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Review | Discovery Digital Walkie Talkies + GIVEAWAY [AD Gifted]

19th November 2019

Dexter has been obsessed with communication toys since he was a young baby. He’s played endlessly over the years with pretend phones, my actual phone, toy radios and tablets, so you can imagine how happy he was when I introduced him to The Discovery Digital Walkie Talkies.

Discovery make a wide range of learning toys and these particular walkie talkies are in fact a STEM product encouraging the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through play. These subjects are crucial to help us develop our kids into worldy, intelligent adults and these walkie talkies are a prime example of how we can use seemingly simple toys to encourage learning based play.

Features and benefits of The Discovery Walkie Talkies

Walkie talkies have been used for years for communication by the military, police and fire service – although these days many people use them for fun too. They work using radio waves – when you talk into them, the walkie talkie converts your voice into a radio signal which it then transmits to the other device which one received, turns it back into speech again. You can see now where the science and technology comes into play!

Close up of the blue coloured wlakie talkies with Dex reading the instructions in the background

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The Discovery Walkie Talkies are super simple to use and are suitable for children aged 4+

The key features are:

  • 3 channels with LED display
  • LED torch for use in the dark
  • A ringing alert button to let the receiver know you plan to communicate with them
  • A belt clip so you can keep the walkie talkie close to you when not in use
  • The ability to transmit messages up to 3km away.

What did we love?

The Discovery Walkie Talkies are easy to set up. Simply add three AAA batteries into each device and switch on using the ON/OFF button. You can call the other walkie talkie which will alert the recipient you want to talk before finally pressing the talk button to transmit speech.

The call button is a great feature to alert the other recipient meaning you will never miss out on a call if the walkie talkie is attached to your pants and you’re in a busy environment.

Even though Dex is only three and a half, so a little younger than the recommended age for use, it didn’t take him long to work out how to use them. It took a little practise that we needed to take turns to talk, unlike when you use a phone, but it was a great learning curve for him in turn taking.

Dex using the Discovery walkie talkies in the park

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Dex loves the LED torch and it will come in really useful if out camping or using them on a dark evening.

The instructions come with lots of play ideas to encourage STEM based learning and role play which fuelled his imagination.

The size of the walkie talkies are perfect for little hands and the buttons are simple enough for a young child to grasp the understanding of how they work.

They are robust and although the instructions advise not to drop or bang them unneccesarily, as not to cause damage to the internal components, accidents can and do happen, and we have found the walkie talkies to be very durable.

Where can I buy The Discovery Walkie Talkies?

The Discovery walkie talkies on a white surface with the LED screen turned on

Available from Argos and Amazon priced at £24.99

You can also read more about the product on the TrendsUK website.

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Giveaway

These Discovery Walkie Talkies would make the perfect Christmas present for your little one who is ready to start learning how walkie talkies work and luckily for you I’m giving away a set for you to win in time for Christmas! Follow the competition instructions below to enter and good luck!

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46 Comments

  • Peter Watson

    19th November 2019 at 8:03 pm

    My favourite STEM toy is the Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs Chemistry Station.

  • Solange

    19th November 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Crystal Growing Experimental Kit

  • Iain maciver

    19th November 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Discovery Binoculars & Case

  • Anthony Harrington

    19th November 2019 at 11:51 pm

    The Coding toys are good, fun and educational

  • Megan Kinsey

    20th November 2019 at 7:44 am

    Measuring sticks! The kids love measuring everything and anything!

  • Jane Willis

    20th November 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I recently shared a crystal growing kit with my older grandchildren and we all found it both fascinating and entertaining as well as learning a lot from it, so that’s my current favourite.

  • ADEINNE TONNER

    20th November 2019 at 1:40 pm

    It has to be the discovery bug barn

  • Sally Collingwood

    20th November 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I like the LED torch

  • Anonymous

    20th November 2019 at 5:20 pm

    LED TORCH – perfect for inquisitive minds

  • Susan B

    20th November 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I really like their Discovery Channel TDK30 Galaxy Tracker 60mm Smart Telescope, Multi.

