Here are some of the items we received
Perhaps the most loved among the group is the Octopod, the backbone of the Octonauts really.
It sells for $39.99 and features 10 play pieces, phrases and sounds. It comes with Captain Barnacles and the Gup-A, which is by far the best part of the play set in Ami's opinion. The play pieces are cute and made well. Its perfect for little kid hands and all of them, ages 18 months to 6 love this. I have a feeling that adding to our little collection will be on future Birthday and Christmas wish lists.
I would also love to add one of these cute books to our collection. Personally I can't get enough of these characters. In a world full of questionable tv for little ones, the Octonauts are wonderful. They are sweet characters that teach my children how to work together, how to take care of one another and about the ocean. Ami has picked up quite a bit of knowledge about sea creatures from the show, and I love that! We then take that and move on to reading books in the library about Orcas, looking up videos on YouTube and checking out the Discovery Channel.
If your kids love the Octonauts then these are the perfect companion, and will most certainly be a success in your household. One of the most important things I look at when I look at toys for my kids is the interactive qualities of it. Can I take this toy and expand it beyond just the toy? Can we talk about it, learn more and use that in our play? These are the kinds of things that make a great toy and that's what I think I've found in these Octonaut playsets and toys.
Disclaimer: I was provided these toys in exchange for my honest opinion and review. I was not compensated in any other way. My thoughts and opinions are my own.