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Fisher Price Peek-a-Blocks Tumblin' Sounds Giraffe

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Brand: Fisher Price / Age: 9 months / Type: Creative Toys

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      31.10.2011 15:57
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      A cute little learning giraffe

      This was bought as a Christmas present for my third son and he loved it, it's such a bright friendly looking little thing it's not hard to see why he liked it so much.
      The orangey yellow colour is very appeasing to the eye and it's nice and brightly coloured for children to like the look of, to want to play with it.

      The giraffe comes with fab little cubes that have little animals encased inside them, we have so many of these little blocks as my son loves them, they are so much nicer than just a plain boring old block, these have clear sides and a coloured top and bottom, some even have a little turny knob so you can turn the animal inside. The blocks can be bought separatly and come in all different things from animals to food!

      The blocks can be stacked at the back of the giraffe or plopped through the hole to tumble down, doing this makes a lovely little tune. The front of the giraffe also closes back up to hold everything together when not being played with, and it also has a handy little carry handle.

      It's a fun little toy that also teaches co-ordination.

      For the price of it new it was around £12 but check ebay and such sites to get it even cheaper.

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        19.11.2010 10:52
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        A nice toy but only 3 out of five stars

        Having my daughter the week before Christmas was both a good and bad thing - good in the fact it meant I was home and settled again before Christmas (what a worry it was that she might share my birthday - Christmas Eve, or even arrive on Christmas Day!!!) but bad in the fact it meant that there would be no occasions in which to buy her toys until the following Christmas time. With this in mind I decided that I would get her some toys for her first Christmas so she wouldn't miss out on anything, and so I wasn't just buying toys throughout the year.

        It was at this time that our local Woolworths was closing down so they were selling toys off either on 3 for 2, or just very cheap and one of the things I spotted on the shelf was the Peek A Block Tumbling Sounds Giraffe. It was so cute that I just had to get it, and being Fisher Price I thought it would be a good toy.

        The giraffe is about 35cm in height (I haven't measured it so that is an approximate figure) and to look at it I would say it is pretty basic looking. It is a bright yellow giraffe which is kind of two dimensional in a sense as only the sides of the toy have the animal appearance. The middle of the toy is an orange colour and doesn't really resemble anything. On all four sides of the toy there are square shaped holes in which you can see right through and the sides show a smiley giraffe face. Included with the giraffe there are five zoo themed peek a blocks, eg a Zebra.

        For those of you who have never come across peek a blocks, they are basically little clear plastic cubes which contain different things inside that will grab your childs attention. For example you may see a small panda inside one, another may have a rattle type toy inside - they are all different and attract the child in different ways.

        The idea of this toy is to put one of the blocks into the giraffes mouth and watch it tumble down the inside - this is where the holes come in! When a block is inserted, a little switch is triggered and music will play which encourages the child to pop another block in! This toy encourages hand/eye co-ordination and the development of motor skills which I think is good as it is done in a fun way for the child so they really are learning through play.

        A good feature of the toy is there is a handle at the top so your child can easily carry the giraffe round, but I found it pretty handy when it came to tidying up! At the base of the toy, there is a a drop down flap where the blocks come out, but this closes which means the blocks can easily be stored when the toy is not being played with.

        The recommended age for the toy is six months plus, but a younger child could play with the blocks without any risk of danger as they are chunky so can't fit in their mouth and there are no small parts. The toy is hard wearing and very easy to clean.

        I wouldn't say that I would highly recommend this toy as it didn't hold my daughters attention for very long at all. In all honesty I think it was a bit of a waste and I am glad I was able to get it cheap! My daughter has enjoyed playing with the blocks, but not with the giraffe itself. Maybe other children would get more enjoyment out of this, but my daughter seemed to find it quite boring.

        Thank you for reading my review :)

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          01.09.2010 16:43
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          Fun toy with sound and movement

          This is a great item and has provided different levels of play as my daughter has grown. It is a plastic giraffe with a hole in the top which you put the peek-a-blocks in. As they fall down they make pretty noises and fall out the bottom.

          I was given this from a friend when my baby was born and obviously she was too young to play with it. By about 6 months though she loved dragging the giraffe around with her and chewing the handle on top. She also enjoyed the noises when I put the blocks in the top for her and she could pick them up when they came out. Later she learned how to put the blocks in the top herself and she will happily play with them piling them all up inside and then opening the bottom flap so they all fall out.

          The peek-a-blocks are also good fun for her to play with on their own and given a box of them, she will happily take them out and then put them back in again. When I first looked at this toy I was a bit confused as to how it would entertain her but having seen her play with it, I would happily recommend to purchase it.

