Friday, January 21, 2011
Play and Learn Snail by Discovery Toys
This is a really engaging and interesting toy for an older infant to explore. The snail actually has velcro on all of the removable pieces so they can easily be pulled apart . The flower in the centre can be pulled out and the circle on the snail's back can be detached. There is a shaker, squeaker, and rattle attached to the snail and the flower has crinkly petals. Although the cause-effect aspects of the toy are simple, they are very appealing to young children. Not only is this a great toy to cuddle with, it can also serve as a simple 3-D puzzle that will help young children engage in simple problem solving activities as they take the toy apart and then later learn how to put it back together. Strengths: It's filled with all of the sounds and sensations that babies find interesting. Weaknesses: Initially the flower is a little bit hard to remove from the circle on the snail's back, but as the toy gets more use it becomes much easier to get the pieces apart.
Labels: Soft Textures