What is it
The Playmobil Noah’s Ark from the 1.2.3 range comes with 5 different animals, all in pairs, and of course Noah and his wife. The ark can float on water and has a removable deck for storing the animals. There is an integrated carry handle in the top for ease of transportation.
What our team of testers said
"I like the giraffes, one of them is called Georgina." - Boy aged 2
"I am giving the animals some food because they are hungry." - Girl aged 3
- Good for imaginative play
- Strengthens the finger and hand muscles
- Encourages communication and language
What our experts think
Children loved playing with the 1.2.3. Noah’s Ark, taking care of the animals and moving them on and off of the boat. This is good for encouraging imagination and creativity, as well as promoting nurturing behaviour. The floating boat and animals can get children playing with water and learning what objects sink or float.
We like that everything can be stored in the boat, which is handy for tidying up as well as encouraging pretend play on the go. Holding and playing with the small figures helps strengthen the hand and finger muscles (known as fine motor control) which are important to develop the tripod grasp for things like writing. Making sounds as they play and talking about their game is great for encouraging communication and language skills.
It would be even better if...
The clips to open the boat are fairly stiff, so it’s difficult for a child to open without an adult’s help.
- RRP: £24.99
- Brands: Playmobil, Playmobil - 1.2.3.
- Key Features:
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Baby Toys
Playsets & collectibles
Toy cars, trains, boats and planes
- Types of skills developed: Animals & Sealife
Fine motor skills
Learning to talk
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Social awareness & empathy
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world