Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Product Review -- The Pocoyo SwiggleTraks™ Toys Race Into Retail Nationwide

Bandai America Incorporated is introducing a new twist – literally – on classic track play for preschoolers with the debut of the Pocoyo SwiggleTraks Feature Set, now available at retail locations nationwide and online. The Pocoyo SwiggleTraks Feature Set encourages creative play for preschoolers ages one through three with a unique, flexible track that can bend, twist and extend to suit any child’s imagination. The SwiggleTraks feature set is based on the “Pocoyo” CGI series, now airing on Nick Jr., PBS and Univision. Pocoyo and his animal pals star in the show and encourage children to learn through laughter.

Product Features and Battery Requirements:

A flexible race track gives preschoolers a creative way to play by allowing them to create a course that is uniquely their own. A moving bridge adds excitement and action. The set includes: four (4) tracks, one (1) battery-operated moving bridge, one (1) motorized vehicle with music, one (1) ball accessory. Motorized vehicle requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). Moving bridge requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

Why Parents and Children Alike Will Love the Pocoyo Swiggle Traks Toy:

“The SwiggleTraks system not only offers toddlers the chance to engage in independent, self-directed play, but also encourages fine motor skill and cognitive development, like the use of hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity to connect the flexible pieces and control the moving track. These activities are beneficial in preparing preschoolers for the more refined skills needed in school,” said Kendy Gioia, early childhood development expert and director of the Bandai Preschool Lab.

My Thoughts:

I have to agree with Kendy Gioia, in that is a great toy to help teach your toddler independent and self-directed play.  We have had the Pocoyo SwiggleTraks toy in our home for over a week now, and it has become one of Savannah's favorite toys.  I haven't seen her interact and play with a toy as much as she does with the SwiggleTraks set.  And, it is great to see her putting together the colorful track pieces and operating the moving vehicles.  Savannah especially loves the moving bridge and musical car with Pocoyo in it. She can't stop laughing and dancing around once she sets the car and moving ball into action.  And, you can see on her face how proud she is of the track she has created.  This will definitely become one of the must have toys this upcoming holiday season.  And, don't worry, your child doesn't have to be a Pocoyo fan to enjoy the SwiggleTraks toy.  They will love the new twist on the classic railroad track toy.  Even though the suggested age is 18+ months, my daughter is only 14 1/2 months and can operate and put together the flexible tracks.  She is having a blast with this toy, which is made for both boys and girls. 

---BUY NOW---

The Pocoyo toy line from Bandai America Incorporated is now available at retail locations nationwide, including Toys “R” Us, select Walmart stores and Amazon.com, with a suggested retail price of $29.99 and age range of 18+ months. 

For more information about the Pocoyo toy line, please visit www.bandai.com/pocoyo, or visit www.SwiggleTraks.com for retailer information for the Pocoyo SwiggleTraks Feature Set. 

Disclosure:  I was sent the Pocoyo SwiggleTraks from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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