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Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog® First Words Book Set

Read along and build first words, fine motor, colours and counting skills, and more with Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog.

Ideal for toddlers, this fun set includes a durable board book featuring 50 essential words.
As children play with Spike, they build fine motor skills through tactile, hands-on play.
When playtime is over, Spike’s quills store neatly inside his back.
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Price £20.00 Available online www.learningresources.co.uk

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Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog® First Words Book Set Reviews

Product Tested By Nadia Ahmad – Dua 19 Months

Nadia Awarded The Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog® First Words Book Set 5/5

It arrived in a big box and then was sealed in a plastic bag. It looked fun. Easy to the eye. I think it is an excellent idea as it combines fun with learning and helps with development. Instructions easy to follow. My daughter enjoyed me reading her the book and learning news words. It stimulated her speech. My daughter I a bit young at the moment to improve her literacy skills although she enjoyed me reading the book to her. My daughter found the Spike Hedgehog very easy to hold. She also found it easy to place the quills into his back. This toy definitely helped improve her fine motor skills and helped her to learn colours. We would read the book every day. I liked that it was small enough for my daughter to hold it but large enough for it to be clear. My daughter liked the bright colours in the book. She would also play with Spike Hedgehog daily. We would play with this toy at home. She liked taking the spikes out and putting them in! I liked the fact it is durable and the spikes were not too small to be a choking hazard. This set is ideal to help with my daughters education through learning new words and tactile lay. Definitely a good idea. This set is durable and excellent quality. Fantastic value for money. I would buy this set as so helpful in learning new words. I would recommend and educational and beneficial for children. This set is colourful, durable and works well with the book. My daughter loved this. My daughter has a visual impairment so the bright colours really helped catch her attention. Nadia Ahmad – Dua 19 Months

Product Tested By Katie Cottrell – Lettie 18 Months

Katie Awarded The Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog® First Words Book Set 4.3/5

My first impression was that you could see spike through the box and it looked colourful my children were excited to open it up. It’s a good concept as the child is actually involved with the box even when they are too young to read. I found the instructions a little confusing I had to read them a couple of times as I want sure if you needed to remove the spikes first. My Daughter is 18months old and does not speak much yet she is more interested in the spikes but my 3 year old was very much interested in looking at the words and animals in the book. This helped improve my son’s literacy skills as he took interest in the words. I feel in a few more months he will be able to sound out the words. The spikes are very east for small hands. My 18 month old can easily place the quills in the holes. Spike the hedgehog definitely improves fine motor skills, my 18month old Daughter loves placing the spikes in and taking them back out you can really see her concentrating. We would read the book 2-3 times a week. I liked being able to involve my 3 year with the colours. My son liked the animal in the book. My 18month old daughter plays with the hedgehog every day. We always played with this at home. My Daughter sits for ages and places the quills in and out and even lines them up in colour coordination. I noticed my daughter loves to take small pieces and place them in slots for example hair clips, was actually looking for something a bit safer than the hair clips and this was ideal. This set is ideal to compliment children’s education. The words are some common exception words for 4 year olds so this set would last a long time. The book is thick and solid and the hedgehog has had a few throws from my toddler and is still like new. This is good value. I would buy this as it can be useful for all young ages. I would recommend as it is fun
learning and a toy and book in one set. This is a good quality set and it has occupied my daughter for many a hour, the only thing that would be better is more books. Spike the hedgehog is bright and attractive to young children ( also looks good in the toy room) Both my 18 month old and 3 year old were both interested at the same time and they could both be involved with the book. Spike is also good as just a toy and is perfect for hand eye coordination development. Katie Cottrell – Lettie 18 Months

Product Tested By Victoria Kate Hannant – Aurelia 22 Months

Victoria Awarded The Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog® First Words Book Set 4.4/5

It looked inviting, colourful, fun and educational. I like how the link finding the quill in the page to the actual quill and hedgehog. In theory it seems like a great idea. I think instructions explain the idea of how to use the hedgehog very well. Aurelia enjoyed playing with the parts separately more and when I repeatedly tried to show her what we was doing she would get in a strop and refuse to use the book and spike as one game. I have started using the quills to teach colour sorting and counting. She has good fine motor skills and loves putting the quills in and out. Aurelia also is a fan of books and sits and looks at the pictures and points to be told the objects name. So although it’s not currently teaching her speech it is teaching her language. Aurelia enjoys looking and being told the names but is not using the words yet, she finds it easier if the objects are floating on an empty canvas so to speak rather than part of a picture. Aurelia found the hedgehog and quills very easy to hold and use. She finds it easy to put the quills in and out. Aurelia is not 2 until February so colour is still hard and she’s slowly starting with it. Her fine motor skills were already pretty good but I feel they have improved. We read the book a few times a day for a couple of weeks. I liked the inviting colours and pictures in the book. Aurelia liked the farm page. Aurelia loves Spike and chooses him over other toys a fair amount. The first week it was always out and a bit less after the new toy obsession fizzled out a bit. We used it at the table while Aurelia eats so she has a toy to play with as she pick eats and it kept her interest to stop her getting up and down from the table. She loved putting the quills in and out. I really liked how interactive the hedgehog is. Aurelia learnt more with the hedgehog by itself rather than it as a companion set. The hedgehog is very tactile and a great learning aid. The quills need to be made harder or of solid plastic as she’s chewed a couple of them and they just go flat and then won’t fit in the hedgehog. I think in today’s economic climate I feel it’s a fair price but not a cheap price. I would be more inclined to buy it if it was just the hedgehog toy, I feel there’s not many like it on the market where as the first words books there are so many available. I would recommend this as the set helps with reading and colours. I feel with Aurelia it’s not great as a companion set although she liked looking at the book she is not mentally ready enough to get the idea of the game. She adored Spike too and loves playing games and learning to count with the quills and colour separate etc. I would suggest making the quills solid or harder plastic. Kate Hannant – Aurelia 22 Months

This set is ideal to help with my daughters education through learning new words and tactile lay. Definitely a good idea. This set is durable and excellent quality. Fantastic value for money.I would buy this set as so helpful in learning new words.I would recommend and educational and beneficial for children. This set is colourful, durable and works well with the book. My daughter loved this. My daughter has a visual impairment so the bright colours really helped catch her attention

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Nadia Awarded The Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog® First Words Book Set 5/5

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