Monday, April 29, 2013

Octonauts - Explore, Rescue, Protect!

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We love the Octonauts in our house. Not only will my almost 8 month old start to bounce around when she hears the song, but my almost 9 YEAR old loves it too. The show is not only super cute, but teaches how to protect our oceans, which is really important.

I had the pleasure of receiving a few Octonauts toys that my kids got to enjoy and try out. Can I just say, they both loved them! The toys were great for boys and girls, which is perfect in my house seeing as how I have both!

Here is what we received.



All these playsets are available in the USA for sale. The magazine was a special feature that is available to my UK readers, but unfortunately not yet in the states.

I was really surprised to see how much we got. I literally thought we were only going to get a few things, maybe one playset, but this much!? Oh my.  And can I add, these can be enjoyed in the water! So during bathtime with the baby we played with them in the water. It was fun for all of us lol.

Here is a the kids playing:

I think my son likes it a bit more then my daughter, but she will love it soon enough lol. She is very interested in EVERYTHING her big brother does. I love seeing their relationship grow.

This playset is very well thought out. It resembles the characters and gear in the show perfectly. We also love that on top of the large Octopod playset, there is a button, so you can sound the alarm! We love it. Bella especially loves that feature. One of the best parts for my son is that should he decide to take a bath rather than a shower, he can take it in the bath and enjoy it there too. The toys are all waterproof, some of them even change colors in the water. The smaller play sets have special features that only work in the water. Such as Barnacles going lower into the water by pressing a button on his Gup. There is also a shell with Tunip in it. The shell is "locked" and once it hits the bottom of the tub it opens and lets out Tunip! And then the other one with Kwazii has a treasure chest that has an eel like creature in it. The treasure chest floats to the bottom of the tub, and then magically opens releasing the eel!

I will definitely be on the look out for more toys from this line, my sons birthday is only a few months away. And while many may be thinking he looks a bit old to play with this - he is almost 9!!! But he still loves this stuff. I don't know if it is because he has a baby sister, or if it is because of his autism spectrum disorder (PDD), but he loves it, and that's all that matters!

The Octonauts can be watched on the Disney Channel and DisneyJR channels here in the USA. They have a website of their own (http://www.theoctonauts.com), and a Facebook page.


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