Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 2 year-old ++
Who would love this: Young kids, and adults that love vintage-looking wooden toys
There is something magical about a simple, timeless, non-trendy toy that quietly captures your heart in an unassuming way. We were given this “Elephant Pull Toy” for review recently by Funyards Australia (a family owned business located in the beautiful Blue Mountains in New South Wales, specialising in quality wooden toys and educational products). It’s a cute little thing that makes us smile, transcends all ages, and I’m loving the simplicity of it!
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) 3D Puzzle & Horizontal "Stacker" Toy - This adorable elephant is a 3D puzzle and a horizontal “stacker” toy. The elephant is made up of four separate parts. The base has rolling wheels on it, and is attached to the rear of the elephant with hind legs, a little yellow roped tail, and two extended long pegs. There are 3 removable and chunky puzzle pieces that can slide into the pegs (the body, front legs, head), and come together to form a complete elephant model. I love the dots of red eyes, the curvy trunk, and the smooth rounded finishes at the corner of the puzzle pieces. The “assembling” process requires some hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, slightly challenging than the usual vertical ring stacker toys in market, but not too overly frustrating for the kids since there are only 3 pieces to be put together.
(2) Beautiful Pull Toy - This elephant is also a “vintage” pull-toy that can move around the house on its functioning wheels and a long red string attached to a wooden ball. Little Elephant is a faithful companion and quiet friend that can take a walk with the kids, ignites the children’s imagination, provides hours of entertainment in our created small world, and perfect for any new walker learning to take their steps with confidence.
(3) Sturdy Wooden Material - I also love the sturdy, wooden quality of this little elephant. It’s solid and durable, not too heavy, and I think the craftsmanship is refined and simply beautiful. I love the natural wooden grain and texture that fits well with the design of the elephant. This is a lovely toy for kids, and a classic decorative item at home.
Sometimes, simplicity is JOY. Nothing beats a minimalist toy that is done right!
# gifted in exchange for review
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