The Tumbling Animals are based on simple geometric forms - cut in the shape of animals.. The Tumbling Animals are great as children´s furniture, but are designed for creative play.
Children are able to tumble, roll, balance, seesaw, rock, jump and gain balance and coordination skills, which can serve as the foundation for further development. The possibilities are endless with these fun animals. When used as a stepping stool, they don't move when they get wet which is a nice feature.
The Tumbling Animals Chicken has 6 layers of firm foam. It has a soft surface, very easy to clean under the shower. The Tumbling Animals are tested especially for children and is free of any toxin or phthalates.
The Chicken can be placed on its wide/narrow surface or be turned upside down. When the chicken is placed on its back there is a rocking function. For the very small child who has just learned to get around the balance will be challenged by laying on the chicken and feel the rocking – and just by lying next to the chicken and touch it will provide a good and fun stimuli for the child. When the child can sit it will do it on the chicken – and later stand and walk on it. When used as a step stone the advantage is the fact that it does not slide. Another benefit is that the material is soft, which makes it nice to use even with bare feet. When the rocking function is used it is demanding for the balance – but just to stand on it will also place a demand on the musculature/stability of the foot. Subsequently the chicken has a very usable see saw function, since it lies very stable and secure, easy to control and has a good angle in relation to the stretch/movement of the ankle joint.
All the tumbling animals can stand alone and will in each their own way influence the motor skill development in a positive direction – but to have more tumbling animals – 4, 8 or 15 different tumbling animals - together will give enormous opportunities for physical development and motor skills.
I was disappointed when I received this toy. It is very small and not much of a tumbling toy. All the pictures show larger Bobles that kids can climb on, however the chicken item is no bigger than a phone book. I don't think it would keep my kids attention very long. I will definitely be returning this product.
Dimensions of the Bobles Tumble Chicken are 10.5 x 11.5 x 5 inches as noted. Bobles Chicken is a safe, exploratory toy for the youngest toddlers.