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Fisher Price Chatter Phone - basic but captures the attention
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Member Name: karlsm93
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Advantages: Bright, colourful, several different features
Disadvantages: Basic, but still good
We are just back from our first holiday with our 10 month old daughter, and with some lengthy car journeys I wanted to have some new toys for my daughter to keep her amused rather than the toys she was already used to. Most of the new toys I bought before we left, however whilst on holiday we called in at a Morrisons store to get a few bits and pieces and I noticed they were offering this Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Chatter Telephone for £4.70 which is the cheapest I had seen it, and I thought it would keep my little girl amused in the car or in the different places we stayed.
This chatter telephone is part of the Fisher Price Brilliant Basics range and is actually aimed at children between 12 to 36 months, however I can see no reason why a younger child couldn't play or enjoy this, and I had no hesitation in giving it to my 10 month old.
There are several features of this chatter telephone. Firstly, there is a red pull cord so baby/child can pull the telephone along the floor or behind them as they walk. My daughter isn't walking so she likes to just pull it across the floor, and the cord is a good length for her to be able to reach and pull.
The second feature of this toy is the bright, cheery face with big eyes that move to open and close when the telephone is pulled along with the cord. This actually took my daughter quite a while to notice until I pointed it out a few times, and now she looks at the eyes and giggles as they move when she pulls the toy.
The third feature is obviously the phone itself which is attached to the base with a curly cord, in the style of an old telephone. This is a great feature, as my daughter loves to pull the phone up to her ear now, and it doesn't matter about the phone received getting lost as it is attached. It is also a good size for her to grab and pull up to her ear and is more like the size of a normal phone receiver.
The last feature of the phone is the number dial, which when you turn to will immediately reverse the turn, in the style of an old phone. At the moment, this is a little hard for my daughter to manage, as she hasn't got enough motor skills or understanding to be able to do this herself, although she will watch me do it, but it doesn't seem to appeal at the moment. She is much more interested in pulling the cord, watching the face, and lifting the phone receiver to try and hear for a voice.
I was so glad that I got this phone for my daughter, and it served its purpose well, as it did keep her amused on car journeys as well as in the places we stayed at. I wouldn't say that it was her favourite toy, but she does enjoy playing with it, and I suppose compared to some of the all singing all dancing toys, it is basic, but it is part of the basics range, and I think it is a timeless toy, so I would recommend it, and am very happy with my purchase, particularly at the price I paid.
Summary: A basic but timeless toy