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ELC Wooden Trike N Trailer

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Brand: ELC / Age: 1-3 years / Type: Trikes

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      13.02.2014 12:57

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      great purchase for toddler

      This wooden trike from the early learning centre comes with a detachable trailer and in a variety of colour combinations. It is brightly coloured and well-constructed and provides hours of entertainment. The simple, traditional design works well and it doesn't need any extras to keep the little ones interested. It is suitable from around 1 year old and my son scooted endlessly on it up until nearly 3 years old. In fact, it got so much use that the wheels actually disintegrated. This was not due to poor quality, just hours and hours of use. From the group of people I know who have these, it seems to appeal more to boys than girls. Advantages include the weight. It is lighter than some other similar wooden trikes I have tried. It is also suitable for use indoor and out and is not too bulky to be kept inside. The trailer is also a great idea. My son kept snacks or his favourite toys in there.

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      08.05.2012 21:19
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      ELC Wooden trike and trailer

      We've had this wooden trike for our little girl for a little over a year now having bought it as a present for her 1st birthday. She wasn't walking then and I would probably say that this trike works best if your little one is walking as because it does not have any pedals the aim of the trike is for them to propel it along by pushing their feet against the floor so if they are able to walk and know what to do with their feet its much better. However, saying that, at one my little girl still got a lot of enjoyment out of the trike. Obviously she was able to sit up by herself so she would sit on the back of the trike and put both of her feet on the sit as its wide enough to be able to do this and charmed her Grandad into pushing her around. Backbreaking!!, as the trike is very low to the ground so I think it could almost benefit from a long handle on the back that helps you push it around but once she started to walk she was able to push this herself with her feet. She started out going backwards as I think its an easier skill to learn but then learnt how to go forwards too.

      We bought the trike in pink, obviously, all our girls toys are pink and its a really nice looking trike. I love wooden toys as I think they look really well made and classic and will last a lot longer than plastic toys of a similar nature. This trike is pretty simple, it has a solid wood seat with handle bars at the front and four wheels, two at the front and two at the back. The seat is a wood colour but then the wheels are a dark pink colour and then there are accents of light pink on the handlebars, back seat and bars which holds the back wheels together.

      The front wheels are the ones that move with the handle bars as they are just basically on a big column that goes all the way from the handle bars to the wheel joints so if you move the handle bars to the right the front wheels will move to the right and if you move the handle bars to the left the front wheels will move to the left. The back wheels are solid and stay where they are as they are attached to a solid wooden bar.

      At the back of the trike there is a wooden cog to which the little trailer hooks onto. It stays on pretty well when you are wheeling the trike around but comes off easily when you want to take it off. I love the inclusion of this trailer as my little girl always finds something to put in it such as her bears or dollies. The sides are not very tall so you can't put much in it but to transport your favourite friends in it, it works perfectly.

      The trike cost £35 from The Early Learning Centre and I think thats a good price for a well made trike. It came in a big box and required a little bit of assembly but not too much as all you needed to do was screw in the wheels and the column. The wheels are nice and chunky and made of a thick tough plastic so the trike is perfect for outdoor use as well as indoor use. We use ours in both places and the wheels are holding up really well and have not got any damage on them.

      All in all a great trike for your little ones to enjoy.

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        27.08.2011 00:40

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        Great buy for a toddlers first trike

        We brought this for my daughter for her first birthday but we have the pink one as it is more girly. We got it in the sale so cost us about £25 i think normall they are about £35. So i think we got a bit of a bargain. I have compared it to other products and think price wise it is reasonable.
        My partner put it together himself without any trouble it was very straightforward and the instructions very easy to follow, it took him about 15 - 20 minutes. The trickiest part were putting the covers on the wheels with the funny little tool they supply.
        It is well made of a decent wood and feels very sturdy. The wheels rattle slightly but are in no danger of coming off.
        My daughter was a bit small for it at first so we had to push her around on it to begin with which is not very good for your back so maybe 1 yrs was a bit optomistic for her to be able to do it but she loved it (the faster the better).
        She is 22 months now and can scoot around on it by herself and loves it. the trailer is good for storing toys in but she prefers to ride around on it without the trailer. I think she will get a few more years of use out of this yet so for the money i think it was an excellent buy.

