Product Type: ELC Novelty Toy
Newest Review: ... that it is plastic. It is a bath time play toy which has limited appeal, at least it did for my daughter, she liked to watch in swim or ... more
Member Name: sympatic
Advantages: Nice design
Disadvantages: Hard to operate
This was bought for my daughter as a birthday present and although it is supposed to be for children over the age of 12 months you need to be aware that they will need help with this toy as the winder is quite stiff and beyond her ability to operate. It was purchased from ELC however I have no idea what it cost, I cannot imagine it was more than £8 given that it is plastic.
It is a bath time play toy which has limited appeal, at least it did for my daughter, she liked to watch in swim or flail about for a bit but it did not hold her interest for very long. She is much more attracted to those toys which firstly she can operate and especially ones where she can pour and move water about.
It is about the length of a small ruler I reckon and about two thirds the length across, it is easy to grip with little hands because of the legs and it is nicely designed with some bright colours, no sharp edges and a smiling face, the frog swims on its back with the legs kicking, there is a yellow knob on the back to wind it up. You have to maintain the tension in the winding mechanism as you turn it otherwise the legs start to move, it swims for a decent enough time however it is not so easy to wind with wet hands and my daughter has no luck at all which is one of the reasons why I think that this toy will have limited appeal for most children.
I see little benefit from this toy in terms of it being able to develop a childs learning, possibly motor skills to a certain degree but there are better toys that will do that. It is nice enough to look at but nothing special. It is not an expensive toy, at least I assume not, and therefore it does make a nice enough novelty toy but nothing special.
Summary: Novelty toy but nothing special
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