Review: Pelican Sorter from Tiny Love

by Dee on October 1, 2009

in Product Reviews

I’m a little behind on posting here due to some recent medical issues and a surgery, but I wanted to tell you about this fun toy I received a while back.  We have no shortage of toys in our house, but the kids are always up for trying something new and I love it when we manage to find something that is fun and educational at the same time!

I was contacted by a company called ebeanstalk, about their toy website dedicated to selecting good, safe baby toys.  They rely on help from moms like me to help pick the toys. The toy they sent is called Sort n’ Learn Pelican from Tiny Love, who makes great developmental toys.  It was a BIG hit at our house!

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As soon as I got it out of the package the kids were dying to play with it. I only took pictures of Evie, since she is of the targeted age for the sorter, but her 4-year-old brother couldn’t wait to get his hands on it either!

The Sort n’ Learn Pelican is brightly colored and offers multiple levels of play.  The pelican’s mouth opens up to reveal an electronic shape sorter with sound options and 3 language options.  As the blocks drop through the sorter it tells the shape, color, or plays a fun sound.  The sorter is easily lifted so the child can retrieve the blocks from the pelican’s mouth.  Evie loved just putting the blocks in and taking them out of the mouth without using the sorter as well.  She also quickly figured out that she could wrap her legs around the base to keep it from moving or tipping over while she lifted the top.

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Our only problem with this toy is that the top of the pelican’s mouth pops off really easily.  I’m not sure if that was intentional or not, but the kids tend to get very frustrated by it.  It is easy for an adult to pop it back on, but they don’t like having to stop and wait.

Overall I think this was a great toy.  My kids haven’t gotten tired of it yet.  It has become one of their favorites!

Here’s a video of Evie testing it out:

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