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      06.06.2014 19:16
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      • "Good brand"
      • "Would teach hand-eye coordination"
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      • " very quiet"
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      My little boy has had his Vtech Tiny Touch phone knocking around in his toy box for a number of months now, it''s not something that gets played with every day and at a shade under 14GBP I don''t think it represents the same value for money as other Vtech toys. It''s a chunky telephone made from plastic, the numbers are clearly defined which illuminate when pressed and there is a rotating light-up screen that features cheerful images of cartoon children along with various sounds and phrases that are spoken and sung. It teaches colours, numbers and words when the buttons are pressed and as my little boy likes nothing more than trying to get his hands on my phone I bought it for him as a child-friendly substitute. Sadly it''s not quite as fun as my i-phone and despite my best attempts at getting him to interact with his very own telephone it doesn''t quite cut the mustard as far as he is concerned and after a few seconds of play it is quickly discarded as he moves onto something else. I think the main problem with the phone is that it''s so very quiet. Apparently as it''s a toy designed to go near to the ear of a child the manufacturers have to follow legislation that restrict how loud it can be, sensible really when you think about it but it means that the toy can barely be heard and it doesn''t grab attention like some other toys my son has. That said, it''s certainly a very well made toy, VTech always produce quality products in my opinion and I have bought a great deal of toys from them, with the Tiny Touch Phone though I think it''s a bit of a let down and certainly not worth the money it retails for despite being colourful and aesthetically pleasing. All in all I wouldn''t really recommend it to other parents, especially not at 13.99GBP and as it doesn''t really look like a modern day smartphone I don''t think a child would really ''get'' the association. Sadly therefore it gets an average 3 stars as a rating from me and pretty soon it''s going to lose its place in my son''s toy box. Overall: Disappointing.

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        28.01.2014 16:55
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        fun for babies

        Since having my daughter I have noticed how obsessed she is with technology! She is always leaning over to try to press buttons on my laptop, likes to grab my phone, likes to play with the television remote so for her birthday I bought her her very own mobile phone and although she does enjoy playing with it- she still prefers mine!

        The phone is made by V-tech who make many baby toys including laptops and night lights. The other V-tech products we have we really rate highly so when looking for a mobile for Hope we thought we would give this one a go especially as it looked as though it did a bit more than other mobile phone toys.


        What does it look like?

        To be fair it doesn't really look like a mobile, well not a mobile that I'd want to carry around with me anyway! It's built like a brick- takes me back to the 90s! It has a blue plastic back, a white section where the buttons are and a big yellow plastic area where the screen is. Next to the screen is the aeriel which is red. There are the buttons on the keypad these are 3 different colours and 3 different shapes. They have white numbers on them. The star and the has key are different shapes to the numbers as well as a different colour. There is a big button below the screen- essentially the 'call' button and on the side is the on/off switch. To look at the toy it does look very interesting and fun with all the different colours and shapes and when it is on it lights up too! So it is very interesting! On the screen there are three pictures which are displayed- whichever picture is on the screen shows which setting the phone is on.


        Settings

        Yes this phone is more complicated than just pressing buttons and watching them light up! There are three different settings that this phone has to offer. These settings include:
        Numbers
        Shapes
        Music.

        The settings do different things. To chose which setting you would like you press the large button beneath the screen. This is quite stiff but my daughter at 13 months is able to press it herself although she did struggle at first. A picture with numbers appearing in the screen shows the number section. This involves the phone telling the baby which number to find "Find the number 1" the number 1 then lights up to try to encourage the baby to press it. If the baby presses correctly it will say so, if not then instead of being negative and telling the baby they are wrong it just says the name of that number instead.The shape setting is similar to the number one, it tells the baby which shape to press but because there are three of each shape it also says which colour too "Press the green circle" when the baby presses this button the phone also says a fact about the button "A circle is round" or "a triangle has three points". I quite like this setting!

        The music setting plays different tunes depending upon which button your baby presses. These tunes are all typical baby-related tunes such as twinkle twinkle. There is also a very catchy, ever so annoying song which plays when the phone is first turned on "Call your friends mummy too! You can ask how do you do..." And so it continues and then rings around your head all day!

