But I was hesitant to purchase them as I always thought they were pricey. But as it turns out they are reasonably priced and in my opinion well worth the money.
Feed Me Dino RRP $29.95
This toy is recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 4 and we found that it was well suited to this age range. To get the full value out of this toy, your child should be able to follow basic instructions and have good fine motor skills.
It teaches children to follow directions and has 2 different settings to do this, food mode and number mode. In for mode, the dinosaur requests to be fed a specific colour food and the child needs to select the disk with the right colour and picture on it to feed the dinosaur. In number mode, the dinosaur requests to be fed a certain number of food disks. The colours and foods are well suited to younger children and the counting is better suited to older children.
The Feed Me Dino, can recognise when its been fed the right foods and will congratulate the child.
Some of the other features of this toy are press buttons which identify numbers and shapes and a spinning disc which plays songs.
I found the Feed Me Dino perfect for my 2 year old.
Turn & Learn Cube RRP $29.95
The recommended age for the Turn & Learn Cube is 6-36 months. This is a great toy for teaching young children shapes, animals and instruments. It also teaches fine motor skills with multiple buttons, toggles and spinners to play with. From time to time the toy will ask the child to find an animal or a musical instrument encouraging the child to explore and find the right answer.
Having 5 sides with interactive play options, it is good for keeping the attention of younger children who are likely to get bored with playing with the same thing fro a prolonged period of time
Although my 2 year old is quite happy to play with it, the Turn & Learn Cube is best suited to younger children who are starting to develop their fine motor skills and are being introduced to shapes and animals.