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A few weeks ago I shared a little bit about choosing better toys, and I shared with you the Stack and Go Cups. Well this adorable tiger toy matches the little lion. And just like the lion, this Pop-Up Shape Sorter by Playskool is an open ended toy with lots of possibilities that folds up neatly with all of the pieces inside so that it is easy to take on the go.
I would have thought that Lyla was a little too old for this toy (she is 4 years old), but when I gave it to Oliver she was so curious as to how it worked, and wanted to figure it out. She also wanted me to take pictures of her playing with the toy and holding it, which ended out being a lot of fun.
So all of the parts to this Playskool shape sorter fit inside this little tiger. It’s small and portable and a great toy to take on vacation or bring to grandma’s house. When you first lift up the tiger face (which is the lid), all four shapes are stored inside like a puzzle. All of these shapes have two parts that match up and fit together. Then, you can pull up on the inside and it pops up so that the shapes fall inside the toy. This was definitely Oliver’s (17 months) favorite part – watching the shapes disappear.
Then close the lid and take it with you.
Oliver had so much fun playing with the shape sorter too. However he is slightly on the young side and needed a little help matching up the right shapes to the right holes. But that’s one of the things I love about his age – watching him learn to do new things so quickly.
He worked really hard to put all of the shapes into the shape sorter. I tried to help as little as possible, so a few were out of place.
But the cutest part was how proud he was when he finally got them all (mostly) into the shape sorter. He picked up the whole toy and carried it away to show Lyla.