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This toy is great, although the tune is very very annoying and best kept switched off! My parents bought this for my son for his first christmas and since 6 months old I've watched him grow into the toy.
At first he didn't use the wagon bit at all, he just played with the blocks and liked me to put them on the wagon while he watched. The music scared him even on the quietest volume.
He would point to it and get me to switch it on. By this time he was putting the blocks into the wagon and the various special places himself and hearing the new sounds and watching the lights flash. He'd build towers in the wagon and knock them down. There's lots of little things for his fingers to explore and lift, especially the wheel in the middle, which he still hasn't quite worked out how to move it.
Now he's walking he pulls it along behind him. It actually keeps him entertained for a fairly long time. We bought another set of the blocks and I think that's helped because it only comes with 6.
Although this toy seems to be pretty boring, it's actually very good. Watching him learn his way around it has been really good and the lights and sounds have helped him learn quicker.
It takes larger batteries but they do last a very long time we haven't had to change them yet.
this was bought for our sons 1st christmas by a relative. It comes with 8 blocks although you can buy more if you wish. The only assembly required was to put the large wheel on the top in place. When we did this we found it doesnt move round very easily. The blocks can go in the see-saw, theres a flap that lifts up and a block fits on that, on the other side of the wheel theres a square that fits a block in it and it turns and a slide part. All these parts produce music when there are blocks in them. There is also a strip that has a square hold in it that blocks can be passed through and they go into a little storage area. Our son never had much interest in this toy, he did like to pull it along as a wagon. the handle folds undernearth and clips away for storage or if your child just likes to play with the blocks and activities on top. Would have been good if the activity on top was removable allowing it to be used as a normal wagon aswell
My daughter was bought this for her second birthday, we are just approachng her 4th and this wagon is still in fantastic condition and still going strong! Its been through a lot, been dragged around outside, my daughter even takes her little sister for rides around the house in it, yet it still looks brand new.
It comes full of the Fisher Price Peek a Boo blocks - these are great little blocks that come with all kinds of things inside - some have things inside to make noises, others have brightly coloured objects, some have animals - all things that will stimulate a childs mind.
The truck has a spinning wheel that you place a block in, spin, and the block drops down into the truck. There is a falp over the front, which you can drop blocks through the slots.
To make storage a little easier, the pull along handle folds underneath the truck and clicks into place.
This is a great buy, and a fantastic toy.
Fisher Price Peek-A-Blocks 2 in 1 Activity Wagon....
This was a hand me down from one of my friends for Jack and because her kids seemed to enjoy it so much I really thought Jack would too. Jack has a lot of the Peek A Blocks range of toys (some of which given by said friend) and he really enjoys playing with the blocks and using them with the different toys.
The wagon itself is fairly large and after a brief look on the internet I found out that it would cost around £20 to buy new but there are plenty being sold as second hand and at a far more reasonable price. The Wagon comes with eight individual Peek a Blocks that are small plastic cubes with different things inside to look at or to shake, turn or just to look at.
The blocks themselves are very hard wearing and because there are so many different toys in the Peek Block ranges, the blocks can be used with a multitude of other toys in the collection. We seem to have these blocks all over the house and I am sure they must multiply over night or something!
The main body of the wagon id red in colour with a large chunky green handle that can be tucked under the wagon for easier storage. The handle is great and means the child can either push or pull the toy into other rooms and Jack just loves moving it around.
There are a few different parts to the wagon with a large spinning wheel where peek a blocks can be placed in and shot out into a large compartment. Every time this section is moved the music that the wagon has will be set off (the music is very sensitive and can often go off even if we are playing in another room!). There are only three little tunes that the music keeps repeating and these are fairly wacky tunes that can after a while get really annoying.
Other sections of the wagon include a small square where a block can be places and you can turn the block around in the section activating the music and also setting some flashing lights off. There is another part of the wagon where two blocks are able to sit next to one another and as the wagon is pulled or pushed along, the two blocks will slightly slide up and down (only very slightly).
On the whole the wagon is very sturdy and can take a lot of child like abuse. However there are quite a few nooks and crannies that often get a bit dirty and are hard to clean.
Jack mainly pushes this toy from one room to another and may perhaps put a block in the spinning wheel but that is about it. The other sections of the wagon seem slightly pointless and not a lot of fun on the whole. There does not really seem to be much which would keep him entertained or parts to the toy that are very interesting. It is a pretty large toy that takes up a lot of space and I would say that I don't really think it is worth it.
Fr the money that my friend paid I would rather have bought something with a little more to it than this. I am only glad that I have not spent this money on it myself. It is another toy to get out and play with when Jack gets tired of all his other ones but it is one that really does not keep his interest for very long.
The tunes are annoying and repetitive and the actual playtime that you can get from the toy is minimal. £20 is a lot of money for such a simple and not very fun toy. I think the idea of it being in a wagon is good and the way you can push or pull it about is great but if there was only a little bit more depth to the actual play mode of the sections on the wagon then it may be a great toy.
However there is not much depth and not much play time available when using this to y so for that reason I am only award a 2 star rating. I would not really recommend this toy to anyone and would hope that people would take their £20 and spend it more wisely on something far better. It may be big but as we know bigger is not always better!
We bought this for our daughter last Christmas as an accessory for all the wonderful Peek-a-blocks that she has, and we thought she would love it.
This is a red plastic wagon made by Fisher Price to go with the Peek-a-Block range. It's about 26cm wide by 40cm long and stands about 14cm high. It has 4 wheels and a handle so that it can be pulled along. On the top there are various places for your child to put the blocks which do various things, a spinning wheel which deposits the blocks into the storage area (more about this later), a purple 'teeter totter' which can tip up either way, a lift up flap, and a green circle thing that turns. These are all touch sensitive and they light up and play music when your baby touches them.
Here are a couple of snippets from the description from the Toys R Us website:
'A whole wagon-load of fascinating discoveries for baby! Eight special blocks come to life with light-up effects, music and sounds...Baby can sit and play with the big spinning drum, teeter-totter and flip-up door...There's so much to discover with Peek-a-Blocks - tiny objects, interesting motions, sounds, textures and more!'
From this description I thought it would be great for her, especially with the 'light-up effects' - I expected the blocks to light up, but they don't. They have special reflective things in them, like holographic type effects, but they don't light up! The actual wagon lights up and you put the blocks in the special places, but the lights don't transfer through the blocks, this was very disappointing for me (maybe I was expecting too much - I expected to see some sort of light show!).
Also the spinning wheel does not spin! It is really really stiff and even I have trouble spinning it round, so there's no way my daughter can move it. The teeter-totter is pretty pointless, but she has had some enjoyment out of the flip up door (don't ask me why - it's just a flap!). She also likes piling all her blocks into the storage area and taking them out again.
The music is quite annoying, there are two settings - quiet and loud, and my daughter always turns it to loud, mainly because she likes pressing the switch. It is very sensitive and you only have to walk past it to set it off, so if it's left on the lights are flashing constantly and the annoying music is playing - it just plays the same thing over and over again.
I am not really very impressed with this toy at all, and my daughter has not really had much use out of it and we've had it for 8 months now. I really thought we were getting a bargain as well because it was 'reduced' from £29.99 to £19.99 but looking on the website, it is still at the reduced price, and so this must be a con to get you to buy it!
Not really sure what else to say about it, I suppose the good points are that it is very well made and will obviously last a good few years, and maybe even longer than expected due to it not being played with very much!
Baby can enjoy a wagon load of fascinating toys that light up and make sounds! A great play wagon for hours of entertainment.