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The Fisher Price Teas set is a nice little set of teapot, two cups and a plate with three cakes, for £19 you have to say it is fairly expensive and I think it doesn't quite deserve to be that much considering what it is, but it has positive reactions in my house so definitely deserves at least 4 out of 5.
So you have a pink teapot, which is around 8 cm x 8cm in size and weighs around 500g, it has a smiley face on it and once you have put two AA batteries in it, it plays music and makes sounds when you open the lid or make a pouring action, it also plays music when you press the musical button on the side. You also have two small purple teacups with smiley faces and three plastic cakes on a plastic tray.
It is called a 'Say Please and Thank you' set, indicating that it helps to teach good manners, I guess this is true, but if you say please and thank you and make your kids do the same everytime you give or take something from them, you can still do this without paying nearly £20. The sounds are enjoyable and our little one enjoys the music no end, but the cakes are basic, the teacups are fairly basic too and I think this is overpriced for a simple musical teapot. The learning elements come from your own parenting rather than the product so I think this is a real misnomer.
As the child grows they can use their imagination to have tea parties but with only two cups this limits them somewhat, also the teapot is fairly bulky in weight and every time it is dropped I have a natural fear it will smash into pieces.
The set looks nice and the musical interludes are fun, the pouring sound when you move the kettle to pour is amusing, but the cups and cakes are pretty basic and there aren't enough for a child to really build any imaginary fun, I can see this lasting for a good while and being used, I just don't think the idea that this teaches manners is a particular selling point as this is something that parents should be developing through everyday life anyway.
A decent toy and something I think we'll get great use out of, it is limited and definitely overpriced for what it is, but due to longevity and the hope it will be used for different things as our little one grows i'll give it a 4 out of 5.
This tea set from Fisher Price comprises one musical teapot, two cups and a plate with three pieces of cake. It claims it will help developmentally with counting, shapes, opposites and manners. It requires 2 AA batteries which are included. It has provided a lot of fun, and although I have some reservations about it, I am not sure how far they are shared. Baby (ten months) is really enjoying playing with it and it was very popular at her party with the other under-twos. There is much variation in the retail price. I'm happy with £9.99, but it is often double this.
How does the toy help with counting, shapes, opposites and manners?
Numbers 1, 2 and 3 indented into the side of the pot.
The lyrics of the songs: one teapot/ two cups/three tasty treats/
The 'three tasty treats' are 'shaped like a circle, triangle and square!', and the serving plate has one each of a raised circle, triangle and square in which to place the treats.
In the Learning mode the teapot makes various statements when the lid is opened and closed: Open/ closed; hello/ bye bye; up/down. In the Music mode the lid opens and closes to the sound of ascending and descending musical notes.
'Mmm, mmmm, more, please! ... Why, thank you!'. Pretty straightforward this, though there is something I find indefinably objectionable about the teapot's tone of voice. Moreover, this utterance is followed by an entirely superfluous giggle, the purpose of which defeats me. It could be described as coquettish, simpering, inane; for me it conjures up images of doe-eyed female cartoon characters fluttering their eyelashes and waiting for someone else to be the hero, or do something intelligent, whilst they concentrate on being decorative.
In Music mode one of the songs is about taking turns and saying please and thankyou when sharing tea and treats. They are sung to the tunes of London Bridge is Falling Down and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
The Fisher Price creed as quoted on their website, ( http://www.fisher-price.com/uk/hr/aboutus.asp ) states that:
"Fisher-Price® toys should have intrinsic play value, ingenuity, strong construction, good value and action."
Herman Fisher, Irving Price, Helen Schelle,
They also make much of the fact that they have a long history having been established in 1930, but that they are modern and vibrant in terms of their toy-making. I don't refute this, but wonder whether this particular toy is missing the mark in this sense. It seems to have a degree of nostalgia to me, party because of my own interpretations as indicated in the 'manners' section above, partly because of what it is: a teapot, an item which I have yet to see anyone in the playgroups or mother/baby networks I attend use (apart from me). A final quirk is the fact that when in music mode the songs are preceded by the opening bars of Rule, Britannia! Is this a reference to the caricature of Britain as a tea-drinking nation? Rule, Britannia is of course well known as a patriotic song, so perhaps it is a sense of patriotism that Fisher-Price are intending to instil.
What is Baby enjoying?
A big favourite is simply opening and closing the teapot lid. This has been repeated over and over, with much smiling and looking over to me to check that I am enjoying it too. The songs alone also produce smiles. The set as a whole is one of the toys that she will stretch and reach for. This is encouraged further when we put the set on a plastic tray, because then the whole lot can be shaken with a delightful clatter and strewn about the floor before being put back on the tray in a sort of heap. The cups and treats have been chewed. The smaller items have al been thrown on the floor (carpet/laminate/tiles) and nothing has broken yet.
We have also enjoyed a number of tea parties with a multitude of other toys. I cannot be sure how much Baby has taken in, but there has definitely been some level of involvement and enjoyment. Having a prop such as the tea set has certainly helped my imagination when chatting with Baby and the other guests.
Its robust, well made, provides a lot of fun and is a useful prop in imaginative play. It is very pink, and perhaps a bit prim and proper. The Rule, Britannia! element is a little peculiar and that superfluous giggle is going to lose them a star. The teapot is also rather heavy, though this does lend a sense of quality.
When I was looking for suitable toys to get my twins for their first birthday the big smiley face on this teapot really caught my eye. Then I noticed the 2 little cups, with their similar but not identical faces just like my twins and that was it sold! After I'd bought it I had a closer look at my non researched purchase and was relieved to find that it looked like a good one.
The Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set
Who makes it?
This product is made by Fisher Price, I have been really impressed with the toys I've bought from them so far. Well made with a lovely variety of catchy tunes.
What does it contain?
This pink pot is a nice size for little hands, the lid is easy to open and close and this was the first thing my little ones did. It has a lovely touch that the button to make the music play is a teabag with a note on it, a chunky button which is easy for little fingers to press.
There is a slide switch with 3 positions of play which all make that pretend tea party more fun
On this mode opening and closing the lid says words such as up & down. Pressing the teabag button plays a song about the different items included in the tea set. This makes it easy to show little ones the different items as they are mentioned in the song and start to teach them the names of things. If you tip the teapot up you get a lovely pouring sound.
The teabag plays a song about saying please and thank you which I use to play a lot when I wanted to practice their baby signing for please and thank you with them to make it more fun. Not many toys teach manners which I think makes this toy that extra bit special. Opening the lid and pouring the teapot plays a short scale of notes.
In this mode the teapot whistles, giggles and makes pouring sounds.
2 very cute cups with smiley faces. I pretend to pour and the twins have a cup each which they pretend to drink from.
-Cookie Shape Sorter
The 3 cookies are a circle, triangle and square and they slot into the shaped cookie tray. My little ones could do this shape sorter before other ones they had and would spend ages putting them in and out of the cookie tray. When the teapot is playing the song about the cookies I show my little ones the relevant cookie to help them learn their shapes.
Is it battery hungry?
It takes 2 x AA batteries which are included but they last ages, I don't think we've needed to replace them and it's had nearly daily use for 9 months.
Well worth the £16.99 we paid at Argos but I have seen it slightly cheaper when on offer, sometimes included in '2 for' deal.
Would I recommend?
Most definitely, this is a durable toy that I can see my little ones playing with through their toddler years.
This teaset was bought for my 7 month old daughter for Christmas by my friend. Shes a little young to play with it at the minute but my 3 year old daughter sits with her and plays with it. Its such a cute little toy with the pink teapot and the little purple cups and tray of cakes. The teapot is interactive and makes different sounds such as pouring tea when you tip the teapot up. It has another mode where the teapot sings a cute little song 'time to share a pot of tea, some for you, some for me, lets together always say please and thank you.' My 3 year old sings along to it and it promotes good manners. My 7 month old will sit up and play with the cups and the 'cakes' which are a square, triangle and circle shape. Its lovely to sit and watch my girls play together with this toy having little tea partys, Id definately recommend to anyone with little princesses.
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Pretty Please Tea Set
**WHAT IS IT**
This is a little tea set from the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn range which is suitable for children from 6 months onwards. It says on the packaging that the age range for this toy is 6-36 months.
The tea set includes a teapot, 2 tea cups and a shape sorter desert tray with buns that are different shapes. There are 3 buns in total which fit into the shape sorter.
**WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE**
I have to say that this is a very attractive and cute little tea set and it is what drawn me to it in the first place. It is however very much targeted for girls as it is pastel pinks and purples.
The teapot is pastel pink with a frilly top and it has a pastel purple lid which has pink flowers on it. The lid also has the Fisher Price logo on it. The rest of the tea pot has dark pink flowers around the bottom and on the handle.
The front of the teapot has a bright smiling face that is very friendly looking and there is a function button on the bottom. At the top there is a bigger button which is pink and has a yellow musical note. This button is done so it looks like a teabag coming out of the teapot.
The two little teacups are a perfect size for tiny hands. There are two small holes on the back I assume the purpose for these is to stop your child from suffocating if they put the cup over their face. It does mean that if you fill it up too much with water (if you are pretend playing) then the water will spill out, however the teapot does not hold water so this probably is not going to happen.
The teacups are made out of durable plastic and will withstand your little one chewing on them when they are teething. The cups are pastel purple and have cute smiling faces on the front of them just like the teapot.
The shape sorter is a dark pink and looks like a doily. The shapes are sunk into the tray like shape sorter so its easy to put the pieces of cake into them. All over the tray there are groves of different shapes and flowers for your little one to feel. Again the plastic is very durable and won't break easily. This is a good job as my daughter likes to throw things about the room quite a bit.
The shapes for the shape sorter are little cakes. One is what looks like a piece of chocolate cake and it is in the shape of a square. This shape has holes in the bottom of it so if your little one puts it over their face again they can still breathe. The next shape looks like a piece of cherry cake and it's in the shape of a circle. This shape is filled in so your little one can't put it over their face. The last piece is a triangle and looks like a piece of cake with sprinkles over it. All these shapes are very well made and won't be broken easily if your little one throws them or chews them/
**WHAT IT DOES**
This tea set has a few functions, the most obvious being role play where your child is pretending to make tea and pore it into the cups and then give you some buns.
As I have mentioned before this tea set has other features as well. The buns are put into a tray which is a shape sorter so your little one can use this as a game in itself learning different shapes and how to put them into the tray.
