What It Is
Hasbro's Playskool Poppin' Park toys are all about unpredictable ball popping and animals. One of the newest items in the Poppin' Park line is Poppin' Park Squeeze 'n Pop. There are three different Poppin' Park Squeeze 'n Pop animals: elephant, lion, and alligator. Each one comes with two plastic balls. Take one of the plastic balls and push it into the toy. Then squeeze the animal's stomach and the ball pops out for kids to chase after. Each Poppin' Park Squeeze 'n Pop toy is sold separately.
Why It’s Useful
This is all about open-ended play and getting kids active as they chase after the balls. It's also a great introduction to cause and effect, as kids realize that squeezing the toy results in the ball popping out.
Who It’s For
The Poppin' Park Squeeze 'n Pop toys are for ages 18 months and up. Parents will probably have to help younger children place the balls inside the toy and squeeze the toy.
The toy helps reinforce both fine and gross motor development.
What To Be Aware Of
Don't just drop the plastic ball into the toy. It needs to be pushed inside in order for the toy to work.