Recently Bear started preschool and with this new and exciting start came the looming primary school applications. To be honest I’ve been looking around schools since last spring, so I feel reasonably prepared but I want to make sure I’ve prepared him for school life as much as possible. I strongly believe in the importance of play, so I’ve spent the last few months setting up sensory play activities and looking for toys that help with literacy and numeracy. I’ll be posting about these in the upcoming weeks, but today I wanted to share a bit about the Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n’ Tag Movi… the perfect preschool aid!
Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n’ Tag Movi is a highly interactive robot that plays different games encouraging literacy, numeracy and listening skills. These games can be selected using the front of Movie. When he arrives, it is simply a case of taking him out of the box, clipping in his back wheel and he is ready to go!
Movi plays 6 different games, but my favourites are;
- ‘Think and Move Shapes’, where Movi describes a shape and then makes that shape by moving along the floor. The idea is that the children follow him in making the shape or do the steps with him to make the shape.
- ‘Alpha fun actions’, where Movi runs through the alphabet stopping at various letters to associate it with an animal and an appropriate action. For example “B is for Bear, Paws up in the air.” This is such a fun and active way of teaching younger children the alphabet and the association of the letters to words.
- ‘Movi Says’, which is very similar to Simon Says. This is one we play with Monkey to try and help with his listening and following instructions. Movi prompts children to run, jump, reach up high and touch their knees. It’s great fun and is something the whole family can get involved in.
With some of the games Movi then askes children to answer a question using the buttons on his head to help then take in what they have learnt.
Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n’ Tag Movi is such a fun toy that both of my children have loved playing with, especially Bear. Movi have a range of facial expressions that change colour, has 360 degree movement and (most importantly for parents) sound level controls! The boys love this toy, I love this toy and Movi is a complete winner in our house. Movi is an absolute must have for pre-schoolers and is definitely one to pop on the Christmas list this year.
Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n’ Tag Movi is for ages 3 – 6 years and retails at £44.99.
*Note: We were sent the Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n’ Tag Movi for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are my own.