        The phone

        Whilst playing with this phone if nothing has been done, no buttons pressed for a while it will speak away to itself, it will sometimes just randomly ring or it will ask "Are you there?" Random buttons light up and flash too. I quite lik ethis element, I like that it tries to keep the baby's attention and it does also remind me that it's still on!

        After a while if nothing happens and no interaction takes place the phone will shut down by saying "Bye bye!"

        This phone is very quiet. When I tried it in the shop it was very loud and on the box it claimed that the actual volume was much less... and when I did eventually get it out of the box and remove the little bit of plastic in the back it did drop in volume dramatically. It was so quiet in comparison that I wondered if I had broken it somehow but now, it is just a quiet toy! Although I like that it isn't a noisy toy compared to others it does seem a shame that there is no volume control so I can't have it any louder should I want it to be. It is very quiet and sometimes if I'm busy cooking or making other noise I don't think Hope can hear it very well. It definitely isn't like a typical baby toy which is nice and noisy to grab their attention!

        Packaging

        The phone comes in a big blue box with the ability for it to be played with whilst in the box. It then is secured in with lots of little bits of wirey plastic which took me about 10 minutes to struggle to get out. I did lose my patience trying to free the phone from the box and Hope wasn't at all interested by the time it came to me managing to get it out! I definitely think that the packaging let this phone down, it would be easier to have it in a sealed box so that the plastic wires are not necessary.


        My opinion

        This is a very robust toy as it's made from sturdy plastic. It has lots of different settings which makes it very educational as well as fun which I always think is really useful for a baby. If I am spending money on a toy I like for it to do more than one thing which this certainly does. Although it is bigger than a mobile phone per se it is still a good enough size to pop in your bag if you need to take a toy along with you too. Even though it is quiet I think its a good toy, it doesn't dominate the room so if you were in public or at a gathering, your baby could play with this without attracting too much attention to it!
        This toy is now one of HOpe's favourites but she still does insist on playing with my phone if she can get her hands on it! I'd like to see V-tech make a toy mobile that is a boring black colour so it is more like a normal phone so she'd get more enjoyment out of it then!

        I bought this from Wilkinson's for £10 and I have seen it on Amazon for something similar. I think that it is great value for money and do definitely recommend it to you. Five stars!

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          10.05.2012 14:39
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          My youngest daughter has a thing about phones, whether it be the house phone which she climbs up to steal our mobile phones or a play phone she is forever putting one to her ear. When we were coming up to her first Christmas I knew an ideal present for her would be a toy phone and set about finding one.

          Availability

          We bought this phone from Boots as we bought a number of things on their 3 for 2 deal which really made us a great saving, you can buy this toy from most toy places such as Argos, Tesco and Asda and you can buy it online too from websites such as Amazon. The phone costs about £10 which is a pretty good price for a childs toy especially one I knew she would play with a lot.

          Packaging

          The phone came packaged in a cardboard box which was open at the front so that you could try the phone out before purchase which if I had had the chance to do I probably wouldn't have ordered this phone but as it was ordered over the internet I didn't give it much thought until she tried to play with it. The phone was in a bright blue box which is how the majority of Vtech toys are packaged and simply needed a couple of plastic ties unwrapping to be able to get it out.

          The Phone

          The phone is made of hard white, blue and yellow plastic and looks just like a phone, The back of the phone is blue and has the battery compartment, the top of the phone where the screen is has a yellow surround and then there is a red antennae and behind the keypad is white. The keypad of the phone has 12 buttons which are different colours and different shapes. The phone is sturdy and hard so you need to watch for your little one throwing it in a temper as it could easily cause an injury.

          The Screen

          The screen is about an inch and a half square with red lights either side of it which flash whilst the phone is in play, my daughter seems to really like the flashing lights. The screen has three different pictures inside one of two little children on the phone, one of a little girl with four shapes above her head and one with a little boy and the numbers 1, 2, 3. There is a button under the screen which when pressed will change the picture and the button is big and curved in the middle making it the ideal shape and very easy for your little one to press.

