Rubbabu 3D Animal Shape Sorter
Seriously Soft Rubbabu 3-D Animal Shape Sorter
The soft, squishy, and downy-to-touch Rubbabu 3-D Animal Shape Sorter is a perfect first puzzle for younger children. From 8 to 24 months, when children are too young for puzzles with small pieces, they are still ready to learn animal shapes and colors.
9 Handmade Animal Shapes
Even the tiniest of children can pick up, examine, and play with the nine brightly colored shapes. Then, with a gentle push, they can place the shapes back in their soft base. The seriously soft, velvety surface offers tactile stimulation. Handmade of natural rubber foam, the 3-D Shape Sorter is anti-microbial, dust-mite resistant, mildew resistant, hypo-allergenic, and flame resistant.
Because these items are handmade variations and slight imperfections are normal and are part of the character of the product.
The Rubbabu toy is soft, spongy and tactile because it is made of natural rubber foam and covered with a smooth velvety surface. Natural and green, safe for even the smallest baby, hand made from the best ingredients, Rubbabu toys are completely unique across the world.
They have won numerous accolades, most recently four Dr. Toy's Awards for Best Vacation Children's Products for 2010, Parents Choice 2010 Recommended and Fun Stuff and the Toy of the Year and other awards from the Creative Child Foundation.
Manufacturer: Rubbabu Inc
Made In: India
Materials: Made of natural rubber foam. Not suitable for those with latex allergies!
Not a teething toy: This toy is safe for all ages. However, teething children may be able to bite the rubber with their sharp teeth - thus, the manufacturer has specified that it is not a teething toy.
My 5 month old loves this! Right now she likes feeling the pieces (and chewing on them), but this is a toy that will grow with her as soon she can start working on putting the pieces away where they belong. Great first puzzle for a baby as it covers a large developmental period with its multiple uses!
I love the way these little animals feel. My son loves them too. They are easy to sort, and are perfect for toddlers.
At 5 months our daughter already loves holding the shapes and sucking on them till they drip with slobber.
At first I was not impressed with this "toy". I couldn't see how she would learn much or have fun with it. After reading the handbook and watching her interact with it, I can honestly say that I was very mistaken. She has learned colors, names of animals, how to move/flip the pieces to make them fit into the hole, and even some patients! Well worth every penny!
I love that these pieces look the same upside down. It adds that extra dimension for a little one to have to orient in their mind in order to make it fit.