Thursday, July 22, 2021

Rapido, by Hape

Nature/ Type:           Bamboo and Colour Recognition Learning Toy 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  3 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Kids that love a quick, speed, learning game. 

Rapido by Hape is all about ball, ball, ball and ball! 😊 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) Speed & Colour Recognition: It’s a game about speed, concentration, visual memory and colour recognition; this is a perfect little game for small kids that love “picking things up”. 32 colourful balls released and ran wild within a roped boundary; the object of the game is to pick up the balls according to the colour sequence shown on the dotted bamboo strips, quickly and correctly. The four clever cylindrical collecting pipes remind me of a mini tennis balls pickup-tube that my 1 year-old really loves handling every weekend during her big brother’s weekly tennis class. So naturally, the girl was obsessed with the activity of pressing the pipe down onto each ball, and finding real joy doing just that. My four-year-old enjoyed a mini “race” with me and felt pretty proud with what he could do with the pipe. 

(2) Natural Materials: I love the bamboo materials; they are light weight, lovely to touch, feel natural, and eco-friendly. 

If I can change a few things, I wish there were more balls of different colours (perhaps purple, orange and white for more challenging levels?), and also more strips with coloured patterns. I also wish they can replace the rope with a sturdy bamboo boundary as the balls can easily escape and make a mad mess in the house. 

Overall, I think this is a good toy to train-up hand-eye coordination, and is a nice “occasional” game that can bring some giggling fun to the kids. 

Enjoy the video! 

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