          The Buttons

          To turn the phone on there is a slider on the side of the phone, I think this is in a good place as it means your child doesn't knock it by accident however the slider isn't big enough for my daughter to turn it on herself. There is no volume options with this phone which alot of toys seem to have now and this is an issue, the phone is simply too quiet and you can't hear what it is doing if there is any background noise.

          On turning the phone on the phone will ring and say call your Mammy before singing a song, if you don't press anything after the song the phone will ask questions such as where is the number 7 which to say this phone is meant for ages 12 months up I don't think a 12 month old will know their numbers. The buttons 1-9 are in red, green and yellow and shaped as circles, triangles and squares, when you press the buttons the phone tells you what number is displayed on the button and then play a different ring tone sound. There is a star shaped button with a star on and this will play through all the different ring tones sounds and then there is a 0 button in a heart shape which rings and says it is the operator and the final button is a moon shape with a hash on it and it plays through the same song the phone plays when you turn the phone on.

          Emily's Opinion

          Like I said Emily loves phones and so this is a hit for her as a phone and she will pretend to press the buttons to make a call and then put it to her ear which I think is funny to watch. Emily likes the buttons as they light up when they are pressed and the whole phones buttons flash when the song is played however you would never actually know what the phone is doing unless the room is silent as you can't hear it anyway. Emily will often play with the phone whilst it is turned off and she doesn't seem to come and get you to turn the phone on like she does with other toys she has. She enjoys the phone because it is a phone but no more than she enjoys playing with my own mobile phone so this really was a wasted purchase for her.

          My Opinion

          I am very disappointed in this toy and pretty supposed at this being a Vtech toy as their toys I find are usually really good and educational, the phone tells your child their numbers but that is all there are different shapes and colours but you need to point these out to your child as the phone doesn't make any reference to them. The phone takes 2 x AA batteries which we haven't had to change but probably because the phone isn't turned on half the time it's played with, the battery compartment is secure with a screw type device but it required a coin or a knife to open it which i like as I never seem to be able to find a screwdriver in my house. I wouldn't recomend this phone as it is far too quite for your child to really interact with the toy but also all it teaches is numbers and I think a find the numbers game is a bit too advanced at 12 months old at least it certainly is for my child and would have been for her older sister too.

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            10.03.2012 11:54
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            Can't talk Daddy i've got dog on the other line!

            The Vtech tiny touch phone has been a huge success in our house, it does worry me that our little one already has a huge obsession with phones and remote controls at 14 months old, but nonetheless, this little toy has proven to be great fun and helped our little one with their motor-neuron skills in understanding the cause and effect of pressing buttons:

            Looks:

            This isn't an authentic phone, ie you wouldn't see kids on the bus using one of these to call their mates, this is designed specifically for babies, it is colourful, easy to hold and very pretty, although somewhat large to hold even for adult hands. The phone is white with a yellow display area, it has a small red antenna which doesn't move and an on-off switch on the top left hand side, there is a large button below the display box on the yellow part of the unit, if you press this the image on the screen changes, the phone buttons are various colours and shapes and really keep the little one intrigued.

            Learning:

            When the aforementioned button to change the display is pressed this has an effect on the phone, there are three displays, numbers, shapes and people, so when you press the triangle 5 button on shapes, the phone explains that this is a triangle, when you call it on the people it calls mummy, daddy or dog or cat, on numbers it explains that you have pressed the number 5. This is a great idea and can reinforce learning in a fun way for children.

            Overall:

            The phone will shut itself off if left on too long without use, which is brilliant, the looks of the phone are appealing for our little one, the sounds and music appeal and the idea of three modes of learning appeal to me too. I would say the phone is way too big for a baby, most of the time it gets picked up a button is pressed but it is too bulky to hold for long, hopefully this will change in time as it is for 1-3 year olds and we're at the early cusp of this range. The phone cost us £11 from Kiddicare, I think it was money well spent as we received a mothercare phone too as a gift and this isn't in the same league at all.

