What is it
Uh-oh? Are those my legs or are they my arms? How’s an octopus to know? Either way, they’re all part of the fun when you send my babies rolling down my tentacles! Watch them land at the bottom through special see-through walls, then push down on my head to see what happens! They jiggle and dance as they go spinning round! But look out – where’s that one off to? My babies love to escape down the blue chutes – I just never know when! Time to chase them around the floor, gather them up and start again!
What our team of testers said
"Want balls." - Girl aged 22 months
"He got so excited when the balls fell inside the toy and kept on laughing." - Mother of boy aged 19 months
- Promotes colour and shape recognition
- Strengthens arm muscles
- Refines hand-eye coordination
What our experts think
Toomies Octopus allows little ones to get active and work on their hand-eye coordination in a fun and colourful way. Our testers loved watching the balls spin and fly out when the head of the octopus was pressed, it resulted in lots of smiling, laughing and pointing! This kind of toy is great at introducing basic cause and effect logic – as your child makes the link between pressing the octopus in order for the balls to come out.
Our testers also enjoyed chasing and throwing the balls, which strengthens important big muscles, while placing the balls in the right places on the tentacles improves hand-eye coordination. Pushing down the octopus head was a bit difficult for some of our testers, but most little ones came up with a solution by using both hands!
- RRP: £16.99
- Brands: Tomy, Toomies
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Baby Toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Core stability & balance
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills