Becoming a ‘big kid’ is an exciting time for even the smallest of children. Especially when discussions about going to prep, kindergarten or school start. As a parent, you will start to question whether they are ready, are they independent enough and what should they actually know beforehand?
If your child is anything like mine, they can ‘do it myself’ and that growing confidence pushes them to want to learn more. But how do you teach a toddler that thinks they already know? With the help of interactive toys. Today we are going to share with you our Sesame Street Ready for School Elmo review to show you what we mean.
Use toys to educate
By using toys to help toddlers and young children learn, you are taking away the pressure and stiffness of learning. Think about how you can include education in imaginative play, taking lessons from storybooks and utilising interactive toys as an assist in learning. Even the most mundane tasks can be turned into fun opportunities for learning.
Sesame Street Ready for School Elmo review
Calling all toddlers and Sesame Street fans!! Elmo is here with some exciting features to help kids get ready for school.
- Fine motor skills – developing skills through Elmo’s shirt zip and shoelaces.
- Learn to tie shoelaces
- Count from 1-10
What we love
- Your child is in control of how fast Elmo counts. Each time the ‘123’ foot is pushed it says another number.
- Depending on how fast your child pushes the ‘ABC’ foot, will depend on how the feature will work. If they press it slow, it will say the letter and a word it starts with (eg. A is for Apple) however if they push faster, it will just say A, B, C, D, etc.
- Each shoe has laces that children can learn to tie. This will require some assistance from you initially.
- The zip doesn’t completely undo so you don’t have to keep fixing the bottom. Children can easily zip up and down.
- Great quality with strong stitching. Built for young children.
- Only requires 3x AAA batteries (so far they have lasted quite a while with regular use).
What we don’t love
- It says ‘Zee’ instead of ‘Zed’.
- The battery compartment is not removable so cannot be machine washed. Spot clean only.
Where to buy
The Ready for School Elmo is available from Big W and other independent retailers for RRP $39.00.
Fun loving Elmo is a great toy to encourage children aged 3+ to be independent and inadvertently get started on learning basic education concepts – such as counting and ABC’s. During the time we’ve been testing out the product for our ‘Ready for School Elmo review’, our three year old has shown much more interest in learning her ABC’s.
How do you encourage toddlers to learn their ABC’s and counting? Comment below!
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