I love toys that can also educate my children so I was really excited when I learned about a company called BuckleyBoo!!! We received the cutest little panda bear from them and our little guy LOVED him from the first time we took him out of the box. I wondered if he would just play with it for a day and then leave it behind like he has so many other toys but I am so excited how much he loves to play with this toy! He carries it around the house and he will sit with me for hours watching me buckle and unbuckle the straps. I am almost looking forward to the next stage where he can learn to do it himself! LOL He has mastered the buckling part but then he will hand it off to me to unbuckle it for him...again and again and again.
From the age of 18 months to four-years-old, children will embark on a developmental journey with BuckleyBoo where each mastered task serves as a springboard for the next level of learning:
Stage 2: Buckling - At eighteen months, children are ready to buckle, but they cannot yet unbuckle, which makes BuckleyBoo, for a time, a toy to be shared between parent and child. At this stage, the child will likely leave all the other buckles in their environment alone; now they have their own buckles with which to play.
Stage 3: Unbuckling - At three years, children have both the physical strength and the problem solving skills to buckle and unbuckle and they will happily do for hours on end. Children will also begin to integrate their lovable pal into their world of imaginative play.
Apparently, Buckley IS pretty great to snuggle with too!! Our little guy carries him around everywhere....even to naptime!