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