Disclosure: I received the Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Explorers Crawl ‘n Pop! Turtle free of charge to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% mine.
There are some children’s toys out there that are adorable, some are functional, and some that keep your child interested for way more time than you ever anticipated they would. The Little Tikes Crawl ‘n Pop! Turtle is one such toy. When I first saw it, I knew my son would be into it because of the bright colors and the shapes. He started crawling about three weeks ago, so I also figured that he would chase it around a little bit.
The packaging was pretty straightforward, but it did require me to use scissors a little bit. Once I opened it, I realized I needed to put batteries in, and I needed to use a screwdriver to do so. Once that was done, we got to work putting this toy to use. The turtle has a switch on the bottom with three settings. I thought they might be for speed but it turns out the first turns it off completely, the second and third settings are for the music’s volume.
When you tap the blue button on the top of the turtle’s shell, it starts moving across the floor and playing music. My son was instantly drawn to the turtle and started chasing it. Once it stops, it “pops!” and the shapes shoot out of their spaces. Since he hasn’t quite mastered the skill of sorting, he thought it was really fun to just chase the turtle around and keep hitting the blue button (which he figured out rather quickly).
He ended up crawling around the whole living room and dining room chasing the turtle. I did have to redirect the turtle a few times, but for the most part, it was fun for him, and it was exciting for Dad and I to watch his attention be on one object for so long. He probably would have continued playing with the turtle for much longer if I had let him!
Chasing the turtle down the hallway!
Both the little man and I really enjoyed this toy. I thought it was a great motivator for babies who are on the cusp of crawling or who are just starting to crawl. If they are already crawling well, it moves pretty quickly, and as it happens, tired my little one out so much that it made bedtime way easier! Definitely a plus in my book!
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