Product Type: Tobar Child Development
Newest Review: ... fingers bounces the small balls which are attached by string onto the drum. The drum part has a lovely smiley face on it making this toy a... more
Tobar Smile Drum
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Tobar Smile Drum
Advantages: Cheap and cheerful
The Tobar Smile Drum is another one of these novelty toys which come home in a party bag with my daughter when she was about three. It has to be the most annoying party bag toy ever and makes an awful din, enough to drive parents mad. However, my son who was a baby at the time loved the noise of this drum, it would stop him crying, keep him occupied and make him chuckle and gurgle, which was really cute.
Our Smile Drum, which in the adult world is called a Klong Klong, and originates from China, is bright pink. It's made out of plastic, shaped like a racket, with a stretched plasticky material centre for the drum part with a cute smily face on it. There are two balls on elastic strings which bang the drum and make an almighty din for such a small thing.
To use the drum properly you roll the handle part between both hands - actually it is not easy to do, and I find that holding the handle in one hand and twisting by the wrist works better and gives a more steady best. Neither my son or daughter can get a steady beat from it, they just like it to make noise!
Sometimes my kids will get this out and shake it about if we are listening to music, so I suppose it has some developmental purpose there, even if it rarely is to the beat of the music, more so, I think it is just a fun novelty thing to play with.
I think they cost around 50p, so for the use it has had its more than worth this amount and it was a nice party bag toy to get. I'm going to knock a star of for it's irritability factor and also as its not so easy to use, even though it is aimed at kids between 3 and 8 years old. So 4 stars from me.
Summary: A great party bag toy
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