My 14 and 1/2 month old daughter is selective when it comes to what types of toys she plays with and there is nothing wrong with that at all! It shows her personality shining on through to talents and gifts that she’ll share with those around here when she is older. Right now some of her favorite toys are blocks, balls, books, and baby dolls. She’s not huge on toys that make a lot of noise. I don’t blame her since those toys can get on parents nerves and I’m sure I speak for a lot of parents in saying so.
Picking toys is not easy and there is a toy website called ebeanstalk, dedicated to selecting good, safe toys and baby gifts. BUT they need help from moms like me to help pick the toys. The toy they sent is called Sort n’ Learn Pelican from Tiny Love, who makes great developmental toys Here is the deal on this toy…
The toy I was sent is called Sort n’ Learn Pelican from Tiny Love. Tiny Love is a company that makes all sorts of fantastic developmental toys for children ranging from 3-26 months of age.
I had a hunch right away that my daughter would really like this toy. She’s a fan of stacking blocks and puzzles. So this sorting toy was right up her alley.
I’m usually not overly thrilled with toys that I have to continually restock with batteries but this toy is an exception. Three triple A batteries are included and that’s a definite pro in my book. Who hates getting gifts for the kids only to find out that the batteries weren’t included? I decided to check out the area where you install and replace the batteries and liked how the battery compartment completely slides out for ease of use!
The Sort n’ Learn Pelican teaches children different phrases such as colors and numbers in English, French, and Spanish. There is also a mode of which fun sounds are played when each of the included blocks are dropped into the pelican’s mouth!
This toy is great for children 6-36 months old. I can imagine little babies playing with this and dropping the blocks into the mouth of the pelican. Once a child advances from that stage, they can put each block through sorting part of the pelicans mouth. They also can listen to each number and color each block represents to further the learning experience.
I found no sharp corners or edges on this toy making it safe. This toy very durable, I’m not saying that it could live through a child putting all their weight and standing on top of it but I am saying it’s made well. It’s also very easy to clean, I found that I can snap the top part of the pelican’s head off and wipe it down if the need be.
A fun fact is that my daughter enjoyed playing with this toy for over an hour without even having the sound turned on. Though when she learned of all the sounds it made she was even more excited about the pelican. One of her favorite things was that when she put the block labeled one into the pelican, it said one! This excited her because right now we are learning all about counting and numbers.
My daughter loves this toy and I’m a big fan of it as well. I am highly recommending this toy to those looking for a fun mind stimulating toy for the child or children in their life.