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Toot-Toot Friends 2-in-1 Fire Station
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Toot-Toot Friends 2-in-1 Fire Station

£49.99

Developmental Benefits

Language Development
Language Development
Motor Skills
Motor Skills

Developmental Benefits

Toot-Toot Friends 2-in-1 Fire Station

Language Development
  • Introduces the alphabet, letter sounds and vocabulary.
  • Babies start to babble at an early age and this can be seen as the first signs of language. They are predisposed to pick up the sounds of the language that they hear around them. Adults can facilitate babies’ language development by playing with them, focussing on particular toys, reading books and naming everyday objects. The more babies are exposed to language the faster they will begin to pick up it up. There are social skills involved in language acquisition such as realising that it is necessary to wait until the other person has finished speaking. Babies begin to learn about conversational turn-taking from an early age; if a baby is babbling the adult waits for a pause and then talks to the baby. Babies learn to take turns even before they are using words. Social interaction is important for language development and turn-taking games are a fun and educational way for babies and young children to learn.
    Young children also need to practice their language skills. Toys that name alphabet letters and everyday words satisfy young children’s need for repetition and rehearsal when practicing words and sounds. For instance, young children can press a button repetitively to hear the same sound or word again. Babies and children learn a lot through repetition and pick up words rapidly in this way. Once children begin to read their vocabulary expands enormously.
Motor Skills
  • Encourages fine motor skill development.
  • An infant’s growth and development in the first year of life is rapid. Many movements that young babies make are in preparation for the next stage of their development. When young babies watch a mobile they are constantly moving their head, arms, legs and even their mouths in response to the movement of the toy. Sound and movement attract a baby’s attention; if a toy is placed almost within reach of babies their movements become more animated. Bath toys provide opportunities to develop and use motor skills to great effect. For example, a young baby has greater control over their leg movements than their arms. You will often see young babies in a bath reaching with their legs towards a floating toy and kicking. All these movements strengthen muscles in readiness for the next stage - walking.
    As babies develop they become more adept at grasping objects. Young infants learn to grasp an object, for instance a cube. The grasping, at first, is quite clumsy but through repetition, and across time, infants become adept at grasping and develop fine motor skills. Infants first use the ulnar grasp where their fingers close against the palm when trying to hold an object. Within another month they are able to move the object from hand to hand. After the first year, infants adopt the ‘pincer grasp’ where they use their thumb and index finger to grasp even very tiny objects. Shape sorters help infants to fine tune their visual perception and hand coordination. Soon infants are building towers with two cubes; this also requires fine coordination skills. As the child grows computer games have been shown to help with hand and eye coordination. Spatial skills can also be enhanced when playing games that require concentration, quick responses and finely tuned motor skills.
  • The Toot-Toot Friends TM 2-in-1 Fire Station transforms between a fire station and a fire engine.
  • Place one of the two fire fighters onto the MagicPoint™ for fun responses.
  • Includes 3 great modes of play; music, explore & rescue mode.
  • Lots of different role-play scenarios support play and interaction.
  • Comes with a ladder, helicopter and mini fire engine for more role play fun.
Best for ages:
1 to 5 Years
Highlights
This fun packed fire station can transform between a fire station and a fire engine for role-play fun. Includes 3 great modes of play.
Description
It’s time to save the day with the Toot-Toot Friends™ 2-in-1 Fire Station by VTech®! This fun packed fire station can transform between a fire station and a fire engine for lots of role-play fun. Help Finley and Freya the fire fighters rescue the man off the roof or put the shop fire out! The different role-play scenarios support play and interaction. There are 3 great modes of play; music, explore & rescue. Place Finley or Freya on the MagicPoint™ location for fun responses! Comes with a ladder, helicopter and mini fire truck for more role play fun.
  • Product Number: 80-529803
  • 2x AA Batteries Required

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