When I leave for a blog conference, the first thing everyone says is, “What about the kids?” as though I have them tucked away in my suitcase somewhere. Now that I’m no longer nursing a baby, they stay home with Sidney when I’m traveling. Thankfully, this year when I left for BlissDom I was an Octonauts ambassador and had just received a box of the Fisher Price Octonauts toys to review, so I left them as a “Mom is away” emergency entertainment package for everyone.
After all, when you have five kids to tend by yourself, you want something in your arsenal! But did it work? Did the kids love the Octonauts toys?
If dad is happy, everyone is happy.
And now, almost a month later, the toys still make a frequent appearance in their arsenal. The Octonauts is a Disney Junior TV show for ages 2-6, and I’ve found the suggested age range to be right on track. In fact, while we were working outside yesterday, the kids were playing Octonauts on the porch. Brianna, Micah, and Adam are right in that age range and they were the three who played with the toys the most.
It was cool to see Adam and Micah having imaginative adventures together. They were having a good time, and while I couldn’t understand what Adam was saying most of the time, he did have really great crashing sound effects.
Micah liked the crab, who apparently was harvesting food to put in the basket. So hilarious.
Later in the day, Brianna had taken the Octonauts submarine for an Octonauts science mission, and she was observing algae. Out of the water feature pond. Eeeeewwwwwwww….. apparently I need to add it to the spring cleaning checklist, but meanwhile, it made for an interest science experiment.
I think that, because the Octonauts episodes are all about exploring the ocean and making new discoveries, the kids naturally use the toys in an exploratory way. Whether you are looking for a special date-night toy or a rainy day activity, Octonauts will fit the bill. Find out more about the Octonauts and join their Facebook page!
I am blessed to be an Octonauts ambassador and am compensated for sharing my opinions with you. However, my algae-dissecting kids and viewpoints are entirely my own!