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Little Tikes announces the launch of two new infant preschool ranges

Lil’ Ocean Explorers and Sparkle Bay are designed to engage with little ones and encourage imaginative play and development.

Autumn will continue to excite consumers with the launch of Lil’ Ocean Explorers - a range of toys that encourage and celebrate active play at every primary milestone during a baby’s first 18 months. Our brand new range will help parents to encourage and reward each reach, crawl and step.

There are nine key toys to choose from in the new range.

3-in-1 Adventure Course £69.99 (6 – 36 months)
Dive into adventure! The 3 in 1 Adventure Course stimulates and entertains Baby throughout key developmental milestones: sitting, crawling, and standing.
Key features:
- Stimulates Baby through key developmental milestones: sitting, crawling and standing
- Modular and customizable
- Put n’ take ball play
- 20+ rewarding sounds / tunes
- Stretchy spandex soft drum wall
- Peek-a-boo mirror, leavers and clackers.
- Crawl-through tunnel with removable baby toy.

Stand n’ Dance Starfish £29.99 (9 – 36 months)
The Stand ‘N Dance Starfish tower encourages baby to create music and dance along. The light-up keyboard can be played by little hands when sitting, or by little feet when standing and dancing. Baby can use the curvy tower to pull up to standing position, then make the balls spiral out of control down the ball drop to chase.
Key features:
- Two modes of play
- Mode 1: Press or step on the keys to initiate lights and music
- Mode 2: Chase the lights around the tower for crawling or walking fun
- Easy grip handle to help child pull to stand and dance
- Includes four balls

Dunk ‘n Juggle Seal £19.99 (6 – 36 months)
Little ones will have a ball with the Dunk n’ Juggle Seal. When baby throws the ball into the hoop the seal celebrates by clapping its fins, playing music, releasing the ball down the spiral slide and rolling it to baby to chase.

Key features:
- When baby puts the ball in the basket, the seal plays music, catches the ball and shakes it with clapping flippers
- Seal then release the ball down the spiral slide for baby to crawl and chase
- Seal plays five songs and sounds as it claps for encouragement
- Includes four balls

Ball n’ Crawl Octopus £14.99 (6 – 36 months)
Put a whole new spin on fun with the Ball n’ Crawl Octopus. This sea-creature is big on ball-tossing action. Baby can place balls in the octopus tentacles, then press its head to make it spin and release the balls for baby to chase.

Key features:
- Press down the octopus head for a wild spin and ball release
- Encourages place and take play and crawling
- Includes four balls

Crawl n’ Pop Turtle £16.99 (6 – 36 months)
A turtle twist on shape sorting – Baby will learn about shapes and colours as she places the blocks into the turtle’s shell. When baby’s ready to crawl, the turtle will lead the way, zigzagging along with lively music. And then, surprise, the blocks pop out of the shell for Baby to play all over again

Key features:
- Shape sorter with a topsy-turvy turtle twist
- Press on turtle’s head to make it crawl and play music, once stopped it will pop shapes out encouraging child to sort over and over again
- Encourages child to crawl and cruise

Catch Me Crabbie £14.99 (9 – 36 months)
Ready, set crawl! Baby will have lots of fun chasing after this clackin’ crustacean. As Baby approaches, the Crabbie friend moves from side-to-side clapping its claws. Music plays for added fun!

Key features:
- Motion sensor! Crabbie shuffles left and right and plays music when it detects a child is near
- Six songs and SFX

Pull n’ Chatter Lobster £9.99 (9 – 36 months)
Wobble, wiggle, smile and giggle! This fun pull-along lobster friend encourages baby to practice first steps. Adorable tail-bobbing and claw-clacking action rewards baby for pulling lobster along, teaching baby about cause and effect and encouraging baby to walk.

Key features:
- Classic pull toy play pattern
- Silly movements of head, tail and claws

Push n’ Glow Fish £8.99 (9 – 36 months)
This light-up fishy friend features an easy-hold handle for curious little fingers. It’s so easy to push – it’s sure to keep little bodies and minds moving. Cheerful, friendly faced fish lights up to add to the fun.

Key features:
- Child’s first vehicle
- Chunky, easy to hold handle helps baby push along
- Fun sounds and lights with the press of a button on the handle
- Available in 2 colours.

Sparkle Bay to add excitement to Bathtime.

Sparkle Bay (4 SKUS) from £8.99 (from 18mths to 3+ years)
Autumn will see Little Tikes launch a long anticipated new bath range - Sparkle Bay. The new range will provide active and engaging light up bath play. Multi-coloured LED lights and motion activated by water contact and motion. Sparkle Bay is the only line of bath and water toys that magically light up.

There are four SKUs aimed at preschool children aged 18 months to 3 years.

Sparkle Bay Flicker Fish £8.99 (3+years)
Put ‘em in water and watch them light up and swim just like real fish.
Key features:
- 4 characters: Damsel Fish, Clown Fish, Puffer Fish & Angel Fish
- Swims in water just like a real fish and lights up
- Multiple swim speeds and tail motions
- Water Activated

Sparkle Bay Splash Fountain £9.99 (18+ months)
Create a fountain of fun with the Sparkle Bay Splash Fountain.
Key features:
- 3 characters: Blow Fish, Crab and Octopus
- Sprays water just like a fountain
- Spins and lights up in water

Sparkle Bay Octo Hoops £14.99 (18+ months)
It’s silly sea creature basketball time! Score to light up the hoop
Key features:
- Score to light up starfish on hoop
- Includes 2 sea creature basketballs
- Suction cup on back of the hoop for easy attachment

Sparkle Bay Water Spinners £14.99 (18+ months)
Light up spinning fun with the Sparkle Bay Water Spinners.
Key features:
- Lights activated when spinning (includes two large spinners)
- Includes a fun seashell pouring cup
- Suction cups on each wheel allow for ease of placement and unlimited ways to configure and play

Little Tikes pride itself on bringing children innovative and engaging toys continues in its goal to create and supply revolutionary products to customers around the world. And whilst bridging all toy categories, play personalities and seasons – the much loved brand bring children innovative and engaging toys that they love and learn from.

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