“ Brand: VTech / Age: 6 months „
We bought this radio for my sons first Christmas when he was just four months old. There are three shaped buttons numbered one to three and three square buttons marked A B C. You can set the radio to just play the six tunes or you can set it to say A B C or 1 2 3 while a tune is played. There is also a ball that you can spin which starts a tune playing or sounds a different note and lights flash as each note is played. I bought the radio during a blue cross sale at the Early Learning Centre store in my local debenhams and only paid about £4 for it. As this is an ELC centre toy it is made to the high standards you would expect from their toys. It is brightly coloured and plays jolly tunes to gain the childs interest. The carry handle on the top is part of the radio so will not break or come off and the whole thing is very tough and hardwearing. This has become a favourite toy in our house for three years now and is also enjoyed by my younger child. It has taken a lot of bashing about and has had new batteries many times but still looks as good as new.
Groovy Tunes - Advantages: This radio is very good for a child's development.It has bright colors, big buttons, lights and music.It can make a child happy and encourage him/her to dance. - Disadvantages: If they throw the toy it can mess it up, it can't get wet.
I brought this toy for my son James on his 1st birthday and he thought it was great. The part my son loves most is when the buttons are pressed the pictures across the top light up and the tunes it plays. Some of it’s features are, a antenna that turns around and clicks, three pictures across the top of this toy which light up, three shaped buttons which have numbers 1-3 on them and the shapes are Triangle, Circle and Square, three piano type keys which have the letters A-C on them and a ball that when spun around it plays a tune. This toy has two modes talk mode and music mode. Turn it on to talk mode it says 123 and then plays a tune. Also in this mode if you press 1-3 a voice will say the number then followed by a tune. If the ball is spun during this mode it plays the same tune always. If you press A-C in this mode a voice will say the letter then followed by the noise of a Ant, Bear and a Car which are what the three pictures are of at the top of this toy. Turn it on to music mode and if the ball is spun you can make your own tune. If 1-3 and A-C are pressed they each play a nursery rhyme so that totals to 6 nursery rhymes altogether. This toy is for 6-36 months and takes 2 AA batteries. This toy costs £12.99. So this toy teaches your child 1,2,3 and A,B,C so a bit of learning for your child and then a bit of fun to with the tunes. I’d recommend this toy to any parent for a birthday or Christmas present and also for a boy or a girl.
This toy is for 6 to 36 month old babies and toddlers. It has a handle that is easy to grasp by babies as well as older children to play with. It has a red antenna that twists and makes a clicking noise. There are three pictures across the top of the toy, which light up and flash as buttons are pressed. It has three shaped buttons with the numbers one, two and three on them. It also has three piano key type buttons with the letters a, b and c on them and a ball that can be spun to play a tune. It is designed to help with early learning activities such as language development, hand/eye co-ordination, exploration and discovery, imaginative play and sensory stimulation. The toy has two different settings, one which plays six different tunes depending on which button is pressed and the other which introduces the early numbers and letters again when buttons are pressed. A voice states what the different letters or numbers are and then a tune or sound effect follows. The pushing, twisting and spinning activities, not to mention the brightly coloured buttons and lights, help your child to develop their hand and eye co-ordination to a standard relevant to their age groups. My son really enjoys playing with this toy and the smiles that you see when he presses different buttons to obtain the relevant sound or sees the light flash really make having toys like this worthwhile. He understands quite a lot now when you speak to him so if you say the name of one of the shapes on the toy and/or point to it he normally presses the correct button. I really do think that toys like this do help to build a child’s abilities and they are good fun for them at the same time. This is just another of the toys in VTech’s range that I strongly recommend to parents.