Perfect for tiny fingers learning motor control, Melissa and Doug grasping toys (between $8-$9, available online) are a great gift for your older baby or young toddler. These colorful, affordable, bright toys are made of wood and non-toxic paint and are excellent tools for manipulation and creative play.
The individual pieces are held by strong, safe elastics and can be twisted into numerous shapes and configurations. High-quality materials ensure years of enjoyable playtime with no plastic toxins to leach into curious mouths. The elastics allow the toys to be folded up and brought along on family outings around Oahu. Brightly colored designs hold baby's attention and help parents easily identify first color concepts. The purple dinosaur has been a favorite take-along toy for several months--perfect for the car, plane, or at home.
These toys are available locally at Toys R Us in Pearl City (call first for availability) or at the Melissa and Doug website.
*Note: no money was received for this review nor was this review written in order to solicit free goods or compensation. Questions? Email me at deannaniles [at] gmail [dot] com.