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Peppa Pig Giant Talking Toy 18"
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Peppa Pig Giant Talking Toy 18"
Advantages: Fun, imaginative play, helps with counting
Disadvantages: hard to clean when gets dirty
My daughter really likes Peppa Pig and has done since she was around a year old. She got a whole range of Peppa Pig related presents for her first birthday and this was one of them.
---About Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig is a character from the TV shows of the same name. The show follows her life with her little brother George, her Mummy and Daddy, and all of her friends. The character is suitable for young children up to age 5-6 years and my daughter who is 3 loves it. Peppa gets up to all kinds of mischief like my daughter, but she generally learns something by the end of the episode.
---About the toy:
The Peppa Pig toy is based on the character from the TV show of the same name. She has a large round soft boddy and head and then small spindly arms and legs. Peppa can only really sit or lie down as the legs are too thin to be able to take her weight so this toy is great for cuddling but not so good for make-believe stories. Peppa is about 18 inches in height and is dressed in her favourite red dress (pretty much the only thing she ever wears in the programme!).
Inside Peppa is a sensor and speaker so that when her tummy is pressed (or cuddled) she speaks a series of phrases. These include 'I love jumping in muddy puddles!'; '1, 2, 3.....9,10 ready or not, here I come'; I'm Peppa Pig'; and 'Splish Splash Splosh'. At the back of Peppa is a seam of velcro which when opens houses the speaker and controls for Peppa's speech. There is a switch on the speaker which allows you to switch the sound off which is useful to allow her to be switched off when my daughter goes to sleep. Otherwise you get some interesting conversations in the middle of the night!
Peppa takes AAA batteries which have lasted us for the last two years with occassional play which has been very good. I'm not sure how long she would last with more regular play though!
My daughter was excited when she got this Peppa toy and even more excited when she realised she spoke to her. We showed her how to hug her to make her say the phrases and she enthusiastically copied us. She enjoyed playing with Peppa and making her talk and has found her comforting to take to bed with her as she can have Peppa talk to her while she's trying to sleep. She still enjoys cuddling her two years later and will still ask for Peppa to come to bed with her sometimes.
Peppa has been very useful for teaching my daughter things as she has helped her learn counting and also the correct format for playing hide-and-seek. She has also enjoyed listening to the other phrases and has imaginative play with Peppa.
The pouch to open for the battery is very easy to open and little fingers get in there quite easily. For some reason though, my daughter likes pulling the speaker out from the back of Peppa which doesn't seem to be an issue but is still a bit strange! At three, my daughter is able to turn Peppa on and off herself and undersnads how to control her on her own which means I don't have the same control over the noise that I had when she was one!
I would recommend this talking Peppa to any young Peppa Pig fans. It has provided entertainment for my daughter and has helped her count to ten more easily. She still enjoys playing with it even after a year. The toy is very recognisable from the TV show so it is easy for her to associate them together and provides comfort, teaching and a platform for imaginative play. She is hard to clean when she gets dirty though as she can't go in a washing machine so if her face (which is lightest) gets dirty, it is hard to get it clean again.
Summary: Recommended for young peppa fans
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