  • Anonymous

    20th November 2019 at 5:59 pm

    The Walkie Talkies would be so much fun they are my favourite

  • Adrian Bold

    20th November 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Meccano 10-in-1 Model Set

  • Ruth Harwood

    21st November 2019 at 7:34 am

    The LED torch looks fab!

  • Lorna Ledger

    21st November 2019 at 9:25 am

    Crystal Growing Experimental Kit – very cool, I would have loved this as a kid

  • Helen-marie Porter

    21st November 2019 at 9:27 am

    I like the LED light/torch my boys would like it too

  • Shelley Jessup

    21st November 2019 at 6:20 pm

    The Ooze Labs Chemistry Station as I know Sophie would be really interested in this & so would her dad so it would be something they can learn about together,

  • Susan Smith

    21st November 2019 at 9:13 pm

    The Crystal Growing kit, although they are all brilliant and great for the kids

  • Sam Cornford

    22nd November 2019 at 8:11 am

    I’m loving these Walkie talkies, they would be great for camping. My daughter would love to go,off and play and know she can still talk to mummy or daddy.

  • Katie B

    22nd November 2019 at 9:09 am

    We love the STEM coding toys!

  • Rich Tyler

    22nd November 2019 at 12:32 pm

    LED Touch looks so cool

  • Kim Neville

    22nd November 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Gravitrax building set

  • Kirsty Taylor

    23rd November 2019 at 8:42 pm

    I love their coding robots – my daughters been learning about them at school

  • Rachael Sexey

    24th November 2019 at 9:16 am

    The stem coding toys look amazing

  • Christine Caple

    24th November 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I think it would be the walkie talkies, my granddaughter would love them.

  • Amy Bondoc

    24th November 2019 at 1:21 pm

    The Crystal Growing kit, my daugter got one a few years ago and loved it

  • Gemma Hendry

    26th November 2019 at 9:34 am

    The STEM coding toys are the best

  • janine atkin

    27th November 2019 at 11:32 am

    Discovery Binoculars & Case

  • Sheri Darby

    27th November 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Discovery Binoculars

  • Dare K

    27th November 2019 at 8:27 pm

    The Edison robot

  • Kirsteen Mackay

    29th November 2019 at 8:07 am

    My favourite STEM toy is the rainbow lab. My son loved it.

  • Stephanie Keill

    29th November 2019 at 8:12 am

    The edison robot

  • Diane Carey

    29th November 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Melissa & doug Abacus. Thinking of buying my 2 yr old granddaughter one for Christmas

  • Lynn Neal

    29th November 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Measuring sticks!

  • Tammy Neal

    29th November 2019 at 5:21 pm

    LED torch x

  • Jeanette Leighton

    29th November 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Crystal growing kit looks great my daughter would love something like this

  • Teresa Sheldon

    29th November 2019 at 6:31 pm

    The Crystal growing set, our daughter was lucky enough to get one for her Birthday and loved it , it was really interesting and like most of Stem toys educational which is just brilliant

  • Sandra Fortune

    29th November 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Love the walkie talkies thanks for the chance

  • Carol Phile

    29th November 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I like the LED torch

  • lorraine kirk

    29th November 2019 at 9:13 pm

    It’s got to be the good old chemistry set!

  • Kirsty Ward

    29th November 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I love the Walkie Talkies!

  • Tom Grade

    29th November 2019 at 10:32 pm

    The Discovery Bug Barn

  • Manuela J

    29th November 2019 at 10:38 pm

    My son has asked for the all terrain robot for Christmas.

  • Sky Bright

    29th November 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you for the competition. My choice would be the Solar System mini kit.

  • Sian Buckingham

    29th November 2019 at 11:42 pm

    I think the crystal growing kit looks fab!

  • twirlywhirly

    29th November 2019 at 11:48 pm

    my favourite for my grandchildren to suit their interest is the Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs Chemistry,great STEM toy

  • Tee Simpson

    29th November 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I love the Discovery Binoculars & Case.

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