What is it
Call Duggee and the Squirrels!
The play phone has a backlit screen and asks children to find numbers and colours, listen to greetings and pretend to take pictures. The prompts encourage them to listen to questions and follow a sequence by selecting the appropriate button. There’s plenty of encouragement to ‘try again’ and hear fun sounds!
What our team of testers said
"There's two! How are you daddy?" - Boy aged 2
"Hello?" - Girl aged 19 months
- Promotes number and colour recognition
- Teaches cause and effect logic
- Encourages imaginative play
What our experts think
The Hey Duggee flip and learn phone is a great way to engage little ones in imaginative role-play and also help them to recognise colours and numbers. Our testers enjoyed listening to the squirrels and responding by repeating and pressing the buttons. Repetition is a key way of learning at this age and the phone gives lots of opportunities to do this.
The children also enjoyed pretending to talk to their parents or family members on the phone – this is a great form of imaginative play as it gives little ones the opportunity to recreate real-life scenarios and this teaches them about the world around them. One of the children even waved his hands around as he took his ‘important’ call!
- RRP: £10.99
- Brands: Trends UK
- Battery Operated
- Toy Types: Electronic & app toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Learning to talk
Listening and attention
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills