Now, the eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed a new badge popping up in my sidebar there, letting people know that I’m now a KD UK ambassador. They produce toys and work hard to ensure that their products are innovative, educative and fun, with ranges such as Peppa Pig, Frozen, Something Special, In the Night Garden, Fireman Sam and Disney Princesses – all popular here so the kids are delighted, of course!
The first item that we have been sent to test out is this Disney Frozen My Smartphone
When they press the power button, tots enter discovery mode and can hear all about the characters.
They can also choose one of four games – Appointment; Message; Call; and Quiz, which will help teach about colours, numbers and the characters, while developing hand-eye coordination and observation skills while they play.
Ages: 2 Years+
It arrived nicely packaged, and just had a couple of those ties on the back of it to secure it in the box. Which meant it was only a matter of seconds before I had it free of it’s confines and into the children’s hands. Boo loves it because it’s Frozen, it’s interactive and it’s a phone, Little Man just wants to chat on it!
It’s very simple to use and fits nicely in both children’s hands. There is a character recognition game, along with gaming involving the numbers and colours on each button you see there. From a parenting point of view, I like that it’s educational, it’s taken a fair few hits and knocks and is still going strong without a scratch on it, and the all-important one – it’s not too loud and doesn’t irritate me!
It’s easy to take out and about, as apart from being small enough to slot into my bag, it fits in Boo’s pocket so she feels special with her own phone…
Boo having a really in-depth conversation with herself!
And it kept Little Man entertained waiting for his food in a restaurant recently…
It was sweet to see them both using this as a normal phone, especially as they look to be really concentrating! Boo’s 5 and Little Man’s 2 and they both like to play with this one. The games are very easy for Boo, but she loves having her own phone with her. Operating it so that he’s actually playing the games is a bit beyond Little Man at the moment, but I can see him enjoying the number and colour recognition in a few months time. And in the meantime, there’s always the chatting!
I don’t know about you, but we have bought various toy phones in the past, as the kids do seem very drawn to them. It’s not surprising given the amount of time they seem mine in my hand, I suppose! What’s impressed me about this one, is that it’s within that same price range that I’ve paid before, but it has considerably more functions and is more educational, along with it being branded – I mean, anything Frozen goes down extremely well here, yet is often quite costly. This is currently selling for £10, which I think is a very reasonable price. What do you think?
Disclosure: Product was FOC for the purposes of this review, though all words and opinions remain my own.