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Think & Learn Rocktopus: Music helps young kids learn

Kidsday reporter Ryan Wynter reviewed the Think &

Kidsday reporter Ryan Wynter reviewed the Think & Learn Rocktopus, which teaches using music. Photo Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

The Think & Learn Rocktopus (Fisher-Price) is an interactive musical toy that is shaped like an octopus, and it’s colorful. There are many different circle-shaped instruments that can be put in the tentacles.

You start playing by choosing a mode. In math mode you take away or add the instruments to learn addition or subtraction. In music mode, you change the instruments to make music and learn about the instruments. In game mode you play Bop It, and win when you get to Level 5.

When the toy turns on the flashing lights, it can excite kids and make them ready to learn. Some kindergarten students in my school were able to play with the toy. Mia thought it was the funniest game in the world. Jackson thought it was a good game. Angel and Mya thought it was an enjoyable game. Rocktopus is fun!

Ages: 5 and younger

Rating: 5 smiles out of 5

Diana Talamo’s fourth-grade class, St. Martin de Porres Marianist School, Uniondale

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