I have to say that the teapot is the most technical out of all the accessories of the tea set. The function button on the front bottom of the tea pot determines what music the tea pot will play when you do different things. You can turn the teapot off (I always like to see this option), the learning time function (it has a 1,2,3 beside it), music time function (it has musical notes beside it) and the last function is just typical sounds you would hear from a teapot and this has a swirling circle beside it.
The learning time function teaches opposites and when you open and close the lid it will tell you (opened and closed, hello and goodbye, up and down). When you press the teabag button it will sing a song about the tea set teaching your child about sharing and what the shapes are. When pouring the teapot it sounds like tea is coming out and it says yum yum more please or your very welcome or thank you. I like this as it helps teach your child some manners and if it doesn't at least it is setting a good example.
The music time button will play tinkling music when you lift the lid open and closed. When you press the tea bag button that is different from the learning time function and it will teach your child about how to use the tea set and about saying please and thank you. I have to say that after a while these songs can get slightly annoying if you hear them over and over again (this is why I be thankful of the off button) however most toys are like this. A tinkling sound is made when you pour the teapot.
The last function laughs when you lift the lid and when you close it makes a clinking sound. When you press the tea bag button it makes a sound like a tea pot is whistling. When pouring the teapot it makes a sound like water is coming out.
I really like this tea pot and it cost £15.00 which I think is an ok price for it. My daughter loves playing pretend and especially making tea for everyone. The tiny cups are a great size for her to hold and pretend to drink from.
The teapot itself is rather bulky and heavy enough when my daughter decides she wants to throw it on the ground. Thankfully it has withstood abuse from my daughter and still works perfectly so it is a very durable toy.
The only thing about this teapot that may be negative is that you can't actually put any water or anything into it. The lid opens and there is a small amount of space and you can see a tea bag and pretend water but you can't actually pour anything out of the teapot. The spout is filled in so pouring anything out of it is impossible.
My daughter never made much of the shape sorter but she will give you the cakes without the tray and tell you to eat them all up.
I have to say that this is a great toy for little girls who like to make tea for anyone. The sounds are great when my daughter is playing with it as it makes her feel like she is really pouring tea. Also the songs and some of the sayings have educational value that learns my daughter manners, opposites and how to use a teapot.
As this toy is used mostly with other people it can help learn your little one social skills and how to share. My daughter is an only child and I feel that this is an important skill for her to learn.
This is one of the toys I got my daughter last year for Christmas that she is still steadily playing with and will continue to play with for a while yet. I feel that it was good value for money and a long lasting toy.
I think that Fisher Price should have a boy version of this toy as it means that boys are missing out and who says that boys can't make tea as well.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set
This rather cute and very solid small tea set is one of my granddaughter's toys. She got this one from one of her many adoring aunts last Christmas when she was just about thirteen months old. My daughter said it was a godsend on many a car journey as it was something granddaughter could hold and would make noises and sing the songs which entertained her for quite some time. My daughter can sing the songs beautifully now as can we all!
Made by Fisher - Price
Fisher Price was founded in the 1930s and specializes in making quality toys for babies and young children. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the toy company Mattel and now all younger children's toys under the Mattel umbrella are marketed as Fisher-Price. The brand has come to symbolize quality and safe strong toys with play value and at a reasonable price.
This little tea set is sold for about £16 which seems a lot when compared to plastic cups and saucer sets you can buy but this toy is one that will last and be passed from child to child as it is strong, I would say unbreakable, and about your only concern would be that the cups and little plate and cakes will get lost. The teapot is a bit bigger and certainly granddaughter often plays with it minus the other bits as it is the most exciting part of the set.
What is in the box?
Well there is the small singing tea pot, two little cups and a plate with three cakes on. It is a pretty small set but as this is aimed at the younger child really the tea pot and cups are the most played with items. I have to confess I haven't seen the cakes or the plate since last Christmas but the teapot is still going strong and can be used to pretend play with normal cups too which is what we do. Once a child is older they would probably prefer a larger set but the age this is aimed at would lose interest in the other bits and that kevel of imaginative play doesn't really come till after two so this is perfect for the younger child.
What does it look like?
The picture above the review on provided by Ciao and Dooyoo is as good as you will get and gives you an excellent idea of what it looks like. It is a pretty set and very obviously aimed at little girls which I think maybe something they should look at as little boys would enjoy the set just as much but it is rather too pink to be suitable as a gift for a little boy I would think. It is pretty pink and purple with little flowers and frills on the tea pot. The cups are plainer and in purple with nice happy smiley faces on them. The plate is pink again and it has indents for where the cakes sit on it. The tea pot has a nice big handle which is easy for little hands to be able to hold and on the round part of the tea pot you see a smiley face and some small pink flowers. Just by the handle is a button with a musical note on it and a switch which alters the setting as to what the tea pot will do. This is pretty stiff for little hands so this needs an older child or adult to move for them until they are a bit stronger. I find the handles on the cups far too small for me but granddaughter has no problem so obviously they have been designed for little hands and fingers. The cakes fit into specific indents on the plate and they are different shapes and colours.
It has carefully designed to be appealing to small children and apart from the fact it is very girlie I do like the set and it is visually appealing to me as an adult too.