            Out little one now doesn't reach quite so often for the i-phone or remote control and is beginning to press buttons regularly that match words they understand and like, I think for £11 this is good value as it is robust and well made so will easily last 3 years with a couple of battery changes. I would recommend this as a useful toy to help develop babies understanding of colours, shapes and numbers as well as helping them appreciate that pressing things has a result.

            I'm very pleased with this toy, it does what I hoped it would, it looks good and it isn't too modern meaning baby develops too quickly, its a fun baby toy with good opportunities to learn.

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              A great toy, lots of fun ,and educational too!

              I certainly never thought I'd be buying my baby son a mobile phone at four months, but motherhood is full of surprises!

              I was taking my son to the hairdresser's (yes, I know he's young, but he had a mullet going on!) and needed something that would distract his attention whilst his hair was snipped. He isn't really into rattles, but loves my daughter's toys which have flashing lights and sounds. I saw this in Tesco for about £8.00, had a little play and thought, 'bargain!'

              The toy is chunky and solid feeling, and made from plastic. It has nine shaped buttons with '1- 9' on them with letters just like a mobile phone. There is a 'star' button and 'hash' button, as well as a large button with a telephone pictured on it. There is also a large 'screen' which displays pictures for the play mode you are on. The on/off button is a slide. The sound comes out the back of the phone, and just under is the battery compartment.

              When you switch the phone on, you have the option of three play modes. These are changed by pushing the telephone button. the picture switches to a boy with numbers, two children on a telephone and a girl with shapes above her head. The numbers play mode is a game and asks you to find the numbers on the keypad. When the numbers are pushed, they are read out. The play mode with the two children on the telephone is a calling setting and tells baby things like, 'let's call baby!' and so on. It also plays music. The girl with shapes play mode is a shapes game and asks you to push certain shapes and reads out the colours too.

              The phone has lots of flashing lights in green, yellow and red which is good for sensory skills.

              Even though this is a baby toy, it comes in handy when teaching children their colours and shapes!

              This phone has been dropped and covered in a bottle of milk (my fault, not my baby's!) and has never broken or split.

              The volume is pretty quiet on this phone too, so it's not irritating to flustered mums or dads. I actually enquired as the volume is so quiet, and apparently it's because children will put the phone to their ear, so they had to manufacture it to not damage hearing.

              A great toy, lots of fun ,and educational too!

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              01.12.2011 22:09
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              A great stocking filler!

              I bought this for my 9 month old daughter as a Christmas present, however I gave it to her early about 4 weeks ago as she was constantly reaching for my phone which I didn't want her having. I bought this from Tesco for £8.99 I used my Clubcard vouchers which I doubled up to use in the toy and game section.

              The phone is aimed at children 12 months and over and requires 2 x AA batteries which are included in the phone.

              The phone is designed to be used as a phone and put to a child ear so when you remove the tab from the back of the phone before first use the volume goes very quiet, it was significantly quieter than in demo mode in the box. This is a safety feature that Vtech have used to protect your babies hearing. My daughter doesn't put the phone to her ear and instead prefers to hit the buttons and wave it around so I did leave the plastic tab in the back and cut it right down and push it in a little further so my daughter couldn't get hold of it to keep the volume slightly louder, I have since read on Amazon lots of other people have done this.

              The phone is rather large and not disimilar to a Nokia phone I owned about 10 years ago in size! It is fairly light and my daughter can hold it no problem. The phone has a clear plastic screen at the top which is surrounded by a red flashing light. There is a large blue button underneath with a picture of a phone on it. When pressed this button alters the mode of play. The modes are numbers, colours and shapes and role play.

              The phone has buttons in different colours (red, green and yellow) which are in the shape of circles, triangles and squares. The bottom row has two solid blue buttons in the shape of a star and a moon and then a red button in the shape of a heart. The buttons all flash while the phone is in use.

              In the number mode the phone tells you the number that you have pressed. he phone will also ask your child to find a particular number. The phone also plays little tunes throughout the mode. The lights flash on and off throughout the songs which include Pop Goes the Weasel and Row your Boat.

              In shape and colour mode when a button is pressed the phone will tell your child the colour and the shape. The phone also asked your child to find various colours and shapes for instance it will ask your child to find the 'red triangle' again the phone flashes and plays various tunes throughout.

