Electronic Learning - For ages: 6 Months +
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Review of "VTech Connect-A-Pillar"
Back home again after a couple of weeks in the Pyrenees
This toy is suitable for a 6 month old to about 4 years old, this will depend on the individual child and his/her development
This Connectapillar is made out of coloured plastic. It needs 1 AAA battery. (It needs batteries for the sounds)The caterpillar is made out of 6 connecting pieces. Each piece connects to the next one with a push in connector. This is quite easy to do. Once connected it measures about 7. x 40. X 14. cm.
Let's start at the head and upper body. There are 2 wheels attached to the base of this piece. The pieces roll fairly easily this is a lime green colour. The head has 2 lights up antennae which light up and flash and respond to the music. That's right lots of cheerful music for your child.The caterpillar head has two black shiny eyes, a little cute moulded nose and a smiling red mouth.
The head is moulded on to the Connectapillar body. In the centre of the body there is a red heard push button with the numbers 1, 2 and 3 on it, Push the heart button this is where the fun begins. What's this you pushed it and no sounds and flashing lights? Ahh that must be because.....it's not switched on. Do you see that little yellow switch next to the heart well that's the on and off lever. It won't take long for your tot to discover that...Now we have 5 pieces left.These pieces include the tail end with wheels attached, we don't need that yet. The other 4 segments are roundish with s connector at one end and a hole to receive a connector at the other these will fit in any order to the Connectapillar that you like. I choose to connect the orange plastic ball this is ridge d touch it its interesting the ridges run around the ball., now lets attach the ball that's half blue half clear , can you see inside there are some little shapes shake this ball and see the shapes fall through the grid in the centre don't worry the little pieces are fully contained in the ball, That's right attach this piece to the head, now le me choose the third piece to attach the yellow plastic ball which has a blue plastic centre band , this blue piece is tactile it has some ridges and can be turned a little around the yellow ball.
The next piece to attach is a clear ball segment which has several small coloured balls inside when the connect pillar is moved these balls move and rattle. Now to attach the tail end this is green circular with a blob tail, this has two blue wheels attached;The Connectapillar is very tactile with lumps and bumps ridges and smooth areas.
They are visually stimulating the colours attractive, pieces spin and move.
They stimulate the child's audio receptors, they click and rattle. Also music tunes are played when it's switched on.
Press the heart and a tune will play or a phrase said. Push the Connectar pillar and
More tunes and sounds are played. If when the switch in the on position and the Connectapillar not touched for 10 seconds it will gaily pipe up with a tune, If not touched for a while this toy does eventually give up and power down...
There are a lot of songs that this Connectapillar sings sorry I can not recall them all. I remember London Bridge and an ABC song and my bonnie lies over the ocean. Some of the songs give learning opportunities for colour and number learning,
I must admit after a while the singing gets a bit much for my ears!
The children mostly seem to like the tunes.
This toy gives children the opportunity to practice and perfect their motor skills, their hand eye coordination. When played with on the floor encourages crawling. I have used this Connectapillar as a prop when telling the story the hungry caterpillar.Durability
This ok but where ours got dropped from a hieght onto a stone floor a small pieces shattered.
Product Information : VTech Connect-A-Pillar
Manufacturer's product descriptionElectronic Learning - For ages: 6 Months +
Long Name: Connect-A-Pillar
Age: 6 Months +
Type: Electronic Learning
Listed on Ciao since: 07/10/2016