Leapfrog Read With Me (Violet) Leapfrog’s award winning Read With Me product line offers great educational/developmental benefits while giving children a little portable pal they love! We tested this product via leaving it with families with kids of the target age (between 2-5 years). We usually know if a product is working from a ..
Tech-Too My First Remote Control
Tech-Too My First Remote Control is a really good toy for children of infant age.
Children love to emulate their parents in their play activities, so in this case children can role play as being like their parents with this very sturdy toy remote control.
There is more depth to this toy than there might at first appear to be – the product allows kids to pres buttons and hear sounds in response to their actions, but then they can also engage another mode which asks them to find certain numbers, shapes or colours on the remote control and press them with a verbal “well done” when they find the right button.
Additionally, the product allows kids to play in both English and French, just by flicking round a switch. So for parents looking to add a few words of French language to their child’s vocabulary at a young age this could be quite a good start point!
WHO’S IT FOR: Infant age children (i.e. 12-36 months). Clearly children towards the upper end of that age will find the play easier than those at the younger end, but we can see this toy easily lasting throughout that period, meaning great play value.
THE TOY VERDICT: We loved this robust, tactile educational product. It isn’t trying to be too clever or too fancy, just great functionality, fun and developmental impact at a great price. Recommended.
Leapfrog LeapPad3 Learning Tablet Based on our ongoing consumer research work (we consumer test child targeted products for various toy, gaming and hardware companies), we know that Leapfrog is a brand that is well trusted and liked by parents, due to ongoing excellence in developing highly educational products delivered with a huge dosage of fun. Many times ..
Articulate board game has been around for a long time – over 20 years in fact we believe. And throughout that time it has been a top selling game. That doesn’t happen to bad games! The reason for Articulate’s ongoing success is that it is a genuinely great game. Not over complicated, hugely social and ..
Guess Who (Shuffle) card game is based on the already proven winning formula of the classic race to find the face game of Guess Who! This version effectively replaces the plastic grids holding the face cards with a deck of cards, with players laying out their own matrix of faces on the floor/on a table, and ..
Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage Starter Home The Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters Cosy Cottage Starter Home is a lovely product. When reviewing this brand it’s easy to over use the words ‘cute’ and ‘cutesy’, but they are accurate when used with nearly anything Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters. The play set comes with 15 pieces, including larger furniture items ..
Sylvanian Families Seaside Cruiser House Boat Review Sylvanian Families products are always very cutesy. This playset is especially nice and offers a huge amount of play value (which in fairness would be expected at this price point). There are 55 pieces in this set, and the act of getting all the pieces out and working out ..
The Logo Board Game is a very good trivia based board game for adults. Logo has been one of the biggest new games/brands launched in the board games category in the last decade. Quite often a new game will do well in the first year due to advertising and a cool concept. But the proof of the ..
Petron Sureshot Toy Crossbow This Toy Crossbow product comes from the Petron Sureshot range. Clearly there is a great deal of fun to be had with ‘blaster’ toys when they work well, and in this case we have to report that this product definitely delivers! Of all the many (thousands) of toy ..
Scooters have come a long way in recent times. The Y Glider XL Deluxe scooter comes from Yvolution, a leading manufacturer of other motion products including balance bikes, ride ons and carts. We tested this product with kids of varying ages, and overall found that in addition to the obviously attractive design and look of ..
Scalextric Quickbuild: Demolition Derby Let’s start with the fact that we’re big fans of Scalextric! So any Scalextric product we look at is measured against both huge positive enthusiasm and also very high expectations. The Demolition Derby (Quickbuild) version is a fusion of the typical slot car racing experience, with the thrills and spills of ..
Dobble/Spot It Game Review This is a very special review for us, because the game we are reviewing is genuinely our favourite party game! The game is called Dobble in the UK & Europe, and Spot It! in North America. Don’t ask us why the game has different names in each region – because ..