Dr. Amanda recognises the importance of active play; “Encouraging healthy levels of activity has never been more important in the fight against childhood obesity and this range is perfect to encourage active play”
Here Dr. Amanda shares her top tips for active play with your little ones:
1. Give your child specific directions, like asking them to sort out shapes on the Crawl ‘n Pop! Turtle, to teach them to follow instructions and observe the results of an action.
2. Use the Ball Chase Octopus to roll balls for your child to go and retrieve, to encourage movement.
3. At around 18 months old, you can encourage your child to throw the ball into a hoop from a short distance, like with the Dunk ‘n’ Juggle Seal.
4. Move toys just out of reach to stimulate further movement. The Catch Me Crabbie is ideal for this: it skitters across the floor, encouraging your little ones to chase it.