REVIEW: Hape Pound & Tap Bench

This lovely wooden toy from Hape has 3 coloured wooden balls on the top which cleverly hover over 3 holes which have a rubber ring around the inside that stops them from falling through. Each hole has a coloured ring around it which corresponds to one of the balls so children will learn to match the coloured ring to the balls. Use the included wooden hammer to tap them through the holes where they will fall down on to the xylophone that sits below. The xylophone has a chunky wooden handle which your child can easily pull out to play with and the hammer has two different sides; one side is flat for hitting the wooden balls with, and the other side is rounded which is used for playing the xylophone. The bench is decorated with child safe paint, the bright colours make it really appealing for young children and it is made to Hape’s exceptional high standard of quality. The Pound & Tap bench encourages fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as well as teaching children about cause and effect. The Pound & Tap bench is great value for money as it contains two toys in one and it all sits neatly in the sturdy bench. It is aimed at 12 months and over, it would make a great addition to any child’s toy collection or would make the perfect gift.

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