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VTech Little Smart Tiny Touch Telephone

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Brand: VTech / Age: 6 months

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      08.05.2010 18:59
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      Great toys, that is easy to use and understand

      This was the first toy that I bought for my little girl. It cost me 5 Euros, I got it second hand. From the age of 6 months, my daughter started to understand that pushing one of the colored buttons, meant that a sound was coming out of the phone. Once she discovered that, mummy got nuts from the repeating sound of "one"but I was enjoying my daughters enthusiastic reaction to this phone. She's a bit older now, and still uses this phone daily, for instant to "call" grandpa. She really talks into the phone, which is so funny to see! And good practice as well, because sometimes she calls grandpa and grandma for real, so she does understand the idea of a phone now.

      The phone uses two AA batteries and teaches your child the number one, two three and four, it rings when you push the blue phone button and (thank God for that) there is an on/off button on the phone.

      If you switch the green button that also functions as the on/off button up or down, you can change the music/sounds coming out of the phone. From numbers, to speech. Very nice toy this is, although new it is a bit expensive, but worth the money.

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      05.12.2009 21:05
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      Something that any little baby will love this xmas.

      My bubba was bought this when she was about 6 months old as a present and ever since I have been trying to find a noisy toy that plays the same thing over and over agin to recipricate the gift.

      My little girl adores it and plays with it constantly, even nearly a year on. There are two settings on the phone, one is where you press a button and it plays music, which will eventually drive you mad and the other one is where it tells you the shape of the button eg. square. There is animal buttons- a dog and a cat which make the appropiate noises that then get imitated for the next week. The buttons flash when you press them and make noises to correspond with the number on it, say if you pressed 2, it would make two noises.

      If you press the button on the side, it rings out and a voice answers "Hello". My little girl loves this and is just managing to get to the stage where she responds with something that vaguely sounds like hello. It saves my phone from being stolen and thrown around the room.

      The batteries have lasted quite well, we have had to change them once as the batteries were dying and all the noises seemed to merge into an endless drone. To nake them last longer, there is an on/off switch on the side and it stops it going off at the bottom of the toybox.

      To be honest, I think it is good value for money, I think they cost about £10 new and my little girl loves it and it keeps her entertained. It is very robust as well and has stood the test of time. It does drive me mad but any noisy toy does that!

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        27.02.2008 12:51

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        a great toy that will keep your little ones entertained for ages

        This toy phone is possibly the best £7.99 i ever spent.

        It is big and bulky which is great for little fingers.
        It has a mirror at the top which both my daughters enjoyed to look in and for some strange reason my youngest used to like to lick the mirror as well.

        The phone has got 4 shape buttons on it, a triangle, a star, a circle and a square.
        There are 2 modes of play on this phone which are swithed over by a button on the back of the phone.
        One mode tells you the numbers and the other mode teaches the shapes. It also plays a variety of nursery rhymes too

        There are a cat and dog button at the bottom of the phone which on one mode they just woof or meaw at you and on the other mode they woof or meaw a nursery rhyme.

        There is a blue telephone button on the phone that rings and says hello when you press it.

        There are 2 volume settings on the phone high and low which is realy great as this phone can become slightly irritating at times.

        This phone is realy well made and will last the test of time, ours is now 5 years old and still going strong.

