Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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The oldies really are the best.
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Member Name: kama0529
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Advantages: Sturdy. Wipeable. Attractive. Fun. Helps language development. No parts to loose. Inexpensive.
I remember playing with the Fisher Price Chatter Phone when I was a kid - and now my son loves it just as much as I did. I've come to the conclusion that really, when it comes to toys, that often the oldies really are the best. It's true that they may not have thousands of flashing lights, but they are always bright, reliable and resilient - and even today's kids really enjoy them.
I bought my son the Fisher Price Chatter Phone as a friends child has one and my son would sit and play with it - and never seemed to grow tired of it. I found a new one of Amazon for just £5.35 (including packaging and postage) which I thought was just fantastic value! That was 18 months ago - and it is still like new and even though he is three now, he will still pick it up and play with it every now and again. It really was a fantastic buy and it has given him hours of entertainment.
Essentially, this is a toy phone.....and yes, an old fashioned phone - which I thought I should point out as I know you can get toy mobile phones these days! It has an old fashioned dial for kids to stick their fingers in and twirl around - and it makes a clicking sound as it does so. It has a handset which is attached to the phone by a cord (so it can't get lost) and my son loves to talk into the phone and to pretend he's phoning Daddy at work. Yes, it does get a bit tiresome for me(!), but he never seems to tire of it, especially when he was younger. He would sit and chatter into the phone, then hang up and then phone again. It is a great tool to help their language development along.
There aren't really any moving parts on the phone, except for the dial and the eyes that bat their eyelids up and down. The phone has a happy smiling face (which my son called "Thomas" - but then everything was called Thomas for a while!) and it's a really bright and attractive design that is going to stand out to children. There is a cord attached to the front of the phone so that it can be pulled along on it's little wheels and so can be taken anywhere the child desires. Despite being bashed around a lot, it has remained in one piece and looks pretty much good as new. Because it's made almost entirely of plastic, it is pretty durable and can also be wiped over when then inevitable sticky fingers get their marks all over it.
Overall, I think this is a great little toy for children from about 9 months old until they start school. My son is 3 now and he probably doesn't play with it as much as he did a year ago, but he still enjoys it - and when he's tired of it I will put it away and keep it for the grandkids who I will hopefully be blessed with one day.
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