              In role play mode the phone will call various people, it rings mummy, daddy and also baby. The phone also plays tunes and flashes while stating various phrases. My daughter is too young to use this mode but i'm sure she will when she is older.

              This toy was excellent value for money, my daughter loves pressing all the buttons and seeing the lights flash and she likes the noise the toy makes. I keep it in her changing bag and it has proved a useful distraction while we have been out especially in restaurants. I don't think that this toy would be great for learning as it seems to flash and state random phrases of it's own accord! However it is fun and it lights up so it is perfect for young children. It is also a great price for what it is. The phone also switches off after 20 minutes of no interaction so the batteries should last a long time. It is also really robust as it has survived several trips off the sofa/highchair onto my laminate and tiled flooring and it is still working!

              I would definately recommend this for a younger child, it would make an excellent stocking filler. I would give it 5 out of 5.

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                17.08.2010 14:14
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                Good value toy which provides hours of fun for babies and toddlers.

                My little boy was given a VTech Tiny Touch Phone on his first birthday. Children seem to have an almost magnetic attraction to phones, so he was delighted with his present. We are now just approaching his second birthday, and the phone is still played with on a daily basis, so it has proved to be a very successful gift.

                == What is the Tiny Touch Phone? ==

                VTech market the Tiny Touch Phone as "an interactive phone that's full of role-play fun!" It is designed for children of twelve months and upwards. The plastic phone is a bit bigger and chunkier than a standard cordless telephone. If you can remember this far back, it's about the size of an early 90's mobile (and probably about as sophisticated!). The phone has push button numbers which light up when you turn it on. It can be used in three different play modes, which are designed to encourage your child to learn numbers, shapes and colours.

                The bright colours, flashing lights and cheerful jingles make this toy very appealing to babies and toddlers. The phone is easy for small children to hold, and the buttons are large enough to be pressed without too much difficulty. This toy is made from tough plastic and it is still in full working order, despite being thrown around for nearly a year by my rough toddler.

                == Battery Requirements ==

                The phone is powered by two AA size batteries, which were supplied with it. For some reason VTech do not recommend that you use rechargeable batteries with this toy. However, our original batteries are still going strong a year later. This is probably due to the phone being fitted with an automatic shut off system. This powers the toy down if it has not been used for about 20 seconds. This feature is a blessing for any parent used to the costly task of constantly replacing batteries in numerous toys.

                == Turning the Phone On ==

                When you turn the phone on you are greeted by a "cute, sung song" and the push button numbers light up. I don't find the song particularly cute, but due to a great product feature, it's not as irritating as it might be. As the phone is designed to be held against a young child's ear, VTech have reduced the volume level so that it complies with safety regulations to protect hearing. My little man can merrily play with the phone, without damaging his hearing, and I don't have to listen to the overly cheery voice singing cute songs. For me this is a great result, and I only wish that all toys were set at such a low sound setting.

                == Modes of Play ==

                The phone has three separate modes of play. If you press a large blue button you can switch between numbers, colours and shapes, and role-play mode. Pressing the button also changes the picture display in the panel at the top of the phone.

                ** Number Mode **

                When you press any of the number buttons in this mode, the button lights up and a voice tells you the number of the button pressed. The phone also plays various tunes and dialling tones. Periodically the voice will also ask if you can find a particular number, whilst the light flashes beneath it.

                ** Colour and Shape Mode **

                The number keys are different shapes and colours. The top row is made up of three circles (numbers 1, 2 and 3), the second row contains three triangles (numbers 4, 5 and 6) and the bottom row comprises of three squares (numbers 7, 8 and 9). On each row the buttons are either red, yellow or green. The 0 button is a red heart, and on the same row you find a blue star and a blue moon. When you press any of the keys, in colour and shape mode, the voice will tell you both the shape and the colour. If you press the same shape again the voice will either repeat the name of the shape, or tell you a fact about it. For instance, if you press a square it may tell you that "a square has four sides".

