Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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For those sandy situations
ELC Spade and Rake
Member Name: Coffeetiere
ELC Spade and Rake
Advantages: A great beach toy for young kids
Disadvantages: A little expensive
We live very close a park which has a sandy beach area next to the lake there. †It's artificial sand, however this doesn't seem to bother my kids and is perfect for an afternoon out over the summer holidays or to go to play after school. †Both my kids love playing in the sand, digging, building sandcastles and pretending to make rivers and roads. †Because we go there so often I decided to invest in some beach toys.
I went to ELC as there was a 3 for 2 offer on outdoor toys. †I therefore got a bucket plus one each of the spade and rape pictured above, although our rake is yellow and spa is blue. †I think the spade and rake were £4 each at full price, which is quite expensive, but I got the three items for £10, which was ok.
These beach toys are just the right size for kids at around 20cm in length and quite chunky in design and a good design for little hands to hold. They are made from really durable plastic and I think it's very unlikely a child would be able to snap them. Also they dont have sharp edges like some chesp beach toys do. They do their 'job' very well and the shaped digs nicely and the rake rakes up the sand as well as making stripy patterns, which my son loves as its good for making roads in the sand which he pushes his trucks along.
These are great beach tools and I am really glad we got them as it makes going to the large artificial beach at the local park much more fun. †For the price we paid they have been used a lot and still remain as new - the sand hasn't yet scratched the plastic. I only wish I had bought two of each to stop the arguments!
Summary: A must have for a sandy situation
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