As a caregiver of a 7 mo. old girl, I look for developmental value in her toys. This toy is very versatile, with the electronic drum sounds, 3 buttons to choose from; and turning over, it has a shape sorter/container. This toy has so many dimensions; she loves the music and drum beats- I showed her how to use the drumstick once, she remembers how to strike it over all the surfaces for rhythm to any music we play. She spends a lot of time studying the shapes and is fascinated when they fall into the drum. Her favorite part is how it rolls with her hand to her side; and clatters as it rolls across the floor. There are so many ways to play with this delightful toy. It's a great playtime for the both of us. For a younger child- I recommend parents or caregivers/siblings play with the toy together with him/her showing how it works, then allow child to discover and show you what they can do. Younger children can get frustrated with it if expected to do tasks beyond their development or not knowing how it works without some observance and interaction. Great toy!
This is a great toy for multiple uses. The babies are into "making music" and this is a great addition to our "band"! Yet, they love the sorting top and the reverse side. Great learning toy and fun sounds/music.
Chicco Shape Sorter Drum is 2 toys in 1! The drum side has a smiling face and 3 color buttons to play with hands or with the included drumstick. There are melodies drum sounds and funny effects. The other side is a fun shape sorter to play with the 3 simple shapes that are included. It can easily also be used a roller.