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Gets children up and moving while learning about a variety of animals. With a treasure hunt mode, kids are given clues about each animal and have to find them.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>Wild Planet&rsquo;s Animal Scramble is suited for young kids and works on the concepts of sharing and turn taking. It comes with a tall giraffe and four other smaller animals that can fit inside- a monkey, elephant, bird, and tiger.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>The giraffe&rsquo;s body has a spot for one of the &ldquo;friends&rdquo; to fit inside. If you put one of the small animal friends inside, an adult can hide it, and then it will call out clues for the child to find it. They can do this with all the animals and simply play with them too.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>Many users said that this was a toy that they bought for their children in the winter to get up and moving. It&rsquo;s a great game to get kids active, because they do have to get up and find the giraffe. An adult can hide it from them, or they can hide it from themselves or friends in the treasure hunt mode. In treasure hunt mode, some users said it doesn&rsquo;t give kids enough time to hide it, but the kids didn&rsquo;t really notice because they were just playing and running around having fun. The giraffe will also ask them questions to help them figure out which animal to find, and they have to run around to find it. There are three other modes- play alone, play in a group, and memory. There are five levels of the game and they go from easy to challenging. Based on the age of the child, they&rsquo;ll find the level suited for them. It&rsquo;ss said to be a fairly durable toy. There have been a few complaints that the smaller animals were not sticking to the green grass platform, so they had to glue them on, and then they were fine. Only a few users have mentioned this issue, so overall, it is a durable plastic toy. Also, sometimes the noises that the toy makes can be loud. There&rsquo;s no volume control, but based on most reviews it seems that the noise is usually not a problem for the majority of customers.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three AA batteries are needed, and will need to be replaced every so often</li> <li>If dirty, wash with a damp cloth</li> </ul> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>All pieces are plastic. There are four small animals, four platforms, and the big giraffe. Three AA batteries are needed for the giraffe to talk and give clues to the child.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>The main concern with this toy is that the small animals were not staying put on the small green platforms. To fix this, some people glued the animals down and said it worked just fine after that.&nbsp;</p>
Animal Scramble
Date published: 2016-07-26
8.00 / 10 stars

Animal Scramble

by Wild Planet
current stage2016-07-26

With four different small animals and a big talking giraffe, kids can play and learn about the sounds each animal makes and what they look like as the big giraffe gives them easy clues to help. Comes with an elephant, bird, monkey, tiger, and giraffe, and four little green grass platforms. Three AA Batteries not included. 

  • Animal Scramble
  • Animal Scramble
  • Animal Scramble
Animal Scramble
Overall8.00
This measure how often, for how long, and how many different ages will play with this toy. A great toy will be loved for years, and is still wanted as the child grows.
Replay
  • 7.50
 
This measures the quality of the materials and production processes used.
Quality
  • 6.00
 
This scores how well a toy encourages critical thinking, pattern recognition, and memory improvement.
Cognitive
  • 9.00
 
Including both gross and fine motor skills, this measure how much this toy engages and challenges physical mobility, body awareness, and coordination.
Motor
  • 8.50
 
This measures how likely a toy is to spark social play between children or how well it teaches socially healthy behavior.
Social
  • 7.00
 

Product Specs

Age 2-6 years
Made in China
Recalls No
Batteries 3 AA Batteries
Materials Plastic
Choking Hazard Small pieces included
Date Reviewed 07/26/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $29.99
Pros
  • Very durable
  • Educational toy
Cons
  • Sounds can be very loud
  • Problems with animals staying on platform
Detailed Review

Toy Description

Wild Planet’s Animal Scramble is suited for young kids and works on the concepts of sharing and turn taking. It comes with a tall giraffe and four other smaller animals that can fit inside- a monkey, elephant, bird, and tiger.

Play

The giraffe’s body has a spot for one of the “friends” to fit inside. If you put one of the small animal friends inside, an adult can hide it, and then it will call out clues for the child to find it. They can do this with all the animals and simply play with them too.

Observations

Many users said that this was a toy that they bought for their children in the winter to get up and moving. It’s a great game to get kids active, because they do have to get up and find the giraffe. An adult can hide it from them, or they can hide it from themselves or friends in the treasure hunt mode. In treasure hunt mode, some users said it doesn’t give kids enough time to hide it, but the kids didn’t really notice because they were just playing and running around having fun. The giraffe will also ask them questions to help them figure out which animal to find, and they have to run around to find it. There are three other modes- play alone, play in a group, and memory. There are five levels of the game and they go from easy to challenging. Based on the age of the child, they’ll find the level suited for them. It’ss said to be a fairly durable toy. There have been a few complaints that the smaller animals were not sticking to the green grass platform, so they had to glue them on, and then they were fine. Only a few users have mentioned this issue, so overall, it is a durable plastic toy. Also, sometimes the noises that the toy makes can be loud. There’s no volume control, but based on most reviews it seems that the noise is usually not a problem for the majority of customers.

Care

  • Three AA batteries are needed, and will need to be replaced every so often
  • If dirty, wash with a damp cloth

Parts and Pieces

All pieces are plastic. There are four small animals, four platforms, and the big giraffe. Three AA batteries are needed for the giraffe to talk and give clues to the child.

Concerns

The main concern with this toy is that the small animals were not staying put on the small green platforms. To fix this, some people glued the animals down and said it worked just fine after that. 

Manufacturer's Description

Animal Scramble is a really fun game and we thank each customer for their honest feedback; it was through your reviews that we learned how to improve the design of this toy. Our engineers and have made alterations including re-designing the pegs to be more durable and keep the animals on their bases. If you experience any problems at all with this game, we ask that you please contact us via email at animalscramble@wildplanet.com." Wild Planet Animal Scramble is an active learning game for growing bodies and minds. The game is designed for preschool kids. It gets the kids moving, thinking, listening and learning, all while having fun. It features an electronic hand-held tagger shaped like a giraffe and four friends like the monkey, parrot, tiger and elephant. The giraffe calls out which animals the children should run to and tag. It tracks the amount of time taken to complete each course. In team mode, kids pass the giraffe to other players as they work cooperatively to achieve the fastest time. The sharing, listening and turn-taking aspects of this game reinforce positive social behaviors. Played indoors or outdoors, solo or in teams, Animal Scramble keeps kids up on their feet, expending energy and having fun. Animal Scramble won a Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards. (Hyper Dash earned “honors” status last year in this same competition.

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