                ** Role Play Mode **

                In role play mode the operator speaks to the child, and will say things like, "Hello, this is the operator, who is it please?" and "Let's call Mummy / Daddy / Baby". The phone also plays a number of tunes whilst in role play mode. You will find that it randomly strikes up Jack and Jill, Row Your Boat or Pop Goes the Weasel, amongst others. All the lights flash whilst the tune is playing.

                Whilst number and colour and shape modes are designed to encourage learning, I have seen no evidence of this yet. My little boy is quite happy to press all of the buttons at once, rather than pressing a specific number or shape. However, I think this is more a reflection of his stage of development, than a failing in the toy. It will be interesting to see if he interacts more with the toy, as his concentration span increases with age. His preference so far has been to play with the phone in role play mode. In this mode he will phone Daddy and his friends, and he frequently passes the phone to me and tells me who is calling. It is lovely to see the toy supporting and encouraging imaginative play.

                == Price ==

                The VTech Tiny Touch phone retails at around £10 and is widely available through stores such as Toys R Us, Argos and Tesco. It comes with a one year product warranty, which is valid with a copy of your proof of purchase.

                == Summary ==

                I think the VTech Tiny Touch phone is a great toy for the price. Whilst I don't particularly like noisy plastic toys with flashing lights, this one is low key enough not to irritate me and my son loves it. Time will tell whether my little boy gains any educational value from this toy. This would be an added bonus. However, I think the main advantage of this toy is the fun that it brings through imaginative play.

                Highly recommended for babies and toddlers.

                ** An amended version of this review also appears on Ciao **

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                  17.06.2010 16:54
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                  It does a lot more than my first phone!

                  My daughter loves phones and takes great pleasure banging mine and MrD's around whenever she gets a chance. So it seemed only fair to get her a phone of her own. I picked this one up for £10 in Argos, using my Nectar points.

                  The vtech Tiny Touch Phone is bright and colourful but quite chunky - in fact it reminds me of my first mobile back in the day (although this one probably has more functions...). The front is white with a yellow panel at the top, and the back is blue. There is a large on/off switch at the side and a big blue button on the front which allows you to switch easily between the three different functions. The three functions are shapes, chat and numbers and are represented by little pictures that change in the panel at the top when you press the large button. Then there is the 12-button keypad, all in brightly coloured keys that light up when the phone is switched on.

                  As soon as you switch the phone on, it sings a song and all the keys light up so it's immediately appealing and eye-catching for little ones. The buttons on the keypad, which are the perfect size for little fingers, do different things depending on the function you're in...

                  Shapes - you're asked to find different coloured shapes and, if you press the buttons, the voice tells you what shape and colour you've pressed.
                  Chat - the picture is two children on the phone to each other, and the voice-over is all about using phones and calling people, ie. "Let's call daddy" or "Thanks for calling".
                  Numbers - very similar to the shapes function, the voice asks you to find certain numbers and speaks the different numbers as you press them.

                  At 18 months, MissD is too young to follow the commands to press certain shapes and numbers, but I think it's great to have the option as I hope she will enjoy doing this at a later stage. Although she finds it very easy to press the numbered buttons on the keypad, she did struggle at first with the large button to change functions, but she can manage it now.

                  When I first got the phone MissD played with it a lot, and it came everywhere with us. As she's got a bit older she has lost interest a little(she prefers running round causing trouble at the moment), but she will go back to it on occasion and I do think it's one that will still interest her in the months - and maybe even years? - to come.

                  For £10 I think this is a nice, fun buy for tiny ones who are keen to get their hands on their very own first mobile phone! The phone requires two AA batteries.

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                    Great gift for a 1st birthday

                    As you are driving past a gaggle of children walking home from school you see that they all have their mobile phones out, calling or texting, so I say why not start them young! Get them a Vtech tiny touch phone for their first birthday.

                    I brought this Vtech tiny touch phone for my nephew for his first birthday seeing that he liked to hold everything to his ear like a telephone. He has had it for 6 months now and still loves to play with it.

                    The really great thing I like about it is that it is quite, due to the fact that children hold it to there eats. It has good tunes on it and the lights are really good.

