Review – TOMY Play to Learn

Written by Lauren. Posted in Reviews, Toys

In our box of TOMY goodies we also received two items from the Play to Learn range. I’m a big fan of toys that promote development so was keen to give them a whirl. We received Neil the Seal (RRP £19.99) and Mr Owl Pop Out Puzzles (RRP £12.99.)

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I did think when I saw them they the boys were a bit too old for them but let them loose anyway. Neil the Seal is a plastic push a long toy with a separate ball that Neil can magically pick up with his flippers and place onto his nose where it the spins as he’s pushed along. Neil the Seal is a fun toy and both boys were laughing when he balanced the ball. It’s great for promoting movement and dexterity with the boys having to aim the flippers around the ball to enable him to pick it up.


Mr Owl Pop Out Puzzles is right up Spike’s street. He is a small plastic owl that contains 6 different puzzles to complete. You simply press down on his head to make him blink. The cubes in his belly then fall out revealing 5 forest themed pictures and a shape sorting activity.


Spike is a huge fan of puzzles so loved making all of the different pictures and slotting the shapes into their correct places.

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Both toys have been put aside for Dot because even though my boys are a little bit too old for them to hold their attention for a long period of time they are excellent toys for around 12-18 months old. Like all TOMY toys they are well made and will certainly withstand toddler play.


Review – Fisher-Price: Mickey Mouse Fly N’ Slide Clubhouse

Written by Lauren. Posted in Reviews, Toys

Disney Junior would be on 24/7 in our house if the boys got their way.  Especially Spike.  Numerous times a day we hear “I watch my channel mummy?!” as he reaches for the remote.  His all time favourite program has to be Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  Last year he had a Mickey Mouse birthday party and most of his presents donned the characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  One toy was the actual clubhouse.  We were a little bit disappointed by it because it wasn’t exactly toddler proof and within a few weeks had already started breaking.  In June it finally gave up and ended up in the bin.  Luckily for Spike, Fisher-Price have brought out a brand new Mickey Mouse Fly N’ Slide Clubhouse (RRP £29.99.)