Product Type: VTech baby toys
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Vtech Tiny Touch Phone
Member Name: taramorg23
Vtech Tiny Touch Phone
Advantages: Cheap and fun!
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.
Summary: A great stocking filler!
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