Nutty Squirrel Railway

This squirrel is just nuts about sliding down. Place him at the top of the tree and watch him roll down from one tippy chute to another and hit a bell as it races off the tree at the bottom. Then explore the other fun features; A bug that you spin to make it fly and a ladybird who can be moved along a track.

PIECE COUNT

5 pieces

MANUFACTURER

Hape

SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT

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Discover & Experiment

This toy encourage STEM learning (Stem Toys are Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math based toys geared towards learning, curiosity, and education). A vibrant and engaging resource for young children to begin understanding the basics of physics. It encourage toddler’s dexterity and fine motor skills development with this whimsical tree-themed railway. The squirrel designed to descend down and ring the bell at the bottom of the colorful wildlife motif railway. This toy promotes creativity investigating simple mechanics and recognizing "cause-and-effect" relationships. It's great for problem-solving, hand-eye coordination and cognitive thinking.

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Read, Write, Count

Perfect for the young learners! This toy develops tracking skills - allows the child to focus on a moving squirel, the child will begin to watch it sliding down while keeping their head still or with only slight movement, this prepares the eyes for reading and develops important ocular skills. Everything from language development, to hand-eye coordination, to reading skills depends on eye strength. Tracking also strengthens eye muscles - as the child is able to focus and track the ball for longer periods of time they will strengthen their eye muscles.

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Active play

Grasp the squirrel, squat, move up and down and reach out repeatedly promotes coordination, grip, and gross motor skills development. The squirrel will descend through all 3 rails as frequantly as a child desires, encouraging back and forth action. Toddlers will rush to pick it up and return it to the track again and again. The toy as well develops core stability - for young children the squatting and moving up and down picking up the squirrel and standing independently can help develop core stability. This also encourages the player to cooperate and take turns and by that also develops communication skills.

GALLERY

1/1

EXPERT OPINION

In the case of the ball track toy, from our personal experience, this resource is most enjoyable and valuable for toddlers, especially on there second year. Manufacturers tend to err on the side of caution when listing ‘recommended ages’ because of their legal liabilities so a lot of those tracker are for older kids. We were so happy when Hape decide to create this wonderful tracker for younger toddlers to enjoy.

REMEMBER:
This product is a toy. Check the toy each time before use. Dispose of it at the first sign of any damage or fragility- inform YaYa's costumer service. Adult supervision recommended. Keep away from fire. Colours and contents may vary.
For more information visit Hape product page:
https://www.hape.com/uk/en/toy/nutty-squirrel-railway/E3821

 
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