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Activity Table

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<ul><br>A world of building fun is right here</li><br>This exciting activity table has a free-standing format with activities that include a squeaker button, labeled mirror, and a dial with 6 balls</li><br>Babies can … see full wiki

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Brooklyn Stays Very Busy At This Activity Table!

  • Jan 6, 2001
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Rating:
+5
Pros: Sturdy, helps develop motor skills!

Cons: It takes up a large area of her playroom.

I have a granddaughter named Brooklyn who is a little over fourteen months of age. This Christmas she got the Fisher_Price Activity Table as a gift from her cousin. I was amazed at all of the things she could do with this table that would keep her happy and busy! This activity table is recommended for ages nine months to three years. It is the type of toy that will "grow" with your child. This table comes with a very easy to read and easy to do instructions for assembly. There are no loose screws or bolts to worry about. Everything just "snaps" into the correct places as shown on the illustration pages.

Once you have assembled this activity desk together, you can use the built-in storage spaces to keep your blocks and accessories near. This table has an activity board on one side and she can flip it for a building block surface on the other side. It is made from a very durable plastic that is so strong that Brooklyn can sit on it! The desk has four brightly colored legs in red, blue, green and orange. It is very lightweight and easy for Brooklyn to change from the activity side to the building block surface by just lifting up the top of the desk and turning it over!

What is on the Activity Side of the Desk?

The activity board has a shiny mirror placed in one corner of the board where Brooklyn can see herself and develop facial recognition. Just above the mirror are four spinning balls that are red, blue, green and yellow. She can spin them by simply touching them with her fingers. They spin and roll easily. There are two orange and yellow flip doors on the opposite corner of the activity board that has four fun pictures that she can open by herself and play peek-a-boo with them! In the middle of this board is a squeaking push-button in blue that allows Brooklyn to respond to the noises and sounds. And in the last corner of the activity board she has a red turning dial that allows brightly colored small balls to flow in a maze under the visible plastic. This helps her to develop coordination skills.

What is on the building block surface?

Once you lift up the activity board and turn it over and place it back on the desk, you have a special building block board where you can play with your twelve bee-bop buildin' blocks that come with your desk. They are in a variety of shapes and colors. They can be stacked up for playing.

On the top of the desk attached to the legs there is a plastic drop-through chute on one side of it. Brooklyn loves to put her bee-bop buildin' blocks in this chute and pull them out on the side pocket as they fall down in it. The top of the activity desk has places on each side where you can stack up your blocks. When Brooklyn is tired of playing, we can store all of the blocks in the storage bin below the removable desk top.

This strong durable plastic activity desk can be easily cleaned with soap and water or disinfectant. It is big enough for two children to play on it together. This activity desk helps Brooklyn to develop fine motor skills with the balls to spin, buttons to push, doors to flip open and shut, and blocks to grasp and stack. She also uses her gross motor skills by pulling up on the desktop, standing, and balancing. She is visually stimulated by the bright colors, patterns and shapes. Her tactile stimulation is met by the different patterns on the blocks and textures on the boards. This desk helps to develop her cognitive abilities by getting her to obtain problem-solving skills from the simple activities up to the more complex activities of stacking and fitting the blocks. Brooklyn will also build her thinking patterns by remembering what works and repeating it.

I think that this is a great activity desk for young children. Once they acquire these new skills, they will have increase confidence in their abilities! This helps them emotionally by solving things on their own and being able to change the desk from the activity board to the building block surface. Brooklyn can play on this activity desk for hours! She has even removed the activity top and sat in the storage bin! She has found a new way to enjoy this desk!



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