Now let's play
The tea pot is the only thing that 'does' anything in the way of singing and noise making. It has different settings which you can alter so that the pot does different noises. The little swirly image makes the teapot gurgle as you tip up the pot so that it sounds like you are pouring a cup of tea then it sort of gurgles as you right it again. The lid opens and closes and has a good sturdy hinge which is good as it gets a battering from inquisitive hands pulling it up and down. As you lift the lid on the swirly image setting it sort of rattles and then giggles like a child which always makes our granddaughter giggle back. If you press the button with the music note on it when it is on this setting then the teapot sings 'Polly Put the Kettle on'
The next setting proudly announces "It's music time!" So now when the tea pot is turned on its side or upside down it makes some a tinkly plinky noises! And then if you press the button with the music note on it when on this setting you then get a very catchy song which my daughter sings beautifully now she has heard it so many times "Tea, tea, tea for two, would you like to pour, tip the pot and fill the cup and then we'll have some more!" "Time to share a pot of tea, some for you, some for me, let's take turns and always say, please and thank you!" Both of the songs are quite catchy and sung by a very posh English lady. You feel like you should crock your little finger and get out the cucumber sandwiches! If the lid is lifted up and down when on this setting the teapot makes a different plinkity plonk sort of sound.
Finally the third setting shows numbers and this is apparently "Learning time!" When you have it on this setting and tip the tea pot it makes the same pouring tea sort of noises as the first setting. When you press the button with the music sign the pot sings a song which is meant to help children learn numbers and counting. The child is meant to use the cup and cakes which come with this tea pot as little learning aids "one pretty tea pot ready for some tea, two little cups one for you and me, three tasty treats just enough to share, shaped like a circle, triangle and square!" Once again we have a catchy tune annoyingly addictive and you find yourself singing these songs even when without the child which can be embarrassing.
As well as enjoying the teapot singing the child can actually play with tea set as an imaginative play prop. My granddaughter loves to pour me tea and then we have to make slurping drinking noises. We also get inspired by the posh accent of the singer on the teapot and I crock my little finger and pretend to sip like a lady. The cakes we 'yum yum yum' and pretend to eat. Ted and Oscar (her favourite bears) also enjoy a cake and a cuppa with us at times.
The plate with its indents and cakes fit together and this requires some co-ordination. At first granddaughter found this very frustrating but she soon became quite adept at getting them into the correct places. We talk about colours when asking for the cakes and I do mention the shapes but that is a bit trickier. We are getting there with colours and every time something is a specific colour I always say that is a 'red' or 'yellow' such and such to reinforce this.
Children love to copy adults and if you use a teapot then your child will love to pretend they are pouring theirs when you use yours. So this toy helps to encourage children to play imaginatively and reinforce manners with their toys. The song mentions please and thank you and I always make sure that I say please and thank you when we play. If you have more than one child or have a friend around to play then this set is great for taking turns and learning to share. The child also learns songs which help with speech and rhymes and they also start to hear numbers and shape names so they become familiar too. The plate and cakes help develop the child's co-ordination as they try to put the cakes into the right indent.
What do we think?
My granddaughter absolutely LOVED this set for a good few months it went everywhere with her. She does tend to get one toy and fixate on this few months then move to another. I haven't seen this for about four months now but that only means it hasn't been brought over to our house on the days we look after her. She may well play with it when she is home. When she lived with us until June 2011 I played with her using this almost daily and we could all sing the song using our very posh voices.
Initially our granddaughter couldn't change the settings but with sheer determination she even managed to do this by the time she was about 18 months old. She wasn't very good at knowing which setting did what so it was trial and error really.
Sadly the teapot only songs in one voice and at one volume and after a while the repetition of the same songs over and over again can become rather tedious but luckily she was easy to distract and we could swap one toy for another if we got too tired of one set of songs.
The quality of the set is excellent, it is sturdy solid hard wearing plastic and the hinge on the teapot lid showed no sign of coming loose in all the pulls , drops and tugs it went through. The cups and very solid and will cope with any throwing, chewing or anything that a child can put them through. The teapot is very solid and quite heavy though not so heavy that a child of 1o months plus won't be able to cope. My granddaughter had it in the car frequently playing with it on her lap in the car seat and could carry it around easily. It often got dropped in the car and at home and the decoration stayed unharmed as did the teapot itself.
We wiped the teapot but the other items in the set without batteries we washed with other dishes when they needed it. I wouldn't be too generous with water near the teapot as it does take batteries and you don't want water seeping in there. I am not sure what batteries it takes as it came with them but they are securely away from little fingers so that it is quite safe.
All in all despite the rather high price tag I would thoroughly recommend this toy. It is a lovely looking little set, even if somewhat feminine but still very pretty and a cheerful smiling face is on each of the cups and the teapot. The songs are better than many in children's toys and the singer is English, very posh English too. There are lots of happy noises that come from the pot too and hen it giggles it sparks off the child too and you can't help but smile too.
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This was bought for my daughter's first Christmas, although at 3 months old she wasn't quite ready to sit down and play with it. My daughter is now over a year and has lots of fun with this. It contains a tea pot two cups and a tray which has been moulded for the three cakes which have a circular, square and triangular base to fit into.
Cost and Packaging
This product costs around £20, however, if you shop around you can get it cheaper. For example, B&M Bargains was selling this for a while - they may still be selling it. I think that this is a little expensive, but if I was honest, I would say this about the price of most children's toys, so perhaps it is not any more expensive than anything else.