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          31.01.2010 21:36
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          My son is probably peek a blocks' biggest fan. He loves them and so do I so I have to be honest, I encourage him to play with them. They are little cubes of clear plastic that contain all sorts of exciting things inside to stimulate babies. This giraffe for sorting peek a blocks can retail for up to £45. We were fortunate to receive ours as a hand me down. To be honest, there are other toys in the peek a block range that are more interesting than this and although my son really enjoys playing with it, I don't think he gets £45 worth of fun out of it!

          You drop the peek a blocks into the giraffes's head and they stack up inside the neck of the giraffe. Each time you drop one, it makes a sound. You can use lots of different blocks with it but it comes with a few animal ones. I like these blocks, because animals is one of the fun things to teach to children when they are first learning words. My son does enjoy putting the blocks in and then pulling the lever to watch them tumble out again. But it isn't his first choice of peek a block toy and it wouldn't be mine either.

          Recommended but only if you can find it cheaper than £45!

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            24.06.2009 22:49
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            good learning toy for children

            This toy is brilliant for a child of any age. It was an investment worth the money.

            I bought this when my son was born even though it was a bit pointless because he was too young to use it at the time. I found that when I held the bricks up to him though he took notice of the different things that were inside from balls to black and white shapes and animals.

            There are many different block ranges that fisherprice do and I did buy a few of these for him due to the different bricks that he loved and that when he shook them the bits inside moved.

            When he got old enough to play with this toy it was great it may be that he was a boy and bricks do seem to amuse them. He had hours of fun putting the blocks in the top of the giraffe and trying to take them out the same way when it was full instead of taking them out of the bottom which took a bit of teaching.

            When the bricks were placed it it made realistic sounds and played music that kids love to listen to.

            I no longer have this due to passing it on to a friend but she does still have this toy and is in great condition, it is now 5 years old and has been used for her 3 children. It has been good quality and cost me £15 from argos.

            It is a great toy for a child from 6 months + and good quality and value I would rate this 5/5.

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              03.08.2008 09:28

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              Yes, this is the one and only mega success from Fisher price for beginners e.g.around 8 months olds.My both children got the idea of it straightaway, ( well, after I shown them about 3 times what to do) and ever since there was pieace in the house....

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              28.06.2008 14:37
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              A brilliant, long lasting, hard wearing toy.

              The Peek A Blocks Tumblin' Sounds Giraffe was one of the toys that we were given when our son was a baby, it always seems difficult for people to appropriately buy for children's ages and development stage but with the giraffe being suitable from 6 months of age it came just at the right age for Christopher who turned 6 months the Christmas day he received it.

              The Tumblin' Sounds Giraffe is part of a larger Peek A Blocks range which is made up primarily of brightly coloured building blocks featuring different characters, animals, textures, sounds etc... larger carry units and shape sorting style units are available to complement the blocks, usually animal shaped like the Tumblin Sounds Giraffe, Build N Spill Turtle and alligator shaped Stackagator. The giraffe itself comes with 5 of these blocks, each is essentially made of clear plastic with a bright coloured top and base, inside each block is an animal character that has a different activity, these vary greatly and are designed to give your child a range of sensory experiences, for example a crocodile surrounded by loose blue beads makes a fun rattling sound, whereas the parrot holding a small bell naturally makes a chiming sound, the blocks can be mixed and matched with those from other sets and even feature moving parts which are activated when used in a set like the Press N Go Train.

              The adorable Tumblin Sounds Giraffe is made of durable plastic making it strong enough to stand up to the rigours of daily play and is easily washable which is handy considering it's age group, it is brightly coloured matching the blocks that come with it and has a handy carry handle which fits both adult and children's hands. The giraffe has a hollow body just big enough to drop the bricks into, within the body at the base of the neck is a pad which when touched by the bricks plays music. You can either stack the bricks inside the giraffe as storage or flip down the front panel by the giraffes feet and watch as the bricks tumble down the giraffes neck and out of the base making different musical noises as it does so, there is also a small section by the giraffes tail which allows for further bricks to be stacked.

              When Christopher was tiny he wasn't very well coordinated as far as stacking bricks went but he quickly mastered the ability to put the bricks within the giraffe causing them to avalanche out the base making lots of music as it happened, the music was almost like a reward for the success of getting the bricks in the right place and encouraged him to repeat the action. He didn't get the hang of stacking the bricks for some time, certainly not on the tail section, and was usually more content to wait until mummy had piled the bricks into a tower before he'd move in to destroy it sending the blocks flying across the room. The blocks themselves always caught his attention with their bright colours and funny sounds, they easily double up as rattles and can be played with separate from the giraffe. Elsa has also played with the giraffe although she's always been a bit more organised and methodical, she quickly learned how to stack bricks nicely and even at a young age liked them to be nice and tidy tucked away in giraffes tummy or on his tail, it's a very cute sight watching your little one tidy away their bricks and then carry around the unit as if it were a handbag.