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        03.11.2010 22:06
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        A good, solid investment!

        We bought this trike for our daughters first birthday, but as she had plenty of toys to be getting on with we actually put it away until she was 15-months old.

        At first she just sat on it but after a month or two she started to get the idea and now that she is 21-months old she has really gained confidence using it, and enjoys scooting across the floor and pretending to drive!

        The version we have is the same as the one in the picture, except that the coloured bits are pink, making it more girlie, not that my daughter cares what colour it is!

        My husband put this trike together in less than an hour, and since he's rubbish at DIY this was quite an achievement and he said it was really easy to assemble - at least he didn't have his usual rant while putting it together, so it must be quite straight-forward!

        The trike is made out of a nice, solid wood and despite it being chucked around the place, it is still going strong and is showing no signs of wear or tear yet. It is very sturdy which has helped my daughter have fun with it as she rarely topples over, and when she does it's usually because she has been too enthusiastic with it.

        The front wheels move when the handlebars do, so it's a nice way to teach toddlers how to interact with their toys, and the whole concept of cause and effect.

        The trailer on the back just slots in with a little peg, and if I'm honest I took it off pretty much straight away as it was difficult to move around, kept coming apart, and made the whole thing take up too much space. I am sure my daughter would love carrying around her teddies though so maybe I should dig it out again!

        This trike and trailer costs £38 from the Early Learning Centre, which is a good price for a wooden toy of this sort, but I picked it up on special offer for around £30, so I was chuffed with that!

        My daughter uses this trike daily and has found inventive ways of using it for other purposes now, like a step to reach higher objects! All her little friends enjoy using it and I really think it has been one of the best value for use toys we own, plus it has no noises or lights which keeps me happy!

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          09.09.2010 10:04
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          a lovely first trike I would highly recommend it

          For my youngest son's first birthday he received the Early Learning Centre wooden trike and trailer. What a fantastic little trike to have in your house. It is a trike you push along with you feet on the ground. My son is a little nervous of It yet as his feet don't quite reach the fall. But my eldest who is two and a half, well he just loves it. Just wish we had bought one earlier for him.

          This trike and trailer is made from good solid wood which has no shape edges. It is a strong and very sturdy trike which you need for such a young age. The wheels are made from plastic but are a bright green colour so they don't stand out in a negative way. It is a lovely cute looking trike. I seem to be a bit of a sucker when it comes to wooden toys I think they just look and feel so much better. As well as the wheels other small parts of the trike are painted bright colours. But the main of the trike is plain wood.

          The trike has four wheels. Two at the front which are close together and they swivel with the handle bar. The handles have nice round balls on each end. This makes it easy for a young child to hold on without their hands sliding off the end.

          The age range for the trike is 1 to 3 years. As I have mentioned my son struggles sitting on it and he is one but he can't walk yet. So I hold him on it and push him about which he likes. But my eldest whizzes around on it. Actually he is on it now whizzing around! The trike is about 41cm's long and the seat is 22cm's from the floor.

          Now as the title says it comes with a cute little trailer which is roughly 20cm's by 17cm's. It attaches onto the back. You slot a small hole onto a tiny peg on the back of the trike. My eldest has no problem with this. I will say the trailer does seem to come unattached quite easily to my son's annoyance.

          My eldest loves the trailer on the back. It is a great bonus. What child wouldn't like to push their trike around with their favourite possessions. My son fills it with small items and tells me he is off to the shops.

          This item does come in bits so you do need to put it together and it does take a while. If you buy it for your child for a birthday or Christmas I would recommend putting it together before hand. We found it to be a little fiddly. It has quite a few screws and you will need a small hammer. It comes with a 13 step instructions which are easy to follow.

          This was a present for my son but the cost of this trike and trailer is £38 and is well worth it. At this present time Early learning centre have 20% of it making it just over £30. It is a well made trike to a high standard as always from ELC. It looks a lovely trike and is very pleasing to the eye. It has a simple modern look to it. We have only had it two weeks in our household but I can see it is going to be a firm favourite with my boys.

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