My name is Flip 'n' Tip Fred and I make recycling fun! I do everything I can to help save the planet, and my brilliant tipping buckets at the front and back send the recycling into my 'crusher' to be sorted into my three different bins. Watch me drive off with my friction-powered engine as my waste crusher spins and my clicking side door opens to empty the truck for a new day of fun-filled recycling. I love to hang out with my best friend, Stanley Street Sweeper, as we help clean WOW Town and make it a nicer place for the whole WOW collection to enjoy. We could go on for hours and hours!
From the Manufacturer
WOW's Flip 'n' Tip Fred introduces kids to recycling with a fun, interactive truck. Preschoolers can learn how to sort trash while they tip bins into buckets at the front and back of the truck and click levers to send the recycling into the "crusher" to be sorted. A motorized engine drives the truck as the waste crusher spins. A clicking side door opens to empty the truck for a new day of fun-filled recycling. Two included figures help Fred as he makes his rounds.
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Friction-Powered Truck Collects Recycling Bins
Flip 'n' Tip Fred assembles an array of features in a toy version of the familiar neighborhood garbage truck. The friction-powered motor that moves Fred along the floor is accompanied by realistic engine sounds. The three gray bins can be loaded into either the front or the back of the truck and tipped in with clicking levers. As Fred and his two recycling helpers drive away, the automatic "waste crusher" revolves. At the end of the day, lift the side door to access the bins. A convenient handle lets young children carry Fred on his next adventure, and moving wheels are made for push-along play.
Recycling Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Fred is designed to follow your child through toddlerhood and into the preschool years. The fun of bright colors, a zooming engine, and loading and tipping encourages fine motor control practice for toddlers. The many ways to load the bins and play with the little boy and girl recyclers make for imagination-building "work" as youngsters learn how actual recycling crews do their jobs.
Fred Introduces Children to Reducing Waste
As children become preschoolers, they will become aware of the meaning of the recycling logo and the goal of reducing waste. Children can put bins outside their dolls houses to clean up the neighborhood or integrate other toys into this educational play.
What's in the Box
Motorized recycling truck, boy recycler and girl recycler, and three gray recycling bins.
At a Glance:
- Friction-powered truck makes realistic sounds
- Load gray trash bins in via a front scoop or back hatch
- Handle makes the truck easy to carry
- Two figures help kids role-play
- Kids learn about trash and responsible recycling
- For ages 18 months to five years.