Thursday, September 10, 2015

Little Tikes Review and Giveaway #LittleTikes #LilOceanExplorers

Scarlett has been playing with toys for about 4 or 5 months now.  There was a noticeable period where she went from not being interested in toys to absolutely loving them.  We have a playroom that's filled with fun toys and even has a mini ballpit! It's every baby's dream playroom for sure.  We spend most days playing and learning through play.  Toys not only provide entertainment and learning for little ones, but also help fine tune those gross motor skills. 




Little Tikes offers infant, young children's toys and furniture for indoor and outdoor use.  If fun is on your older child's agenda, let their picnic tables, sandboxes and kitchens delight your little one's imagination.  If you have a baby, they will love the jump jump's, walkers, and riding horses among many other toys.  Whatever age your child is, they will surely enjoy Little Tikes products. If you know someone who's having a baby, or if you're attending a kid's birthday party in the near future, Little Tikes would be happy to supply the present.

Scarlett has recently been pulling up on everything in order to help her stand.  She can't stand without support, but she very rarely sits these days.  You can't turn your back on her because she uses the couch, the window, toys, and even the dog to help her stand! This new stage is worrisome for me as a mom because she falls several times a day trying to stand.  I know they need to fall and get hurt to learn and grow, but why can't Scarlett stay small forever?!

A wonderful toy that encourages Scarlett's daredevil nature is the Little Tikes Lil' Ocean Explorers Stand n' Dance Starfish.  This fun and musical toy offers baby two modes to play which encourages your little one to create music.  Your child will love to press or step on the keyboard which initiates music, lights, and silly ocean sounds.  The easy grip handle helps them to pull up to standing position and dance.

We're a big fan of Little Tikes in this household.  We have a Little Tikes sandbox, jump jump, and even an old vintage nesting animal set.  Of course we were thrilled to have another toy from the line for Scarlett.  I have to mention that the toy does come unassembled, but it wasn't hard to put together at all.   Thanks to the easy-to-follow instructions, it was set up in moments and Scarlett was ready to play! You gotta love that adorable smiling starfish too!

There are chutes and balls included, but Scarlett just wasn't a big fan so I took them off.  She was most interested in pushing the buttons to see the lights and hear the music.  In one second she was climbing all over the toy and making it go off. It's so funny how babies seem to know exactly how to work the toy without even really being shown!

The bright lights really draw baby in and keep them engaged and interested.  I noticed that the silly ocean noises made Scarlett babble and smile.  She was happy just watching the different colors flash and kept touching the buttons trying to figure out where the lights were coming from.  The light colors were bright and vivid and the noises were clear and loud.  I really like that this toy grows with your child and they can play with it sitting down and eventually stand up and dance when ready.  Scarlett is not yet ready to dance, but has fun just standing and holding on while babbling. I'm a fan of anything that makes my child smile!

Scarlett's toy interests change quickly and she might play with something today that she had no interest in yesterday.  I'm thinking that she'll soon be interested in the balls and chutes and then I'll reattach them to the toy.  I'm sure it won't be too long until she'll be loving that feature of the toy!

I'm happy that Scarlett's so interested and excited to play with this toy and that it brings her a lot of joy.  Not only is she having fun, but she's learning, exploring, and developing thanks to Little Tikes.  That's all I could want as a parent!



41 comments:

  1. We don't currently have Little Tikes toys in our house because our children are grown, but we do buy them as gifts for our grandchildren.

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  2. Long time fan of Little Tykes toys, etc. Have had several items thru the years! Linda White frogz60@hotmail.com

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  3. Not currently but, when my son was small, the house was filled with them. They make the best gifts.

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  4. I've got the Little Tikes truck for my grandson.

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  5. We have lots of little tikes toys with 5 girls.

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  6. We don't quite yet since we're expecting our first this winter

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  7. We have lots of Little Tikes toys! No idea exactly how many, but I'm sure this one would be a hit!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  8. We have Little Tikes toyboxes and that spin around bug thing! lol Love LT! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. Yes we have little tykes toys in our house.. we love them. The little tykes activity garden and shopping cart are two of the most played with toys in our house.

    RC - Christina Foley

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  10. I have the little tykes treehouse swing set.

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  11. Yes, we have little tikes toys in our house for the grandbabies. They are great toys.

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  12. Yes, we have lots of Little Tikes toys in our home.

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  13. We currently have some including the fire truck.

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  14. Right now we do not have any little tykes toys, but when my kids were younger we did, we do have a grandson who is 1/12 yrs old so we will be getting some.

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  15. OMGoodness, yes. I'm the grandma now and still have some Little Tikes around. And the grands have many!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  16. Of course we have Little Tikes toys in our home!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. My boys are older and don't play with Litle Tikes toys anymore, but we do have one of their toy boxes.

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  18. We have a couple, I cant think of the names though. Brittney House

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  19. We have several Little Tikes toys!! We love their products!!

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  20. Heather Hayes PanjonSeptember 12, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Yes, We Have Little Tikes Toys In Our Home!
    hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

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  21. Yes we have Little Tikes toys my son has a Little Tikes Go&Grow Giraffe we love Little Tikes :)

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  22. yes i have several little tikes products in my home

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  23. Not yet, but we will be getting them very soon I imagine (new baby on the way). Thank you for the chance.

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  24. We do.. we have a little basketball hoop and a few little trucks. :)

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  25. I love little tykes toys forum at home and to give as gifts to my nieces and nephew!

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  26. Yes, we do have a couple of Little Tikes toys!

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  27. Yes we have several Little Tikes toys. They're the best!

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  28. We have the cozy coupe and the basketball goal.

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  29. I do have some small items that are little tykes and the toddler basketball goal one!

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  30. We do! We love little tikes!! The little truck is my sons favorite!

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  31. We have a Little Tikes kitchen that we love! Great quality! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

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  32. I do actually, for my grandchildren. Have always loved little Tikes toys.

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  33. Yes we do. We have a lot of Little Tikes toys in the house as they are the most loved and so durable.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Yes, we have several little tikes toys.

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