Play is the work of children that assists them to make sense of the world around them whether navigating friendship issues, exploring roles as caretakers, or going on adventures. Fans of Octonauts on Disney Junior will love embarking on underwater missions to learn about marine life will enjoy having the opportunity to act their adventures with new toys from Fisher Price.
This new line of toys that accompanies the popular allows kids to re-enact favorite missions by role playing with the eight underwater heroes that “explore, rescue and protect” the creatures of the sea. Whether exercising teamwork to problem solve in the Octopod Playset or exploring underwater worlds or helping ocean friends from the GUP-A Mission Vehicle, these new toys help reinforce learning, love for marine life, and are pure fun for Octonauts fans.
The Octopod Playset features two baskets to rescue creatures and an anchor that can be hoisted and lowered by pulley systems on both sides of the Octopod. Two slides on each side allow included explorer creatures to make it into the Octopod’s command central.
The GUP-A Mission vehicle is a toy that is designed for use in the water and on land. An arm, hook, and net are included to aid in play rescue missions, a crank propeller, front hatch that can be raised up and down, and a completely removable back hatch.
If you’re not familiar with Octonauts, the Disney Channel show features mission-based episodes that center around the daring rescue of a real aquatic creature while providing factual information about the animal’s physical characteristics, behavioral traits and natural habitat. The crew explores new underwater worlds and saves the day before safely returning to their underwater home base, the Octopod.
According to Kurt Mueller, Executive Producer of Octonauts, the show introduces kids to fundamental scientific concepts, such the diversity of creatures, weather patterns, simple geography and mapping, ocean habitats and the physical and behavioral characteristics of ocean life. Kids can watch the show to expand their vocabulary. Mueller encourages kids to watch to learn “what symbiosis means, why Marine Iguanas sneeze salt, how Walruses socialize and where in the ocean you’re more likely to encounter water spouts and whirlpools.” Every episode illustrates what it means to be a good scientist and a good member of the community. Kids can see that it’s fun to be a part of a team and that by working together, everyone can become a hero that strives to “explore, rescue, and protect” others, be it on land or at sea.
GIVEAWAY: Octonauts is providing one (1) Octonauts prize pack containing 2-3 Octonauts toys from the new line by Fisher Price. To enter, watch an episode of the Octonauts on Disney Junior or visit the Octonauts website and leaving a comment about which Octonaut is your favorite and why before April 29.
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- Visit the Meet the Octonauts page and leave a comment sharing which one your child would most like to have over for a play date and why.
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One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comments section. Please note that we cannot accommodate specific toy requests. For complete contest rules, please visit my Official Sweepstakes Rules page.
I am an Octonauts Blog Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. Amazon Affiliate links included in this post. Some images courtesy of Disney Junior and Fisher Price.