Like many toys you buy this came wired to cardboard with wires holding the cups in place. I didn't like this feature as I still remember putting water in my cups and saucer as a child and obviously you wouldn't be able to do that with this product. Perhaps this is deliberate - we do all seem to have gone health and safety mad! Whilst there was a lot of packaging, this is pretty standard with children's toys.
I quite like the quality of this product; there seems to be a wide range of plastic toys on the market and there can be a great disparity in the quality of these, but this is fine. Randomly, two of the cakes seem better quality than the last. The cherry cake and the yellow cake are sold shapes, where the brown cake has no base on it, and is made from a different kind of plastic.
Playing with the toy
I have always had a bit of an attitude about 'educational' toys. I think it is the way that parents interact with the child and the toy makes it educational.
There are three settings on the tea pot and I really like some of the things the tea pot does. It can make a really nice pouring noise as your baby tips the tea pot up. There are also a couple of songs. I feel that the song about saying please and thank you is unnecessary, and, as we're Scottish, I would really rather my daughter didn't learn to say these words with an English accent. Don't get me wrong, I am not anti-English, I also hate hearing children born and bred in Glasgow speaking as though they have been growing up in America!
It is nice to see how your baby manipulates the cake as she tries to fit them onto the plate, getting better with practice. My dd is also always trying to steal my cups of tea so that it is nice that her and I are able to sit and have a cup together.
It would be nice if this product came in a colour other than pink! A lot of people would not give their baby boy this product, and I'm sure they'd like to play!
I am a part time child minder and look after my niece and nephew, while their mum goes out to work three days a week and it's good to keep something in the house for them to play with as they are over around at mine so much.
This is one of my nieces favourite toys, it was bought to her as a present at her 1st birthday and she just loves going around and pouring everyone a cup of tea, and dancing to the little songs that the teapot sings.
There are loads of different gadgets and things she could do with the teapot. The teapot comes with:
3 cakes- shaped like a square, triangle and circle, that fit on a bun tray, the cakes each have their own shaped holder that can teach a child which shape goes in which shape, it's a great feature of the toy as you could actually see Ellies little brain ticking when she first attempted getting the cakes to all fit in the tray. The cakes are teething friendly, so she can bite away at them and they are not harmful and there is no risk of any paint or bits falling off them.
2 purple tea cups- these have little faces on them and are perfect to teaching a child a little hand eye co-ordination as they need to 'pour the pretend tea' into the tea cups.
The teapot itself is pink with a purple lid on it, it has a big face on in the centre of it and sings songs about saying please and thank you and numbers and shapes. It also makes real tea pouring noises when it is tipped to pour out tea and when the lid is opened and closed it says open and open and close or hello and goodbye.
This toy is suitable for ages 6 months and up.
This toy takes 2x AAA batteries that are included with it and are hidden in the hard plastic bottom of the toy, they are securely hidden and couldn't be accessed by a child easily as you need to push and pull at it a bit to get into them
I bought this toy for £9.99 about a year ago in a BNM Bargains store in my town which was a great bargain, though it should also be available in Toymaster, Argos or online or any good toy stores.
Overall I think that this is a really great buy, Ellie loves her little teapot and the songs it sings, she loves playing tea party and giving everyone some tea and a bun with it. It teaches the numbers, shapes and please and thank you as well which a nice extra to a tea set. This was a great buy for a little girl.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Another toy my daughter received for her first birthday was the Fisher Price Tea Set. She and I both love this set, it's so cute and pink and girly!
** What is it? **
This tea set includes a tea pot, two cups and a plate of three cakes.
The tea pot is baby pink in colour with a cute smiley face, there is also a white lace effect just under the purple lid with flowers around it. Like I said before, very girly! Near the bottom of the pot is the slide to choose what mode is selected, this slide is quite stiff so presumably the child can't change the mode. The three choices are numbers time, learning time and imagination time.
The two cups are purple in colour with the same smiley face as the tea pot. The handles for the tea cups are quite small but Kacie manages just fine to pick the cups up with these.
The three cakes are different shapes, and the plate in which the cakes sit have three different shapes for the cakes to slot into. The shapes are the basic triangle, square and circle. The square cake is brown and resembles a brownie, the triangle is cream in colour and looks like a slice of cake, and the circle is brown with purple icing resembling a bun.
** The three different modes **
Learning time is my favourite mode. Once the button has been pressed the tea pot will sing a song along the lines of "one pretty tea pot ready for some tea. Two little cups, one for you and me. Three tasty treats, just enough to share, shaped like a circle, triangle and square". The tea pot will make a pouring sound if it's tipped up, once it's finished pouring there are a number of phrases it will say such as "more please!" and "why thank you hehe". When the lid is opened and closed it will say "open, closed" or "up, down". As you can see this mode isn't just educational, but fun too.
Music time is the next mode. There are two different songs for this mode, unlike the others. One song goes like this "time to share a pot of tea, some for you, some for me, let's take turns and always say please and thank you". Unlike the other two modes, upon pouring the tea pot there isn't the pouring noise, but instead a little upbeat jingle. Jingles are also played when the lid is opened and closed, once opened the sound will get higher, and upon closing the sound will go lower.
