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Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog® Fidget Friend

Young children will build new preschool sensory skills every time they fidget with the Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog Fidget Friend.

  • Inspired by our bestselling Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog range of hedgehog toys, this fun fidget friend comes with 6 ways to fidget – spin the wheel, turn the crank, press the button, twist the knob, push the plunger, and move the switch.
  • As they play, children won’t just build new preschool tactile skills – they’ll also boost their coordination, hand strength, and other fine motor skills essentials.
  • Sized just right for little hands, Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog Fidget Friend is ready for play everywhere you go – take him in the car, or keep him at home for fun playtime activities.
  • Spike is also durable and easy to clean. Just wipe him down with a damp cloth after playtime is done.
  • Includes multilingual packaging and Activity Guide.
  • Measures 9.5 cm H x 16cm W.

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Price £16.50 Available online www.learningresources.co.uk

Bizziebaby Silver Award Winner 2021 Educational toys, Pre-school Toys and Toddler toys categories 

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Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog® Fidget Friend Reviews

Product Tested By Emma Taylor – Aurora 2 years 6 Months

Emma Awarded The Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog Fidget Friend 5/5

We were excited to open spike the hedgehog and were interested by the clear picture on the box. There was no fiddly packaging which meant it was just taken out of the box and could be explored. Lovely bright colours and sturdy plastic material meaning the toy looks durable. The toy is very uncomplicated and requires little in the way of instructions but a small information slip is included. It also gave some ideas of ways to play to incorporate vocabulary for the motions and colours etc. Straight away, Aurora started to figure out the different fidgets on the hedgehog, manipulating them in different ways to see what they do and how best to operate it. She found it easy to use in terms of being age appropriate, but not so easy that she was disinterested or unchallenged. Aurora was very intrigued by all the features and has continued to go back to the toy for the duration we have had it. We took it to grannie’s where Aurora enjoyed showing off the different fidgets. She has sat twiddling the various buttons quietly on the sofa and you can see she is enjoying the sensory experience. The toy has quite large buttons and fidgets on it and they require a fair level of exertion to manipulate, thus requiring the child to apply themselves to use it and build on their coordination, hand strength and fine motor skills. On the day we initially received it, she kept it with her all day and kept going back to it. Now it is on her toy shelf, she reaches for it fairly regularly and is one of the toys she is frequently interested in. This was played with at home and in the car. This did keep my daughter entertained in the beginning but even now it still captures her attention. We have used in the car and have a long haul flight coming up which I am considering taking it on. This is made of  smooth durable plastic which is easy to wipe clean. Referring to him as his name and the fact that he is an animal was really fun for us as opposed to a lot of fidget toys on the market that are just what they are. It gave the toy some personality and Aurora enjoyed nurturing the character as much as using the fidget features. I liked the educational aspect and the true ability to build fine motor skills, vocabulary etc. This is a very good price. Good quality from packaging to item itself. Durable for drops and tumbles while being played with by toddlers. I feel that truly this is a ‘learning resource’ and therefore worth the money. I would recommend as this is a  good staple toy that children will repeatedly reach for. Very happy with Spike! He is a lovely addition to the toy shelf. Lovely educational toy which can be used out and about as well as in the house to capture Children’s attention and give them a sensory experience. Also builds fine motor skills and vocabulary. Emma Taylor – Aurora 2 years 6 Months

Product Tested By Marie Smith – Son 3 Years

Marie Awarded The Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog Fidget Friend 5/5

It’s was well wrapped and when we unwrapped it looked well made. I liked the design it was child appropriately with no small bits. Instructions easy to understand.  My son was able to use it pretty much straight away. This toy really gets his mind thinking. This is one of the best toys we have had and certainly helps with coordination, hand strength and fine motor skills. My child plays with this most days and nights even taking into nursery with him. This was played with at home and at the nursery. Most definitely kept him entertained and it is his second favourite toy. We have taken this on holiday with us and it keeps him entertained in the car. Because of the material it’s really easy to use. I liked how it is entertaining while he is learning too and having fun. I think it is fantastic value and would pay more. Quality is excellent and it is so well made. 100% I will be buying one for my niece at Christmas. I would recommend and I have told my neighbour about it for her toddler. I absolutely love it and all my kids have a go. I found although it’s made for younger range of age my older kids enjoy playing with it too it’s something you can turn into a game as well as education. Marie Smith – Son 3 Years

