Product Type: ELC baby toys
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Happyland Double Decker Bus
Member Name: kat1234
Happyland Double Decker Bus
Advantages: lots of people, fun to push along the floor
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price
I fell in love with this set the minute I saw it in The Early Learning Centre. I am a big fan of the Happyland series of toys anyway and my son owns quite a bit from the range. I think they are lovely toys for toddlers and equally suitable for either sex. So, I knew that I wanted to buy this for my son instantly but it was priced at £20, which I felt was quite expensive for what it was. I waited patiently for an ELC sale and, eventually I managed to pick it up at around £14 having used various discounts and voucher codes. I felt that this price was a better reflection of what the toy was worth.
The toy is a plastic red bus, just like a London bus, with fully functional wheels so it can be pushed along the floor. The bus is a lovely size for a toddlers to push along - no too big but chunky enough for them to hold. It is a double decker bus and the floor of the top deck is a plastic tray that can be removed from the top of the bus (it is an open-topped bus) to gain access to the lower floor. In the bus there are seven little plastic happyland figures. The happyland figures are great for toddlers as they are made from a soft plastic and are nice and chunky so fit neatly in little palms. My son loves to clasp these and carry them about with him as he plays with his toys. In this set there is a driver, conductor and 5 different passengers. There is also a bus stop provided for imaginative play for slightly older children so they can queue the passengers up at the stop and drive the bus along to pick them up.
There is also a bell that rings and a horn that toots on the bus by pushing the button at the steering wheel. Normally, my son loves noisy toys but he has so far shown little interest in this. He does love to put all the figures in to the bus and then remove them again. He also loves to line these up and count them. The fact that he can push them around in the bus is also great as he loves to push vehicles around the room and this rolls really well across the floor.
At 20 months, he is not really using this for imaginative play just yet but I think that it will be a lovely prop when he does want to play more that way.
Overall, really pleased with the purchase but recommend you buy in a sale event (currently priced at £16, so sales are ongoing!).
Summary: lovely bus toy
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