Glowing Musical Thomas The Tank Engine Review and Giveaway

Mr Squishy loves Thomas the Tank Engine and has been enjoying watching Thomas go on his various adventures on the tv.  Having seen this I did attempt to take him on the tube once thinking he would love it but boy was I wrong.  He started screaming hysterically but then he is still quite young and had never been on public transport except when he was still in my tummy.  For now we will have to make do with him playing with toy trains for a little while longer as I am not sure he is quite so ready to try again just yet and neither am I.  Instead he is happy watching trains whizz by on the tracks from a safe distance and also watching them on tv and of course his favourite of all, playing with them.  Until recently Mr Squishy only had one Thomas toy and a book that plays the theme tune but recently this lucky little chap was sent a Glowing Musical Thomas toy from Golden Bear Toys to review.

 Once my little man saw what was in the box when the package arrived he was extremely excited and grabbed it out himself.  He is getting to know the routine now so he ran off into the room we often do the children’s reviews, sat down and started saying deeeeee (his version of cheese) with the most enormous grin on his face.  Now from past experience I know the best way to show others how much a child really likes / loves a toy is to video them with the item.  Anyone can pose for photos with a product and smile saying the kids like it and move on, well I simply can’t do that as I like to be thorough as you may have realised by now so naturally we did a video just to show how much this toy is loved.

Watch Mr Squishy in action:

As you can see this is a great toy for any Thomas fan.  The funnel at the top (black) plays various phrases when pressed and the dome (blue) plays the Thomas the Tank Engine theme tune.  The cheeks light up and change colour and the toy itself is very cuddly and soft.  The music can be turned off so that this toy can be taken to bed without the fear of it waking the little one at night.  There is also a James and Percy option too which is handy to know as many little ones would love to have the whole set.  This is a great toy for encouraging imaginative play in little ones and my little man loves singing along to the song each time he presses the button.

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Doesn’t this look like a great toy for all little ones that love Thomas?  It makes a great gift for a toddler at any time of year.  Mr Squishy is loving it and would love one of you guys to win one for your own little Squishy so we are holding a competition for one lucky reader to win one.

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Mr Squishy was sent one of these to play with and his expressions say it all really you can’t get any more honest than that opinion wise x

Win a Mr Tumble’s Something Special Christmas Party Album

It’s coming up to Christmas and I am starting to encourage the children to get into the Christmas spirit.  It’s a fabulously magical time for little ones and one way of making everyone feel more Christmassy is by singing Christmas songs.  Now although embarrassing I will admit there are quite a few that I don’t know all the words to that’s fine as Mr Tumble has come to my rescue this year with his first ever Christmas Album, what amazing timing!

tumble1Clearly this was fate as this super Christmassy album has just about every child appropriate Christmas song you could possibly need.

The Album is titled Mr Tumble’s Something Special Christmas Party and contains 20 songs including:

Tracklist:

1             Here Comes Santa Claus

2             Do You Wanna Build a Snowman

3             Santa Claus is Coming to Town

4             Winter Wonderland

5             Frosty the Snowman

6             It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

7             A Sleigh Ride Together with You

8             White Christmas

9             I Can’t Wait for Christmas

10          Silent Night

11          Let it Snow

12          Jingle Bells

13          All I want for Christmas is My 2 Front Teeth

14          Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

15          Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

16          12 Days of Christmas

17          Little Drummer Boy

18          The Xmas Song

19          Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas Time

20          We Wish You a Merry Xmas

The album contains brand new studio recordings of 20 much-loved classic Christmas songs, with a Mr Tumble twist.  Tracks include Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and many more, including Do You Want To Build A Snowman from the kid’s favourite blockbuster hit film, Frozen (OMG that’s brilliant!).

CBeebies’ Mr Tumble (played by Justin Fletcher) is one of the biggest and most well-known celebrities for pre-school children. How appropriate then, that he joins his peers with an album of everyone’s favourite Christmas hits.

Not only does Mr Tumble have a great Christmas album, he also has some great toys available for little ones including the Mr Tumble Fun Sounds Musical Car available from Golden Bear Toys.

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If you would like to win a copy of this great Christmas CD mentioned in this post for yourself or your children make sure you enter the competition.

You can also buy a copy if you don’t want to leave it to chance from Amazon.

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Please be aware that this may not arrive before Christmas although we will try our best to make sure it does.

Mr Tumble Fun Sounds Musical Car

Most parents with young children will be aware of Mr Tumble also known as Justin Fletcher who appears in an extremely popular programme called Something Special on CBeebies.  His tv shows are great for little ones and are designed to introduce children to Makaton signing and are aimed at children with delayed learning and communication difficulties although most children love them as they are fun, educational and very eye catching with plenty of bold bright colours.

Mr Tumble also has a growing toy collection which is available for purchase and we were sent one of these to put through its paces.

Mr Squishy took the Mr Tumble Fun Sounds Musical Car for a test drive and was very impressed.

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He loved the bright colours of the car and the well sized Mr Tumble that is easy to hold and virtually unbreakable.  The car so far appears to be Squishy proof with him having thrown it about all over the place and miraculously it has withstood everything this heavy handed toddler has thrown at it or thrown it at to be more precise without any damage whatsoever.  The car is simple enough to use and came with batteries so we were able to use it the second we managed to get it out of the box, handy to know if you are getting one as a gift for Christmas or a birthday.

This toy car has many of the key learning elements from the much loved CBeebies show.   Mr Squishy simply has to push the car to hear it make fun engine sounds as it wobbled along!  When he pressed the big red nose it flashed and made sounds. There is a handy flap at the front that you can lift to place the Mr Tumble figurine into the driver’s seat.  Little man loves pressing the big red music button on the top of the car to hear the theme tune to the show and there are also character buttons on either side to press revealing fun phrases and sounds.  The car comes with 4 word cards with Makaton signs that fit perfectly into the slot at the back of the car allowing Mr Squishy to practise working on his hand eye co-ordination when slotting them in and taking them out.

tumble3This is a lovely toy for little ones and Mr Squishy loves playing with this.  It’s great for encouraging creative play and I have noticed that my little man gets lost in his own little fun world when he is sitting and playing with the car.  We know you guys are loving our videos so we wanted to show you this super toy in action.

Mr Squishy loves his Mr Tumble Fun Sounds Musical Car and decided from the second it arrived that this toy was his!  Although this is a unisex toy my girls don’t get a chance to use it with out being told NOOOOOOO MIIIIIIIIIIIIII  (no mine) by Squishy.

This fun children’s toy can be found at Golden Bear Toys.

Do your little ones enjoy watching Mr Tumble on TV?

Are there any other great toys in the range that you would like to tell us about that you might have for your little ones?

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We were sent this toy for an honest review, all thoughts are our own.