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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
not much to it
on December 27, 2012
This is a sturdy, robust and durable toy, no doubt. But regarding its educational value, fun factor and usability, reading the other reviews, we must be missing something:
- For each position of the animals there are just two versions of a short sound the animal supposedly makes (the horse sounds more like a small rodent). That sound is the same whatever is pressing the button down - any of the figurines or little fingers. Therefore, the toy is missing out on a learning effect that some kind of negative feedback for wrong placement would have, in my opinion.
- A few of the animals need to be pressed in a certain way to trigger the sound. Our daughter of 2 1/4 learned the necessary pushing quickly enough, but I would have doubts with younger children.
- Regarding the fun playing and pushing around, the joints between the three parts on our tractor were very stiff. This was helped easily with some WD40 (should be cleaned well and allowed to air before giving back to the child), but I wouldn't think that shouldn't be necessary for the customer to do.
In summary, I think there are better choices for toys for toddlers.