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Lex the T-Rex
3-8
YEARS

Lex the T-Rex

4.8 /5
£14.99
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Developmental Benefits

Imaginative Play
Imaginative Play
Role Play
Role Play

Developmental Benefits

Lex the T-Rex

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
  • Character voices – each dino has its own personality
  • Style button and LCD screen to choose the eyes and the driver
Best for ages:
3 to 8 Years
Highlights
T-Rex; king of the Tyrant lizards! 2-in-1: switches between a dinosaur and a car. Buttons play phases, facts and sounds.
Description
Lex the T-Rex is king of the Tyrant lizards, he’s also king of the road! 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: 80-122103
  • 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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Charlotte, Galea
31-Dec-2013
Nice and Sturdy; Loud; and Easy to Transform
Kerry, Lant
27-Dec-2013
My son has ALL the screen switch and go dinos; he loves every one of them but his favourite has got to be Jagger the Mega T-Rex. They have given us hours if entertainment; kids and adults. Can't wait to see what they come up with next
karen, wilson
22-Dec-2013
My Son who is 5 got Lex the Rex for his birthday it was a gift from his Auntie & Uncle. He loves it as it talks & converts into a car easily.
Hayden, Knight
23-Aug-2013
love it im trying to collect em all only trouble is that he dosent have an off switch but still epic
morag, Buckland
31-Jul-2013
Fantastic toy worth the money
Louise, Baldock
28-Jul-2013
My son loves this!
karen, bland
13-May-2013
my son loves these if your child like cars and dinos this is the toy for them
Elaine, Elliott
27-Apr-2013
This is a fantastic toy; and worth the money! It caused us all great entertainment. It is educational too - he now knows it is a biped and a biped walks on two legs and he can say Tyrannosaurus Rex. It goes into standby mode when not being played with; which is hilarious. It will be silent for a while then suddenly you hear this little voice "I want to eat you!" He then got the blue one in a shop with his birthday money and we now have the red one as well. They all have some very funny sayings. Personally I like this one best; but our little one loves the red one too. A really excellent toy that any boy will love; and maybe some girls too! Son has a female classmate with the aeroplane one.
E, Elliott
04-Oct-2012
This is a fantastic toy; and worth the money! It caused us all great entertainment. It is educational too - he now knows it is a biped and a biped walks on two legs and can say Tyrannosaurus Rex. It goes into standby mode when not being played with; which is hilarious. It will be silent for a while then suddenly you hear this little voice "I want to eat you!" He then got the blue one in a shop with his birthday money. Unfortunately it was a French version! Was going to take it back but he's attached to it now and might learn some French. We now have the red one too. Personally I think this green T Rex is the best of the three. But he prefers the red one at the moment. They all have some very funny sayings. A really excellent toy that any boy will love.
kate, gutteridge
09-Jun-2012
brought this toy for my son for his birthday? he loves it?
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