              As the set comes it's great for the younger children because their attention span will be content with the cute twinkling music and the small selection of blocks, however older children are likely to want to do more with the bricks which will require additional sets in order to build anything of substance, a tower is simply not a tower when it's only made of 5 bricks! The giraffe can hold more then its own 5 blocks which means it doubles up as a great storage unit for any additional blocks you purchase, something I highly recommend doing as the more blocks you have the more stimulation your child will receive from the different designs and the longer they'll want to play with the toys.

              Our giraffe is almost 4 years old and is in as good condition as ever, it's batteries are only just running low after all these years of play, but with the compartment being easily accessible for parents (in a screwed shut compartment in the base) we'll have no problem in replacing them, the poor dear has been subject to much abuse over the years including the odd Crayola attack or toddler tantrum but it's withstood all the abuse and cleaning without a problem, even the carry handle hasn't come off which I had imagined would be it's first war wound. You can pick the set up for around £12.99 in toy shops but it is available on many sites like Ebay with additional blocks for a lot less.

              With so many years of use behind it and so many ahead I think this is a great toy from Fisher Price, hard wearing, fun and reliable it's perfect for young children and toddlers, I'm sure when Baby Lumpy is old enough he/she will play with the giraffe just as Christopher and Elsa have. I can highly recommend this toy, it's a wonderful take on the building blocks idea and will last years.

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                26.02.2008 10:17
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                a great toy all round

                Fisher Price Peek-a-Blocks Tumbling Giraffe



                Jack seems to now have more toys than a toyshop and this is one of his favourite ones out of his Christmas presents from this year. The Tumbling Giraffe is one of many toys from the Peek-a-Blocks fisher price range. The toy costs around £15 in most places and comprises of a plastic yellow giraffe that stands around 30 to 40cm in height and is hollow thus allowing blocks to be posted down the middle. When you buy the giraffe you get five different Peek-a-Blocks along with it.


                Peek-a-blocks are basically clear plastic square bricks that all have different things inside to grab little ones attention. Some have moveable things inside and some have things that shake or make a noise. They are all different and each as interesting as the last. The ones that came with this toy are all along a zoo theme and one has a monkey inside another has a zebra (which can spin around) and various other animals that could be found at the zoo.


                You are able to buy the Peek-a-Blocks separately so that you have more to play with and as there are so many toys in the Peek-a-Block range it is well worth doing. For Christmas jack got a few other toys in this range so I am finding these little blocks everywhere!


                The giraffe itself is pretty basic but Jack seems to be really enjoying playing with it. When a block is posted down inside the giraffe it will hit a hidden button inside that sets of a little tune and encourages his to keep posting blocks inside. It plays two different tunes that last for about 15 seconds each. You can reach inside the giraffe and press this button to set the music off but as yet Jack has not discovered that you can do this.


                You are able to close off the exit for the blocks so that they are stored neatly inside the giraffe for when you are not playing or if you wanted to stack them away inside and the quickly release the bottom door the blocks will all pile out in quick succession. There is also a section by the giraffe's bum that allows the blocks to be stacked outside of the giraffe and Jack loves it if I build a high tower so he can bash them all down again.


                Another basic but handy feature is the fact there is a handle on top of the giraffes head. This is handy for when I am tidying up and I have filled the giraffe up with blocks and putting it away. I am sure when Jack gets a bit older this will be good for him to easily carry his toy around with him.

                The giraffe is for 6 months and older but of course this sort of toy is safe for all ages as there are no really complex parts and everything is lovely and chunky. The toy came with batteries and these are the small watch type ones that I hope will last for a long time.


                Jack really does enjoy this toy and all the different types of Peek-a-Blocks that come with it. I really do think it is a great toy for the price. Because it is made of plastic it is easy to clean and very hard wearing. The blocks can be used with different toys from this range so this makes it even more enjoyable and worth every penny.


                I would strongly recommend this toy for any parent. 10/10

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                  16.01.2008 15:06
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                  Another great Toy from Fisher Price

                  When my little girl got old enough to start sitting up and exploring with her hands and Unfortunately her mouth i decided to get her the Fisher Price Peek-a-blocks Giraffe so she could start to understand the Texture, Sound And colours the actual toy had to offer at £15 pound at the time it seemed ideal and also came with some peek a blocks free.

                  The Peek-a-Blocks are small clear or coloured square cubes with Animals, Colours, Shapes, Fruit, All sorts of colorful things to grab babies attention, Skye loved them so much i ended up buying her a separate pack of Peek-a-Blocks at £9.99 so she had more to play with as she also went through a phase of stacking the Peek-a-Blocks up and then knocking them all down again.

