What It Is
The Very Hungry Caterpillar from the classic Eric Carle book of the same name comes off the book pages in a new line of infant toys from Kids Preferred. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Apple Playset features the caterpillar, which crinkles when you squeeze it, inside an apple with Velcro top closure, clear front panel, and side opening for take-and-put play. The Very Hungry Caterpillar can peek out of the side or climb in the apple to eat the five soft fruit pieces. The strawberry and the pear squeak, the orange and the cherry crinkle, and the blueberry rattles.
Why It’s Fun
This colorful playset includes many different textures and sounds, which engage babies in tactile play. Playing with the fruit pieces and putting the caterpillar through the apple's side opening help babies develop fine motor skills. This playset also makes a nice complement to the book, which is sold separately, because as parents read aloud the book, kids and parents together can play out the story.
Who It’s For
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Apple Playset is for ages 12 months and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Apple Playset is available at Babies "R" Us.
Our Special Needs contributor Emily Vanek shares her thoughts on how this product might be a good choice for a Special Needs child.
Pair this set with the book for a great learning experience! Attending to an activity, matching the fruit to the book, pointing at the various fruit, scanning the environment to find asked for items, are all great ways to use this toy for special needs. The soft textures and playful colors are inviting and enticing for kids to want to dive into the fun!