Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 2 year-old ++
Who would love this: Parents looking for versatile toys for colours recognition, number-learning and time-telling - all in one.
Little Tikes is a childhood memory; the unapologetic chunkiness, cheerful colours, light-weight plastic, and the lovely vibrancy that appeals to young kids immediately. Granted, you probably would never find a Little Tikes on the shelf of a Montessori classroom or an Instagram page of a nature-play advocate; but a Little Tikes brings joy to the little people, and they are childhood memories. Some real, beautiful memories. One of my personal favourites is this vintage and hard-to-find Little Tikes Learning Clock.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Cleverly-Designed Clock with Pop-Out Barrels - I love how educational and versatile this toy is! This is a fantastic and cute learning tool that my two kids really love; the 12 numbers were printed in big white font on twelve separate removable barrels in vibrant rainbow colours. Simply turn the clock around, pop the round number pieces out, and start the “challenge”. The kids love matching the colours and fixing the puzzle. The design is clever and thoughtful with the little details; for example, each of the numbers needs to be aligned and positioned at the correct angle facing forwards before the cylindrical blocks can be securely fitted into the slots. In other words, the numbers would always look vertically “upright” around the circular shape (just like a proper clock) once the numbers are clicked onto the allocated slots. This is an amazing toy for colour-recognition, number-learning, sequence and hand-eye coordination training.
(2) Rotatable Hour & Minute Hands - When we rotate one of the clock hands, the other hand would also move in the same direction but in a different speed, just like how the minute and hour hands run simultaneously around a circumference in relative speed in a real clock. This is a great first clock for young kids to get a general idea on how a true functional clock works.
(3) Chunky Handle - I love the adorable and chunky handle of the clock for easy portability. This is one truly exciting and visually-appealing clock.
[This review was first written and published in Instagram on 9 February 2022]
Where to buy this:
Unknown, but its official website is here: https://littletikes.com.au/
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