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Colour Star Tumbler


R175.00

Colour Star Tumbler

  • item code: M&D-4045

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Colour Star Tumbler wooden baby toy will click, clack and roll into your little one's heart! This baby and toddler toy is simple yet wonderful - just roll it along or flip the flaps by hand to hear and see the colourful star panels turn round and round. It's classically styled in smooth-sanded natural hardwood with child-safe dyes for the brightly coloured star-shaped accents. Easy to roll and manipulate, Colour Star Tumbler encourages babies and toddlers to play and explore as they develop early skills such as sensory, perceptual, gross and fine motor.

Suitable for ages 9 months and older.


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This product can assist in developing the following key skills...

This product helps to develop Sensory Skills which are key building blocks in a child’s development and influence every activity that a child does. Opportunities to engage in sensory activities help a child’s brain to process all the information it is receiving from their senses, and respond in an appropriate way. Our senses include: smell (olfactory); taste (gustatory); sound (auditory); touch (tactile); seeing (visual); movement (vestibular) and joint position / deep pressure (proprioception).

Children develop sensory skills as early as in utero and continue to refine these skills well into their childhood years. Exploration and exposure to a variety of different sensations and sensory experiences is very important for a person’s overall development.

This product can help develop Gross Motor Skills by improving co-ordination and muscle strength to assist a child with gross motor tasks such as walking, running, jumping and climbing. The large muscles of our bodies in our arms (biceps and triceps) and legs (hamstrings and quadriceps) are responsible for helping us perform these actions successfully, and therefore these muscles need to be strong. An important factor in developing gross motor skills is good postural control. A strong and stable core (stomach and back muscles) helps one achieve successful movement of the limbs.

Gross motor skills begin developing from a very early age and continue to develop all through childhood, culminating in a person being able to ride a bike without training wheels and swing themselves independently on a swing.

This product can develop a child’s Fine Motor Skills by improving the strength and co-ordination of small muscle groups to achieve a task. The small muscles around the mouth (lips, tongue etc.) are important for speech and eating, and those in a child’s hands help them to perform different grips such as tripod (the correct pencil grip) and pincer (thumb and index finger grip) to achieve tasks. Fine motor skills of the hand develop fully later on in childhood, but start with full, open hand grasping of toys as babies and culminate in a perfect tripod pencil grip when they are writing neatly at school.

Finally, scissor skills are also important fine motor skills that require the co-ordination of fingers on one hand to open and close the scissors while the other hand holds the material being cut. Using both hands together in this way to achieve a task is known as bilateral-coordination.

This product helps children develop their independence by focussing on aspects of Self Care. Getting dressed in the morning and doing up zips, buttons and laces requires good gross and fine motor skills. Brushing teeth and hair as well as toileting skills all require good body and self awareness which is promoted by encouraging self care skills.

Learning to feed oneself using cutlery (spoon, knife and fork) is a large step towards finding independence. In order to assist children to become independent, self confident little people, developing self care skills are very important.

This product can assist in developing a child’s Perceptual Skills which determine how a child’s brain receives, organises and interprets what they are seeing (visual sensory information). Perceptual skills are the ones we use for activities such as completing a puzzle and writing, as well as understanding concepts such as colour, size and number recognition.

More complex concepts such as knowing one’s left from right side of their body (right-left discrimination), being able to recognise complete objects from incomplete ones (visual closure) and remembering visual stimuli over a short and long term period (visual memory), all fall under the category of perceptual skills.

This product can facilitate the development of Cognitive Skills which include how a child’s brain develops, stores, recalls and reacts to their environment. Concentration, attention and listening skills all impact on a child’s cognitive and learning ability, and this product encourages children to develop those key areas.

Problem solving, memory skills and sequencing (the order in which things happen) of tasks are very important cognitive skills to develop as a child grows up.

  • Gross Motor - If your child is sitting, rolling this toy just out of their reach will encourage your child to try move our of their base of support to get the toy - this technique facilitates the development of crawling skills.
  • Shapes and Colours - Talk to your child about the colours and shapes you see. Describe every feature you can, pointing to each as you say its name. ("This flap is red. This flap is blue. Here is a circle with a star in the middle! Can you touch the star?") Pause between sentences so your child can "answer" with babbles or gestures.
  • Sensory (Hearing/Listening Skills) - Move the flaps to make them rattle. Stand the toy on one end and pat the top to make sounds. Roll it along the floor so the flaps click and clack. Ask the child to move the toy and discover what noises he/she can make.
  • Sensory (Touch Skills) - Feel the raised star on either end of the toy and talk about its texture and shape. Help the child trace the outlines of the star and circle shapes.

Most orders take 3-5 days to deliver and are dependent on where we are delivering to. Outlying areas can take longer than city centres. Please allow up to 10 working days for delivery.

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Andrew M., South Africa03 October 2014

Amazing First Play Toy

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This is an absolutely amazing first toy we received for our youngest son. He is now 2 years old and still gets value from it - identifying colours, counting flaps etc.

Highly recommended.