“I have been compensated for this post in the form of a product. All opinions are mine and mine alone. This post is sponsored by Learning Journey”
One of the main ways a toddler learns is through play. Playtime provides them with the opportunity to explore the world around them, learn cause and effect, develop motor skills, and improve hand-eye coordination. While children can learn by playing with almost any type of toy, educational toys encourage learning in specific areas. With so many educational toys on the market, however, it is not always easy to determine which ones are durable, affordable, educational and will keep my toddler engaged in play. Since I am constantly searching for toys that meet these criteria, I was delighted when The Learning Journey was generous enough to send me an ABC Dancing Dino to review.
Since 1995, The Learning Journey has designed and manufactured products for children that encourage learning, help develop various skills and prepare them for school. The company focuses on both quality and affordability to ensure parents can provide their little ones with educational items that hold up to play. They also use the latest educational research as inspiration for their products and they support the National Curriculum. Over the years, The Learning Journey has expanded to include numerous international markets and a large selection of bilingual products.
The Learning Journey offers products in five categories: puzzles, games, electronic learning, active play, and constructive play to ensure there is something for children of all ages and skill levels. These products not only encourage learning, but they are fun and exciting to keep kids engaged. Some of their best-selling items include: Touch and Learn – Phonics Bot, Learn with Me – Color Fun Fish Bowl, and Match IT! – ABCS. Over the years, the company has received many awards that confirm their commitment to offering high-quality educational products. Some of these awards include the 2016 Gold Star Toy Award for their ABC Dancing Dino.
The ABC Dancing Dino is an interactive toy that teaches young children that basics of ABCs and colors. This dino has Action and Let’s Learn modes that kids can choose by pushing the buttons on the included handheld remote control. In Action mode, the dino walks, wiggles his tail, and dances. In Let’s Learn mode, he asks questions about colors and ABCs while singing funny songs and making humorous sounds to entertain. This battery operated toy is designed for ages 2 and up. You can pick it on the Learning Journey website for $34.99.
This ABC Dancing Dino is a bright green color which immediately captured my daughter’s attention. She was so fascinated with just the way it looked, she became very impatient as I took him out of the package and searched for batteries. Once we got him all set up, she started playing right away. The buttons were easy for her to push, though she has not quite mastered what each button does. She pushes them randomly, but since each one causes the Dino to respond, she doesn’t mind. She absolutely loves when he sings and dances, and most of the time, she dances with him.
The ABC Dancing Dino seems durably made and it is definitely educational in nature. Since we have already begun working on ABCs and colors, it is perfect learning toy. It is also not something she will outgrow too quickly, which is one of my favorite things about it. Over time, she will learn how each button makes the dino respond. It definitely has a high entertainment value and it has become one of her favorite toys.