VnAnpnc0Our fishing boat was first launched in the bath tub but a kiddie pool or beach would work too. Kids from 2-6 years of age had fun with this compact pretend play toy. The steering wheel doubles as a life ring for “man overboard,” while the 2 masts serve as fishing poles. As we set sail, a mom said, “That reminds me of a toy I had when I was little.” Parents connect with the simplicity of Ambi toys as the kids take over leading the play, not the toy directing the action. Older siblings had fun joining in with this boat that is designed for 2 years and up. Everyone got in the action, trying to hook the floating fish and stash them in the secret hold.  The captain’s fishing adventure encouraged creative pretend play, building storytelling skills that link to later reading and writing.

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