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At a loss at christmas this year as to what to get my eldest daughter who is nearly 6 i spotted this pogo stick on amazon and payed £12 for it, well i didnt actually i used my dooyoo miles to pay for it so technicaly got it for free(thanks dooyoo)
On christmas morning when i got it out of the box i was pleasantly surprised at how tough the pogo stick looks as a lot of the handle and upper part of the stick is plastic, i expected it to be thin and flinsey for the price but it is very thick and will wear extremely well, another thing i was pleased about is the fact that the spring is encased in a plastic tube so that no one can get there fingers caught in it.
My daughter loved this although it is very tall for her and she struggles a lot to make the spring go down, the instructions say it has a 9 stone weight restriction so i just had to have a go, even i found the spring stiff to move and i am hoping it wears in with use to be easier to use.
I wouldnt recomend this due to the strength of the spring for any 6 year old and would say it was better duited to 8 years plus but is very well made and will last the rough and tumble of children very well.
My four year old Daughter asked for one of these Born To Play Lazy Town Stephanie Pogo Sticks months before Christmas. I don't know where she had heard about Pogo Sticks or how she knew she wanted one but she was certain that there was nothing else she wanted or needed!
I have never owned a pogo stick and at the moment I don't know anyone else who owns one so quite where she got the idea for one I don't know, She was also quite specific that it had to be a Lazy Town one featuring the character of Stephanie.
I found the Born to Play Lazy Town Stephanie Pogo Stick in an old Woolworth's Big Red One catalogue that I had (maybe that's where my daughter saw it). Unfortunately when I went online it wasn't available as the catalogue I had was a summer one and the product had been discontinued. I then trawled the Internet and eventually found one on www.amazon.co.uk.
At the time it was priced at about £12 but as it was only available through Amazon Marketplace I had to pay postage of about £5 on top of this. I see it is now available (Jan 08) on Amazon at £14.99 with postage costing an additional £3.99
My daughter was so excited to receive the Pogo Stick on Christmas morning after so many months of waiting and telling virtually everyone who asked that she wanted one!
The Pogo Stick is bright pink and features a picture of the Lazytown character Stephanie. It comes ready to use in a big box so there is no need to build it or stick anything to it.
The pogo stick is recommended for children aged 6 years and over. I didn't look at this before I bought it which I admit was a little foolish. My daughter will be five next month and is quite tall for her age but the pogo stick is almost taller than she is!
In order for my daughter to use the Pogo Stick I have to hold it in an upright position while she jumps on it. She can get the pogo stick to bounce but it does take quite a lot of effort on her part. We haven't taken the pogo stick outside yet as I know she cannot do it herself and would hurt herself if she fell onto concrete.
Unfortunately the pogo stick has lost some of it's appeal because it cannot be enjoyed in the way that she imagine and I admit I feel responsible for this. If I had realised that she was too small for it I would have tried to persuade her to ask Santa for something else and saved this toy for when she was a little older.
I have tried to have a go on the stick myself but cannot get my balance at all. The spring is very sturdy and quite stiff and takes a lot of effort to make it bounce.
I would say that with an older child this toy would be of more use and it obviously encourages them to play outside which is always a good thing. I think we will put ours away in the shed for a couple of years and then see how she gets on.
I would recommend the toy to anyone with a Lazytown fan daughter of the right age as it is sturdy and well built. It does not look tacky or cheap and the colour and stickers all look good and are stuck on well.
Lazy Town girl's pogo stick featuring Stephanie - the go getting resident of Lazy Town. In a cute girly pink the pogo stick is fun, colourful and perfect for outdoor fun!