Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog

Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog Review

Learning toys make great gifts especially during the Christmas season. These toys can give children something fun to do while at the same time, help improve cognitive and other skills.

Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog  is a perfect gift idea for your children 18 months old and above. The top of the toy, which is the colorful blue shell, comes off easily.

Children can then use this space to house Spike’s removable quills when they’re not playing with them. This storage area helps keep the pieces neatly together and can be turned into an activity that can teach a child to put away his toys when he’s done playing.

Each of these quills are in the shape of pegs and are designed to fit into a toddler’s hands. This can help a child learn how to grasp items. There are all kinds of skills and learning adventures that kids can develop with this toy.

One of these skills is color recognition. This is important because it’s what is used to develop a child’s descriptive language ability. The spikes come in the colors of purple, red, orange and green.

Parents can help their children learn their colors through the use of games such as having them place only a certain quill color in the back of Hedgehog Spike. Or, they can alternate colors or instruct the child which color order to use.

They can also have the child remove only a certain color at a time – such as telling them to take out only the red ones. Kids can also learn sorting skills by grouping like colors together.

This can help them to recognize patterns. The top of the toy’s shell has numbers on it. Parents can use the toy to teach their children how to recognize their numbers. For example, you can tell a child to put one of the spikes into the number four space.

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This improves their directional skill as well as the fine motor skills.  It also  helps with their hand to eye coordination. In addition, using toys that call for grasping can help a child with their hand strength.

The hedgehog toy comes in bright colors for the shell and the quills. Bright colors are known to boost learning, plus kids are easily able to tell bright colors apart, especially when they’re just now learning their colors.

The toy has a total of fourteen pieces. One is the body of the hedgehog, while the rest are the shell and the quills. An activity guide is also included in the package that parents can use to guide their kids through fun learning times. If the toy gets dirty, it can easily be cleaned with a wet cloth.

Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars and is available for sale at Amazon.com.

 

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