VIVID IMAGINATIONS I LOVE PONIES PONY SHOW PLAY SET
COST - £14.99 from Tescos
AVAILABILITY - This set can be widely purchased on the internet from £10.99. There is a Vivid Imaginations I Love Ponies Website, but this is no longer available on it and so may be hard to get from toy shops too. However I love Ponies consistently develops new products, and there is one I have seen on the market at the moment which is similar to this. I love Ponies toys are stocked in all good toy stores.
I LOVE PONIES - I love ponies was developed primarily for children with a love for horses. The toys are sturdy and well made but do contain lots of small parts and so I would only give them to school age children. There are also lots of parts which open up and are hinged and can be easily snapped off. However I have found that most parts are easily enough put back on.
CONTENTS - This set includes a movable ambulance which opens out into a mobile unit where you can style and look after your pony. It also comes with two ponies and two riders with riding equiptment for both the riders and the horses. Jumps for the horses and plastic food along with a great variety of other props are included.
WAYS TO USE THIS SET - This set has endless possibilities and my daughter has had hours of fun from this set. Most of the uses bellow involve role play and can be played alone or with a friend or parent.
USE 1 - As a whole set with a friend or alone. You can travel in the van and unpack and tend to your horses. You can then decorate your hoses and feed them and even play with them.
USE 2 - My daughter often plays with just the van and a doll where she drives it around and stops at various places to make over all kinds of animals. The van has a hatch, a bit like an ice-cream van which she opens and talks to the customers.
USE 3 - My daughter also uses it as a stationery Pet/Horse Beauty Parlour and will brush and dress all sorts of animals using the accessories provided. She often takes out a little tub of water and baths them all when playing this game!
USE 4 - My daughter will use the horses and jumps only for this game. She pretends she is a riding teacher and teaches the other pupils how to ride a horse. She also then goes on to have show jumping competitions and then gives out awards. The latter part is heavily inspired by the horse of the year show!
USE 5 - Again with just using the horses she will have horse races and dressage competitions and write down all the performances and the results then present a winner.
USE 6 - She will use this set along with other toys as part of a farm and the play gets even more varied as there are other animals and a whole other host of props now involved!
This set has such a variety of parts that it's use can go as far as your child's imagination makes it go. I have seen these horses do so many different things and have seen all parts of this set used with other toys. My daughter has had this for four years now and although she is playing with it slightly less I still think it's longevity has been massive and it is a great buy for any little girl who's into horses!
This action packed vehicle folds out and becomes the perfect place to play and dress ponies ready for special occasions! Make their manes and tails look beautiful with ribbons and beads! Comes with two riders dolls, ponies and over 60 play accessories.