The night is black and the stars are bright and the sea is dark and deep… If you’re a parent of a small child, you’ll no doubt recognise these words. And yes, you’re probably singing them now, too, as I am.
In The Night Garden was one of my Little Man’s first loves. Makka Pakka stole his heart when he was barely toddling, and so for that, it will always be special here. So when we received an In the Night Garden Fun and Learn Projector to play with, as part of our KD Mumbassador’s work, we were excitable…
Little ones can project images of their favourite the In The Night Garden characters and turn the lens to discover more faces.
With two game modes, children can learn about colours, numbers and shapes with the help from Igglepiggle and his friends.
The Projector features original characters’ sounds and five great tunes.
2 Years +
3 x AAA (included)
I’m coming to find with the products that we receive from KD UK, that I know what to expect and can rely on them to deliver me a few ticks on my parental guide to buying toys. Is it easy to get out of the packaging? Tick. Does it have enough packaging that it is protected, whilst not having an unnecessary amount that it fills my recycling box in one hit? Tick. Has it got batteries already supplied? Tick. Are they actually inside the toy ready to go so that I can immediately pass it over to the very eager little hands grabbing at me? Tick. Does it then stand the test of time and hold up against being bashed, thrown, dropped and launched at things? Tick. OK, so in my book, this is already a winner, and I know that these things sound quite basic, but time after time toys disappoint me in these ways, and I’m sure I can’t be alone on this one?
Onto the toy and what it actually does. Well, it has games on it, which are on the side of the projector, as you can see here…
The games encourage you to press either the colour that it’s asking for, or the shape or number.
As you can see, they require concentration!
The buttons are all a good size for my 2 year old, easy enough for him to press and operate, but not so sensitive that they keep on going off every time they touch other toys in the drawer that it’s now stored in. He will play this game, though to be honest, he’s quite good with these already so it doesn’t hold his attention for very long. For him, this toy is all about the projector.
It projects well, as I managed to photograph these easily enough, and it plays different ITNG tunes whilst doing so. As you can see, it shows favourite ITNG characters..
When the songs play, they’re relatively quiet, so they have failed to irritate me so far, and are loud enough for Little Man to enjoy them. I’d say the only problem with this toy is making sure that you have a dark enough environment to really enjoy it in. With the lighter nights that we’re now having, we’ve found we have to close blackout blinds in the kids rooms to properly play with this, which of course adds to the fun. I can really see it coming into it’s own when the dark nights are upon us again, though I’m not wishing the summer away!
What do you think of this one? One that your little ones might enjoy?
Disclosure: We received this product FOC for the purposes of this review