Imagination time is quite boring compared to the other two modes. When the button is pressed a little tune will play in a whistling noise. The lid makes a giggle when opened, and sounds like a door closing when shut. The pouring noise is alternated with a bubbling noise each time the tea pot is tipped up.
** Price and suitability **
The Fisher Price Tea Seat is available for around £16.99 and can be found in most toy shops such as Argos, ToysRus and Early Learning Centre. It's suitable for children 6 months and over.
** Thoughts **
This tea set is so happy and cheery, in fact it's quite infectious! I enjoy this set as much as my daughter and we have had hours of fun playing with this together. She likes to put on little tea parties for her dollies and teddies, she pretends to pour them a cup of tea and proceeds to pour it in their mouths and passing around a slice of cake. This is a fantastic way of teaching her how to share. Of course, when she first received this as a gift she had just turned 1 and couldn't really use it in role play, she did however, love pressing the music button and hearing the fun, upbeat songs.
Unfortunately there is no volume button on the tea pot, which is quite disappointing. The sounds coming from the tea pot might be fun and uplifting but there comes a time when enough is enough, just like with every other toy that makes noises! The slide to change between modes is stiff and my daughter can't change the mode by herself, so if a time does come when I'm utterly sick and tired of it (which isn't very often, but it still happens!), I can turn it off and hide it in her toy box without having to worry about her knocking something in the toy box and magically hearing it pour with her wanting to play with it again (yes it has happened!).
From my point of view, this tea set is miles better than other tea sets currently available. There are many educational aspects to it from sharing, manners, counting and imagination. Other sets can be found cheaper with more pieces, but the educational and fun, cheery values of this Fisher Price set makes this product miles better than the competitors. £16.99 might be a bit steep, but it is definitely worth it!
I have to say that the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set is the cutest one I have ever seen and is a must if you have little girls or know little girls that you can buy it with. What is more perfect that playing ,"tea" with your little girl and having tea parties with all your dolls and bears.
My favourite part of the whole set is in fact the teapot itself. It's pink, it has a wonderful cute face smiling at you, positively encouraging you to, "pick me up and pour me out." We actually first played with this teapot at a friends house and my little girl loved it so much that my mum bought her one as a ROyal Wedding present. What could be more British than tea and cakes! Like I said the tea pot is pink with a purple lid. There are little flowers for decoration on it and the numbers 1, 2 and 3 written on the bottom. It has a little plastic handle and a little spout. By far, the best thing about this tea pot is that it has sounds and when you tip it up it makes a pouring noise to simulate tea coming out of it. It is so realistic and they have really captured the sound that it really makes you think that you are going to get an actual cup of tea from the pot! This is my little girls favourite part too as she could spend hours just picking up this pot and pouring it out into little cups. She is 16 months old and picked up the concept straight away and it is very cute to watch and in my unbiased opinion very clever too!
There are actually three sound modes on this teapot, Learning mode, Music Mode and Imagination Mode which can be found by switching the power button on the front of the tea pot. The imagination mode is the one to use if you want to hear the sound of pouring tea and you can also hear sounds when you press the tea bag button or open and close the tea pot lid.
In the learning mode you can open the lid to hear opposites, such as hello goodbye, open close and up down and then when you pour the tea you will hear the pot say, "more please," so this is great for learning manners!
In music mode we hear songs when the tea bag buttons is pressed such as, "Time to share a pot of tea, some for you, some for me, lets take time to say please and thank you." Again, we are learning good manners which I think is great!
The tea pot also comes with two cute little purple cups, big enough for the perfect cup of tea for your little one. These also have a cute smiling face on them.
No tea party would be complete without cakes and thank fully this set comes with a little plate contains three delicious looking cakes. There is a chocolate cake in a little square shape, a round cake and also a triangle bit of cake. This then as you might have guessed doubles as a little shape sorter, perfect for learning all about shapes and where they go.
A wonderful set and for £16.99 a toy I definitely recommend!
Fisher price has always been my favorite company for children's toy. Every one is so well designed and so much fun with learning in mind. When my daughter was born I brought her the whole range of fisher price toys, including the cookie jar and musical books but unfortunately never purchased this for some reason. She got brought this for christmas when she was 2 and although the toy is for ages from 6 months, i do think she was may be slightly old for this toy, although I must admit she loves it.
It is such a charming toy, I know this sounds a silly thing to say about a toy, but every person that sees it in action says how lovely it is. The voice of the tea pot is so gently and when she sings it makes you feel really cheerful. My favorite part is when you tip it up it makes a pouring noise, it must have a motion sensor in it so it knows when to make the sound. It really is lovely.
The toy is very girly in colour being pink with lilac cups but my daughters best friend who is male loves it so i would say it is very much unisex. It has 3 modes learning, music, and imagination. It teaches shapes, numbers, opposites and even manners, what more can you ask from a toy.
The plate which fits the cups is a shape sorting plate and the cookies that come with it double up as a teether. There really is not much more you could ask from a toy, which is why i wish so much that my daughter had had this toy from a young age rather than the age of 2 because I think she would ahve gotten so much use out of it.
It retails at around £15.00 and is widely avaliable as most fisher price toys are.
