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Shapes are in the cookie jar . . . .
Fisher Price Cookie Shape Surprise
Member Name: janimoo23
Fisher Price Cookie Shape Surprise
Date: 28/06/12, updated on 28/06/12 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Colourful, teaches shapes, colours and numbers, cheerful
Disadvantages: Lid is bit hard to open by baby/toddler
"Shapes are in my cookie jar, triangle, heart and star, there's a circle over there here's a square". This is one of the very catchy songs that kept playing in my head over and over to start with as my daughter would not leave the jar alone. I brought it when she was 5 months old, I must admit, buying this was one of my impulse buys which is not like me when it comes to buying toys. I was in mothercare looking for something else when this toy caught my eye. I never seen it before or researched it but I liked the look of it and so I purchased it.
***What is it?***
Fisher price cookie jar is interactive toy aimed for babies from 6+ months, this is the recommendation, my daughter played with it from 5 months by sitting down with the jar between her legs playing with the shapes and pressing buttons.
The name of it "cookie jar" gives a hint that it is a shape of a cookie jar however to me it looks like a kitchen pot but I don't think my daughter is actually bothered whether it is a cookie jar or kitchen pot. Anyway, this cookie jar is very colourful and cheerful looking. I love the look of it, I have multi-coloured version but you can purchase pink one if you prefer it.
Cookie jar is of purple yellow and orange colour, the lid is purple in colour with prints of cookies, hearts and stars on it. Jar has a smiley face painted onto it and a button nose that can be pressed. It comes with the lid which has quite big handle so it is easy to grab on to however i would say that baby might struggle to open the lid, my daughter is 16 months and still cant do it herself as the lid clips onto the jar. I do not have a problem with this though, I normally leave the lid on the top of the jar without clipping it on so it can be easily opened. There are no stickers on the cookie jar which is great; I am not big fan of stickers on the toys as they rub off really quickly making toys look tacky.
Exact product dimensions are 17.5 x 27.2 x 28.2 cm and it weighs approximately weight 1.1kg
Play modes - shape mode and numbers mode. Selecting between the modes is very easy just by sliding the button either to the right or left side, by leaving the button in the middle, cookie jar volume will be turned off. It has two volume setting - low and high.
5 different coloured shapes included with the toy, each shape has allocated number so it teaches your baby colour, shapes and numbers all in once. Shapes are: yellow circle (number 1), red heart (number2), green triangle (number 3), blue square (number 4) and purple star (number 5).
When baby puts the correct shape through the correct opening they will get the name of the shape or the number that is on the shape, this depends on which mode is toy set to. In addition, pressing the nose button rewards baby with the giggling sounds or it says "hmm yummy". My daughter loves pressing it; it makes her giggle every time.
We have had this toy for 10 months now, I must say that couple of song really stuck in my mind of them being "Shapes are in my cookie jar triangle, heart and star there's a circle over there here's a square".
Cookie jar requires 3xAA batteries that come with the toy already installed. Battery life seems to be good, so far I haven't changed the batteries and I had it for 11 months now; however my daughter doesn't play with this toy every day now. Still pretty good as it used to be on all the time.
This is very good quality toy as I would expect from Fisher Price. Believe me, it has had some rough time when my daughter tries to carry it around, it was smashed, banged and thrown on the floor (by my friend's older kids) and so far I can't even see a scratch on it!!! Tough toy, that' how it should be. It keeps my daughter entertained when she plays with it, now she can put all the shape through correctly on her own she enjoys it even more.
As mentioned, I purchased this toy from Mothercare on impulse buy for 16.99 (full price) which is ok however if I would have shopped around I could have brought it cheaper as Argos has it on offer quite regularly. Amazon is selling it in range from £18 - £22.50 (new) which I think its overpriced and would not pay the top price for it.
Summary: Great learning toy, would recommend
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