Inspired by the bestselling Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog® range of hedgehog toys, this fun fidget friend comes with 6 ways to fidget – spin the wheel, turn the crank, press the button, twist the knob, push the plunger, and move the switch.
Sized just right for little hands, Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog® Fidget Friend is ready for play everywhere you go – take him in the car, or keep him at home for fun playtime activities.
Spike is also durable and easy to clean. Just wipe him down with a damp cloth after playtime is done.
Includes multilingual packaging and Activity Guide. Measures 9.5 cm H x 16cm W.
What our testers said
“Wheee, it goes fast, fast, fast.” – Boy aged 2
“Twist it like this.” – Boy aged 3
What our experts think
Spike the Hedgehog has lots of sensory features to explore, fostering children’s curiosity while helping them to strengthen and coordinate the muscles in their hands and fingers. The different features are highlighted in different colours meaning as children experiment with twisting, turning, pressing and pulling they are also encouraged to develop their colour recognition skills.
We found interacting with the different tactile features provides a good opportunity for adults to model and introduce some scientific vocabulary such as ‘pull’, ‘push, ‘up’ and ‘down’. The hedgehog also made a good addition as a fidget toy to the classroom, helping a child with SEN focus his attention and engage with the teacher.
– Provides sensory stimulation which helps concentration
– Develops hand-eye coordination and dexterity
– Encourages colour recognition