Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chime Garden by Lamaze

Older infants love little surprises when they play with toys. That's what makes the Chime Garden such a wonderful toy to explore. When you touch the flowers they light up and play several different songs or just a musical tone. Younger infants enjoy watching this toy, but babies between the ages of 6-9 months really seem to enjoy batting at the flowers as well as exploring the textured petals with their fingers and mouths. In general this has been a very popular toy with almost all of the infants and young toddlers I have used it with. Strengths: The lights, music, and different textures of the petals offer great sensory play opportunities for babies. Weaknesses: Sometimes infants have difficulty activating the toy and this can result in tears and frustration.

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