Product Type: Happyland baby toys
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Your child's favourite shop
HappyLand Tommy's Toy Shop
Member Name: Bunnyhop2
HappyLand Tommy's Toy Shop
Advantages: Great sounds and colours
The Happyland Tommy Toy Shop was one of my girls first pieces of the Early Learning Centre (ELC) collection suitable for children aged 18 months +. Although part of the Village collection this set is also ideal as a stand alone toy as it has everything your child needs to have toy shop fun.
What's included in the set?
The toy shop complete with front door and a door mat that rings as the happyland people enter the shop. The dooyoo picture shows the back of the shop but the front is more colourful with toy shop signs and an open counter window. The back being open allows your child to easily place 'Tommy the shopkeeper' behind the counter. On the counter their is a till and bell which make noises when pressed to bring the shop to life for your child.
Along with the shopkeeper this set has 2 'shoppers' a lady and a little girl carrying a doll, there is also a block of toys which you can be used as stock. To complete the set you have the toy shop van, this colourful van has free moving wheels to allow your child zoom it around.
The set in play
As with all our Happyland sets the most popular item was the door and how quickly it could be removed. Once this has been accomplished then pressing the buttons keeps them amused for another few seconds. At 18 months this was about the limit of my girls play but as they have got older it has been lovely to watch how their imaginative play has developed. They are now over 2 and a half and are capable of playing with this set towards it's full capacity. The scenario goes along the lines of... lady goes into the shop and asks for her ice cream and then the till goes, the shopkeeper asks for £1,000 and she leaves again with her pretend ice cream.
How has this toy benefited my children?
This was the first shop they owned and so when they were old enough to have their own toy till and shopping they had an idea of how shopping worked. They now understand the concept of having to pay for things even if they have no idea of the value of money! The set allows them to use their imaginations and for me to play with them teaching them all about shopping and having things delivered.
Happyland characters and chunky and so easy for little hands to grab hold of and the colours really add to the character of this toy.
Price and availability
The Toy Shop has been updated by ELC and I don't think it looks as nice as this version which is still available on Amazon for £14.50.
Would I recommend?
Yes, it's a great addition to my girls Happyland collection with plenty of play.
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