What is it
Jimmy is Monty’s best friend in the Kazoops TV series – he is clever, cute and a good listener.
Children can squeeze him to hear him oink, snort, and squeal. Jimmy Jones’ built in air bellow in his tummy will provide fun sound effects without the need to ever replace batteries.
This toy is part of the plush Kazoops range.
What our team of testers said
"Piggy is in the mud." - Girl aged 3
"Noisy pig." - Boy aged 2
- Familiar character provides a springboard for imaginative play
- Promotes creativity and storytelling
- Can encourage social skills through joint role play
What our experts think
Even children who weren’t familiar with Kazoops were drawn to Jimmy the pig. There was lots of scope for imaginative play – one child found a dark coloured mat and pretended the pig was playing the mud; another took it for a walk in a pram! This is a great way to encourage creativity and story telling. For children who are familiar with the show, the recognisable character can be a great way to get younger children to engage in pretend play together.
Children didn’t realise they could squeeze him to make a sound, but once shown by an adult, the children were delighted and there were lots of giggles. We found that children struggled to do this for themselves as it takes quite a lot of force, but they got around this by sitting on him instead! The fact the pig did not require batteries was big plus point.
- Brands: Tomy
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Dolls, puppets & soft toys
- Types of skills developed: Creativity
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing