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Resisting the urge for an egg pun...
on 26 October 2016
We love our Tomy eggs! While pregnant I had heard loads of recommendations about how good they were, so when they were at a low price one day I reluctantly added some to my basket. I have to admit I doubted the reviews as I was on a big wooden toy kick, searching for the 'best' and most interesting toys available and found these eggs to be rather unappealing/garish and thought they would be a bit of a 'one trick pony' in terms of longevity. I am pleased to say I was totally wrong though as they still remain one of my daughter and her friends' favourite toys, even now that she is 2.5 years old!
Although the eggs seem a bit simple and boring to an adult, kids seem totally captivated by them - bright colours, noises, a little carrying case, the ability to stack/organise and then destroy (always the best bit!), and multiple layers of discovery and activity.
When baby is small they can simply remove the shell 'lids' and bash the eggs to get a little chirpy sound out of them (mechanical not electronic, thankfully!), or pick the eggs up and feel the zigzag shape of the shells. As they get older they like to unpack and pack the eggs back in the box, and attempt to fit the shell 'lids' back on the eggs in the correct way (surprisingly tricky for them, involving great effort to develop the motor skills and grip needed to rotate the shells into the corresponding zigzag hole). When they are toddlers they can begin to match and identify the colours properly, and the eggs also have shapes (triangle, star etc) on the bottoms that match to specific shape holes in the bottom of the egg box. At the toddler stage they are also of course beginning to get interested in pretend play with food toys, so the Tomy eggs double as eggs to serve on plastic toast for lunch!
These are so great that I have actually bought two further sets to give as gifts and they have been as loved by the other children as they have been by my own.
In terms of physical longevity and practicality they are also surprisingly great - no snapped plastic parts, they're still squeaking and the faces haven't even rubbed off. The only way they could be more perfect is if there were eco-friendly credentials and the eggs were BPA-free for the inevitable mouthing of them that takes place in the early stages.
A must-have, especially at Amazon's price!