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Brand: LeapFrog / Age: 12 months / Type: Push, Pull & Roll

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      05.01.2013 22:55
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      Another lovely toy for leapfrog!

      We actually got given this cube in a bundle of used toys from my mother in laws cousin who had twins 18 months older than our son. I dont know how long they had it but around 15 months down the line the power is still working just fine!

      Fisherprice reccomends the age range for this toy as 1month- 30 months. I thought it would appeal to him from a young age as it bright colours, music, sensory bits of material and is interactive. However he has only seemed to want to play with it as hes got older (around 14/15m he started paying attention to it). I'd doubt this is true of most babies as it really is quite an appealing toy.

      The block is interactive in the sense that it will play music or a rhyme (depending on the mode its on) that is assigned to the side of the block that is facing upwards. When tyler did use it as a small baby he was concentrating more on the side facing him than the side facing upwards but I doubt he cared, it was more me that saw this as a design flaw.
      The cube has 6 sides-
      1- This side has a yellow/orangey theme and has the lion on it. Its mane is made of crinkly fabric so nice for baby to touch. You can also locate the on/off button here and can switch between rhyme or music mode.
      2- Has a blue/underwater theme. It has a fish on it with shiny material which catches the light.
      3- Has a green/rainforest theme. There are two fabric leaves which hide a parrot.
      4- Has a red/sunset theme. This side has a 3d fox which you can put in and out a little cave.
      5- Has a white/artic theme. It as a 3d polar bear which slides along a piece of string- this is one of tylers favourite bits of the cube.
      6- Has a purple theme. It has a half circle moon which is a mirror the baby can see themselves in.

      I probably would reccomend this toy from 6 months up- its a little big for any smaller baby althoug could be used if an adult was holding, turning the block. Its a pretty versatile toy, small babies can enjoy the muic and bright colours, as they get older they can enjoy the textures of sensory aspects of the block, as they get older again they can enjoy moving the 3d objects and manipulating the toy themselves.

      I will admit that when we first got this I took more of an intrest than tyler, having a little play and listening to the rhymes myself. However my friends 9 month old took a big intrest in this toy so some younger babies will be enchanted by it!

      As I said earlier the battery life is amazing. If you do need to replace it the toy takes 3AA batteries.

      You can purchase this toy at the leapfrog store for £14.99 although they're going pretty cheap second hand on ebay so look around first.

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        13.03.2011 21:57

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        A clever toy which stimulates children through colour, texture and sound.

        WHAT IS IT?
        This toy is a soft fabric cube with six faces with different designs, colours and sounds. There is a yellow face with a lion, a red face with a fox, green with a jungle scene, white with a polar bear, blue with a sea scene and purple with a mirrored moon.
        It is battery powered and as the toy turns over, each face has a different song which is sung e.g. every time the blue side is face up it sings, "Blue fish, with scales that shine, if I pet you, will you be mine?". The clever thing about the toy is that it knows which face has landed and plays the appropriate song. There is a setting on the front which means you can change from a song to a tune.

        WHAT DO BABIES LIKE ABOUT IT?
        As well as each face having a colour and tune, they each have a different type of fabric to touch as part of the design, which my baby loves, e.g. the lion's mane makes a crinkling sound and the jungle scene can be covered up by some felt leaves which attach together with velcro. He is 6 months and can push the toy over to hear the different tunes and enjoys the reflective face of the moon and the feel of the various fabrics. A friend's baby who is crawling pushes this over and crawls after it as it does roll easily despite being a cube shape. It also has lots of tags on the purple side which my baby who is tag-obsessed loves! The piping round the edge makes it easy for my baby to grab and pull towards him.

        WHAT DO MUMMIES LIKE ABOUT IT?
        Although it is made of fabric, it is easy to wipe clean. It has an on/off button on the front, but even better there is a velcro opening on the red side which enables you to alter the volume level or to turn it off using a switch. The tunes do get stuck in your head after a while, but my baby likes them so that's ok. The only criticism I have is that because there is nothing which lights up when the tunes are played, my baby doesn't realise that the tune comes from the toy yet. He might do when he is older, but because of this he doesn't choose to play with this as much as some other interactive toys which have light and sound. My toy is a 4-year old hand me down and is still in perfect condition so it is certainly durable.

