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Plan Toys My First Camera from The Toadstool: A review

Miss T loves being in front of a camera. Whenever we get our camera out she does a huge grin and then wants to see ('eee' as she says) the picture displayed. She is always trying to get her hands on our camera and we're beginning to see those first signs of toddler tantrums when she doesn't get her own way.

So this Plan Toys 'My First Camera' from The Toadstool could not have come at a better time. She was delighted opening it at Christmas and has loved using it as a prop to copy mum and dad ever since.
'My First Camera' is made from preservative-free rubberwood and like the other toys from Plan Toys is sustainably produced. It also uses non-formaldehyde glue and water-based dyes. You can find out more about Plan Toys eco credentials here.

This toy is aimed at children 18 months and over and I would say this is an accurate guide as this is when Miss T started to really take an interest in copying us and showing signs of role play.

The camera is incredibly sturdy, so should withstand plenty of knocks, drops and bumps. It has two moving parts on it - the button which can be pushed down, and the lens which twists around. Inside the lens there is a kaleidoscope to look through which deliberately distorts anything you are looking at to make it look like a pattern, changing the pattern as you twist the lens. Brilliant!

When Miss T was playing with the camera we noticed how she loves to put her hand through the strap again and again, something she has seen mummy do with her camera.
A great value little camera which is perfect for toddlers!

Disclosure: We won this product from The Toadstool and have chosen to write this review about it. All opinions are our own. Please see The Toadstool for current pricing information. 

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