Well, as I expected, you've all been very impressed reading my reviews of the lovely but low-priced toy range from Asda, so I'm back with some more goodies to show you. After trying out their 50 Piece Wooden Blocks Playset (here) and A to Z Wooden Blocks (here), this time we gave their Baby's Phone a roadtest.
Once it's out of the packaging, you'd never recognise it as an Asda own-brand toy as it looks just as good, not to mention solid, as its big-named rivals. It has a little square mirror that baby will love using to look at himself but it's also a magic mirror, turning into a picture of a sheep when you push the buttons.
There are four buttons numbered one to four and a green "call" button. My one gripe is that the four numbered buttons all do the same series of rings, engaged tones and beeps when you push them and have nothing that relates to their number, so baby won't recognise the number with the number of rings, which would have been good. The "call" button plays a selection of three nursery rhymes, namely London Bridge is Falling Down, Mary Had A Little Lamb and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
The suggested age range is 6-12 months but Pierre, who is 2, has been enjoying playing with it too. I love the fact that, even given the low low price, it comes with the required battery so there's no faffing around trying to find one in the back of the drawer to get it to work.
Yet again, it's a great toy for the price and will be perfect as a stocking filler this Christmas.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £3
for more information : http://direct.asda.com/Asda-Play-Learn/50261,default,sc.html
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