This cuddly plush pelican has an empty belly . . . and a big appetite for fun! Young children can open the pelican's big bill (which squeaks when squeezed!) to drop four mini plush animals into his open mouth. Then the crinkly shrimp, squeaking octopus, and rattling fish and crab drop right into the bird's big belly! A peek-in, reach-in window on the pelican's front lets kids spot them easily and pull them out to try it all again. The repetitive activity is great for babies and toddlers working on motor skills and other early developmental skills. And thanks to an incredible array of fun-to-explore features--from chubby, squeak-able cheeks to crinkly wings to floppy, rattling feet--it never gets old! Melissa & Doug K's Kids toys nurture early childhood development in three key skill areas: physical, cognitive, and social. With interactive designs and multisensory features, K's Kids promotes constructive play and effortless learning, keeping interest high and new skills flourishing throughout the baby and toddler years!
- Cuddly plush pelican toy to feed with plush sea creatures again and again
- Pieces squeak, rattle, and crinkle
- Pelican's bill opens and closes for feeding time
- Skills at play include sensory development, fine motor, gross motor; great for self esteem
- 9+ months
- Machine wash cold, do not bleach, drip dry, do not put in dryer
9M+: Show kids how to place a piece in the pelican's mouth. Then point to the animal in the pelican's body and help them retrieve it.
9M+: Hand kids a piece to touch and hold. Encourage them to shake, squeeze, and pass the object from hand to hand to hear its sound.
9M+: Encourage kids to hold one of the pelican's wings in each hand, lifting and lowering the wings as they crinkle.
12M+: Ask kids to place the sea creatures in the pelican's mouth and gather them from its belly.
12M+: Place the four sea creatures in a row and count them. Count them again as they are placed in the pelican's mouth, and again as they are retrieved from the belly.
12M+: Help kids learn the names of the four small sea creatures by saying each name aloud as you lift and point to the animal.
18M+: Have kids place the sea creatures in the pelican's mouth and tilt the pelican to dump them out again.
18M+: Help kids identify the different colors on the pelican. Say a color name aloud and ask kids to point to that color on the pelican's body. Ask the child to find the color on the sea creatures, too.
18M+: Help kids identify the different parts of the pelican's body, such as eyes, cheeks, and feet, and encourage them to point to the same parts on their own body.