Product Tested By Rhianydd Wray – Maia 19 Months

Rhianydd Awarded The Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog Fidget Friend 3.8/5

My first impression of the toy was that it looked like a toy for a younger baby. I liked that it had many different colours and features and was small and compact for travel. I thought the design was very clever how it incorporated all the different fidget toys whilst keeping it obviously a hedgehog! I loved the bright colours that made it so attractive. The instructions are clear and concise: the product itself is quite self-explanatory but it is good to have clear information still! It took a few mins for my child to figure out that it did anything and had to demonstrate the features for her to copy but once she had seen me do it she could easily do so! At 18 months old, my child is constantly learning new skills. I do not believe she played with this toy enough for it to have had a dramatic impact so I feel it is difficult for me to say. I feel if it was used regularly it could have taught her these skills. My child does not pick this toy up when it is a choice between this or her other toys. She has a lot of electronic toys that I think pique her interest a bit more easily but she will play with it  for a minute or so if prompted and it’s brought to her. The toy has been kept in our living room in the toy box. I feel this was probably a mistake as she has to select it over her other toys which are more exciting to her as they sing, flash etc. I think it would be best kept in the car for her to play with on journeys or to take with us to other people’s houses etc. This toy did not really keep my child entertained for long. However, as stated above this may be different if used in the car as it would be her only option. I think this item will be best used during travel! I will keep this in the car from now on for use on car journeys as something to keep her entertained! The toy does have some crevices where crumbs and dirt can get stuck but the shiny plastic is very easy to clean! My child loves switches so the feature that mimics the light switch was her favourite! I like that this toy is small in size and easy to take on the go! This toy is definitely a good price point for what it is. For the price point the product is very sturdy, sturdy as did not  break if thrown and the pieces are secure! I probably would not consider buying this. Maybe I would consider buying this product if I had a younger child. My baby is passed the point of being excited by simple toys like this and soon gets bored but I feel if I had acquired this before she was mobile this would have kept her way more entertained! However, as this toy is stated as suitable for 18m+ only I probably would not consider buying it at all. I would probably not recommend this to friends and family only because it’s stated as suitable for 18m + . I feel my baby would have enjoyed this between 6 and 12 months but not older. I do like the design of this toy and love the idea of a toy being stimulating and helping to develop skills so I love the concept I just can’t give a higher score because my child did not really warm to it in the time frame so far! I had a good experience with this toy overall. It is well made, good value and attractive. The concept and design are very well thought out. From my experience, I wonder if this toy would be better if made suitable for younger aged children. My child is very mobile and will walk away and get bored easily if not highly stimulated. A lot of toys are electronic nowadays and these are more stimulating and my child prefers these. I will keep this toy and maybe it will get used more when my baby is older and understands more and can talk and interact more as we will be able to discuss the different features as we play! Rhianydd Wray – Maia 19 Months

 

I liked the educational aspect and the true ability to build fine motor skills, vocabulary etc. This is a very good price. Good quality from packaging to item itself. Durable for drops and tumbles while being played with by toddlers. I feel that truly this is a ‘learning resource’ and therefore worth the money. I would recommend as this is a  good staple toy that children will repeatedly reach for. Very happy with Spike! He is a lovely addition to the toy shelf. Lovely educational toy which can be used out and about as well as in the house to capture Children’s attention and give them a sensory experience. Also builds fine motor skills and vocabulary.

Awards

Emma Awarded The Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog Fidget Friend 5/5

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