Product Type: VTech baby toys
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Can you hear a ringing?
Vtech Tiny Touch Phone
Member Name: emmad5689
Vtech Tiny Touch Phone
Advantages: Bright, good size, good price
Disadvantages: Bright, good size, good price
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Not recommended
- Hello Kitty Stroller
- Little Bird Told Me Billowy Butterfly Activity Playgym
- Little Bird Told Me Billowy Butterfly Musical Pull Toy Musical Pull Toy
- Millhouse Rocking Chair
- Rainbow Designs Miffy Cute As A Button Comfort Blanket
- Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball
- Mothercare Waterways Activity Tube
- ELC Big Busy Bee
- Nintendo Yoshi Plush
- In The Night Garden Ninky Nonk Vehicle