                  The giraffe is a simple enough toy It has an handle on the top so its easy enough to carry when your child gets older, An opening on its forehead where baby puts the Blocks in and a sort of latch at the bottom which can be closed to collect the Blocks inside or opened so each individual Block can come out one at a time.

                  When the Blocks come out of the bottom they hit a square button which is hidden and that sets off little tunes which encourage baby to put the Blocks in more, Although at first Skye seemed more interested in just Knocking the toy over (She thought it was hilarious) with a little bit of help from me she soon realized what to do and spent many a time just sat putting the Blocks in the top and giggling when they came out of the bottom and the Giraffe made silly noises.

                  This Toy was one of Skye's favourites and lasted through all the times She decided to throw it from her high chair. It was definitely worth the £15 pound and Skye loved It so much we still have This toy now although not as played with as it once was she wont part with It lol.

                  I'm not sure if Fisher Price still do the Peek-a-Blocks Giraffe but I do no for sure that they still do the Peek-a-Blocks range and have since brought out a Jungle Zoo type range, With lions and Elephants. The blocks are excellent for hand co-ordination and keep baby's happy for hours.

                  The Peek-a-Blocks can be stacked, or can go with the many types of the Peek-a-Block range from Fisher Price they really do so many and Id definately recommend the Toy to any parent.

                  Thank you for reading this I hope Its been helpful to you.

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                    07.01.2007 09:00
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                    A lovely little toy to amuse your little ones

                    This is quite a cute little toy from Fisher-Price and is part of their Peek-a-block range. Peek-a-blocks are little clear plastic cubes which your baby can peep into and see something of interest like an animal or a shape. They are just the right size for a small child's hand! Sometimes these are just purely to look at but others objects move inside as your baby will discover as he moves or shakes them. These little cubes can really hold a baby's interest and stimulate their curiosity as I discovered with both my daughters. Peek-a-blocks are sold in sets by themselves but I think that they are more interesting when they come as part of a larger toy.

                    Our peek-a-blocks came with our tumblin' sounds giraffe. This is a plastic toy, about 30cm high which is remotely in the shape of a giraffe. Instead of having markings though, it has holes so that your child can see inside it. It has a hole at the top which is large enough to place the peek-a-blocks in, and a flap at the bottom so that you can take the blocks out.

                    The idea is to drop a block in the top of the giraffe and let it fall to the bottom. As it hits the bottom it sets off some sort of sensor which then sets off a little tune. There are three different tunes so you don't always hear the same one which is good, and the tunes are really quite short which pleases me as they do have a bit of a tinny sound!

                    Children can drop in one block at a time and if the flap is open these will just roll out the other end. However, if you keep the flap up, the blocks will pile up on top of each other, which is interesting because you can see how many you can put in before the sensor doesn't work.

                    The giraffe comes with five of its own peek-a-blocks, but obviously if you have other sets you can use these with it as well and mix and match. The blocks that came with it all had little animals inside including a zebra which has a little dial on the bottom which means that you can turn him around, and a panda which has some balls with it which move as your baby shakes the cube. The others were just static animals but all interesting in their own way to a young child.

                    This toy is recommended from the age of 6 months plus and once a child is sitting unaided they will be able to feed the blocks into the giraffe (with a little bit of help). They can hold and peer into the little blocks which all seem to fascinate them. I also found it useful on our first holiday with my daughter to just take the blocks on their own to amuse her on the journey.

                    All five blocks fit neatly inside the giraffe, and with the flap up they don't fall out! It also comes with a little plastic handle, so once your child is walking they can carry it about. I like the fact that all the cubes fit inside, because it helps when you want to tidy it away and you are less likely to lose any!

                    We have had this toy for about three years and it is quite sturdy as it has stood the test of two little girls. Being plastic, it is very easy to wipe clean after any spills!

                    Ours was a present so I was never aware of the price, but having just looked it up on various websites it seems to be selling for about £10 which doesn't seem too bad. It does require batteries.

                    I certainly would recommend this toy as over the years it has kept both my girls entertained for hours. Although it doesn't really appeal to me, they love the sounds that the giraffe makes as the blocks feel, and the little blocks hold their interest too!

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                    Baby can stack blocks on the giraffe or drop them in for tumble-down fun, complete with music & realistic sounds! Five Zoo Friends blocks are full of fascinating details, sounds and motion for wonderful discoveries. And they all store inside when play is done. There’s so much to discover with Peek-a-Blocks —tiny objects, interesting motions, sounds, textures and more! Requires 3 button-cell batteries (included).