I love it when I get the chance to review toys because my boys are such enthusiastic testers. Recently, I got the chance to review a fun new educational toy from Little Tikes, a company that has been providing kids with fantastic toys and playthings since 1970. I love toys that contain a learning element so I couldn’t wait to get started.
I received the DiscoverSounds Alarm Clock to review. This simple little clock is designed for children between six and 36 months and I immediately noticed some great tactile elements that a baby would be sure to enjoy. The bottom sides of the clock feature small bumps to add interest and the rounded legs of the clock are just the right size for grabby little hands.
The clock itself featured a moving hour hand and by flipping a switch on the back, the clock announced the number in English, French or Spanish as the red light on the top of the clock lit up! I really appreciated the option of choosing different languages. My husband is bilingual and I am always looking for new ways to introduce my kids to other languages more. The French and Spanish numbers also meant that while the clock was designed with younger children in mind, even my four-year-old played with the clock in delight! He had a great time listening and repeating the numbers in other languages. “Do you know how you say one in Spanish?” he questioned me with a knowing look. “Uno!”
The alarm bells of the clock could be pushed to trigger a random assortment of songs and silly sounds that played as the red light blinked. This was definitely my eighteen-month-old’s favourite feature and he had so much fun banging on the top of the clock and listening to the noises that resulted. I really liked that the alarm bell buttons were so easy for him to push; they required just the slightest pressure to trigger the response, which is one of the reasons this toy is so perfect for a younger child.
Overall, I found the DiscoverSounds Alarm Clock to be a fun little toy for babies right up to preschoolers. The different languages are what really helped to make this toy appropriate for different age groups and I loved the fact that both of my boys got so much enjoyment out of it. If you’re looking for toys that all your children will enjoy, chances are good that Little Tikes will have a toy that is perfect for you. From outdoor playground equipment to riding toys to role-playing toys, Little Tikes has playthings your kids are sure to love for years to come.
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