Tuesday, June 16, 2009


This week's Editor's Pick for a fun and educational toy is the award-winning Lamaze Spin and Explore Garden Gym. Designed for 0-24 months, the playmat and spinner is a specialized product for Tummy Time, however, it can be used for much longer after a baby has hit the rolling and crawling milestones.

Created by pediatricians and child development experts from Yale University, this colourful mat encourages babies to spin and play with the different centres around the middle. Thus, your baby will develop the muscle strength required for rolling, sitting, and crawling without (at times) the stress of Tummy Time. As a teacher, we know that children can be kinesthetic learners and this is a great first-product to support that need.

Hannah likes to rest on the spinner and use her upper and lower body parts to spin around. Being seven months old however and quite tall for her age, at times, she prefers to lay on the mat without the spinner. There she enjoys the variety of stimulating features such as the peek-a-boo leaf flap, bee rattle, and crinkly butterfly wings. There are loops to attach other toys should you wish. It measures 28.0 x 5.5 x 28.0 inches (WxHxD)

Available at Toys R Us and Scholar's Choice for $59.99 (Cdn).

1 comment:

Martha said...

Hannah will have a nice set of abs with this toy! ;)