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At our local toddler group we have a toy library that visits us once a month and you are able to take a few toys out just like a book at the normal library. You keep them for a month then swap them for something else. It is great as you can test out toys and if your child is bored with them that's ok they just go back.
Our recent take out was a wooden till and these wooden scales by Santoy. My son was instantly drawn to them. He loves helping his daddy in the kitchen with cooking so he knows what scales are.
These wooden play scales are gorgeous to look at. I loved them instantly and thought they would be a great buy for Christmas to go with his wooden kitchen Father Christmas is bringing him! They are perfect size to sit on a play kitchen they aren't too big and bulky. They measure 17cms in length, 7cms in depth and to the highest point they are 19cms. They are mainly wood finish with small parts painted in bright colours.
These scales are like the old fashioned manual ones with a dial that goes up and down. There isn't a battery or electronic piece in sight! The dial numbers on the scales go from one to nine great for learning to count and recognizing numbers. The numbers are printed in black and are bold making it easy for a small child to see. My son loves to see which things are heavier. Although quite often it's his cars!
To weigh something you sit it on the blue weighing platform and see the red pointer move. Something my son got the hang of straight way. I am afraid that is all that there is to this toy.
The scales are educational as your child is learning numbers and the concept of heavy and light things. They would make a great addition to a play shop or kitchen. They look gorgeous and in the three weeks we have had them they are still in one piece. Now this is a miracle as my youngest has just turned one and manages to get his hands on all sorts and is in destroy mode!
My son has soon become tired of these though. It's not really a toy he can play with on its own. As I have mentioned before it would be better as part of a shop or kitchen. There isn't enough to keep a small one entertained. They are recommended for ages three years and above so imaginative play is the key here.
You pay eighteen pounds for these which is quite a bit. I love the wooden accessories for the play kitchens but I'm just not hundred percent on these. They look lovely and on first impression would look great as a gift.
Educational, looks great but son got a bit bored a low 4/5 stars dooyoo.