Review: RSPCA My Pocket Pets

Recently, Plum was sent a couple of packs of RSPCA My Pocket Pets to play with. She’s in their target age range, at 2, since they are targeting children aged 18 months+.

My Pocket PetsThe pets come in a foil packet which each contain one pet and one activity sheet and there are six different animals to collect. Having seen the pictures of the available animals on the packet, Plum decided she wanted a cow, so I was crossing my fingers when we opened them that there would be a cow so she wouldn’t be disappointed. The first pack contained a pink pig, and the second was … a black and white cow. Phew!

I have to be honest and say I was a bit nonplussed by the toys. They don’t do anything, no moving parts; they just are. I wondered what the point was. But then I watched Plum, and she was sitting on the floor with her beloved cow and her pig, and she was enjoying playing with them. They require imagination, and that’s something she has plenty of. The animals were having a conversation, before they went for a picnic – she loved playing with them. The activity sheet really was a bit of a wash out. It had a cartoon that she wasn’t interested in looking at, a dot-to-dot which is a bit beyond her at the moment, and a picture to colour in. However, since the sheet is small, she wasn’t interested in colouring either – she likes big sheets of paper to create her pieces of artwork on.

The packs have an RRP of £1.99 each and are available from WOW toys, Amazon, WHSmiths and Waterstones.

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