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        11.10.2010 15:25
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        I Found this block on Amazon at a bargain price of £6.49 on sale although I can see now retail is actually around£15-£20 and no wonder it is a fantastic toy.What drew me to this toy is it is suitable from birth and there are not many interactive toys that are so when i seen it I had to have it.

        It is a large square block with lots of colour, animals and different textures all over it.There is also a mode button for rhymes or music and an off button not to waste batteries. Also inside the block is rattle for baby to enjoy.The toy requires 3 AA batteries which are supplied. In rhymes mode it tells you a little rhyme about what is on the side of brick you are touching and in music mode each side plays a different tune when baby touches it. I believe this is done by a sensor inside the block as when you begin to roll the block the new rhyme for the next scene starts.

        Side one - Has a lion as detail on it and the main of the lion is made out of crinkly fabric so when baby touches it they hear a crinkle sound. Also on this side is the mode buttons rhymes or music and the on/off button.
        Side two- Has an underwater theme with a fish with silver material that shines and catches baby's attention.
        Side three- Has a parrot hiding in a green rain forest type scene but for baby to see this they have to open 2 fabric leaves to reveal the picture underneath.
        Side four - Has a red sunset scene with a 3d material fox for baby to enjoy and play with. There is a little cave to hide the fox in and pull him out again.
        Side five- A white snow scene with a 3d polar bear on a piece of string so it can slide back and forth on the scene.
        Side 6 - A purple sky scene with a large half circle moon which is a mirror for baby to see them selves in.

        What I love about this toy is as a tiny baby the child can enjoy the music and rhymes even though they can not do much more with it. Then as they get a little older they can start to enjoy the textures on the block the lions mane the silver fish etc.Then as they grow a little older they start being able to use the moving characters and even my son at 3 enjoys playing with the block to see the animals and to sing along with the rhymes it plays. So it is very versatile toy that can be used by so many age groups and as it has so many activity's, rhymes and tunes it takes a lot for little one to get bored.

        The only thing I can say that is slightly negative is its a little big for a 0-3 month old baby to hold or move around so mummy has to hold and turn the block but I would not expect a new born baby to be able to hold and play with any toy. I would recommend this toy as it has so many activities for babies to play with and grows with the child. It wipes clean and is very soft so no chance of hurting baby.

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          10.08.2010 08:57
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          Buy it as a present

          My second daughter was bought this toy for her first Christmas when she was just a couple of months old. Last week it came down from the attic, along with a bag of toys for my new little boy. He is now just over two months and beginning to show a slight interest in having a few soft toys on his playmat. I had completely forgotten about this toy but as soon as it got switched on all the songs came flooding straight back to me and I began to regret bringing it back down.

          Bascially this is toy is a soft activity cube, each of the 6 faces of the cube contains a different themed animal image such as lion, polar bear, fish, parrot and each have their own colour. When the toy is switched on and the cube is rolled, it will activate the song which corresponds to the image which sits on the top.

          These songs really appeal to little ones... both my older girls still love them and seem to have spent the last few days rolling the thing round the house from dawn till dusk.... I on the other hand want to throw the blooming thing through the window.

          I'm not sure my poor boy will get the opportunity to enjoy this great baby toy as it may have to dissappear before it drives me completely nuts. I'm sorry, I know it's mean but it really is too annoying.

          'Yellow lion in the African sun' .......AAAAArrrgh!

          I would recommend this toy, but maybe only to parents of babies without older siblings otherwise you may end up regretting your purchase. I will bring this toy back out but I think I might wait until September when my eldest stars school and my middle bubba is at playgroup.

          I know I sound incredibly mean but sometimes that extra level of noise is just too much and sometimes when you find yourself singing the songs it makes me want to scream.

          This toy currently costs £14.97 from Tesco Direct.

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            12.07.2010 11:09
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            Brill!

