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For my daughters second birthday she received a huge amount of toys from Early Learning Centre from different relatives. I've found some things from ELC are a lot more expensive than I am willing to pay so when she received this ELC fantasy phone she was delighted to be able to play with a more high tech phone than the one she had previously.
The fantasy phone is available to buy in store from both Early Learning Centre and Mothercare or online from these as well as Amazon. The RRP is £10 but Early Learning Centre quite often have sales and 20% off codes floating around.
The phone looks exactly like a childs smartphone. My daughter had toy phones before having this one that had the old style keypads and I think because I don't have a smartphone she didn't really see the appeals in these. However, this smartphone toy was instantly a hit. It is mainly pink in colour apart from the font of the phone that shows all of the icons. The shape is rectangular and gets wider on the back where the batteries are housed. The phone takes 2x AAA batteries and some come already inside.
The phone comes to life on the play screen. It's just a sticker with lots of pictures of different icons on so it doesn't sound that great but once you touch each icon it will play a different noise or phrase. There are 16 icons but 18 different noises in total as the green and red phone call buttons make noises too. Some of the sounds include a ringing sound and a photo taking sound. A little pressure is needed to activate each sound, a little more than what I imagined for a childs phone.
My daughter loves this phone a lot more than she ever loved her basic phones, the reason for this may be because it is a lot more like mine. She can hold the phone to her ear with one hand without any troubles. It gets played with quite a lot and she often pretends to take photos of various different items whilst pressing the camera icon on the front.
I'd definitely recommend this ELC fantasy smart phone if your child has taken a liking to your phone, at £10 it is a little steep for what you get, if you can find it on sale it's definitely worth a purchase. It is made to a high quality and can withstand a lot of vigorous play.