When we first switched this on my daughter absolutely loved it and was so excited when it started throwing the balls all over the place. However the fun wore off for her and us when we were constantly having to retrieve the balls from under the sofa. It’s also more fun with a couple of children playing so it often comes out when she has friends to play but when on her own she’s not really interested in it. From a parents point of view, it’s incredibly loud, the mechanism to make it spin and pop the balls out being louder than the music so it does get annoying.
Overall, definitely a hit at her birthday party and when playing with friends but doesn’t hold their attention for long and certainly not an everyday toy.
This is a fantastic fun toy.
I love how it teaches music, letters & numbers whilst remaining fun.
It's bright & colourful and easy to operate.
I also like how you can stop it from spinning or set him to spin.
The popping balls encourages little ones to move and chase them to pick them up and pop them back in ready to be popped out again.
Great toy my little on got for Christmas. When you first turn the turtle on it spins quite a bit and spits the balls out which is great fun but then it stops and you have to put the balls back in and press the buttons. When you do this the turtle doesn’t spin as much each time, maybe enough to chuck it one or two balls max... so can get quite boring. My little one likes to look at the spinning number and drop the balls in the belly of the turtle and this is great as it encourages hand eye coordination. Good toy but just doesn’t spin as much as expected it to.
Baby got this for Christmas although she is too young for it at the moment just got it out the box to try.
Well I was certainly having fun chasing the balls around lol.
Baby is nearly 6 months and product recommend for 9 months + but she was having great fun watching my chase the balls around the living room.
You have two options - option 1 - the turtle flips the balls back inside the tummy (still the odd ball that tries to get away) option 2 - the balls get flicked out and roll everywhere as the turtle is spinning at the same time. - was quite a workout chasing them and getting them back in but very fun.
I know when baby is older she is going to love this!!