            The Leapfrog Roll And Rhyme Melody Block was my daughters first christmas present from her Grandma, this meant she received this toy when she was just a week old but my mum didn't want to wait until Easter to give it her. In my opinion this is a truly fantastic toy and was a firm favourite in our house for quite a long time!! Initially we used to just roll the block near my daughter when she was lying on her bouncing cradle or on her changing mat and she used to like seeing the different colours and pictures on the cube.

            The roll and rhyme melody block is a six sided cube and all sides are brightly coloured and have different scenes/pictures on them. There are two function modes on this toy, a music one and a rhyme one, the music mode just plays instrumental music which seems to link with the style of the picture.

            Side One - The yellow side of the cube has a picture of a lion with a crinkly mane for the baby to play with. The rhyme - "Yellow lion in the African sun, tickling your main is really fun he he he ROOOOAAAARRR"

            Side Two - The blue side is an underwater scene with a seahorse, crab, frog and fish (the fish has a shiny textured scale that baby can feel. The rhyme - " Blue fish with scales that shine, if i pet you will you be mine....YES!"

            Side Three - The green side is the jungle side which has a parrot hiding under two big green leaves (that the child opens to discover the parrot) The rhyme "Green leaves open and see, who's that hiding in the tree....PEEK A BOO PARROT squawk!"

            Side Four - The red side has a picture of a large sun so i think this is a desert scent and it has a small cactus and a little fox that baby can move in and out of his little hiding place. The rhyme "Red fox running about, are you in or are you out"

            Side Five - The purple side of the cube is a large mirrored moon so baby can look at themselves. The rhyme - "Shining moon in a purple sky, i see myself as you go by.....hello there"

            Side Six - The final side is white and it is a snow scene with penguins and polar bears and there is a soft polar bear that moves along a piece of ribbon so it looks like it is walking. The rhyme "White polar bear in the icy snow, slipping and sliding away you go WHEEEEE"

            From being very small this toy was a definate favourite of my daughters, and as she grew her love of it didn't fade at all. Her favourite tune was definately the lion one but she loved playing peek a boo with the parrot and it would really make her giggle. The songs are all nice to listen to and don't seem to get on parents nerves like some of the songs on childrens toys even though this is very repetitive.

            The only negative i have found with the melody block is that it is very touch sensitive and the slightest knock can make it go onto the next tune but if your child is anything like my daughter they will love it as she loved to do that and it was almost like it was rapping at some points!!

            The toy is recommended from birth which is great as it is such a good toy to introduce to baby early on, and the price is £14.99 although shopping around you may be able to get it a little cheaper. It is very durable, and has even survived being used as a football!! The battery life is great, only having been changed once in two years, who can ask for more?!? This toy in my opinion is an absolute must and i have since bought this for two of my friends who have had babies too!

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            15.06.2010 22:36
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            must have soft play toy

            I am so overloaded with toys that my children have had for christmas's and birthdays and I will admit I am also a bit of a hoarder. I will say though that on this occasion it is a good thing that I have kept so much stuff from my eldest daughter because it has come in for my new daughter and when my daughter has grown out of it my friend has just had a little girl so I can now pass it all on so she has got no expense to pay.

            This lovely soft play brick was bought for my daughters first birthday and I think that my sister had lots more fun with it than she did and she was 17 at the time.

            The toy is is a large soft brick that is made of different colours, there is a red fox square that has a small soft fox attached that goes in and out of a pocket., a purple square with a moon on it which is like a mirror which the child is able to see their reflection, a white square with a polor bear that slides accross the square, a blue underwater square that has pictures of underwater animals with a shiny piece on a fish and a picture of a green frog snorkling, a green square which I think is very interesting because it is covered by green material leaves to hide the picture of a parrot, these leaves stay closed with velcro and the last square is a yellow one and the most important square on the block, it has a picture of a lion which it's main is a shiney material which stands out on the square, on the bottom of the square there are three circle buttons which are actually inside the block but you are able to press that part of the brick to either switch it on and off, sing rhymes or play music. On the red square is a velcro opening that is where you are able to get inside the brick to change batteries or turn it off alltogether. This is securely fitted inside and the child would not be able to get in there to do any damage because they would find it too fiddly.

