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Pros: - Simple Idea - Engages hand-eye coordination - Great value (although price went up a couple of dollars right before I purchased) - Well trusted brand
However there is ONE CON. The one I received had scuff marks and a dab of red paint on the white base. I don't know if this wasn't properly manufactured (although being a well known brand I would hardly think you would get a product like this). I suspect it was one that was purchased, had been used and then returned as the box appeared re-taped at the top. I think better care should be taken identifying which returns can be re-sold. Disappointing, but if you do get one in new condition I would rate it a 5 star product.
My baby sister had this (and the Fisher-Price telephone) as a toddler, 50 years ago, and when she wasn't playing with one, she was playing with the other. The "doughnuts" double as teething rings, and can be used to teach children colors, dexterity, relative size (which is bigger, the blue circle or the red one?), coordination, and proportion, and the rocking motion of the base not only fascinates them, but teaches them rudimentary physics.
I have bought this product many times as a gift for infants and toddlers. It is a great way for children to develop their fine motor and problem solving skills and learn about colours, size and sound for instance.