Disclosure: We received a complimentary set of “Terra by Battat – Sea Animals” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
My kids love to explore the beach. Sandcastles are too mundane for them, instead, they build “Sea Hotels” for crabs, starfish and other sea animals. They have so much fun imagining the parties the critters are going to have that they never want to leave!
The “Terra by Battat – Sea Animals” brings the wonder of ocean life to the playroom. The set includes 12 different sea creatures: Penguins, Dolphin, Squid, Lobster, Eel, Shark, Crab, Turtle, Starfish, Stingray, Seal and Sea Lion. There are a total of 5 of each creature for a total of 60 pieces.
The creatures measure between 1-2 inches by 2-3 inches. They are not to scale, meaning that the starfish and the dolphin are the same approximate size. The sea animals are small and pose a choking hazard to small children.
These little creatures cost more than the ones found at the dollar stores, but knowing that I have a safe toy for my child is worth the additional cost. Each toy is 100% non-toxic and passes all USA, all Canadian, and European toxicity and safety tests.
These toys do not have all the bells and whistles that electronic toys have, instead my children must use their imaginations to play with these toys. It is a nice change to watch my children playing WITH toys instead of having the toys doing the playing for them.
The “Sea Animals” 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.
The toys can be used in a variety of ways, the only limitation is your imagination. My children love to take these toys into the bathtub with them. They 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.
“Terra by Battat – Sea Animals” help my children explore the effects we have on ocean life and learn empathy for creatures that can not help themselves.