Product Type: VTech baby toys
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Can't talk Daddy i've got dog on the other line!
Vtech Tiny Touch Phone
Member Name: paulie1975
Vtech Tiny Touch Phone
Advantages: Varied play, good music and sounds, looks great, well built and robust
Disadvantages: Quite large and bulky
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:
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Can't talk Daddy i've got dog on the other line!
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