I am so attached to this toy, it is defiantely one of my favorites and one of my daughters too, i just wish i knew she had more use out of it but I know she will soon be growing out of it. It is a must have for any little housekeeper!!
I brought this for my daughters first birthday on recommendation from a friend and I am delighted. A singing teapot, two smiley cups and 3 cakes to share with their very own plate!
The first great thing about this is the different sound options - you can have sounds, songs or learning! Full of phrases including 'thank you' and 'please' it is ideal for inserting manners into a childs vocab even from an early age. Although brought for my daughter, my two year old little boy loves it and will pour a cuppa and will say thank you to the teapot, and I am sure this will also help encourage my daughter as she learns to talk! Bright pink and purple this is an ideal girly present - the sing song voice is pleasant enough to not get too irritating, although the songs do get stuck in my head (as with any of the kids toys!).
All parts are very sturdy, although the treats are not solid so can be at risk from breaking, but as yet we have avoided this, despite me standing on one! The plate the treats come with is also good for shape sorting - a square, a circle and a triangle, and my little girl loves to sit and get them in exactly the right place - she infact uses this more than shape sorting toys she already has!
We love to sit and have a little 'tea party' although incorporating a play kitchen because with only two cups we dont have enough to go round!
Easily wipes clean and the handle is perfect for little hands, although I think the teapot itself is slighty heavy for such a low age range - my 1 year old struggles to 'pour' and it more just tips up in her hands. Being sold at 6 months plus I think this is a bit of a disadvantage for the product.
Retailing around £19 I think thought this slightly expensive at first personally, but since using it and seeing the educational, as well as social benefits, I can see this was a quick assumption. I would love to see a blue boys version!
Here is a review on yet another of Hope's Christmas presents and this one is a toy which she absolutely loves. She loves it that much that whenever she is in her highchair she insists on having it with her to play with! Although it was quite expensive at £16 she does great a lot of enjoyment out of it which is a good job because I think the price tag is rather steep for what you get. It is made by Fisher Price so is good quality.
++++++++What do you get? +++++++++
Within this little tea set you get a tea pot, two little cups and a plate with three cakes on. It isn't a huge tea set like you can get with lots of different items making it suitable for a little tea party, this is a smaller, scaled down version which actually I think is better as it encourages children to use their imaginations and doesn't overwhelm them with having too many items.
++++++++What does it look like?++++++
The picture provided by Ciao pretty much sums up this tea set very well in terms of looks. It is very obviously designed for girls as it is pink and purple with little flowers and frills on it! The tea pot has a big handle which is good for small hands to be able to hold comfortably and on the belly of the tea pot is a smiley face which and some little pink flowers. By it's handle is a button with a musical note on and beside this is a switch which is quite stiff to move and alters the setting (I think that this is more for parents to to switch than the child due to how stiff it is). The tea cups are small and purple and only have little handles but this doesn't seem to be a problem, Hope is still able to pick them up without a struggle. The little plate is pink and the cakes that sit on it are three different shapes; circle, triangle and square. They slot into specific places on the plate and all look different- one is brown and looks a bit like a chocolate brownie, another is traingular and yellow a bit like a slice of cake and the other is pale brown with pink icing so looks rather like a fairy cake!
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set tea set is very sweet and cute to look at. I think it's a lovely looking toy and it doesn't suprise me that Hope was interested in this right away!
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As I said previously this tea set has different settings and this is because it makes sounds so this tea set isn't just about having imaginative play it's also about education too! It is the tea pot which makes the sounds, the other items don't do anything extra. The first setting shows a swirly pattern and this is my favourite setting! It makes 'tea' noises! By this I mean, when the tea pot is tilted on it's side or upside down it makes a noise like tea being poured and once you stand it upright again it glugs like a real tea pot would! If you open the lid whilst it's on this setting it makes a rattly noise and giggles. If the music button is pressed whilst this setting is on it plays the first line of Polly put the kettle on.
The next setting is the musical one. When you turn it to this setting it announces "It's music time!" When the tea pot is turned on it's side or upside down it makes some plinky plonky noises! When the music button is pressed a very bright and cheerful song begins playing which is one of them songs that get stuck in your head! "Tea, tea, tea for two, would you like to pour, tip the pot and fill the cup and then we'll have some more!" "Time to share a pot of tea, some for you, some for me, let's take turns and always say, please and thank you!" Both of these little songs are very catchy!If you lift the lid on this setting it makes another plink plonky noise.
The final setting shows numbers and is claims "It's learning time!" when you select it. On this setting when you tilt the tea pot it makes the same sound effects as the first setting where it sounds like you are pouring tea. When you press the music button a song begins which tries to teach children about numbers by using the cup and cakes which come with this tea pot as little learning aids "one pretty tea pot ready for some tea, two little cups one for you and me, three tasty treats just enough to share, shaped like a circle, triangle and square!" Again this song is very addictive!As well as the settings there is obviously the most basic element of this tea set which is the fact that children can use it to play and socialise. It's a great way for children to use their imaginations as they pretend to pour tea and eat cake. The cakes fit into individual shapes on the plate so it provides another activity for your child as they learn to fit the pieces in the correct places.
