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Ohhh sparkly stars.
These sparkly stars are cute. This toy is a good interactive educational toy that will make a baby smile and laugh. This toy will encourage baby to use his/her motor skills.
Basically this toy is a plastic yellow pole on a base. There are 4 chunky sparkly twinkling stars. The stars are also made out of plastic. There are 4 stars graded in size a blue one, a red one, a green one and a yellow one. These stars are quite thick and are textured. There is a yellow star that fits at the top of the pole this has a cheerful face on it. Children respond well to facial features the eyes, nose and mouth, there are also some rosy cheeks on the star face too.
When the first star is put on it passes over a small button on the side of the pole this triggers a light sparkling and a sound. Your child will fit the other stars on the pole and the last star on the top when this is positioned twinkle, twinkle little star is played and the toy will rock from side to side very slightly rewarding your Childs success.
This toy needs 3 AA batteries to make it work.
This stacking toy is suitable for a baby from about 6 months, obviously you will have to help them at first and they will put the stars in their mouths, no problem they are safe and easily washed. Your 2 year old should be still interested in this toy and will be able to stack the stars in the correct order. I believe they have one of these in our special needs nursery department the flashing lights and sounds stimulate and encourage learning.
Batting and rocking this toy will encourage their gross motor skills, placing the stars onto it will enhance their fine motor skills. The lights and the colourful stars and friendly face will be visually stimulating. The sounds and song will stimulate their auditory. Listening skills.
Stacking the stars will encourage problem solving. It will help baby learn about size and colour. Do talk to baby naming the coloured stars.
This is a fisher price toy and fisher price toys are well made and designed they last a long time. This toy costs £9.95 it is available from www.johnlewis.com and at most other places
Would I recommend this toy? . Yes I would for a young baby ,a baby gets older he will want something more challenging.