Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3-in-1 Ocean Adventure Course Review

Mama Says Play September 13, 2016 @ 2:01AM

Looking for a great gift to get for little ones that will keep them entertained for a while? The Ocean Explorers Adventure Course is a great option.

With bright colors and beautiful fish designs displayed all over the course, this is a captivating and exciting item for the baby and/or toddler in your life who just wants to explore and have a good time doing so.

This Lil Tikes course is a great toy and it is best to get it when your child is only a few months old, That way, he or she can continuously use it while working on reaching different milestones, such as sitting up and crawling.

This Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3-in-1 Ocean Adventure Course review will discuss the features, pros and cons, and other aspects of this toy to help you make an informed buying decision.

Review of Little Tikes Lil' Ocean Explorers 3 in 1 Adventure Course

Features

There are multiple play areas for children who use this toy. It is easy to set it up and put it away when the little ones are done playing with it for the day. There is an adorable canopy that covers the top of the course, providing a fun tunnel-like appearance for the children to crawl in and out of as much as they want to. It comes with a wheel that rotates, attachable rattle toy and several clickers that make exciting sounds to keep the little ones engaged.

You may hear more than 20 different sounds coming from this toy. Each sound is designed to grasp the attention of the little ones, keeping them interested in what is going in front of them. I noticed that my little one wiggles her legs and claps her hands whenever she hears the noises. Watching the excitement in her body language is truly rewarding.


What Age Range Is This Toy For?

The adventure course is aimed at children who range in age from 6 to 36 months old, so the toy is great for both infants and toddlers. Supervision will be necessary for younger children, especially if they cannot walk yet, but the course allows young babies who can't walk to simply crawl through for some fun.

Why People Like This Toy

After reading the reviews for this toy, I noticed there was a common consensus about the fact that it keeps children entertained for extended periods of time. Parents said that they love watching their children engaging with this play course, which provides educational fun at various stages of learning.

The parents who left reviews mostly agree that it was extremely easy for them to put together and take apart too, making them more likely to continue setting it up each day for their little ones to play with. They also liked that the course can be put together in multiple different ways.

Pros And Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Bright and bold colors.
  • Exciting sounds.
  • Targets different skills as children grow.
  • Keeps children entertained.
  • Can be put together in minutes.
  • Various activities available, including spinners and knobs.
  • May help children reach milestones.
  • Some children take longer than others to show an interest in the course when they are first introduced to it. Parents stated in some of the reviews that their little ones were a bit frightened by the appearance of the octopus at first, but they did eventually warm up to it and start playing with it. Overall, it seems that most people have been extremely satisfied with their purchase, and there are not many negative things about this toy.

Skills Taught By This Toy

Comprehension - It helps teach critical thinking because children learn to evaluate what the toy does and how they can make it work, such as the Peek A Boo door.

Evaluation - It helps teach through with problem solving, such as with the rotating wheel and ball drops.

Memory - It helps teach memory because babies and toddlers remember the outcome of certain actions and they repeat the actions to get the remembered outcome.

Motor Skills - It helps teach both fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are learned when children pick up balls, spin spinners, or click the clicker knobs. Gross motor skills are learned as they crawl through the canopy or stand with the help of the octopus.

Reasoning - It helps teach reasoning skills because it helps children learn to expect certain outcomes based on their actions, such as with the ball drop.

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