Last week the lovely girls from Azaria invited Molly-May and myself to be #LilOceanExplorers
and join them for a play date with Little Tikes new Toy Range for the afternoon.
I went into London with plenty of spare time so when i stopped by a ‘famous Scottish restaurant’ (as my OH likes to call it) to pick up a snack for MM and myself I bumped into the lovely Hannah from Budding Smiles well more like I approached her after recognising her from a selfie she took on the train into London and posted on Twitter.
After a little detour due to too much chatting we where one of the first ones to arrive at Molly&Rose and Molly-May got stuck right in checking out all the colourful toys.
We got to meet Dr. Amanda Gummer who is a independent child development and play expert and partnered up with Little Tikes to put the new Lil’ Ocean range through its paces.
In her little Speak to us she said: “I believe play is the key way for babies and toddlers to develop and the Lil’ Ocean Explorers range is all about encouraging motor skills by having fun. The colourful characters capture attention so children are achieving milestones without even knowing it!”
Our verdict: With her 22 month Molly-May was very interested in the outer bits of the Adventure course and enjoyed popping the balls into the round tunnel & through the octopus.
Suitable for: 9-36 months
Our verdict: I didn’t manage to get a picture of Crabbie and her newest fan Molly-May she was intrigued how the crab stopped and moved into the other direction!
Our verdict: This was defiantly one of her favourite and she waited impatiently that the Seal “released” the ball so she can pop it back into the hoop over and over again.
Our verdict: This pull and chatter Lobster has such a adorable little face and the extra movements of the tail and claws makes it even more interesting for the little ones to take him for a walk!
Our verdict: This toy is great for all music loving babies Molly-May danced on the light-up keyboard and laughs every time the music came on!
A Turtle twist on shape sorting! Learn about shapes and colours when placing the blocks into the turtle’s shell. When baby’s ready to crawl, the turtle will lead the way, zig zagging along with lively music. And then, surprise! the blocks POP! out of the shell for Baby to play all over again.
Suitable for: 6 months +
Our verdict: Molly-May loved putting all the shapes into the turtle and found it very funny when they all popped put again.
Put a whole new spin on fun with the Ball Chase Octopus. This adorable sea-creature is big on ball-tossing action. Baby can place balls in the octopus tentacles, then press its head to make it spin and release the balls for baby to chase.
Suitable for: 6 months
Our verdict: Do i have to say more? The video says it all this was Molly-May’s favourite toy and we where lucky enough to get given one in our goodie bag to bring home hours of fun to be had for her and even her older brother Finn (who’s is 5) loves it!
Our verdict: A very lightweight and fun little rolling fish with lights and sounds brilliant for little hands to play with!
Disclaimer: I have been invited by Little Tikes to attend the #LilOceanExplorers Play date and i received a Goodie Bag for attending but all thoughts and opinions are my own.