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When making a list of the perfect gift ideas for your favorite preschooler, you just have to add the Think & Learn RocktopusTM by Fisher-Price®to your list! Moms, this is the ultimate toy for toddlers and preschoolers because it engages while teaching.
We know our little ones love brightly colored toys that light up and play songs, and as Moms, we want to pick a toy that is more than just bright lights and noise making. We search for the toys that will aid in our children’s development and build their little brains.
Well, friends, I have your gift idea for you! The Rocktopus takes all that a few steps up with sharing facts about the instruments, teaching math, and engaging our little ones in a game.
Here’s why you should gift the Rocktopus to your preschoolers this gifting season:
Rocktopus Explores Musical Instruments
Rocktopus comes with 15 musical instrument buttons, each with their own sound and style. When you press the instrument onto a Rocktopus leg, you get to hear the sound that specific instrument makes.
Roctopus also will tell you some facts about the different instruments. There are also multiple musical styles (like jazz and rock) for these little minds to explore. Your kids can play any pattern of instruments and create their own musical masterpieces! And you can get the app and record your music video.
Rocktopus Teaches Math
That’s right, Roctopus is also a teaching tool. It asks you to add more instruments, take some away, and even asks questions about how many instruments are left when you take a certain number away. “Three take away one is two,” says Rocktopus.
Hurray for early addition and subtraction practice for preschoolers! Of course, when making music our kids are also learning patterns. So yes, Rocktopus is a STEAM toy!
Rocktopus Helps Improve Attention and Listening Skills
The game mode not only engages our littles in play, but it provides an opportunity to practice listening skills and focus. Rocktopus asks our kids to bop the instruments that change to a specific color (“bop the instruments that turn green”), increasing in speed as the levels progress. This not only practices color recognition but also builds on our child’s attention span and has them practice following directions.
You can see some of the prompts and questions Roctopus asks in this clip of my son playing with it.
Be ready with your holiday shopping wishlists. You can grab Rocktopus at Walmart and they have brought back Layaway so you can plan for your shopping even easier!