Christmas is only a few months away now and parents everywhere will be starting to look for gifts to buy. With each child I have had my criteria for buying children’s toys has changed. Once upon a time it was quantity that mattered – these days it’s quality, durability and how much use I think the kids will get out of each one. They need to be able to play with them together, and use them regularly. I want value with both usage and dollars when it comes to purchasing what my children play with.
VTech develop interactive, innovative high-quality electronic learning products for children. With a history of almost 35 years VTech know what children and parents want: toys that engage, amuse and last. I have purchased lots of VTech products over the years for the kids and was recently give the opportunity for them to review some of the latest on the market.
VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Lift & Fix Repair Shop, RRP $34.95Master 4 got to test this one out. Like lots of children he is car obsessed and he helped me set it up – it took us around half an hour to put together. The instructions are easy to follow and come with all you need. Floyd has had car sets in the past but never one this interactive. This Toot-Toot set features five SmartPoints that activate when the vehicle is rolled over them, rewarding your child with phrases, sounds and music.
The vehicle included with this set features a light up button that when pressed plays three different songs and teaches your child the letter “H” and the vehicle name. Push the hot rod up and down the ramp, through the car wash for a clean, fill him up with petrol and push the lift up and down between the two levels for loads of car time fun. Play mechanic with the included tyre and wrench, and send the car in for a new paint job. Extra tracks can be purchased separately.
The VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Lift & Fix Repair Shop was a huge winner with my four year old as well as Miss 2 when he let her have a turn. The interactive features meant they engaged a lot longer when playing – his favourite part was the lift he could work himself and the ramp. He played on his own and with his sister, and at RRP $34.95 not only is it fun for the kids, it’s affordable for parents.
Miss 2 got her hands on this one, it’s designed for ages 6-36 months. The driver doubles as a rattle which is a bonus for the younger ones. The first thing we noticed about this was you only need to shake the driver to activate the movement and sound, there is no need to press down hard like a lot of toys on the market.
Once the driver feels action the vehicle moves forwards, backwards and sings 6 different songs as well as 10 melodies. You’ll hear the engine roar and the brakes sound. The headlights light up and the two buttons on the bonnet of the car start the songs and switch each time they are pressed. The best part of this toy for Miss 2 was the movement – she enjoyed chasing the car around the floor and the driveway. At a RRP of $24.95 this is one toy that will last your little one for years.
VTech toys are available from major department stores and independent toy retailers. Browse the range online at www.vtech.com.au
I have a prize pack to give away which includes 1 VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Lift & Fix Repair Shop and 1 x VTech Rattle & Roll Racer. The prize is valued at $59.90 RRP. Entry is on the Mum To Five Facebook Page.
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