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        14.10.2003 15:01
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        Kids have a huge fascination with phones and they love to mimic mummy and daddy on the telephone. Although a part of growing up letting your child play with your own telephone can lead to trouble as I know so well. Quite recently my young son was happily playing with his toys in the middle of the room and I went out into the kitchen for just a couple of minutes. I could hear babbling in the background and just thought I?d go and check what he was up to and lo and behold he had the receiver in his hands and he was pressing the numbers on the keypad. I replaced the receiver and a few minutes later the telephone rang and it was the emergency services calling back to check that everything was ok as they had received an incoherent phone call. I was so mortified as I explained to the woman that this was a mistake and that my son had been playing with the phone. I got a ticking off and was told to be careful in future. Face reddened with embarrassment I decided to put the phone on the wall out of reach of young fingers. Craig was not amused so I rummaged around in his toy box for something to keep him mind off the phone, but of course he kept making a beeline for it. Gemma reminded me that she used to have a little telephone when she was small so she went and hand a hunt around her bedroom and came back with it. Since giving Craig the V-Tech Little Smart Tiny Touch Telephone my nerves are intact and there are no more tellings off for him. The phone is fairly simple looking, but still manages to attract young children thanks to its nice bright colours and chunky coloured buttons. Measuring just about 9 inches long and 2 inches wide the phone is quite bulky making it easy for little fingers to pick up. There are 4 shaped buttons; circle, triangle, square and star. Each shape is numbered and when pressed an electronic voice calls out the number which is related to that button. There is also a cat and dog button and when these are press
        ed they miaw and woof respectively. The final button is a bright blue telephone shape and pressing this makes it ring twice and a whiney voice says hello, hello. The ringing button sounds quite realistic and I have been caught out once or twice when the phone is being played with. As the buttons are pressed flashing lights can be seen on the phone and this also appeals to young children who love anything bright and sparkly. All the buttons have other functions and to change their function there is a switch located on the back of the phone. When the setting has been changed to Music Mode each shaped button that you press the name of the shape is repeated to you followed by a nursery rhyme. Pressing the cat and dog gets them meowing and woofing along to a tune as well. The nursery rhymes which feature on this phone include Three Blind Mice, Knick knack Paddy Whack, Polly Put the Kettle on and A ring a ring of roses. If your child is anything like mine then they will love the mirror placed on the top of the phone. Craig would happily spend all day admiring himself, a trait quite common in most men. This particular little boy has just started young. The phone is virtually unbreakable, as it has been thrown on our tiled kitchen floor on numerous occasions without a scratch in sight. It has been on the receiving end of much torture during its life in our household and five years on it still looks as good as new. Being plastic it is easy to clean, but because it is battery operated it can?t be immersed in water. A wipe with a damp cloth is all that is required to get any marks off it. Two AA batteries are required to work the phone and these are supplied in the toy when you buy it. The toy has been played with constantly during the past couple of months since rescuing it from the bottom of the toy box and they are still going strong. They are placed in the battery compartment, which can be found at the back of the phone, an
        d to access the compartment a screwdriver is required to open the flap. A good safety feature to prevent little fingers opening it and playing with the batteries. The phone has a volume control switch with 2 settings, high or low. The phone is quite loud when set on high, so it?s nice to know that it can be toned down when you want it to. No prizes for guessing what setting we have it on :p One word of caution though would be to keep away from your child when they are in tantrum mode. I have had a few clunks on the head when my son has been sitting on my lap and there have been times when he?s been the author of his own misfortune and ended up with a few red marks on his forehead himself. This phone might be small, but it still packs a punch. We bought the phone from Argos and I think it cost just under £10. Despite buying it over 5 years ago I have seen it in other toy retailers such as Woolworth?s and Toys R Us. Although a relatively simple toy it still offers hours of entertainment, and even if it?s forgotten about one day, the next it?s picked up and played with again and again. Plus there is the added peace of mind that your little one will have his own phone to play with so will hopefully leave the real thing alone.

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          10.03.2001 00:01
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          This is one of the smaller toys in the Little Smart range but is just as entertaining. The Tiny Touch Phone was actually one of the first VTech toys that we bought for our son when he was about 4 months old. It is really intended for babies and toddlers from 6 to 36 months but he loved this toy on sight and he has never had any problems using it so it has been very worth while. The set up is very similar to other VTech toys because it has the standard talk and music setting, volume control switch and the wonderful colourful, chunky buttons that babies and toddlers love. A nice feature of this toy, however, is the little mirror that is situated at the top end of the phone. We all know that babies love mirrors and Matthew is no exception, he loves to look at himself in this. When you switch the phone on to the talk setting it rings twice and a voice says hello. There are four buttons shaped as a triangle, a star, a circle and a square which flash when the toy is switched onto either setting. These buttons also have the numbers 1 to 4 printed on them so when you press the buttons the light activates and the voice says the number that corresponds to each button. There is also a chunky telephone shapes button, which rings when, pressed and two musical notes, one with a cat printed on it and the other with a dog printed on it. When these are pressed a meowing or barking noise is activated. If you switch the toy on to music mode then the ringing noise plays once more. When you press any of the shape buttons the voice tells you what the shape is followed by a nursery rhyme. The chunky phone button just rings when pressed but if you press either of the musical notes you again get the meow or bark sound effect but this time it is followed by a nursery rhyme played in the same sound effect. The cool thing about this is that if you press the other note when one has already been pressed, the rhyme continues where it left off but in the other sound e
          ffect. This is the toy that goes everywhere with Matthew because it is the smaller of them all, but he really enjoys having something that he can play with at all times. The tiny touch phone takes 2 AA batteries and costs approx. £8.99.

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          03.12.2000 04:40
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          Our daughter was given this as a Christmas present last year, and ever since we've been thinking of some way to get revenge. She loves it (as she does anything that resembles a phone) and plays with it all the time. There are two settings on it - one where you press a button and it plays music or another where it tells you what you've just pressed ie: triangle, square etc. There's also a dog and cat button, with each making the appropriate noises. The symbols flash when you press them, and make noises to correspond with the number on them. Ie: press number 3 and it makes three noises. If you flick the control on the side, it makes the phone ring, and a voice says "Hello hello". If you take the phone to Nana's and then press the button so it rings, it's quite amsuing ewatching Nana rushing to answer her own phone all the time. It was eventually banned from Nana's house! At least she had a choice! The batteries in it have lasted quite well, in that we haven't had to replace them yet despite almost non-stop playing with for what seemed like months on end. Luckily there is an off-switch - you just out the control on the side to the middle position so that it doesn't keep going off when it's in the bottom of the toybox or changing bag and causing to root around to find the thing so you can switch it off. It's quite good value for money because I think they cost around £10 and the kids love them. They're well made too, and haven't fallen to bits yet despite being trodden on, dropped, thrown in tantrum etc. If someone you don't like has young kids, buy them one of these for Christmas, but beware what you get back next year in return.

