I have always been a big Fisher-Price fan, I grew up with many of their toys and my parents still keep a few of them in their house (bearing in mind that I am now in my late thirties, this is quite an achievement!).
|Chatting with the lovely Mari from Mari's World|
|During the presentation|
|The Apptivity Case with my iPhone 3G inside|
The Apptivity Case now houses my old iPhone 3G and has become LittleT's most treasured toy right after her cuddly toys. The iPhone seems to be well protected in it, so far it has been dropped a few times and it's still working. It is designed so that little fingers can't press the home button but, if your kid already knows not to do that, you can just turn the phone round so that the home button is on the other end, where it can be pressed (especially useful if the iPhone is an old one that is going to stay permanently in the case). I think the key for us is that we don't let her use it all the time, this way the use of the iPhone keeps being "special"; if we made it too easy she would probably lose interest and/or ask for our phones all the time. Fisher-Price has 3 free apps to download from the app store and I am now searching for good Spanish apps too as I think it could become a good learning tool for her when used intelligently and in moderation.
|It's worth holding on to the cutout iPhone|
At £12.99, I think the Apptivity Case is a rather good investment.
A feisty tip: the case includes a cardboard cutout of an iPhone, make sure you keep it, it looks real enough to keep a kid happy for a while!
The Roll 'n Racers Spinnin' Sounds Speedway hasn't received a huge reaction from LittleT yet, she will go to it and put the cars in the middle, instead of at the top of the ramp but she will only play with it for a couple of minutes at a time.
|With Sabina (Mummy Matters) and Amanda (Mummy Manda)|
Fisher-Price random trivia: did you know that it is now part of the Mattel group?