Thursday 30 June 2016

Brio Ant with Rolling Egg - Review

Although I adore wooden toys for children, my children had never owned any Brio products prior to the Stacking Clown that we were sent to review a few months back. It was an instant hit and the kids still play with it daily now. When we were given the opportunity to review the Ant with Rolling Egg, I did think that it was a bit of an odd idea for a toy but I accepted just to see how it worked as I was a little intrigued.

The Ant with Rolling Egg is a pull-along toy. The ant makes up the main body of the toy and there is a bright yellow string attached to the front. The egg sits right in the middle of the ant's back where there is a slight dip. The wheels are large meaning that as you pull, the egg spins. It is such a simple toy and I cannot believe how much C and E like it. E especially loves pulling it around the room. The little bouncy antennae and tail have been the source of many laughs too.

The design is very simple which is what I like about Brio. Their toys don't need to be over the top and complex for children to like them. The block colours are a massive plus for me and E (who is currently learning her colours) likes to point them out to me. The wood is finished perfectly and I love how shiny the paint job it. The toy helps to develop motor skills, perception and balance. This is the first toy that E has had where she is recognising balance. She knows that she has to pull it slowly so the egg doesn't fall off.

The Brio Ant with Rolling Egg is recommended for children aged 19 months+ so it is perfect for 21 month old E. C at almost 4 loves it too so I do think it will be played with for quite a while. It retails at £17.99 and you can find it at most toy stores. You can find out more about the range at the Brio website and keep up to date with all things Brio on Twitter.

(We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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