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            30.11.2000 21:03
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            We brought this item for our two year old when he was about nine months old. He was at the age of trying to find things out, and I thought that this would be a useful distraction. I don't know about him, but I soon got tired of it!! He started to take it everywhere with him, I'm sure it was because he knew that I hated it! It is very sturdy, having been thrown from the pushchair, so many times. It also appears to be waterproof (although I wouldn't recommend putting it in water!), as it seems to go into the bath alot! The lights on it shine bright, and the voice is friendly, although this is the bit that annoyed me, as it sounds a little bit "tinnie", and the music section seems to go on forever!! I also found that the volume, didn't really make much difference..or is that just me? (I didn't think something so small could make so much noise...mind you then there's kids!!) It is designed for little hands to hold, and is appealing to look at. It has a kind of hole or something on the bottom of ours, I used this to thread some string through... Just to stop it hitting the floor again!! The only thing that I can say is, as it has been used so much the batteries seem to run out very quick...We are always buying new ones it. I tried not buying batteries and was met with the biggest protest imaginable!!! My two year old is not keen in giving it to his younger brother!!

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              27.10.2000 06:29

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              This a telephone style toy which is meant to be for the age group 6 to 36 months. My child was 17 weeks old at the time we were thinking about buying this and our decision was made for us when as we held it up and switched it on Matthew just grabbed it out of my hands and was transfixed by it. The phone has a mirror at the top end, four differently shaped buttons which when pressed are flashing lights and have the numbers one to four on them. This feature helps a child to learn numbers and shapes as you can change its setting so that when buttons are pressed it either states the number or the shape. If it is on the shape setting it will also play a tune after the shape has been mentioned. There is a phone shaped button which makes a ringing sound when pressed and two animal buttons which play either Pop Goes the Weasel or a Ring o’ Roses when pressed on one of the settings or make cat or dog noises and instigate flashing lights on the other. The only complaint I would have is that it is yet another battery operated toy. I wish that companies which specialise in baby toys would provide rechargable batteries and a charger especially designed for their toys because along with all the other expenses that are part and parcel of being a parent, we are also forever spending money on batteries which do not come cheap. The colours on the phone are bright and my little boy loves pressing different buttons all the time to hear different sounds and watch the lights moving in different patterns. Its an excellent toy to begin getting your baby accustomed to basic numbers and words rather than just having touch based toys especially as they get older and are more aware of what is going on around them.

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              11.09.2000 21:29
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              For less than ten pounds you can buy a tiny touch telephone from vetch, so your own mobile phone doesn’t go missing. The phone is about nine inches high the right size for a child to handle it, on the face of the phone is five shaped buttons four of them are colour coded and have numbers on them and the other button is a yellow oval shaped button with a picture of a telephone printed on it and when pressed it rings like a real phone. The four shaped buttons when pressed will make the sound of the number (change the melody switch at the top of the phone and it will make the sound of the colour). At the back of the phone there is a switch that will make the sound go slightly softer. For ages from six months to three years, there is also a reflecting mirror on the phone so your children can see her self.

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                21.08.2000 22:28
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                Jack loves this little phone, its very colourful and very appealing to little eyes and hands. The buttons are nice and large so he is able to press them all, mainly all at the same time, but there you go !! It has 4 main shape/number buttons, 2 animal buttons a realistic phone ringing sound, flashing lights a mirror and 4 built-in melodies. You can choose what your baby hears by either selecting the talking activity or the music activity. It conveniently has a volume switch (phew) which can be low or high ! When the talking activity is on and the buttons pressed you will hear the numbers ie: 1,2,3 or 4 and the animal buttons meow and woof ! When in music mode and the buttons pressed the shape will be identified and followed by a melody (believe me you will soon get fed up of these little ditties) and even when the animal buttons are pressed they too sing the melodies in a cat and dog way !! VTech really do hold the key to interactive toys and Jack has several made by them, I really wish that they would make them a bit varied as a lot of the time its the same buttons, noises and songs on different toys which can be a bit annoying (from a parents point of view !)

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                10.07.2000 01:52
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                I like the look of these phones, it has plenty for babies and toddlers to play with and do and it has a lot more buttons to play with than others. The phone has two options, talk or music and then it has 7 different buttons, 4 which are labelled 1 - 4 these numbers will then follow the option you have chosen, but will repeat either number with the shape with music or the colour. The telephone also has a button that makes the telephone noise and then a dog and cat button, to teach them basic animal noises. The telephone is bright and colourful with flashing lights,so it is very good for young babies, now my baby is a toddler she carries it around talking to people on it! I think it is good quality as it hasn't broken yet even though it has had juice spilled over it and been thrown on the floor numerous times, I think this was a good buy at only £8.99!

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                Childrens play telephone which features 4 light-up buttons that introduce numbers, counting and shapes to your child. Also has large buttons, automatic shut-off to preverve batteries, and a volume control switch.