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My two year old son is a huge Teletubbies fan. He was lucky enough to win a dance with me Laa Laa from Teletubbies magazine when they printed his colouring of Dipsy. I think Laa Laa is his favourite as he kept calling all the teletubbies Laa Laa for a long time. My sons face lit up as soon as he saw it. He couldn't wait to play with it and began using it while it was still in the box. I managed eventually to prise the box from him and remove the Teletubbie.
It comes with instructions but its fairly straight forward to understand it has two different modes
Dance Along mode: The realistic dance motion, along with the Teletubby blinking and giggling whilst dancing. Musical Statues mode: Children can join in too and play musical statues with Laa-Laa!.
These are activated by pressing the teletubbies hands. The teletubbie also makes sounds if it falls down or you press it belly.
My son has hours of fun dancing along with laa laa. It really does look and sound like the real thing. It very cute, laa laa's giggle is certainly infectious and you can't help smiling and laughing along.
You'll need a screwdriver to change the batteries which seems to be the case with just about ever toy these days. I found the batteries have lasted quite well, far better than say his tickle me Elmo which seems to eat batteries. Dance With Me Teletubby Laa-Laa was voted Hamley's Top Toy for Christmas 2008 and I can see why. Its very well made and has survived the odd fall and bump as my son is very clumsy and breaks just about everything but Laa laa still going and looks as good as new. I'm sure all little Teletubbies fan would adore this toy.
I'm not sure I would personally have bought this item for £34.99 I think its rather expensive but now we've played with and I can see how good it is I would consider it for a birthday or Christmas gift.
Have you ever wondered what it is about all these different TV show that seem to take over the telly and our children, I have half the time I just don't get them and yet my 2 year old can sit there and tell me the names of each character.
Teletubbies being one of his favourites at the moment is the perfect example with po, lala, dipsy and tinky winky, there are all good friends alway hugging each other, dancing and playing games in there own little world with lots of hills with trees and flowers.
Then they bring out the toys and that's it every child wants one, the newest to reach the shelfs is the dancing teletubbie it's fantastic my 2 year old was the first to spot it and he wasn't taking no for an answer, at a whopping £35 each it's very pricey but just to see his little face light up every time you sqeeze po's hand and off she goes dancing and blinking that was it hooked just like the kids.
There really colourful, sold separately so you can pick and choose which one or ones you want, they do all of them (but I haven't seen them all in town yet).
I don't think it helps much with there speech development other than the characters names but it does help with hand coordination and really gets them moving to the music.
I'd recommend this one to all teletubbie fans it's great
The most realistic Teletubbies ever seen! Teletubbies are brought to life through music, dancing with their distinctive Teletubby dance style just as they do on TV! Two fun dance modes to join in with, Dance Along mode with realistic dance motion along with blinking eyes and giggling whilst dancing, takes Teletubby fun to a whole new level! Musical Statues mode enables children to join in and play musical statues with their favourite Teletubby character. If the Teletubby falls over it makes a fun "parp" sound and a happy "whee" sound when it's picked up.