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Horns the Triceratops
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Horns the Triceratops

£15.99

Developmental Benefits

Imaginative Play
Imaginative Play
Role Play
Role Play

Developmental Benefits

Horns the Triceratops

Imaginative Play
  • Imagination and exploration through interaction with characters.
  • Children’s imagination is active from an early age. Imaginative play has links to what psychologists call ‘social pretend play’. Young children pretend or imagine that, for instance a wooden block is a cake and they carefully ‘cut’ it. A large proportion of pretend play tends to be social. Imaginative play begins when infants play and pretend with adults. As young children develop they begin to try to engage other children in social pretend play. Young children in nursery benefit from engaging in imaginative play. It helps them to begin to understand that other children think differently to them and have different ideas.
    Children can engage in imaginative play with other children where they have agreed on a story or scenario that they want to act out. Young children playing with toys use their imagination to invent scenarios and play out the consequences. They can use characters to explore scenarios and act out scripts such as going shopping or bedtime. Imaginative and social pretend play is beneficial for children as it allows them to explore different ways of viewing the world. Children who use their imagination when playing with other children are increasing their social competence and their understanding of other people. In a study where we observed children playing in a nursery we found that young children engaged in imaginative play, often using the toys in unexpected ways. Children’s imagination benefits from the opportunity to play with all types of toys.
Role Play
  • Develops imagination and encourages cooperation, listening and turn-taking.
  • Role play is a form of social pretend play. Children benefit from social pretend play because it can help them to revisit events that may have provoked some anxiety in the past. For instance, after a visit to the doctors children often play at being doctors and nurses. Role play not only reflects but also contributes to children’s cognitive and social skills. Playing out an experience enables children to understand more about it.
    Research has shown that during social pretend play, young children’s interactions last longer, are more engaging and also more cooperative. Nursery school children who spend more time in socio-dramatic role playing are also perceived as more socially competent by their teachers. Role play enhances many cognitive abilities such as sustained attention, memory, language and literacy skills, and helps children to understand and manage their emotions. Role play is generally a social activity but some children can engage in solitary role play where they create imaginary companions. Games where children can create worlds and populate them with their own characters can be beneficial.
  • Switches between a dinosaur and a car in simple steps to suit young children
  • Character voices – each dino has its own personality
  • Talk button plays phrases; facts about the dinosaur, fun phrases to encourage imaginative play
  • Style button and LCD screen to choose the eyes and the driver
  • SFX Button for dino and car sounds
Best for ages:
3 to 8 Years
Highlights
Horns the Triceratops is strong and tough! 2-in-1: switches between a dinosaur and car. Buttons play phrases, facts and sounds.
Description
Horns the Triceratops is strong and tough! He also loves driving around town! This 2-in-1 toy switches between a dinosaur and a car in a few simple steps. Choose the dinosaur’s eyes or which driver to be displayed on the LCD screen. Press the talk button to hear fun phrases and learn dinosaur facts. Press the sound button or move the dino to hear dinosaur and car sound effects. Just Switch & Go!
  • Product Number: 80-122403
  • 2xAAA Batteries Required
  • Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Small parts. Choking hazard.

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Consumer Reviews

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Lisa, Rodgers
10-Nov-2013
We bought this for our 'dino mad' son and he adores it. He loves transforming it from car to dino and plays with it regulary. So much so that we have another request for one this Christmas and have already bought another for his bday pressie in Jan! Also have two of his friends that have added to their Xmas lists since playing with his!
jamie, jacovou
09-Nov-2013
fantastic! my son loves it!
morag, Buckland
31-Jul-2013
I bought my son “Horns” Switch and Go Dino; about a month ago. My son has not stopped playing with it since. These are great toys for a toddler as they are robust and easy for little hands to convert. We have had to change the batteries twice since we bought it as it has been played with so much. My only recommendation would be to maybe have the Dino’s interacting with each other. They are great value toys. I would highly recommend these toys to anyone who’s child likes Dinosaurs; these are also great toys for car journeys as there are no small parts which can get dropped whilst travelling; they have also kept my son happy whilst going around the supermarket.
Louise, Baldock
28-Jul-2013
My son loves this!
Elaine, Elliott
27-Apr-2013
This was our second dinosaur car. We saw it in a local shop. Unfortunately when we got home we found we had a French version! But decided to keep it anyway; as we all got quite attached to him and his funny little voice. Also thought our son might learn some French. I think it would be a good idea to make bi-lingual ones actually! So you can switch between French and English and they don't just learn about dinosaurs but learn French too!
Gail, Coleman
19-Sep-2012
Have got Horns & also Rex & they are brilliant. They are really solid & are taking a bashing from my 6 year old. They have been so good we have now bought Wing & are thinking of buying Mohawk so he has the full set. I can't see my son outgrowing these for a while.
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