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Perfect Gifts for Little Tikes: Lil' Ocean Explorer Crawl 'n Pop Turtle #Review #Holiday15

Thank you to Little Tikes for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own,

We have a lot of little loves to be thankful for in our family. Our sweet niece just turned three months old, and hubby's best friend's little girl will be a year old in December. We have so many holiday gatherings and birthday parties coming up, that we've been sort of overwhelmed by all of the gift choices for little ones. Little ones can be hard to shop for, perhaps because they already have so much, or because you're just not quite sure what to get for them. I always appreciated gifts for B, that he could use a month or two down the road. Babies grow so quickly, they outgrow their toys and clothes in a flash!

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Little Tikes has been bringing children and families so much joy for many years, with their safe, educational toys. Little Tikes knows the value of play, which is why they offer many different types of toys for different age groups. They also offer 'playability' toys, for children of all ability levels. Little Tikes is part of the MGA Entertainment Umbrella.

We trusted Little Tikes toys when B was a baby, and we're so excited to see what's new as little S's due date approaches. As for now, we have some other sweet babes to spoil, and we want to give them the very best gifts possible, which will aid them in learning, discovery, and development.

One of the top holiday toys for 2015 from Little Tikes, is their Lil' Ocean Explorer Crawl 'n Pop Turtle. We were excited to receive a sneak peek at this adorable learning toy!

The Crawl 'n Pop Turtle is brightly colored, and comes with large shapes, perfect for little hands to grasp.

I love that this turtle is perfect for different stages of development. It's geared toward ages 6 mo+, which is about the time some babies begin crawling. The turtle comes with four large shape pieces, which can be picked up and 'sorted,' though this is not your average shape sorter! 

What an adorable face! Any child would love to play with this cute and friendly turtle!

The shapes fit right into their designated places, and pop back out for continuous play.

Large, colorful shapes are safe for little ones to grasp and play with.

There's also a fun surprise with this toy- the turtle crawls away, so baby can scoot after it, or crawl alongside of it. Baby will have so much fun laughing, and chasing after this adorable turtle. Catch it, and place the shapes back into their spots. Then, watch the shapes pop out, and the turtle begin to crawl away.

'Get back here, turtle!'

Little Tikes Lil' Ocean Explorers Crawl 'n Pop! Turtle
Features of the Little Tikes Lil' Ocean Explorer Crawl 'n Pop Turtle

Age Range: 6-36 months
Shape sorter toy with a topsey-turvy turtle surprise
Includes 5 different shapes
Retails for around $15.00

Physical Development:
3 - 6 months
• Can focus as far as 4 ft.
• Bats, reaches, grasps objects
• Large muscle play: rolling, rocking, bouncing
• Sits with support, holds head steady

6-12 months
• Sits up, pulls to stand
• Crawls, cruises, then walks
• Climbs, rolls and pushes objects
Manual dexterity
• Uses pincer grip, pokes with finger
• Manipulates objects, skilled at put & take

This is such a fun toy, and we can't wait to see our sweet niece M interact with this cute turtle. I have to say, even my five-year-old wants to play with it, and asked if we could get one for ourselves! Kids are so funny. If you're looking for a fantastic gift for a sweet little one this holiday season, I highly recommend this awesome turtle toy from Little Tikes. If you're in need of newborn or toddler gifts, look no further.

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to Little Tikes for more gift ideas from their 2015 Holiday Toy List! Look for the Pop 'n Crawl Turtle at various retailers. You can connect with Little Tikes through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram.

Special thanks to Little Tikes for allowing us to check out their super cute Pop 'n Crawl Turtle this holiday season!

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