            The amazing thing about this block is the way that it works. Once you have switched it on if you pick the rhymes button this will then sing a rhyme to the child, but this is the interesting part now depending on what side of the brick is showing to the child depends on what rhyme it sings, each square has its on ryme and music as you turn the block the song will change, if you press the music button this is the same just that it plays music rarther than singing a song.

            This is a toy that is from birth but could not be played with at that age, my daughter is now 9 months old and she is just able to push the brick over because she has got some co-ordination and some strength to do so. Although a child from birth can not hold the brick they will be able to enjoy listening to the music if the parent moves the brick. As the child gets older the game starts to change they are able to turn it themselves and learn how to hold the brick while listening to the music and by the time the child is 3 the game changes drasticly from rolling it to eachother or catching and throwing while it still plays music. My eldest daughter who it was originally bought for loves to roll it on the floor to my other daughter now. This toy has been around now for over 2 years and the batteries have not had to be changed yet which I think is a very good thing due to everything that is made for children has batteries and they tend to run out quickly.

            I think this is a worthwile toy that is great from birth to 4 years old and even the 6 year olds like to play the catching game with it. I think that it is a good toy that helps parents and children interact and teach them the basic things that they need to know. I would recommend this to all parents with young children i think it is amazing.

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            06.06.2010 23:21
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            Excellent value for money

            I bought this toy for my sons 1st birthday for 99p off ebay, so it was already a bargain whether he liked it or not, it soon became a favourite in the toy box always getting pulled out and throw around the house. My son also carries it by the leaf.

            My son is 18 months now and is very much into everything but despite this cube being a bit of the baby side he always goes back to it, I think I should of bought one definalty would suit a baby from 4-5months plus.

            Each of the cubs 6 sides has a different sence on it, from the lion to the polar bear the fox and the fish a little push and this cube sings a song to relate to the animal the cube is showing. Its such a light weight toy it just takes a little push to start the melodies off.

            It also encourages baby to explore through sight and touch with different colours and textures for baby to see and feel.

            Would recommend to anyone, maybe be a good idea to have a look on ebay although the one I bought was in excellent condition the block is easily wiped down making it nice and clean again.

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            09.03.2010 11:05
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            Bright and colourful will amuse for along time.

            I purchased the leapfrog roll and rhyme melody block for my daughter when she was around 6 months old. It was an instant hit with my daughter.
            Leapfrog is a well known brand that makes quality toys. There products tend to be very interactive and stimulating.
            This 6 sided toy is bright a colourful and will interact with your child by playing music and making animal sounds. Depending on what picture is imaged on the top of the leap frog roll and rhyme block, the cube will recognise what image is upright and play the correct music/sounds.
            For example theres one side with a lion on and it makes lion noises.
            The material is is wipable and easy to clean with a bit of vanish if it gets stained.
            This toy is recommended from 12 months plus but by 12 months my daughter was walking round the furniture and not as interested in this product as she used to be.
            I would recommend this product from 6 months old. The colours and bright and eye catching and with the added bonus of sound you child will interact with it for hours on end.
            I intend to use this toy again with my son and hope that he likes it just as much as she did.
            You can purchase the leapfrog roll and rhyme melody block from any leading toy store and is priced around the £14.99 mark.

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            16.01.2010 17:28

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            Perfect for tiny babies a must have

            This is a lovely little toy which my daughter got when she was tiny, not sure why it says suitable from 12 months as it is definatly suitable from birth. Its soft and certainly cant hurt your little one in any way. Anyway it has six colourful sides with different picture scenes on them. It takes 3 AA batterys which come included. On each side there are different things to touch and feel, like the lions mane and the leaf. My little girl loves kissing herself in the mirror! When the cube is turned or rolled over it plays different tunes or sings a little rhyme about the scene shown, depending on the function chosen. The rhyme describes the colour, animal and action in each scene. The music is quite calming and soft not ridiculously loud or annoying like some toys tend to be. Its only 9 pound on amazon with free delivery which is an absolute bargin considering its such a good quality toy. Everyone i know who has a small child seems to have one of these in their toybox. Its a lovely little toy which my daughter and i would definatley reccomend

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            19.12.2009 20:40
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            A really great toy and educational too!

