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For my daughters first birthday, her aunties brought her the Vtech Sort and Soar Rocket. How good is this toy… well in my opinion its fab, and she likes playing with it too.!!
It’s a good size shape sorter with 5 shapes to sort – triangle, square, circle, crescent moon, and star shapes, each a different colour and made out of tough quality plastic. Each shape hole on the rocket has a coloured ring around it which corresponds to the colour of the shape that fits in the hole, these coloured rings also light up then the shape is pushed through.
There is a sliding switch on the side base of the rocket, which switches the rocket on and allows you to select which activity you want to play, this is not a stiff switch and can be manipulated by small fingers.
The activities are Colours – when the shapes are posted through the slots that colour is said Music – each slot plays a different musical tune Counting – each time a shape is posted in the slot the rocket remember and says the appropriate number i.e. If you have posted 3 shapes the rocket will say three etc. Shapes – the rocket will say the mane of the shape sorted. Sounds – the rocket plays tunes not nursery rhymes but sounds Free play – when the first shape is sorted this will determine which mode the rocket will be in if the rocket is left for a time it will start play melodies, sounds and flash its lights if there is still no input the rocket will switch it self off to preserve the life of the batteries
When all the shapes have been sorted the rocket will wobble and blast off.
When the rocket is pushed down it will clip in to place so when the shapes are sorted they are held within the rocket body.
The top of the rocket is actually a large button which when pushed will cause the rocket to blast off, the rocket will wiggle about count down from five then pop up releasing the shapes, the rocket can be then pushed down again and the fun can begin again.
If the blast off button is pressed again while the rocket has blasted off it will play a fun tune. Tunes include Twinkle twinkle little star. For he’s a jolly good fellow. Au Claire de la lune. This old man. Pop goes the weasel. This old man.
It needs 4 AA batteries, which are in a compartment held closed with a screw so there is no chance of little fingers getting hold of the batteries to chew
Like most Vtech toys there is a volume switch on the bottom, which can be a godsend if it begins to get on your nerves it wont silence the toy but will decrease the volume.
I love this toy and has me playing with it and my daughter for hours.
It is well-made, bright colours and easy to manipulate encourages child to play and have fun while learning.
It costs £18.99 is available in toyshops and online and is suitable for children from 9 months a definite must for any toy box!
Great review, I have been looking for a pressie for my nephew's first birthday and this could be it! I like the way you have laid out your review, very easy to read and it contains all the information I am looking for! x
star333 01.12.2004 14:43
my son got this for hes frist birthday and i think i have played with it more times then he has, great review x