Electronic Learning - For ages: 6 Months +
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Review of "VTech Connect-A-Pillar"
Trying to catch up after being in hospital for an op. Will get to rating all reviews ASAP
My Dad was very excited when we found out I was pregnant with Harry, and every week he gave me presents for his first grandchild. So Harry has had the VTech Connect-A-Pillar since before he was born! He started playing with it when he was 6 months, and although he shows no interest in it now, he did like this toy until just before his 2nd birthday.This toy costs £10.41 on Amazon which I think is not a bad price. This is the cheapest I can see looking online. Toys r Us and Asda will set you back around £15 so it is worth shopping around.
This toy is suitable from 6 months to 3 years. I think 6 months is a good recommendation and Harry did play with this sitting on the floor and pushed it along when he was crawling. However I can't really imagine the average 3 year old having fun with this for too long before getting a bit bored.This toy takes 1 AAA battery which is in a sealed compartment that needs a screwdriver to open. We played with this toy a lot and only had to change the battery once so it lasts a while.
The whole caterpillar is made of plastic and is very brightly coloured. Being plastic it is very easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth or a wipe.The caterpillar is in 6 pieces. The lock easily together (Harry was unable to do this until he was older) to make one long caterpillar. There are wheels on the head piece and the tail so it can be pushed along once connected.
The head is green in colour with a nice happy face. It has 2 antlers (I have no idea what they are supposed to be called but I am sure it's not antlers) which light up when the caterpillar plays music. Under the head is a heart shaped button with numbers 1 2 3 on it. Next to the heart is the on/off switch. When you press the heart the caterpillar will name colours or sing a song.The 4 pieces which make up the caterpillars body are ball shaped and some are ridged to help your child learn different textures etc. Each piece has something different inside it such as coloured balls so when the caterpillar is pushed they will rattle, and different shapes inside.
The tail piece does not do anything except have wheels to help you push the caterpillar.The caterpillar plays tunes when the button is pressed and also when it is pushed along.
This toy gives plenty of opportunity for learning colours through the caterpillar itself and some of the songs. One of the songs it plays is the alphabet song so your child can also start to learn this.Harry quickly learned that when he pressed the button it was rewarded with a song and be loved pushing this. The only downside for me is there is no volume control and it is quite loud. When your child is constantly pressing the button it does get a bit annoying!
When pushing this toy, Harry has banged it into walls etc and it does not have a scratch on it so I would say it is well made.Although Harry has outgrown this I am reluctant to part with it, partly because it is a great little toy and partly because my Dad bought it and he was the person who played with this with Harry the most. So it has sentimental memories stopping it from going in the charity shop bag. So for now it is in a bag and if I have another baby I hope they get as much enjoyment from it as Harry did.
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