Top positive review
8 people found this helpful
on 15 January 2014
This toy has been a success with both of my children.
The toy encourages not only motor skills, but also speech and colour recognition.
In use, the buttons / switches are a little stiff and difficult to use. Certainly, neither of my children could successfully play with the toy unaided at eighteen months. What they did do at this age was push the lids with the animals back down when they were opened by an adult. They thought it was hilarious and were very quickly picking up animal names and noises.
As they became a bit older they have been able to operate it themselves. My two year old quite happily will spend ten minutes or so playing with this on her own now. It has been good for manual dexterity, and she is also shouting out the names of colours etc now as well.
The only slight point I would make is that some of the animals look mighty odd!! How many sheep have green faces?! Certainly not the ones where we live....
Overall it's a good toy which won't take up concentration and imagination for hours at a time but is fun for short bursts.