John Lewis My First Piano
Lots of fun for little (and big) people.
I bought this for my 6 month old after he had had a great time playing on a neighbours piano. He loves hitting the keys and making a noise. He also enjoys it when we play some of the tunes on the cards that accompany the toy.
My only gripe would be that it doesn't come with a beater (it mentions that it can be used as a xylophone also) and we had to source one of these separately.
Overall though a great little toy that will grow in usefulness with my little boy.
25 March 2014
Perfect for 1 year old
Ordered online and came in red colour which was nice and bright. Bought for Ist birthday present, and is perfect for a one year old. The keys are easy to press, and the sounds are easy on the ears and not too loud. The cards are very small and difficult to see. That is the only downside.
29 January 2014
Better than the rest
My year old daughter was bought this for Christmas - a wonderful present. Coincidentally we bought one (more expensive) from another shop which was far poorer quality. This is good quality item that I expect will last for a long time. It also plays a good tune!
02 January 2014
Good sound for a toy
I have just received this after ordering on line. It's one of my Christmas presents for my grand daughter. It comes in a box that leaves the keys open to try, which I did. It gives out a great sound for a toy. I bashed out some Nursery Rhymes without access to the cards which are somwehere inside the unopened box. I can't wait for her to start enjoying it. I have saved the fifth star for a further review after she has tried it. She is only five months so it may be some time before she can use it but I am sure she will enjoy the sound received by just touching the keys randomly. I am hoping it will encourage her hand eye co-ordination whilst also introducing her to new sounds. I know it says for 18 months but I can't see anything unsafe and she will, of course be always supervised with it due to her age. A toy that she can grow with. Love it. What a bargain! Only one thing John Lewis.....it came in a huge box with loads of wrapping. Could have been reduced?
01 December 2013
Colourful, sturdy and noisy!
I saw this in the Edinburgh store, but due to luggage restrictions on the plane it had to be posted to my home. It arrived 3 days later, well packaged.
This is for my grandson's 1st birthday, so he's not seen it yet. But I have 'road tested' it on a neighbour's child and it's a great success.
John Lewis, another wonderful purchase!
20 March 2013
My son loves this
Even as I was unpacking this toy, my 17 month old son was trying to press the keys and giggling. I knew this would be a hit. I'm pleased to say it is still his favourite. He loves just hitting the keys to make noise, and is very inquisitive as to how the sound is made. Talking of the sound it is very pleasant. Would agree with another reviewer though, the cards could be bigger, very small for even an adult to read, so I don't see how a pre-school child is going to read them and play from them. That said, very entertaining, would recommend.
10 January 2013
Quick delivery,well packaged, sturdy and colourful. Just what I wanted to introduce my grandson to playing music. Good extra of music cards tucked under toy base, bit ambitious for young pianists but he will get the hang of them. Xylophone nice addition, not sure of safe implement for playing though.
31 December 2012
A very absorbing product
We have just bought ths for our 1 year old granddaughter who is showing musical talent. She loved the sound & colours straight away & we are sure that it will help develop hand/eye coordination & help her to recognise sounds too. It is a good size & can be easily carried round. I will certainly recommend this to friends.
16 December 2012