With this Sea Turtle, kids can make stronger connections to their first reading words by seeing them, hearing them, spelling them, rhyming them and seeing a picture to help identify them! And like any good teacher, he makes it fun! Pushing the picture buttons on the Turtle's back rewards your child with spoken and spelled words – and the back-lit LCD screen enhances the learning and play by letting kids see the words they are hearing through text and fun animations. Just move the Turtle's tail to choose any of the 3 modes – Letters & Words, Rhyme Time, or Games – and your preschooler's off to the races! (As fast as this turtle can take them, that is.) In Letters & Words mode, this Sea Turtle teaches the basic building blocks of literacy – how to recognize letters in a word, how to spell the word and more! "Touch any picture on my shell! CAT! C-A-T spells Cat!" In Rhyme Time mode, the Turtle shows that rhyming is not only fun, it helps kids learn about word families and can strengthen decoding skills. "Which word on my shell rhymes with tree? Bee! Yippee!" In Games mode, the Turtle encourages kids to get up and move because learning should be fun, too! "Show me how you move! Let's see you do a robot dance!" The 2 toggle fins allow for game play interaction. Spell & Speak Sea Turtle is one of the new Think & Learn toys from Fisher-Price that goes beyond ABCs and 123s to help children learn how to think independently. Each toy fosters 21st century skills like curiosity, experimentation and problem solving in ways kids haven't seen before. They're engaged in hands-on, open-ended discovery that helps them become lifelong learners. Includes 4 AA (R6) Carbon Zinc batteries.
• Buttons on back teach first words with matching pictures
• LCD screen makes the learning and game play come to life!
• Kids can use the 2 toggle fins to interact with games
• 3 modes of play: Letters & Words, Rhyme Time, and Games
• Helps teach letter identification & recognition, phonics, first words and rhyming