Category Archives: 4+

DKL Toy Review: Chloe Ballerina Corolle Doll

Earlier this year we were chosen to be part of the DKL Bloggers team.  We recently received our first toy to test out.

BG was sent a Chloe Ballerina from the Les Cheries Corolle and Hair Care set to play with.

chloe doll

What I first noticed about this doll is the size it’s not a big baby doll or a tiny fashion doll it was a nice size for BG to play with properly. I normally find dolls a bit creepy but not this one.

BG loved her from the moment she set eyes on her proceeded to spend ages playing with her hair and making her dance.

Chloe Doll Corolle

What We Liked:

  • Her hair
  • The clothes are really well made and easy to remove and put back on
  • It’s a sturdy doll, it doesn’t look like it will break easily
  • She comes in a lovely ballerina outfit.
  • Appropriate clothing
  • A good size
  • Not creepy looking (for mummy)
  • Hours of fun
  • You can buy extra sets of clothing for your doll

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Trying to get her out of her packing

Overall a big thumbs up from BG

Corolle have a large selection of dolls and accessories from babies to mini dolls. They would make a great Christmas gift for any child.

You can buy the Chloe Ballerina Corolle Doll from many online stores and the prices start from £23.97.

I found them on  Play MerrilyAmazonTesco and Alex and Alexa. You can find a list of Corolle Dolls stockists on the DKL Website.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Grafix 3D Ballerina Puzzle

We like a good puzzle in this house and the Grafix 3D Ballerina Puzzle is a good puzzle.  BG loved the 3D aspect of the puzzle, you put together the normal puzzle and then the Ballerina’s stand up so you can use it as a play scene.

3D SCENE BOX PUZZLE BALLERINA

It all folds away nicely and stores away.

This would make a lovely Christmas Gift for your little puzzle lover.

Grafix have a really good selection of Puzzles and other products including arts & crafts and activities.   Their prices are really reasonable the Ballerina Puzzle is £4.04 from their online shop great if you have lots of children to buy for. You can get a decent gift under £5!

 

Cars 2 AppMATes

Cars 2 AppMATesDisney Pixar Cars 2 AppMATes - Mater and Finn

Price:  £20

Available from:  Disney Store

Suitable from: 4+

Initial Reaction:  You use your ipad as a racing board, I was worried the cars would scratch the screen but they didn’t.

You download the free app from itunes and then use the two cars it comes with to race, explore and complete missions. The cars has sensors on them that interact with the ipad app, its all very clever and my OH was very excited about trying it out. Continue reading

Zoobles Chatteroos

Zoobles Chatteroos

Price: from £9.99

Available from: Amazon, Argos , The Toy Shop, Smyths, Tesco Direct

Suitable from: Age 4

Initial Reaction:  As soon as BG saw this she was fascinated.  The Chatteroos have different moods, you find their moods by placing them on their tree. They roll into a ball and then you place it on the base and they open up and talk.

Pros:

  • Simple to use, BG is not even 3 yet but she worked it out quite easily
  • It’s more robust then you think
  • Fun to play with
  • Compact in size
  • Bright colours

Cons:

  • Even though BG plays with everyday she only plays with it for a few minutes at a time before getting bored. It doesn’t do a huge amount of things

Value for money?   I think it’s a little expensive for what it is.

Overall Reaction:  It’s a lovely little toy, not too annoying. However there isn’t a lot too it so doesn’t keep her attention for long. You would need more than one for it to be more exciting.

Nice little stocking filler.

By Carol

Lite Sprites Tree of Life

Lite Sprites Tree of LifeLite Sprites Tree of Life

Price: £39.99

Available from: Amazon (£29.99), Smyths (£27.99)

Suitable from:  4 +

Initial Reaction: Quite a large sized tree with lots to do Continue reading

Zoobles Mama and Babies Playset

Zoobles Mama and Babies PlaysetZoobles Nursery Playset

Price:  £24.99

Available from:  Tesco Direct , Amazon (£14.99)

Suitable from:  4+

Initial Reaction:  The set looks great with a Mama Zooble and two babies. They play on the swings and slide and their pushchair. Continue reading

Crayola Colour Mix-a-roo Game.

Crayola Colour Mix-a-roo Game.     

Price: £9.99

Available from: Amazon, Smyths, Play, Tesco Direct

Suitable from: 4 years upwards

Initial Reaction: Initially I thought that this game involved actual paint. I was thrilled when I received it and discovered it doesn’t. My children love games and were interested in this one as it is a unique game about colour. Continue reading