What It Is
What It Is
The Peek-a-Shoe Octopus is an interactive toy that combines classic ball drop play with the game of peek-a-boo. Babies drop one of the five colored balls into the top of the octopus. Then they lift up the octopus' shoes to find the ball. The octopus talks and guides the child with phrases such as, "Can you find the ball?" and "Peek-a-boo! You found it under the green shoe." Other play modes include numbers and music. Peek-a-Shoe Octopus helps children develop their fine motor skills through ball dropping while introducing them to colors and numbers.
Why It’s Fun
Through its many different phrases, the Peek-a-Shoe Octopus guides children, which may foster independent play for infants. Babies will also like the classic ball drop play pattern and the different sea creature images on the balls. The play is different every time, adding surprise and fun for babies.
Who It’s For
Peek-a-Shoe Octopus is for ages 9—36 months.
What to Be Aware of
Peek-a-Shoe Octopus requires two AA batteries.
While the age grading goes up to 3 years, this will probably appeal more to younger children who are most intrigued by the ball dropping play pattern.