My 10 month old niece has reached the stage where she’s very busy. These days she’s keeping us all on our toes, and showing interest in toys. This is why I’m always on the lookout for products that are not only entertaining, but also help improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills. She seems to really enjoy music lately, so we’ve been buying her toys that play music. She also loves toys that make noise and light up. One of her new toys offers all of that and more.
As soon as I saw the Kids II Baby Einstein Count & Discover Treasure Chest, I knew Madi would love it! The Count & Discover Treasure Chest recommended for ages 6 months and older helps teach your baby colors, numbers and shapes. All three modes can be played in English, French or Spanish.
Shapes – Drop coin into the slot on the treasure chest and it reads aloud the shape of the coin.
Counting – Drop coin into the slot on the treasure chest and it counts aloud as each coin is added.
Colors – Drop coin into the slot on the treasure chest and it reads aloud the color of each coin added.
I love that the coins are nice and big, so it’s easy for little hands to grip and handle them.
Madi was intrigued by the bright colors right away. As soon as she saw it her eyes lit up and she started reaching for it. She kept tracing her fingers around the sea creatures, especially the starfish. When she discovered that you could press it and noise would play, she kept banging on it. After she calmed down a bit she started to play with the coins. She had some trouble putting the coins in, but after guiding her hands she was able to drop the coin into the slot. She was more focused on the lights, music and ocean sounds than putting the coins in the slot. She claps and smiles when you do it, but wasn’t really interested in doing it herself. She thought it was hilarious when it makes the ocean sounds, and loves watching the sea creatures light up.
Some toys that make noise are too loud and or really annoying. After a few minutes of Madi playing with them, I want to turn the sound off. This is not the case with the Count & Discover Treasure Chest. The volume wasn’t loud and the sounds aren’t annoying. And it’s a good thing that I didn’t find it obnoxious because Madi was fascinated by it. In fact she played with it a lot longer than I thought she would in one setting. She enjoyed playing with her new toy in between naps, and it has quickly become one of her favorites!
The Count & Discover Treasure Chest retails for $19.99, and can be purchased online and in stores nationwide.
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This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Kids II, Inc. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.