Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Fisher Price Laugh & Learn My Pretty Learning Purse
Member Name: denise40
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn My Pretty Learning Purse
Date: 11/12/11, updated on 11/12/11 (36 review reads)
Advantages: a great toy for a little girl
Disadvantages: pastel colours can get dirty
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Purse
**WHAT IS IT**
This is a soft purse/bag/handbag for a child to play with so they can pretend to be like their mummy. It is called a purse but I have to say it is the biggest purse I have ever seen its more like a handbag. Along with it there are a few accessories to put into the bag. This toy is suitable for children 6 months to roughly around 36 months.
This bag was bought for my daughter as a present however I chose it as she was constantly playing with my handbag which wasn't very safe. I liked the fact that it came with accessories which were also similar to other things she likes to take of mine that aren't suitable for her to play with.
**WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE**
The purse is very cute to look at and is pastel pink in colour with a nice smiling face on the front. The face is embroidered onto the bag and is very friendly looking.
At the top there is a handle that is made out of plastic, this is purple in colour. On this handle the numbers 1 to 10 are printed. There is also a pink button to choose different functions (more about that later). There is a yellow and blue zipper that is made out of plastic that moves backwards and forwards plus there is a purple and blue tag as well.
The base of the bag is made out of plastic and if you need to change the batteries this can be done from here. There is a button so you can change the volume up or down on this purse as you please.
Inside the bag there are large chunks of plastic from the zipper and there is a sound box here too so this makes the purse rather heavy to carry however not too heavy for your little ones. It just means you don't have as much space as you would expect to have by looking at the purse when it is not opened.
Overall I think that this purse is very cute to look at. There are several accessories included with this toy they are keys, a bracelet, money (a note), a mirror and a lipstick.
The keys are rather simple and large. On the yellow key-ring there are two one that is pink and the other is green. One key has the shape of a car embedded onto it and the other has a house. I suppose this means that one of the keys is for the house and the other is for the car. I think this is a great toy for a 6 month year old as they can look at the links and explore the keys.
There is a chunky plastic dark pink bracelet which my daughter loves to put on. She will always come and show me her beautiful bracelet and she feels very special wearing it. The bracelet is fully rounded and has no clasps on it so it is very safe for little ones to play with and it is a nice size for them to put on and off their little wrists. When my daughter was 6 months old though she just chewed on this bracelet but again it was safe enough to do so.
Money is included in the form of a note which says 1 on it. So I suppose it's a pound note. To touch this note it is crinkly and I like the texture of it. It is good for babies to discover different textures. On one side of the note it is green and blue and purple design with a picture of a dog the other side is the same colours with a picture of what looks to me like a sunshine. My daughter now at a year and half loves to pay for things with her money. She tells me here's a pound mummy.
The mirror is great for all age groups as the child can look at themselves in the mirror. I feel that this is a very safe cute little mirror to play with.
The lipstick that is included also gives off a soft rattle sound when it is shook. It is rather bulky and easy for a child to hold. My daughter loves putting lipstick on everyone who will let her lol!
**WHAT IT ALL DOES**
This purse has lots of functions, the accessories included have their own functions uniquely. The purse stores all of these accessories very well when your child wants to put them away.
On the front of the bag there is a tag for younger children to explore and a zip that can be moved backwards and forwards.
As I have mentioned before there is a button to choose different functions. These functions are sound off, the learning time function, the music function and the play time function.
Now the learning time function sings a song about colours when you move the zipper one way and when you move it the other it will say zip. When you open the purse it will sing another song counting numbers. It will learn you child opposites when the open and close the bag (for example the obvious open, close and hello, bye bye)
The music function will make a floating sound when you move the zip. When you open the bag it will sing a song about the accessories that are included with the bag.
The play function then makes more different sounds. When you move the zip it will make the actual sound a zip makes. When the back is opened it will make a magical sound and when you close it sounds like you are closing a bag.
The bag itself opens and closes with the use of a magnet so your child can really catch their fingers unless the literally are going to force the bag closed on their fingers on purpose.
I feel that this bag has so many uses and I like the way that I can chose different functions if the music gets annoying (parent all know what I mean). Plus I have the option to turn the music off completely and adjust the volume. These are extremely useful features.
The one thing I would say is that it took my daughter ages on how to figure out how to get the bag to stay closed as it popped open on her regularly when she was learning how to use it. This used to frustrate her no end as she wouldn't give up on getting it closed properly, however with practice she has eventually learned how to do this.
I really love the accessories included and they be used with other toys when my daughter is playing.
This toy cost £15 in B&M and I feel that it is great value for money as my daughter likes to carry her own little bag about putting things in and out of it. If feel that you get good value for money with this toy and I am glad that my daughter got it.
It is very durable and the only negative thing I can say about it is that the pastel colours get dirty over a period of time however a damp sponge can sort this out and get it cleaned again.
I suppose this toy really is targeted at girls only which is a shame as I think a boy version would be good too.
Summary: great value for money
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