                    I paid around £7 for the phone, but it can be found from £6 to £10 in store or on line. I brought mine from Tesco, so got my clubcard points as well.

                    This phones great for children aged from 12 months old to 3 years old, so has a good age span, that's assuming it lasts that long with the amount of use it gets in my nephews hands.

                    It is a great toy to carry around with you too, due to the fact that it is lightweight, small and durable, and because there is lots of buttons to press and play with it keeps the child's attention. Its not just a play toy either, it is also educational due to it helping count and number recognition. The buttons that have the numbers on are also different shapes to help learning; they are either circles, squares or triangles. The screen has lovely little pictures on them that change when you press the blue buttin underneath. It is really colourful and lights up well.

                    The phone is about 15cm long and 5cm wide, so can easily fit in your bag when you are on the move.

                    Would recommend for any toddler for their 1st birthday.

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                      A nice little touch phone

                      I decided to buy my daughter the Vetch Tiny Touch Phone for her birthday when she turned 10 months old. Vetch makes some really nice toys for kids and this phone is just one of so many wonderful toys from the popular brand.

                      I bought the Tiny Touch Phone from Woolworths at the time (R.I.P) for £9.99. But you can buy it at Amazon for under £10.

                      They state that the toy phone is recommended for children aged from 12 months to 3 years old. But there is no harm in giving it to young babies from say around 6 months old as there are no sharp pieces/objects and it's quite strong and sturdy. I can't count the number of times my daughter has dropped hers, and it still works as good as new.

                      The Vetch Tiny Touch Phone does so many wonderful things such as having a rotating light-up screen that reveals 3 different modes of play with call feature.

                      Then press the 10 light-up number buttons and 2 shape buttons on the keypad to learn many numbers, colours, as well as shapes. My daughter always loved looking at all the pretty bright colours with sound. While developing hand-eye co-ordination and essential motor skills.

                      If that wasn't enough there are many cheerful melodies, fun phrases and sound effects to keep your young child entertained. This used to be one of her favourite toys to play with at the time and used to love taking it wherever she went, the phone would be with her.

                      She has had the tiny phone now for almost 2 years and the whole time I have not had to change the batteries which is a bonus considering when there are so many battery operated toys nowadays that take so many batteries and need replacing frequently,.

                      The only downside I found towards this tiny phone was that the sound was a bit low and there was no sound control, but apart from that this is a great tiny phone.
                      Highly recommended and with it coming from a popular brand such as Vetch I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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                      16.01.2010 05:25
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                      The perfect toy, a must have for any child

                      Everytime I would drop my daughter off at nursery, the VTech Tiny Touch Phone would be her first choice of play. I can only imagine how long she plays with it for, as most days, I would come back to find it still in her hand! So it seemed perfect that I get her this.

                      And I wasn't wrong. The phone offers a variety of different lights and sounds. Easy to use, portable and lightweight, this is always my daughters first choice.

                      As well as being fun and brightly coloured, this toy also has an educational side. Your child will learn how to count with ease, and without even realising it!

                      This phone is relatively low cost. I bought mine for around the £15 mark but I have seen them around for £10. the battery life on the phone is excellent. We've had nine months of daily play and the batteries are still going strong!

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                        09.01.2010 21:09
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                        Im glad I purchased this.

                        I got this for my son at 6 months old and he loves it. I think it will be very good for him when he is slightly older too.
                        There are 3 settings on the phone, which can be altered by using the large button at the top, the screen changes to reflect which mode you are in. The first mode is counting, which is great, it asks you to find a number then confirms what button you choose. The next mode is talking mode, each number has different phrases associated with it to call different people. The third mode is shapes, each number button has different shapes and colours, the voice asks you to find for example the yellow square and then confirms your choice again.

                        The only downside is the volume, it is very quiet but I think thats just because it encourages the children to put it to their ear like a real phone without being too loud when held to the ear.

                        Overall I think this is another great toy from Vtech.

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                        08.01.2010 22:37
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                        A great little toy that just needs a volume control

                        Our one year old had this 'phone' for Christmas. He really enjoys playing with real phones and was not impressed when his Granddad gave him his old mobile to play with, as it does not have flashing lights like mummy's real one.

