Disclosure: I received a complimentary set of “Terra by Battat – Reptiles” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate link.
My son loves to explore the world around him. This past summer we had the opportunity to go to Dead Man’s Pond and look for reptiles and dragonflies. He was excited to get a close up look of the creepy-crawlies and couldn’t wait to show them to his sister!
The reptiles in the “Terra by Battat” set are a little less creepy and a lot less crawly than the real thing, but still a lot of fun. There are 60 pieces in the set: 20 frogs, 10 snakes, 15 alligators/crocodiles and 15 lizards.
Each reptile measures approximately 1-3 inches by 1.5-2 inches. They are small and pose a choking hazard to small children.
These reptiles are not to scale meaning that the frogs, lizards and crocodiles are all similar in size.
Each toy is 100% non-toxic and passes all USA, all Canadian, and even the more stringent European toxicity and safety tests.
Each reptile has been texturized and painted to give it a realistic look and feel. The scales on the crocodile are rough and makes it easy to imagine that you are holding a scaley creature in your hands.
The “Reptiles Set” comes in a plastic container with a rope handle. The container is not very strong and cracks easily. I would suggest purchasing a small basket or tote for storage.
Without the flashing lights and sounds that many electronic toys provide, my children use their imagination when they play with the “Terra by Battat – Reptiles” set. My children have been encouraged to learn more about the environment where these critters would live. They are also developing a sense of compassion for “creepy” creatures.
There are 7 different sets to collect: Farm Animals, Sea Animals, Dinosaurs, Wild Animals, Horses, Reptiles and Tropical Fish.
The toys can be used in a variety of ways, the only limitation is your imagination. My children love to take the reptile set into the bathtub with them. They are dry easily and stay mould free because there is no place for water to get in them.
Teachers can use the Terra by Battat playsets in the classroom in a variety of ways. Use these figures to teach data management skills like sorting, graphing and counting. You can find counting mats on “Teachers Pay Teachers” and other sites online.
The customer service by the people at Battat is top-notch. I emailed a question via their website after hours and received a response before noon the next day.
The “Terra by Battat – Reptiles” are a great addition to the classroom and/or toy room.