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Little Friendlies Happy Hippo Teether Pink
3-12
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Little Friendlies Happy Hippo Teether Pink

£10.99
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Developmental Benefits

Sensory Development
Sensory Development
Tactile Stimulation
Tactile Stimulation

Developmental Benefits

Little Friendlies Happy Hippo Teether Pink

Sensory Development
  • A variety of textures, visuals and sounds stimulate sensory development.
  • Sensory development is intimately related to motor development. Babies are born into a world that stimulates their senses and to which they react. These reactions are bodily movements which create learning experiences. Sensory development in babies can be facilitated through toys that provide opportunities for them to experience sounds, visuals and textures. Young infants need to be presented with an adequate but not too great amount of sensory stimulation.
    From an early age babies use touch to investigate their world; as they learn to reach they begin to run their tongue and lips over toys and then look at them. Tactile stimulation is also combined with other sensory information. Babies can perceive input from different sensory systems in a unified way; for instance, vision and touch are closely coordinated when using a shape sorter. Babies who handle shapes and also fit them through a hole are learning to solve problems through touch and sight. Infants also learn about the links between sights, sounds and feel of toys when these are demonstrated by adults. They begin to associate the sight and sound of a rhythmically shaken rattle or the nursery rhyme played by a particular toy. During the first year of life infants’ visual development is rapid and they begin to identify objects through shape, colour and texture. They also develop the ability to visually track objects. Toys give babies and young children many opportunities to enhance their sensory development.
Tactile Stimulation
  • Mixture of different textures provide stimulation for baby.
  • Babies learn about the world through their senses. The sense of touch is intimately linked with other senses such as sound and vision. Babies are provided with stimulation from more than one sensory system at the same time; this is termed intermodal perception. They learn about the sounds that different objects make when they bang or touch them. Toys that are have different textures and shapes facilitate infants’ learning. Babies put toys and other objects in their mouths from an early age. They also begin to reach for and grasp objects and then move toys from one hand to another. Toys that are made of different materials and are different shapes stimulate young infants to grasp, mouth and shake them. Babies then gain greater motor control and begin to pick up small objects with their thumb and index finger. They also begin to bang objects together. This combines tactile and auditory stimulation; they feel the vibration and also hear the sound.
    Bath time play is an excellent opportunity for tactile stimulation. Bath toys that are small and lightweight so that young babies can grasp them are excellent stimulus materials. Babies and young children can learn from handling toys in the water; there are many opportunities for grasping, squeezing and squirting water from objects. Tactile stimulation and learning is also experienced when infants and young children feel the weight of a toy when they have filled it with water and then after they have poured the water away. These types of experiences help young children to learn about the shape, pattern, surface, texture and weight of objects through touching them.
  • Includes two textured teethers to help soothe sore gums.
  • Crinkle paper arms and soft plush head and body for tactile stimulation.
  • Lightweight design makes this hippo easy for baby to hold and play with.
  • Removeable plastic core, containing all electronics, allows surface cleaning.
  • Light up heart button plays songs, melodies and phrases.
Best for ages:
3 to 12 Months
Highlights
This lightweight hippo teether includes; two textured teethers, crinkle paper arms for tactile stimulation and more! Press the button to hear songs, phrases and melodies!
Description
Help soothe baby’s sore gums with the Little Friendlies Happy Hippo Teether! This hippo teether is soft and comforting, the perfect little friend for baby during teething. The two textured teethers are excellent at soothing baby’s sore gums. The crinkle paper arms and soft plush body provide tactile stimulation, and the lightweight design makes this hippo easy for baby to hold and play with. Press the light up heart button to hear the hippo sing, speak and play music. Remove the plastic core, which contains all electronics, to surface wash the hippo and keep it fresh and clean for baby.
  • Product Number: 80-502553
  • 3x LR44 Batteries Required

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