            This is a fantastic baby product that offers so much

            My baby son was given this as a present from Grandma and he absolutely adores it. He's coming upto 8 months so he's not walking yet but he'll sit in his bouncer with this on his lap and you only need to move it a little to set off a song - so ideal for his age.

            The average price seems to be £15, but after a quick search on google shopping I've spotted it for £9.99 at an indepedant retailer.

            Essentially, it is a soft interactive cube that has 6 sides. Each side is a different colour, has a different picture, a different touchy feely activity and offers a different song or rhyme.


            White Side
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            Has an arctic picture, a polar bear that you can move along a ribbon, sings "White Polar Bear In The Icy Snow, Slipping and Sliding away you go....WEEEE!"


            Red Side
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            Has a picture of a sun and fox, the fox can hide in a little red pocket, sings "Red Fox Running About, Are you in or are you out?....LET'S PLAY!"


            Yellow Side
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            Has a picture of a Lion, you can play with his satin-feel mane, sings "Yellow lion in the African Sun, tickling your mane is really fun....HEE HEE HEE, ROAR!"


            Blue Side
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            Has an undersea picture, you can touch the shiny fish, sings "Blue Fish with Scales that shine, If I pet you, will you be mine?....YES!"


            Green Side
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            Has a picture of rainforest, you can open two large soft leaves attached to each other with velcro to reveal a green parrot, sings "Green Leaves, open and see, who's that hiding in the tree?....PEEK A BOO PARROT!"


            Purple Side
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            Has a picture of moon and stars, the moon is a mirror, sings "Shiny moon in a purple sky, I see myself as you go by....HELLO THERE!"


            There are three soft buttons on the yellow side:
            1) On/Off
            2) Rhymes (press this and the sides sing rhymes)
            3) Music ( press this and the sides play instrumental music)


            I really think this is a fantastic baby toy that is not only great fun, but teaches: Colours, Music & Rhyme, and introduces your baby to different textures. I can see my little boy enjoying this for a long time.

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              30.11.2009 11:36
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              Good sensory development toy for babies who can sit up well

              Another hand me down but believe you can buy it for around £15.

              It is suitable from 12 months but I have been showing it to my 6 month old son as it has great catchy tunes, vibrant colours and textures to touch. He is too young though to move it around.

              Best suited for when babies are sitting well without support so they can roll it around themselves.

              The Roll and Rhyme Melody Block is a cube with 6 sides - each showing off a colourful picture which has an accompanying rhyme.

              There is the option to turn it off and on (battery operated) as well as choosing the instrumental music or the rhymes.

              Each side has a tune and rhyme explaining what is in the picture - eg. the picture of the lion has the rhyme "yellow lion in the african sun, tickling my mane is really fun... roar!" So this helps babies to understand what they are seeing.

              Downsides:

              The block is a bit movement sensitive so you need to have the correct side quite upright to get that particular rhyme. If it is a bit tilted (which I do to show my son), it will play the rhyme of the most upright (ceiling facing) side. That's another reason why it is better suited to babies who can sit up and look down at it.

              Also, the music can get a bit annoying - especially as it is in an American accent - why do they do that for British toys?! If this is rolled around a lot, you will just get the start of each rhyme over and over again!

              Overall though - great for sensory development - maybe just limit the time your little one uses it for!

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              16.11.2009 15:38
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              I would recommend this cube, it's a great toy for any babies christmas list!

              I have decided to review this toy as it is sat next to the computer at the moment staring me in the face!

              I bought this cube for my son as I like the Leap Frog products and this cube caught my eye because it looks bright and colourful.

              It is a soft six sided cube; it has interactive activities on each side and plays rhymes or music.

              The Rhymes:

              You can choose between rhymes and music or no sound at all.
              When the music button is pressed, the cube will play a cute little tune for each side of the cube, however you can also select rhymes, which play according to each side of the cube.

              Ahhhhhh the rhymes!!!, they are very cute little rhyme for each item on the cube, and they are annoying after a few months, however you find yourself singing them every now and again, "Green leaves open and see, who's that hiding in the tree? Peek a boo parrot! (Oooops there I go again!)

