Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 12 month-old ++
Who would love this: This is a cute first "clock" for toddlers - I think any kids between 1 to 3 year-old would love it.
I have seen Le Toy Van and its beautiful range appearing in many social media posts and toy store websites before; their wooden collection always gives me that warm, homely and fuzzy feeling. This adorable Blink Owl Clock is the first Le Toy Van that I have ever held in my hands. Suffice to say, I’m in love.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Moveable Clock Hands + Adorable Owl Design - This sweet powdery blue owl belongs to the “Petilou” range designed specifically for infants and toddlers. I love how aesthetically pleasing this little standing clock is. The owl looks demurely gentle, with a circular numbered clock at its rounded chest. I love the bright stunning colours of each of the protruded numbers; red, pink, bright orange and a lighter yellowish orange. The two clock hands are moveable and can be rotated around and around by little hands. It’s a beautiful toy to learn about numbers and colours differentiation.
(2) "Spin-able" Eyes - I love the “opening and closing eyes” feature. The two eyes can be turned over to reveal either a pair of curious-looking, highly-alert side-glancing eyes; or closed eyelids in preparation of a dreamy sleep. We can also give the two eyes a quick spin to create some exciting eye-blinking effects. I love the overall simplicity of the design with added fun and educational feature that teaches kids about day/ night and “bedtime”.
(3) Wooden Material - Like many other Le Toy Van range, this owl clock is made of durable, sustainable rubberwood, decorated with non-toxic paints. It is a lovingly crafted piece of toy that is safe for young kids and of heirloom quality.
(4) Colours - I also really love the deliberate gender-neutral colour scheme of the toy.
Bear in mind however that the Petilou collection is designed for toddlers; so our little people will probably outgrow these toys pretty fast. My two-year-old loves touching and exploring the moveable parts of the owl occasionally, but my five-year-old is not interested in it at all. Also, the rather short and tiny clock hands might not be the easiest thing for adults to manage, although our little people will be able to navigate this toy at ease.
I’m eager to find out more about Le Toy Van.
[The review was first written and published in Instagram on 9 November 2021]
Where to buy this:
Le Toy Van (Website)
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