Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy by Melissa & Doug
Being outrageous and over-the-top silly or overly dramatic are definitely perks to interacting with kidlets—they love and appreciate it! The song Alligator Pie allowed me just those options! BTW, I’ll try to get a video up on Facebook soon so I can show you!
Alligator pie, alligator pie
If I don’t get some….
I think I’m gonna DIE!
You can take away the green grass
Take away the sky
But PLEASE don’t take away
My alligator pie!!
Of course at school, the kidlets were given the opportunity to suggest other ideas to add and you can do that at home too! I also showed them the sign for alligator-it’s an easy and fun one to do—as it mimics the action of an alligator’s jaws chomping down.
Chomping is also involved in this toy review—Melissa and Doug’s Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy. The manufacturer says this toy is appropriate for children ages 12months – 2years.
The Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy IS a multisensory toy: Your child will enjoy
●Hearing the clack, clack, clack as they move about
●Feeling the solid wood that the toy’s made from
BTW, the assembly is straightforward, I had no problems
●Seeing the brightly colored scenes painted on the
The Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy encourages
●Fine motor development with beads that slide and spin
●Gross motor development as your kidlet walks about
●Balance and coordination
●Understanding of the science principle ‘cause & effect’. Your kidlet observes how they’re pushing/walking results in the movement of the alligators’ heads.
So, you might think be surprised that my recommendation is only a mediocre PLAY ON stamp of approval. And it’s because I feel I need to highlight the word PUSH. I think some parents might be inclined to purchase this toy as a walker.
———————————————-It is not
If your child is using furniture to pull up to a stand, this toy would not be stable enough for them.
In doing my research one of my customers reported back her (young) toddler wasn’t able to use it because any time he tried to hold on and attempt to stand, it’d move! She did note, however, that he thoroughly enjoyed moving the alligator heads up and down with his hands.
Also, if, even using it as a push toy, you need to be mindful of the type of flooring it’s used on…if you have wooden floors with a toddler just stable enough to be walking and pushing this toy, the wood flooring may allow it to go much too quickly for them to maintain control; outside, on grass, could be a better option!
Thought you might like Alligator Pie….enjoy!
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