              On a serious note the little tunes are very educational, they are clearly spoken and relate to the colour of the object an also the name of the object or animal, therefore, this cube is still appropriate for older babies.

              The four sides:

              * One side is purple in colour and has a moon shape mirror; it sings a tune about the shiny moon in a purple sky.

              * One of the sides has two soft material leaves which fix together by Velcro in the middle. There is a parrot hiding behind. The tune sings about the green leaves and the hiding parrot.

              * One side has a blue fish with shiny textured scales. The rhyme sings about the blue fish with gills that shine.

              * Another side has a white polar bear, the tune sings about the white polar bear in the icy snow, slipping and sliding. The polar bear can slide backwards and forwards along a small piece of material.

              * On another side there is a red fox that can be half hidden in a little pocket. The fox can be pushed in and pulled out. It is attached to the cube by a very short piece of material. This sings about the red fox running about are you in or are you out?

              * This side also contains the battery unit; it is quite safe as it is fully closed with Velcro.

              * The last side has a yellow lion which has a crinkly mane. The tune sings about the yellow lion in the African sun.
              This side of the cube also has a soft touch on/off button. There are also two other soft touch buttons, one to select the rhymes and one to select music.


              The cube is suitable from birth. My 4 month old son loves it, he has no figured out that if he kicks it, it will turn and play a tune! There are lots of little bits that stick out for his little hands to grab onto, and of course pull up to his mouth and suck!

              Requires 3 x AA batteries, mine were already included.

              Cost:

              I bought this from Asda for £11, which seems to be around the average price for this toy.

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                05.09.2009 09:13
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                A great toy for newborns +

                This was one of the first toys I bought my son, I was 4 months pregnant when I got it. It instantly caught my eye. For starters it is very colourful but not in a garish way. The melody block is a cube shape so has 6 sides, as all good cubes do.

                Each side of the block has a colour-coordinated scene usually featuring an animal. In addition each side contains a tactile element as added interest for the child. Every side of the cube has different themed music and rhymes, they play when that side of the cube is facing upwards. It is nice to have the choice between music or rhyme as being able to swap stops them becoming too tedious.


                Yellow side -
                This side features a lion scene. The lion has a fabric mane that crinkles. When the cube is tipped so the yellow side faces up, it plays African themed music. If the block is turned on to rhymes mode then the rhyme it sings is 'Yellow lion! In the African sun! Tickling your mane is really fun!'

                Purple side -
                This side shows a nightime scene with a big moon. The moon is made of reflective material so it acts like a little mirror. My son loved this and would stare at himself for ages!
                This side plays Asian themed music and when in rhyme mode it sings 'Shiny moon! In a purple sky! I see myself as you go by!'


                Green side -
                The green sides features 2 big green material leaves that cover the whole face. When baby pulls them open they reveal a green parrot sitting in a tree. Great for playing peek-a-boo!
                This side plays Caribbean themed music and the rhyme it sings is ''Green leaves! Open and see! Who's that hiding in the tree?'


                Red side -
                The main feature on this side is a little red fox. He is attached to a ribbon and can be pulled out of his den and then pushed back in again. The style of music for this side is Latin themed and the rhyme is 'Red fox! Running about! Are you in, or are you out?'


                White side -
                The white side shows a snowy scene with a little padded Polar Bear that can be slid back and forth as if he is sliding on the ice. This side plays Classical music and the rhyme it sings is 'White polar bear! In the icy snow! Slipping and sliding, away you go!'


                Blue side -
                The blue side was my favourite! It features a lovely underwater scene showing a fish with shiny scales, a seahorse and a frog. This side plays Tropical themes music and sings 'Blue fish! With scales that shine! If I pet you, will you be mine?'


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                This toy is suitable from birth.
                There are 3 controls on the yellow side: an on/off switch and then a control each to select either music or rhymes. There is also a volume switch inside the toy by the battery unit.
                The melody block requires 3 x AA batteries. The battery unit is found under the red side through the velcro opening. I was pleased to see this product didn't seem to consume batteries like many other toys. I think I only had to change them once and this was a much played with toy.

                My son adored this toy. He loved to look at the different faces and play with the little creatures on each side. He also seemed to enjoy listening to the music and rhymes and they would often get a smile from him. It is a stimulating toy because of the bright colours, the tactile parts on each side as well as the music and rhymes. It can help increase a baby's co-ordination as it encourages them to reach out to knock the block and to touch the tactile parts.

                I also like this toy mainly as my son got so much pleasure from it, but I also quite like the rhymes! My husband and I would often find ourselves singing one of these and thankfully they aren't as annoying as some toys can be.

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                  19.05.2009 13:04
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                  a great toy that little ones love with lots of musical features

                  This was another toy my son received as a gift and has enjoyed playing with

                  Who is it suitable for- from birth

                  What is it-

                  It is a soft to the touch block, which has different textures and colours on all sides.

                  Each side is a different colour with something different to do and depending on the music selection will play one of two tunes/rhymes.

                  These are:

                  Music
                  The yellow side plays an African-style melody
                  The blue side plays a Tropical-style melody
                  The green side plays a Caribbean-style melody
                  The purple side plays an Asian-style melody
                  The white side plays a Classical melody
                  The red side plays a Latin-style melody

                  Rhymes and interactive bit

                  "Yellow lion! In the African sun! Tickling your mane is really fun!" - to go along with the rhyme the lion's mane is a crinkle material. My son used to love making this crinkle and at times would use the mane to turn the block over

                  - "Blue fish! With scales that shine! If I pet you, will you be mine?"- The interactive bit on this is some silvery material my son never showed any interest in doing or touching this side and if I was being picky about this toy I would say this side could be adapted to have something better for them to do

                  - "Green leaves! Open and see! Who's that hiding in the tree?"- The two material leaves open to reveal the parrot underneath to play peek a boo my son loved this feature and again the leaves aided him in turning it over to hear the different sides

                  - "Shiny moon! In a purple sky! I see myself as you go by!" this side has a reflective mirror. Now because the mirror part is so small my son never seemed to interact with this side very well

                  - "White polar bear! In the icy snow! Slipping and sliding, away you go!" the polar bear moves from one side of the cube to another as my sons dexterity improved he loved to move this along and again used the polar bear to turn the cube over.

                  - "Red fox! Running about! Are you in, or are you out?"- The fox moves in and our of a hole in the material though my son on occasions would do this the fact that the fox was a tight fit for the hole seemed to stop he doing it that often


                  To turn on and off press the "On/Off" button on the front of the block and tip the block in any direction or it will automatically switch off after a few seconds of inactivity.

                  It takes 3 AA batteries which are included we still haven't replaced these as yet

                  Awards- Mother and Baby Gold Award best newborn toy


                  Where from
                  Amazon, Kiddicare, Mothercare Tescos Price range between £9.76 (Tesco) and £14.99 Kiddicare

                  Value for Money
                  I think it is a great product bar me being pick about several of the interactive features. But prepared you will know and be able to sing along with the songs

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                    06.04.2009 21:44
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                    Highly recommended!

                    ARGH!!! This toy is an absolute nightmare! My son loves it though so what can I do? I can't write a bad review no matter how much I want to! ;o)

                    It is a soft cube that has different pictures and textures on it. Each side it a different colour but within each side are different shades of the same colour, which is good for colour recognition but perhaps not so good for young babies with poorer eyesight. The edges of this cube are pertruding and so a baby can grab hold of it easily - and obviously they are prime chewing material!

                    The cube plays rhymes and music. the music is lovely and jolly and my son loves it. He also like the rhymes but they stick in your head and I find them hugely irritating - but who am I to complain about something that brings my son so much pleasure?! When you roll the cube, whichever side is facing upwards has a tune associated with it that will play when the cube stops.

                    My favourite side is the one that is made of 2 leaves that when you pull apart (they are held together with velcro), you find a picture of a parrot.

                    At £10, it might seem expensive for a soft cube but it is REALLY cheap for a musical toy. I think it's a bargain!

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                  • Product Details

                    6 colourful musical sides.