Product Type: Little Tikes baby toys
Newest Review: ... one of her favourites, even now. The Little Tikes Baby Tap a Tune Piano is a durable, plastic mini 'piano' although it sounds more ... more
For your budding Beethoven
Little Tikes Baby Tap a Tune Piano
Member Name: mumto3
Little Tikes Baby Tap a Tune Piano
Advantages: well made - robust - colourful - not too noisy - bargain
Disadvantages: not entertaining enough to last
When our youngest celebrated her first birthday we struggled a bit when searching for something for her. We have four children and so being the youngest means she has a lot of handed down things.
I hadn't really decided on anything when I stumbled across a set of Little Tikes musical instruments at Asda's online store. Amazingly we had managed to get to child number four with relatively few musical instruments. We did have some fancy wooden ones but as they barely made a sound they had been sent off to the charity shop years ago.
I thought the instruments looked colourful and inviting and as they were Little Tikes I also felt confident that they would be well made and robust. They were priced at £7 for a set of instruments which included two maracas, a drum and the Tap-a-Tune piano. I ordered the item online and had it delivered to the store and when I went to collect my order the same set of instruments was £15.
The Tap-a-tune Piano is made of bright yellow plastic and has keys like a piano and metal bars like a xylophone. When you strike the keys they hit the underside of the metal bars and make a sound but you can also use an object to hit the bars themselves.
I was really pleased with the look and quality of the toy and after seeing the in store price felt I had got a real bargain. The recommended age range for this toy is age 6 months and over. I would say that this is about right as a younger baby would not be sitting up properly in order to play with this toy.
Initially my daughter seemed to like the Tap-a-Tune piano and played with it quite a bit, not every day and I wouldn't say it was a favourite but she did seek it out to play with it. Unfortunately the new toy soon became neglected in favour of other things that made more noise or were more girly.
My daughter is now fast approaching her second birthday and the Tap-a-Tune piano has long since been forgotten. I recently took it to the charity shop and I don't think it has been missed at all.
Unfortunately although the toy is well made and colourful it just doesn't offer enough to hold a Childs interest. There seem to be so many toys that have flashing lights or speak and makes noises that a more traditional simpler toy like this just doesn't do enough. I could quite happily live without all the noisy toys but my kids all seem to love them.
I would recommend this toy because it is well made and does offer some entertainment value as well as helping with hand eye coordination. Unfortunately it might not hold their interest for very long so I would certainly look around for an offer or bargain price.
Summary: A nice toy but it won't hold their attention very long
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