Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Camera
Member Name: emmad5689
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Camera
Advantages: Teaches lots of different things, brightly coloured
My youngest daughter is obsessed with phones and cameras basically anything you wouldn't want her to be playing with! We decided we would buy her both a toy phone and a toy camera for christmas in the hope that she will stop trying to pinch ours.
This camera is part of the laugh and learn series by Fisherprice and as such can really be picked up from just about anywhere that sells toys, I personally bought this when Argos had the 3 for 2 offer on their toys but I have also seen this in Tesco, Asda, Toys r Us and on Amazons website so it certainly isn't hard to get hold of. The camera costs in the region of £15 which I think is a fair price as it does teach quite a few different things and I obviously paid less than this anyway having bout it on the offer.
The toy is created by Fisherprice so you do expect just from the name that the camera is going to have some educational value, the camera is supposed to be suitable for children aged 6-36 months which seems about the right age to me although at 6 months I may have been a little concerned incase my daughter hit herself over the head with it, my daughter is 15 months old and has no problems playing with the toy.
The camera comes packaged in a white cardboard box which is open at the front so that you can have a little play with it before purchase, the box displays the Fisherprice logo and the age limit it is expected to suit. The box states on it that this camera will help teach your child numbers, counting, colours, greetings, feelings and more. The camera is secured into the box with the usual entwined pieces of covered wire so wasn't too difficult to unpack which is great as some things this christmas have been near on impossible to get out of the boxes.
The cameras itself is white in colour and made of hard plastic, there is a green carry handle on one side and then a little cylindrical piece which is blue on one side anmd red on the other which spins round, this piece has little shapes raised up on it, there is a circle a triangle and a square. The main bit of the front of the camera is a bright yellow sphere shape half of which sits inside the camera but the sphere spins and on one side there is a face with a smile and a wink and on the other side there is a face with a bug cheesy grin, surrounding the sphere there are the numbers one to ten written in different colours. The last bit on the front of the camera is a flashing light which is red in colour and flashes as the camera speaks or sings. On the top of the camera there is a purple circular button to pretend to take pictures, a slide button to turn the camera on and provide two different volume settings (always good in my opinion for once the toy becomes annoying) and a orange rectangular button that clicks from one side to the other. As I hope you can tell from my description the camera is made up of brightly coloured pieces which helps to attract your child to play.
When the camera is switched on there are many different ways for your child to interact and play, when the sphere is spun the camera will makes different noises such as singing if you're happy and you know it, saying "i'm happy" and singing a song about being happy. When the purple button is pressed there is another song the camera will sing, it says "say cheese", it sings a song from one to ten and finially says "smile" and gives a little click sound as if a photo has been taken. The orange side to side button says hello, on, off and bye bye. As you can see there are a number of different things the camera will say and sing which keeps my daughter amused for ages and when the camera says hello she joins in and repeats hello back to it.
Although my daughter is a little too young to know her numbers (she still only says about 5 words) we sing the one to ten song with her which she seems to find funny, she puts the flaqshing red light up to her eye as if she thinks this is how to take the photo and she repeats the word hello back to the camera. I like that the camera is small enough to be taken out with us to amuse my daughter and has enough functions on it to hold her attention for quite some time. My eldest daughter was also bought a camera for christmas although hers actually does take pictures but my youngest will follow her sister and pretend she is taking pictures with her which I think is really cute. I would recommend this camera although i'm not so sure this toy would amuse a 36 month old for very long.
Summary: A great toy camera but she still wants mine!
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