What is it
Put a whole new spin on fun with the Lil Ocean Explorers Ball Chase Octopus. This adorable sea-creature is big on ball-tossing action. Baby can place balls in the octopus tentacles, then press its head to make it spin and release the balls for baby to chase.
Press down the octopus head for a wild spin and ball release.
Encourages put n take play, and crawling
Includes 4 balls
What our team of testers said
Squealed and flapped his hands up and down - Boy aged 9 months
"Again, again!" - Boy aged 2
- Picking up the balls develops fine motor control
- Encourages movement to retrieve the balls
- Helps children learn about cause and effect
What our experts think
The Ball Chase Octopus is brilliant for encouraging crawling and walking, as children loved launching themselves after the balls! There was lots of squealing and laughing, helping develop children’s communication skills.
Picking up the balls and placing them on the octopus’ legs helps children practice fine motor control, strengthening the small muscles in their hands and building hand-eye coordination. Launching the balls teaches children about cause and effect.
EYFS goals supported
Physical development – “When sitting, can lean forward to pick up small toys.”
It would be even better if...
The balls may launch too far for some children to reach, so parents may need to move them a little closer (still encouraging movement, but avoiding frustration!). Parents may also need to demonstrate how to launch the balls.
- RRP: £14.99
- Brands: Little Tikes, MGA Entertainment
- Battery Operated
- Toy Types: Baby Toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
Physical & motor skills
Understanding the world