Product Type: ELC baby toys
Newest Review: ... to open the door and let it go to make it bang! Another great thing about the Wooden Post Box is it is really robust. Ours has really b... more
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ELC Wooden Post Box
Member Name: Lbird99
ELC Wooden Post Box
Advantages: Great Looking, Builds Hand Eye Co-ordination
I must say I am a bit of a sucker for traditional looking wooden toys, so when I first saw the ELC Wooden Post Box I loved it. It looks just like a real post box, painted in traditional pillar box red, with a black base and yellow accents. It comes with 5 wooden letters painted in pastel colours, to be posted through the small slot at the top, and it has a hinged door in the middle to get them out again.
The age range recommended for the Wooden Post box is 6 months to 3 years, and this was bought for my little man when he was just over a year old. I think this was the right age for him to receive this toy as the action of posting the letters has to be quite precise as there is not a lot of leeway with the posting slot. This was another big draw of this toy as Xander loves shape sorters, but was getting bored with posting the same shapes and was looking for other things that would fit through the holes, whereas this toy has really helped hone his hand eye co-ordination skills. The other thing that would put me off buying this for a child too young is the string hinged door for removing the letters from the post box - it does not stay open and is designed to snap shut! Although it doesn't really hurt, it could be hazardous to tiny fingers and makes quite a snapping sound which made my little man jump the first time he heard it. However, he now likes to open the door and let it go to make it bang!
Another great thing about the Wooden Post Box is it is really robust. Ours has really been through the mill in the last couple of months. It has been thrown as part of temper tantrums, used to climb on and still only has a few light dinks to the paint work that can only been seen close up. The letters are often chewed but have stayed in really good condition. The post box itself is 24 cm tall so he plays with it either sitting or lying on his belly.
The wooden post box is priced at £15 from The Early Learning Centre or www.ELC.co.uk. If like me you love wooden toys, then you will love this. However you may think that for the price it is a bit basic, but I think for a great looking educational toy that my little man loves, it was well worth the money.
Summary: Stylish Wooden Toy
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