Engaging little ones in a healthy way proves to be a more difficult task than one would think! A few pans and spatula’s will do the trick for the wee ones, however as my children grow older, I find that I am at a loss when it comes to engaging products that don’t require a blue screen. Our girls are now 4 and 7, and when we were contacted by Tek Nek Toys to check out their line of Rockin’ Rider rideable spring horses, I was hesitant that they would even be interested.
Boy, was I wrong!
We had the opportunity to check out Lacey, the talking, singing spring horse that even has a moving mouth. DH wasn’t home when I decided to un-box this little beauty alone, so it was up to me to put Lacey together, while two little people stared at me with anticipation.
Lacey came in a large box, however I was surprised at how light the box was. There was not too much that needed to be assembled other than the steel base and the springs that needed to be attached to Lacey in order to make her ready for rocking. I typically push off all builds to DH, so I’m technically considered a rookie when it comes to putting any product together, and just a few screws and springs later, I had Lacey up and rockin’ in about 30 minutes flat! I later learned that as an added feature, Tek Nek Toys has made an assembly video that walks you right through the assembly process, however I found the paper instructions very easy to follow and rookie experts like me have no use for a video, right? RIGHT?
Yes, yes I was proud of my accomplishment.
I was thrilled to see that Tek Nek Toys included spring covers to ensure the safety of the product, and we found the base to be quite steady. This product is technically rated for ages 2-5 years, however it has a weight limit of 65lbs, so even our 7 year old is able to ride this pony. Lacey herself, is very soft and made from premium plush, and makes motion-activated galloping sounds, as well as 8 talking phrases and sound effects that play while her little mouth moves. As you can imagine, our 4 year old went nuts over this feature!
3 AAA batteries are included with Lacey, so she works right out of the box, however the most delightful feature about Lacey is that our girls absolutely adore her. I’ve had to set a timer multiple times a day so that they can take turns riding her. There’s no television….no computer…just two little girls using their imaginations while they ride away on this adorable spring pony. Oh, and parents….there’s a parental volume control, as well as an on/off switch. She’s also very lightweight and can be easily moved from room to room. Double score!
To say we are BIG FANS would be an understatement!
- Lacey talks and sings with an adorable moving mouth
- 8 Delightful talking phrases and sound effects
- Soft, premium plush
- Motion-activated galloping sounds
- 3-position adjustable stirrups grow with your little rider
- Detailed personalized saddle
- Steel frame with a wide, sturdy stance
- Parental volume control with on/off switch
- Durable spring covers designed for safety
- Easy-grip handles
Lacey retails for $110 and can be purchased at Walmart, Target, and Amazon, along with other rideable animals from Tek Nek Toys!
Thank You to Tek Nek Toys for providing this product for our review. My thoughts and opinions continue to remain my own.