What is it
Playfoam® Pals™ feature 12 collectible pods that open to reveal a unique animal character encased in Playfoam®!
The super-squishy, sculpting material is child friendly, won’t dry out and doesn’t stick to clothes or carpet! Children love opening the Playfoam Pals pods to reveal their surprise collectible. Heads and bodies can be mixed and matched for endless character combinations; look out for the ultra-rare golden pal!
Playfoam makes the perfect material to sculpt props such as nests and beds for animal friends and a handy collection sheet illustrates the home countries of each animal, helping children to keep on track of what Playfoam Pals they need to complete their set!
What our team of testers said
"This foam is really cool, especially how it sticks together." - Girl aged 9
"The crocodile is so cute, I love it!" - Girl aged 6
- Aids creativity and sensory development
- Encourages imaginative play
- Develops storytelling skills
What our experts think
The Playfoam pals are both cute and creative and definitely appealed to our testers. They were keen to see which pals they had got and there was much excitement when one of them contained a golden pal. They loved the fact the foam could be used to make things for their new pals: homes, food, beds… It provides many opportunities for creative play, which develops imagination and storytelling skills.
The unique sculpt-able quality of the playfoam also encourages sensory play. This exploration of different tactile elements, textures, sounds and smells is not only great for developing fine motor control but can also enhance memory, problem solving and language skills. Sensory play also provides opportunities for calming and managing emotions. Due to their size, these toys are great for taking out and about as they are self-contained, however some of our testers did find the figures a little tricky to pull apart when they wanted to swap the parts.
- RRP: £6.00
- Brands: Learning Resources
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: .Toys
Arts, crafts & creative kits
Playsets & collectibles
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Fine motor skills
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills