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Rolling Busy Bus

Rolling Busy Bus

Spring 2013 Toys
Ages: 0 & Up
Manufacturer: ALEX
Price: $43.95

The Rolling Busy Bus is a bus, constructed of wood, with multiple activities on every side. The top includes sliding beads with brightly colored shapes painted in the background. The beads have different shapes and textures, some are smooth and some have ridges, which add to sensory learning. The sides feature peek-a-boo windows. On one side, a slide moves animal passengers across the bus. On the other side, there are four double-sided panels that flip to reveal a different passenger on each side. Little ones will love looking in the mirror at the front of the bus, rolling the bus on its functioning wheels, and spinning the gear at the back of the bus.

This is a particularly well-designed version of a familiar type of toy. The play pieces are easy for young children to manipulate and will encourage children to learn while playing and not get frustrated. The cheerful graphics are eye pleasing and stimulating, too. As the toy is made very well, it will easily survive the passage from an older sibling to a younger one.

Cassandra Bishop   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Cassandra Bishop holds a BA in Psychology and has her Master's degree in Social Work well within her grasp. The mother of two young and very energetic boys is passionate about the environment, healthy living, and education.

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