One thing that I like about Playskool brand is their Ages & Stages. Each toy is labeled for the age of your child and states how and why that toy is good for that age group.
When I was a new mom, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to such age labeling, maybe I thought my kids were advanced like all moms do. Sure enough, if a product said 18 months and up, my 12 month old really didn’t play with it as much until – you guessed it – he was 18 months or older. Time and again, I’d see my child pick up a toy that they hadn’t played with for months, only to realize that it was more age appropriate for them now than when they received it. That being said, Playskool does a great job, so read the labels.
Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center Review
I was happy to review the Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center by Hasbro. My nephew just turned 9 months, so it was a perfect fit. My niece is 3, so I figured she would enjoy it too, and I was right! My kids had a similar Playskool product when they were young and loved it. The Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center looks like it will be just as much of a hit with my niece and nephew. It is all child-activated, with batteries of course. When your child presses, spins, turns, or stacks items it will create music and motion.
So, this toy is not only a blast for kids to play with but it teaches babies and toddlers all about cause and effect while developing their fine motor skills. I like it because it is an exciting toy that captures the attention of my 9 month old nephew and 3 year old niece.
Playkool brand makes vividly bright colors on their toys. The Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center is attention-getting for both boys and girls with the gender-neutral colors. My nephew enjoyed playing with the balls and gears the most. My niece enjoyed exploring the whole toy to see what would make the music start and how to get the ball to spin once it went down the tube. Kids do different things with Playskool toys based on their ages & stages.[slickr-flickr tag=playskoolexplore]
Buy Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center
You can buy Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center for $24.99 at Kmart, Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, or online on the Hasbro website or on Amazon.com.
Playskool Wheel Pal Animal Tracks Fill ‘er Up Farmstand Review
I have heard of Playskool’s Wheel Pals but had no experience with them with my own kids. We were able to review the Wheel Pals Tonka Trucks with another nephew who loved them earlier this year, however the Wheel Pals Animal Tracks are a brand new experience. Playskool Wheel Pals Animal Tracks come in a variety of themes including Polar Party playset, Jungle Journey playset, Splash ‘N Bath, Rolling Acres Farm playset, and more. You can play with the Animal Tracks alone or connect them to make an adventurous journey for your wheel pals.
We were able to review the Playskool Wheel Pal Animal Tracks Fill ‘er Up Farmstand. This toy is intended for kids ages 18 months and up.
My niece is able to operate this toy and have fun with it. My nephew is still another 9 months away from fully enjoying this toy as the toy is intended. That didn’t stop him from having fun with it though. In fact, he had a lot of fun wit this toy, just picking it up with his tiny hands and of course, putting it in his mouth. The ages & stages application for this toy is that it encourages discovery while developing fine motor skills and dexterity. Your baby or toddler will enjoy the cause and effect that a simple push on the Wheel Toy will do. Simply push on the apple tree to start the action, next roll the horse on the track, the horse will then take off, triggering the apple on the hay bale to disappear. Such a cute toy![slickr-flickr tag=playskoolwheelpals]
Buy Playskool Wheel Pal Animal Tracks Fill ‘er Up Farmstand
You can buy Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center at Kmart, Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, or online on the Hasbro website or other Wheel Pal Animal Tracks toys on Amazon.com for $10.99.
Win Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center and Wheel Pals Animal Tracks Fill ‘er Up Farmstand (Closed)
Updated: 9/7/11 Winner Announced: Andrea
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