Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Battat Light and Sound School Bus” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
My daughter’s first time on a school bus was a “Touch-A-Truck” event. She took full advantage of this opportunity to explore the bus from tip to tip and hang out with her friend. She couldn’t wait until she was big enough to ride the bus on her own…well, at least that’s what she thought. She still doesn’t take the bus, but that is another story for another time.
The “Battat Light and Sound School Bus” comes with 1 bright yellow school bus, 1 bus driver and 4 students.
The people are made from soft plastic. They will stand on their own, except in our case the little guy in the red had is quite wobbly. Their eyes are somewhat creepy, with bright white pupils.
There are four ‘seats’ (circular slots) for the passengers to sit in. The slots are not deep enough to hold the passengers upright and they continuously fall over as the bus drives around.
The driver sits securely in his seat, thanks to a peg system. I would like to see this implemented onto the passengers as well.
The lights and sounds are activated in two ways, either by pushing down on the driver or rolling the bus. The headlights will glow yellow and the red lights will flash, just like on a real school bus. The sounds are background noises of children speaking, a horn honking and the purr of the engine.
There is an on/off switch on the bottom of the bus to turn on the lights and sounds. The bus takes 3AA batteries. The speaker has no volume control and is located on the bottom of the bus.
The side door of the bus opens for passenger loading. The door clicks closed, there are no latches or locks which makes it easy for little fingers to manipulate.
Although we have not had any experience with the door breaking, I don’t believe that it will stand the test of time. It feels like it can be easily snapped off.
Just like on a real school bus there is a stop sign on the side of the bus. It needs to be manually opened. I do question the paw print on the sign. It would make more sense to me to have the word “STOP” written on it or leave it blank.
The “Battat Light and Sound School Bus” is for children 18 months and older.
The large wheels will run over all different terrains including carpet, hardwood, sand and gravel.
Battat toys are made free from BPA, Phthalate and lead. Each toy is 100% non-toxic and passes all USA, all Canadian, and European toxicity and safety tests. It can be washed with warm soapy water.
Little students will love riding the bus to school in the “Battat Light and Sound School Bus.”