5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good quiet play toy,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Lauri Toddler Tote (Toy)
My eighteen-month-old loves this toy. I carried it with us to the doctor's office last week and it kept her happily occupied for a good 30 minutes. She enjoyed stacking the pegs and putting them in the holes. She also liked playing with the crepe rubber puzzle pieces. She's still a little young for puzzle skills, but she'll be there soon. In addition to the obvious, here are a few other things you can do with the toy:
*Use the animal pieces for mini puppet shows
*Use the pegs for patterning or comparing (Which stack is taller? How can we make them the same?)
*Play a memory game. Put out the pieces and ask your child to cover his eyes while you remove a piece, then ask him to tell you what's missing.
*Talk about shape, colors, numbers, etc.
Lauri also says that they will replace lost or missing pieces. That's a great bonus, especially for a toy meant to be carried with you.
The one negative--and the reason I'm giving this toy four instead of five stars--is that the box is made out of cardboard with a velcro closure. That's not going to last, especially if your toddler likes taking the toys out and putting them back in the box. I'm going to put everything in a fabric drawstring bag. If you want a quiet non-electronic toy to pull out for doctor's visits, traveling, restaurants, etc., this is a good toy. Just know that you'll probably want a different method of storage.