Product Type: ELC Child Development
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ELC Baby Scribbler
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ELC Baby Scribbler
Advantages: Chunky, easy to hold stampers, pretty design
Disadvantages: Difficult to get stampers in and out of holder
My daughter loves etch-a-sketch type doodlers, but we have always noticed with other peoples, that the little stampers and pens tend to end up lost fairly quickly. We decided to get this one for her first birthday but in the end she had plenty of presents, so we put it away and gave it to her for her second birthday instead.
The Baby Scribbler is smaller than some other models on the market and is made of tough, durable plastic,unlike many others I have seen which are quite flimsy. The girly version I am reviewing is as pictured, designed to look like a fairy castle with pretty pink and blue colouring on the plastic. There are three stampers and these are in the shape of characters to compliment the castle theme.
One of the stampers punches hearts onto the screen, one draws a wiggly line and the other draws straight lines, and replaces the attached pen these sort of doodler often come with. At the bottom is a heart shaped button and this is pulled to clear the screen, leading to hours of fun! When the heart button is pulled, you can let it go and it goes back automatically, clearing the screen at the same time. My daughter finds this feature fascinating and prefers to pull the button rather than draw al lot of the time.
The stampers are chunky and have been cleverly designed for little hands to hold. I think they are effective but they are pretty tricky to get in and out of their slots, and this frustrates my toddler who likes to at least try to do everything herself. Instead of asking for help, or persevering, she loses interest. So I really need to be involved when she ses this toy to help her get the stampers out. On the plus side, we have not yet lost a stamper, and because they are large, they would be easy to spot if we did misplace one, and they are difficult to be sucked up the hoover!
All in all this is a good toy, perhaps slightly expensive at £15, but I imagine it is long-lasting. My daughter is a bit of a tomboy so I reckon the girlie design is wasted on her, but it would make a great gift for little girls who are into princesses and fairytales.
Summary: A nice, creative, no mess toy!
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