++++++++Learning aid +++++++++
This toy is great for:
*Learning to share
The fact that it's a tea set is great as it encourages your child to pour 'tea' from the pot and then share it with you or their friends. It helps your child to learn to use their imaginations by carrying out something which they probably watch you, the parent, do daily. Hope likes to play with this and pretend to give her dolly a drink from the cup or passes dolly a piece of cake. It's lovely to see her interacting in this way and using her imagination. The learning about numbers element of this is only very subtle, it is more of a toy than an educational aid but it is a fun way to teach your children that there are three cakes, that there are two cups etc as well as showing them about different shapes too. These different shapes help to improve hand eye coordination as they learn to find the places for the ckaes so it's a great idea.
The learning manners part of this is shown in the song where it tells children to always say please and thank you and to take it in turns. It's really nice to see a toy which tries to promote this kind of learning.
I absolutely love this little tea set as it's very sweet and the songs that it plays may be quite limited but they're so cheerful that I don't mind them which is rare, often repetitive songs can get very irritating but not with this!
Since Hope opened this on Christmas day she has played with is every day and likes to have this on her high chair whilst she is eating! She likes to tip the pot up so it sounds like she is pouring tea and she shares out the cakes and the little cups. She seems delighted when we pretend to drink from the cups and actually we have started to put her juice in the cups to help her to learn how to drink from them so we're using it as a learning aid to help wean her off her beakers!
The settings on this are hard for little fingers to select as the button is quite stiff and difficult to change from one to another so I think this is really for an adult to select which I think is a shame as HOpe would like to be able to swap the settings herself. There is no volume control on this either which is also a shame, often with toys of this nature there are volume settings but this one doesn't have one so it is a very good job that the songs are not irritating!
What I really like about this is how cheerful it is. Not only are the cups and tea pot prettily coloured with little flowers and frills on but they have really smiley faces. The music is extremely cheerful and uplifting and the little noises made after pouring the tea ("Thank you!" and giggling!) is very happy sounding. I don't think that you can help but smile whilst playing with this which is so lovely.
The tea pot is quite heavy, not excessively so but perhaps more than you would expect it to be. Hope is almost 2 and she is able to lift it without a problem as can her friend who is 18 months old so I don't think that children will struggle with this but perhaps under the age of 18 months may be more difficult as it isn't very light.
Because all of the items in this tea set are made from plastic it is very easy to clean which is a good job considering that Hope has this on her highchair at all times so it often ends up grubby and she likes to have real juice in the mugs. We just use baby wipes or soapy water and it soon cleans it which is a relief! The plastic is thick and robust so it is rather durable and toddler tough!
In my opinion this is a really lovely toy. I like how it is different to other toys out there and that it doesn't really compare to other tea sets that we have seen which tend to have many parts to them which can get lost and could overwhelm children. This is lovely because you get the tea set and also the plastic food as well as the happy, cheerful tunes and sound effects which go with it! I must admit that the sound effects are very realistic and well done!
Hope plays with this happily for about half an hour at a time and often more than once a day. She has learnt to open the lid herself, how to hold the tea pot at an angle as if she's pouring tea and how to put the cakes in their correct places. It's great to see that she is able to use this toy without needing any help and it's lovely how she's beginning to be imaginative by pretending to give her dolly a drink.
When this was bought for Hope it was actually in the sale for half price so it only cost £8 which I think is fantastic value for money. It's full retail price is £16 and I am unsure whether I would pay that much money for this. I do really like it and Hope plays with it very happily for quite a long time daily but I do think that the full price of it is rather expensive. I like to think that this is a toy which will be played with for quite some time, I can see her using it over the next few years for her dolly's tea party and when her friends come round so I do think that it will get a lot of use out of it. You can buy it from Toys r Us and Amazon so it is easy to get hold of and because it's made by Fisher Price it is a name you can trust.
My daughter was given this tea set for her first birthday to accompany a kitchen that she was bought. The tea set is well made and attractive as it is so bright and colourful. The fact that it sings makes it so much more accessible for younger children, as it gives them feedback when they are playing. This is fantastic for encouraging pretend play as I think otherwise they may become bored.
Fisherprice say that this is suitable from 6 months but I have to say that in my opinion that is too young. My daughter was given this at twelve months and could play with it- but her play has developed more over the last year.
The set comes with the tea pot, 2 cups and a plate for 3 different shaped cakes. The cake plate is a fantastic addition as you can use it as a tool for teaching counting in a fun way. Furthermore, the 3 cakes are different shapes and the plate has gaps where the different shapes need to go- so it is also a little like a jigsaw puzzle- as they have to look where the triangle one goes etc.
I would definately say that this is one of the better tea sets out there and would make a great present for a 1-2 year old.
My daughter had this as a give for her 1st birthday. The tea set is bright and attractive and definately caught the attention of my little girl.
Some of the features were difficult for a 1 year old to understand and she has definately started playing with it 'properly' from 18 months.
The little songs that the pot sings when being tilted are great and easy to join in with. The real tea pouring sounds are affective and always makes my daughter smile, the lift up lid gives the surprise of seeing the teabag and also makes real noises.
The plate of cakes is really good to help learn counting and we also use it for colours too, a great sharing tool as well.
In general it is used to make mummy a well deserved cup of tea and my daughters imagination soars whilst we are role playing.
It is definately worth a place in the toy box and worth the money too.
Have fun at tea time. Included: two pretty cups, three tasty treats, and plenty of songs, sounds and fun phrases to go around!