                        My mum paid around £5.99 for this phone a few weeks before Christmas, in Home Bargains. I have also seen it is Tesco for a little under £10.00.
                        The packaging states that it is suitable for ages 12+ and I think children of up to the age of 3 years will get some enjoyment from this toy.

                        This phone reminds me of my Dad's first ever mobile phone, its a brick. Lol.

                        This phone is around six inches in length and about two or so inches wide. It is made of plastic in bright colours. The aerial on the top does not actually do anything. The 'screen' has little pictures which are changed by little one pressing the big blue button underneath. The pictures change from a boy and girl each on the phone to girl with colourful shapes above her to a boy counting 1,2,3.

                        The number keys on the phone are shaped with circles, triangles and squares coloured in green, yellow and red. On pressing each key we hear 'this is a red circle' 'yellow triangle' 'can you find a green circle' and other similar modes. There is also 'let's call mummy' and 'let's call daddy' and 'operator'

                        Some of the keys activate a dialling tone and others activate jingle. All the time there are coloured LED lights flashing in different sequences.

                        Two 'gripes' - Firstly, the audio on this is very quiet. It worked quite loudly in the box but as soon as we removed the plastic battery strip it went very quiet and there is no volume control. Secondly, the 'let's ring mummy/daddy' feature. Whilst I think this is cute and I always say to my little boy 'let's ring daddy' if we ever talk during the day, I do think that for some families this may be inappropriate as mummy or daddy may not be around.

                        Overall this is a cute little toy that our son gets enjoyment from . He does still like to play with my phone though!

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                          08.01.2010 21:38

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                          Fun toy,m which will entertain and teach

                          We got this as a present at Christmas for our son, and was quite looking forward to having a play wit it.
                          With V Tech toys, they are normally of a good quality standard and feel, and you know they are going to last.
                          The phone has flashing lights and has three different settings, so when you press the big button. the picture image changes and so does the mode of the phone. There are plenty of tunes and differnet features on this phone, however I have been very dissapointed with the sound quality. The sound on this is very quiet and theres not a button to turn it up. At first I thought it must just be the batteries which it had came with, but after replacing them, it was still very quiet. The only conclusion I can come to is that its probably meant to be quiet, as the child is menat to put it up to its ear, so probably designed not to deafen them! Apart from that, I can see our child having some fun with this, and pretending to be like daddy!

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                          08.12.2009 17:10
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                          All in review

                          I was struggling to find something for my 4 month old daughter who is now 4 for her Christmas. I was looking through the ARGOS catalogue and found this item along with the VTECH ball and book for £19.99. I though great price for three learning toys so I bought them and wrapped them up for Christmas day to come.


                          When I bought the pack of three items it was back in 2005. Unfortunately you cannot buy it anymore but you can buy the VTECH tiny baby touch phone by itself for £ 10.99. I still think that this a good price for the phone as my daughter still has hers and has had 4 years of endless fun with it. Great value for money I must say.


                          The phone has many different features which I am going to explain for you so know what your child will be learning through the phone.
                          There is a button on the side of the phone where you can see the pictures. You press the button in and it scrolls through the images on the screen on the top of the phone.


                          As you can see at the bottom of the product you can see numbers from 0 to 9, and shapes including circles, square, triangle, heart, oval, star, and a moon.


                          The number buttons light up and flash which my daughter loved and I found that she got very excited and she seemed to enjoy her toy more.
                          It also has special phrases sound effects. I thought this was great as it tells the child what shape he or she is pressing also what colour as well. This is a great way of a child learning shapes numbers and colours fantastic.


                          I would recommend this toy telephone to anybody with a young child. It is suitable from 5 months old until 36 months but as I already said my 4 year old is still enjoying hers. It requires 2 x AA batteries. It was also awarded best value from the baby awards in 2008.


                          I will rate this product 10/10. Its great value, a fantastic learning toy, and a great experience for the toddler to have.

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                          Baby's first phone call! A multicoloured toy phone with LED buttons that light up and twinkle as they count out the numbers 1 through 4.