Toys that are simply WOW

4 Aug

Our mission to create a Christmas list of must haves for pre-schools, young boys and girls and not forgetting those on the spectrum is coming together a treat.

 Harley recently reviewed some WOW toys and despite the review being carried out by Harley as opposed to little man, the toys are in my opinion fantastic for children on the autism spectrum.

WOW toys are designed for children aged between 18 moths to 5 years old. The guys at WOW know a lot  about toys, all are designed and made from scratch each going through a series of strict safety checks before finally being delivered to the shops where us parents all over the world buy them for our little ones to open on Christmas and birthdays. What’s great about WOW toys are the developmental benefits each carefully designed toy has to offer. These toys are great for pre-schoolers and especially those children with autism spectrum conditions because not only do they help feed a child’s imagination but help develop basic motor skills to advanced social interactive role play. There are many developmental benefits when giving your child a WOW toy. The early development of Gross motor skills, social interaction with adults and siblings, advanced sensory stimulation and improvements in fine motor skills, discovery and learning and that of imaginative role play. The toy and your child grow together making WOW the perfect name and seriously great value for money.

Harley’s face lit up when I gave him Robins Medical Rescue (from the emergency range) and George’s Dragon Tale, (from the fantasy range) to play with.

Lets start with Robins Medical Rescue! A speedy ambulance complete with, Paramedic Nina, Mother Pearl, Sandy (boy figure), one removable stretcher and one removable wheelchair. This toy comes with ten features, two being WOW magic features (wow button to release hatch allowing the wheelchair to roll down the ramp and an xray machine that reveals a cool image of Sandy’s broken leg). Other features include a sliding door with clicking sound effects, realistic engine sound and friction powered motor. All this without batteries! That’s right all WOW toys are designed to be fun without the use of batteries much to a parents delight.

This is the first toy I have known to hold my toddlers attention for a seriously long period of time. He was completely taken by it and truly loved it! We had to take it away in- order for him to eat his dinner (not without him demonstrating his tantrum skills which he now has to a perfection)!

The toys are chunky and so are the additional pieces that make up each set. Harley was able to comfortably hold the little people, fitting them into the wheelchair and drivers seat. Harley did have a bit of a thing for popping Sandy in and out of the stretcher bless him! Once I had shown him the little WOW magic features he was able to continue using them without any issues at all. He loved the clicking sound of the sliding door and was amazed at how the ambulance continued to move along the floor without him touching it (friction power)

Harley liked this toy so much he started to put some of his other toys in robin the ambulance taking them for a high speed ride around our dinning room.

Without a doubt this is 10/10 from Harley.

George’s Dragon Tale

A very cute toy consisting of a push along chariot, one removable boulder, George the knight and one removable dragon. Features include realistic sound effects, removable pieces and a working catapult much to Harley’s delight.

Harley had fun with this one, yet I gave it to him with Robins medical rescue making it harder for me to assess his likes and dislikes. He seemed to take George for a ride in robin more then the chariot, but that’s the great thing about this toys, all pieces are made in the same way so you can! Despite this it was clear to see that he found the catapult an interesting feature as he launched the boulder under the sofa on a number of occasions. This was followed by his giggling and jumping up and down. He enjoyed the fact that all pieces were removable and seemed to have fun with this one, though his love for Robin would return quickly taking over ten-fold. 7/10 (Though this may have got more if Robin wasn’t so distracting)

Parental views

I can clearly see why these toys are appealing to children and although they are marketed at 18 months to 5 years, Little man was found to be playing with Robin a number of times as Harley slept (what with his obsession with transport and opening and closing doors it made perfect sense). surprisingly Little sister was found playing with both and openly stated that these toys should be for 8 year olds too. I think Harley has found his new best toy in Robin’s Medical rescue which gets a 10/10 from mum for it’s developmental benefits and the length off time it held a 20 month olds attention. George’s Dragon Tale was also a great toy with fantastic developmental benefits, that will be a great addition to a child’s collection 8/10

 Visit the WOW facebook page for lots of fun competitions and info on WOW toys.

To find a stockist please click HERE to visit the WOW official website where you can also see some other amazing WOW toys on offer!

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