Wow Toys and a Child's Development: Review & Win

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with Wow Toys and review Dudley the Dump Truck. Given Finley’s developmental delay I find it difficult to source toys that he is willing to play with if it doesn't involve flicking. Wow Toys however, are aimed at aiding development such as fine motor skills. Count us in then! 


Firstly, it’s a large box and would make for an impressive gift when wrapped. I wasn't expecting it to be so large. All the better for little fingers to get to grips with I suppose! 

Inside the box is Dudley Dump Truck (aka Dudders) complete with driver/worker, barrels and traffic cones. As Finley progresses I do hope that this will encourage imaginative role play as well because there’s no one specific place for these pieces to be. 


You can pop the driver behind his windscreen, cones on the ground and barrels in the back of the truck. Or have the driver acting as a worker on the ground with Dudders bringing the cones.  For the moment Finley seems to enjoy the driver behind the windscreen and although he can't sit him in place just yet, he loves to open and close the window which is helping his finger/thumb pincing and opening actions. 


There's a dial on the side of Dudders that empties his truck, with the contents crashing out. Finley loves this and knows to pull my fingers to the dial when he wants it to happen which is an amazing achievement for him. This means he understands how it works so he should be able to have a go himself sooner rather than later! 


As Dudley is a friction powered truck, if you roll him forwards and lift him off the ground and repeat this, the wheels build speed enough to let go for him to whizz forward by himself. Sounds pretty realistic too... "vroom!" HINT: Don't try this on a table, like we did (oops!), he really does build some speed and distance!! 

Currently at Amazon for £19.99, I have to say that from my experience these past few weeks, it's worth every penny. There's no need to constantly replace batteries because they’re not required, it’s durable, developmentally educational, fun and encourages imaginative play. It will take Finley through many a year of play, of that I’m sure. 



Once he's cracked his motor skills he can start all over again with this toy on another level. I highly recommend Dudley Dump Truck for any child regardless of age. Wow Toys suggested 18m to 3 years and although Finley is 2 he has a developmental age of 6-10m and we have found this to be an exciting addition to Finley’s day, reaping the benefits gained form having this already.


Wow Toys have been kind enough to offer up one of these to you guys as a thank you for checking out the review, just follow the rules in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. 

Remember: Enter as many ways as you like but the more ways you do choose to enter, the better chance you have of winning this brilliant prize. Best of luck xx


107 comments:

  1. These look really good, I have never heard of this brand before. The toys are so colourful too x

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  2. Oooo I hadn't heard of wow toys before reading this! This dump truck sounds pretty awesome and would keep my two busy for ages!! I actually really want to buy one now haha will be entering the giveaway right now!!

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  3. Dudley is also known as Dudders :)

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  5. His nickname is Dudders! Lovely giveaway thanks for the chance ☺☺

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  6. His nickname is dudders :) Thanks for the chance x

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  7. His nickname is Dudders! Lovely giveaway thanks for the chance ☺☺

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  8. I liked reading that Finley enjoyed playing with the toy and opening the window.We've had several Wow toys and they have all been great,so sturdy and colourful.

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  9. Dudley is also known as Dudders

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  10. His nickname is dudders x

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  11. Its Dudders!

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  12. I appreciate the way you and Finley demonstrate the benefits of the toy for motor skills.It sounds like this was a hit with Finley!

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  13. Dudders is his nickname

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  14. His nickname is Dudders which incidentally is also what Harry's nickname is for his cousin Dudley in Harry Potter. :D
    I like that your review came with bright pictures as often people just include stock photos which don't illustrate what the toy was like to play with! It looks like a fun toy anyway. :)

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  15. His nickname is Dudders
    from samantha price

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  16. Wow toys are brilliant we have a few for our son and he loves them.

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  17. His nickname is Dudders. Looks like a great toy :)

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  18. these are fantastic toys, great for interacting.

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  19. Dudley Dump Truck looks so cool! Wow toys have such a great selection, they're great for imaginative play and learning, too! Lovely post.

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  20. Why have you blocked me on Twitter ?

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    1. Sometimes people RT my entire timeline of tweets if I am entering any competitions. This doesn't enter them, but clogs my notifications and I miss important tweets. I usually give a polite notice that they are incorrectly entering competitions by thinking that RT'ing my tweets are the way to do it. If that notice is ignored I have to block. I will unblock you now :) what's your Twitter handle? Xx

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  21. Claire Elizabeth Noke18 June 2016 at 22:12

    It's Dudders !! :) xx

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  22. Great review. I loved your honesty and enthusiasm.

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  23. I love the fact the toys requires no batteries so my son will be able to play again and again and again!

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  24. Dudders is his nickname

    Love the review love that theres no batteries. Love how you break it down

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  25. A great review and anything that helps with fine motor skills is brilliant.

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  26. Love how Finley shows how much fun the toys are and also how much information you give in the review

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  27. Looks like a really interesting toy

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  28. His nickname is Dudders, great toys for little ones

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  29. Dudders (@PeanutHog)

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  30. Pauline Burroughs5 July 2016 at 20:31

    Dudders

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  31. I love your reviews they are really interesting and not long winded like so many; your love and passion comes through your words.... btw answer is: Dudders

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  32. Dudley is also known as Dudders

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  33. Dudley is also known as Dudders ☺

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  34. WOW toys are great, we have a few of them. His nickname is Dudders.

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  35. His nickname is Duddlers. Thank you for the lovely giveaway xxx

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  36. They look like good fun for little children to play with xxx

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  37. Bless him, he's also known as Dudders.

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  38. Bless him, he's also known as Dudders.

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  39. I like how you build up speed and distance.

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  40. I love the picture of finley playing

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  41. Great review too, so detailed. We just love WOW Toys x

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  42. It's a really well thought out toy, involving a range of activities and the review made me want to have a go playing with it!!!

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  43. It is a really great toy for kids of the age stated

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  44. This looks great - thank you so much for the giveaway

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  45. dudders looks an amazing toy and a fab review

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  46. I love the review, very interesting how the toy ca improve motor skilss

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  47. Dudley's nickname is Dudders :)

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  48. Thank you so much for your review! I love WOW Toys, you can always rely on them for both superb quality, and a fabulous range of toys for both girls and boys, designed to spark imaginative play!

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  49. His nickname is Dudders :) my son loves his trucks so this would be an amazing new addition to his collection :) xx

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  50. I love all the different interactions you can have with this toy! Your description about how great the friction is on the wheels made me giggle, I definitely won't be trying it on a table :)

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  51. i like to see in the review a child enjoying playing with the toy like your son is, and how colourful it is too

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  52. Really God review. Wow toys are brilliant!

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  53. The name of the toy! fab!! :)

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  54. Answer :- Dudders

    Rachel Craig

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  55. I loved reading your review, it was honest and demonstrated the toys good bits wonderfully, I also love you got Finlay involved in reviewing it , it's great to hear from the parents side and the person who will be playing its side too, thank you

    dudleys nickname is Dudders

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  56. Lovely review, really enjoyed reading it :) I loved that you wrote it completely understanding every part of your son's playtime with Dudley The Dump Truck (Dudders). Also as a parent it was very useful to know how great the toy looked in it's packaging, the cost and where to buy. I'll certainly be looking out for Wow toys this Christmas as gifts for my family.

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  57. Dudders
    Victoria B - @ickle0ne

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