As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Developmental Delay
"Developmental Delay due to the childe having brittle bone disease. Just recently put into a new cast on his leg, and this toy keeps him on his knees or tummy while he's having fun and working his muscles. No need to run or stand in order to enjoy this toy. Very active young man, and this toy provides a safe fun."
My son received the Melissa and Doug car carrier for his birthday when he was 2 or 3 years old and played with it all the time. It was also a favorite choice for any boy that came over to our house to play. Since then, it has become a favorite gift item for any baby boy or birthday boy that we know. The design is simple and yet interesting to young boys...the carrier part collapses down so you can drive the cars up on the ramps and then raise the ramps once you have everything loaded the way you want. The ramps are also grooved so the cars stay on them once they're loaded. I wouldn't plan to use this carrier for HotWheels or other kinds of cars...just the cars it comes with. In terms of age appropriateness, my son who is now 5 would still play with it; but he's more interested in bigger and fancier cars now.
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