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An old classic still fun!,
This review is from: Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Corn Popper (Toy)
This toy is an old classic that has held on through the years because it's plain, simple fun that still appeals to toddlers and preschoolers of the Barney generation. For imaginative toddlers and preschoolers who want to "be like mom and dad" it can be a vacuum cleaner, a lawn mower, and other grown-up toys. My toddler's eyes light up when she hears the popping noise. Yes, it's a bit loud, but it's nostalgic for me and I know she's having a good time.
Unlike some other push toys, this one requires a toddler to be somewhat steady on his or her feet because there's nothing to lean on. For this reason, this is a slightly later push toy than some of the others that have four wheels (for a good stable early push toy, try the VTech Little Smart First Steps Plus - it's very stable and solid and will give your little one something to lean on as he or she is taking those early steps).
This toy can be either pushed or pulled. It does require that the child keep the handle in the proper angle. There is a fairly wide range of angles that work, but if the handle gets too vertical (straight up and down) the toy has a tendency to start going backwards into the child, which may send the child over the top of the popper onto the ground. This was only a problem for my daughter early on as she was learning to use this toy, but it's something to watch for when an early walker starts using it.
Overall a great toy and a classic!