Product Type: ELC Child Development
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A Great Musical Toy For Children Of A Range Of Ages
ELC Carry Along Keyboard
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
ELC Carry Along Keyboard
Advantages: Sturdy, chunky, great price, lots of variety
Disadvantages: none that I have found
I bought this keyboard for my sons second birthday a few weeks ago. Personally I don't think the 3+ recommendation applies.
I bought it from my local Mothercare that stocks Early Learning Centre toys after the original store shut down. Boots also stock ELC toys as well as Argos stocking some.
The keyboard originally costs £15 but I bought it when it was half price for £7.50. It comes in teo colours red or pink. As my son is a boy I chose the red one.
It takes 2 AA batteries which are not included. I used the cheap ones you can buy in the pound ahop and they have lasted well and still seem to have plenty of life left in them.
It has a large, chunky handle which is perfect for little ones carrying along and can be transpoted to grannies house when he's staying there for the night.
The keys and buttons are large and chunky as well so great for little hands.
It has lights which come on when you press the keys and it has a variety of options from playing songs which my little one loves to dance to with a tempo button to change the speed the song is played at.
There is also buttons for the drums and a variety of different sounds - 8 in total - that the keys play from a normal keyboard sound to violin and guitar.
I was pretty impressed by the record function which allows them to play a tune for around 30 seconds if I'm correct and then play it back as many times as they wish.
We've had no problems so far even though it has been bashed and battered around there are no scratches or breakages which seems to be a good feature of ELC toys, they can withstand a lot of childrens play.
I would definately recommend this product and if you can get it cheaper than the standard £15 then it's definately a bargain!!
Summary: A brilliant toy I would definately recommend
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