Three great buys from Yookidoo

They are a toy brand renowned for celebrating the importance of discovery by introducing an entirely new approach to play and learning through stimulating, interactive and highly innovative products.

We have been massive fans of Yookidoo‘s bath toys since I was pregnant with Maddie (Brett even wanted to put one on our baby registry! Yes they speak to the geek in Brett who wants to relive his childhood through these amazing toys).

We ended up buying our first bath toy for Maddie when she was around seven or eight months old and we have been die hard fans since!
It is always a huge honour to have a brand that you love and adore approach you to work with them in reviewing their products to share with you and when I heard from Yookidoo, a jumping with joy YES came as no surprise!

I chose three of their toys that I spotted at the Mama Magic Baby Show in Durban in August which caught our eye and we spent just over a month playing with them, getting a feel for them and putting them to the test, the Maddie test and I am super excited to share this review with you…

DSC_1508

Discovery playhouse

Yookidoo‘s toys are well-know for being all about fun, entertainment, exploration and discovery, and their multiple award winning Discovery Playhouse pretty much sums up their signature style!

27 September 14S

This super sturdy playhouse is designed for rewarding, imaginative and stimulating play. It is a more pricer toy purchase making it the perfect gift for a birthday or Christmas present.

The house stands just under a meter tall and features four different activity walls each designed for different developmental stages. There are different activities on both the inside and outside of the house including ball play, spinners, shape sorting, and peek-a-boo games. Maddie’s favourite is the roller coaster ball track where she rolls five colourful rattling balls down the tubes. It has kept Maddie busy for an hour at a time with a lot of stimulating play and a perfect hide-away from us.

It is big and roomy – perfect for cooperative play while being sturdy yet lightweight in structure. If you have siblings they can easily play with it together! Best part is – it folds up easily for easy storage.

Some of the developmental benefits include; 

  • Enhances peripheral perception and spatial awareness (order, separation, enclosure).
  • Roller-coaster ball play- enhances object permanence and introduces children to cause & effect processes and gravity in action.
  • Balls posting & counting wall – promotes counting skills and colour identification.
  • Shape sorting keys for balls releasing – enhances geometric shapes identification, develops problem solving abilities and fine motors skills.
  • Spinning beads window and propellers – promotes gross motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

They retail just over R1500 and well worth the investment as the recommended age group is from one to five years so it will be loved, benefited from and played with for many, many years.

Stack flap n Tumble

27 September 19S

I absolutely love Yookidoo‘s colourful rattling balls and the Stack flap n Tumble toy plays beautifully with these balls. This fun battery operated musical stacking and tumbling ball game has five colorful stackers, each with a clicking or rattling activity stack on top of each other and when one of the three balls which is included in the box, is dropped down the center, while the soft crinkly wings flap as the balls pass through surprise with randomly exiting from one of the two openings. So much entertainment in one simple toy.


Some of the developmental benefits include; 

  • Develops gross and fine motor skills.
  • Promotes eye-hand coordination and problem solving skills.
  • Introduces children to cause & effect processes.
  • Promotes tactile stimulation.

Recommended from nine to 24 months the tumble retails for around R350.

Flow ‘N’ Fill Spout

Their bath toys launched over a decade ago and it is said to have been so revolutionary that it they forever changed the bath toy category and in my opinion Yookidoo bath toys are the best bath toys in the market. We own almost all of their bath toys in the range including the Stack ‘n Spray Tub Fountain, the Submarine Spray Station and the musical duck race and we have never experienced any of the toys breaking in the two years that we have had them and used them (like almost every night) so they really are fun, durable and super entertaining!

2S

The Flow ‘N’ Fill Spout is said to be the world’s best selling bath toy and it has been designed for hours of fun with its endless stream of water!

The battery operated bath spout easily attaches to the side of the bath with suction cups and draws water from the bath creating a stream of water without wasting water from the bath tap. It comes with three interchangeable bath cups each with a different water straining and spraying effects. Your toddler can stack cups on the swivelling arm which can hold the bath cups – for playing, stacking and storage. The water runs through each of them including a spinning propeller – Maddie’s favourite of the cups! Another feature Maddie found on her own without us even knowing about is when she blocks the sprinkler with her finger, the water squirts out from the sides. It is such a fun toy and really easy for kids to operate and has been specially designed for small hands.

Some of the developmental benefits include; 

  • Promotes eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.
  • Promotes sensory development.
  • Introduces children to cause and effect process and to concepts such as full/empty, heavy/light, floating/sinking.

The spout is recommend for kids between the ages of nine to 36 months and retails for around R350.

PURCHASE INFO: 
The Yookidoo range is available at Baby City stores nationwide. For more information visit http://www.idealtoy.co.za

Thanks for reading! Until next time…

cropped-delportfamily-33r3.jpg

http://www.beingmaddiesmom.com | @being_maddies_mom

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s