When Tomy got in touch and asked if I would like to be sent one of their newer products, Neil the Seal for Taylor to play with and review I though “why not”? After this I thought that actually it could perhaps be a bit too baby-like for my very grown up two year old toddler however it was already on its way so hey-ho.
Too baby-like? No fear – Taylor has hardly put the thing down since it arrived a couple of weeks ago and at one time “My Neil The Seal” shared a bed with him and had to be stealthily removed each night after he had fallen asleep.
Even better, this is not one of the frustrating toys that needs a degree in engineering to put it together. The box contained the ball, the seal, the handle and no unnecessary packaging (a pet hate of mine) and it was simply a case of clicking the handle into place and placing the ball in Neil’s hands (flippers?).
Taylor (and the rest of us) were ticked pink to watch Neil lift up the ball, place it on his nose and spin it asTaylor walked him around the room. Putting the reasonable sized ball back to start again is very easy for a little one and this remains Taylor’s favourite toy at the moment (his childminder has her eye on it too 🙂 ).
The age range for this toy is 18 months onward and I would say that any child up on his or her feet would love it. It is such a simple yet entertaining concept, is great for getting little ones moving and provides hours of brightly coloured fun.
You can find out more about this fabulous addition to our playroom on Amazon (where at the time of writing this it is on sale!). If you have any questions or want to be kept up to date with offers and product news make sure you follow the Tomy Facebook page.
Thanks to Tomy for letting us give Neil the Seal a home, I assure you he is much loved and well looked after.
*We received this item free of charge and were asked to write an honest review based purely on our own thoughts, feelings and experiences.