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Hatchimals Week of WOW: Review and The importance of Imaginative Play

Bethany and I had so much fun reviewing these toys. I’m not sure who was more EGGcited! Even though this has been on her Wishlist for the last 2 years, the timing of these toys were just right. They are aimed at children 5 and up and this was ideal for my 6 year old. Bethany tends to latch on to anything she can show care and compassion for and these toys were the perfect fit. From the suspense of hatching each egg, the shrieks of excitement as she discovered a new creature to the hours of play time afterwards, Bethany gives Hatchimals a 10/10!

What I really love about this range was how it encouraged hours of imaginative play. I would often find Bethany sitting and playing with plenty of conversation happening between all the Mermals. And man can they talk!?

Why is Imaginative play important?

  • It encourages Imagination
  • Helps develop Social skills: practicing negotiation skills, turn taking and sharing
  • Develops language skills: practicing listening, looking and talking
  • Emotional development: Understanding and expressing their feelings through re-enactment of certain experiences.
  • It’s a great way for children to relax and unwind after a busy day

If you’ve never heard of Hatchimals, this is what you need to know…

What Are Hatchimals?

They are ‘magical creatures” that live inside eggs. Each egg contains one or two Hatchimals. And just like a real egg, your Hatchimal will only hatch once. Hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, you know it’s ready to hatch. Gently press to crack the egg, peel away the shell and discover your newest Hatchimal collEGGtible inside. You don’t know what your Hatchimal will be until it’s freed from the egg. Keep the base of the egg to use as a nest for your new Hatchimal.

Mermal Magic 12 Pack Egg Carton

This 12 pack comes with 10 seashell shaped eggs and 2 out-of-egg clownfish. HOLD, HATCH and fall in LOVE with the color changing mermals, clownfish and adorable little friends. This is the best way to start a Hatchimal collection. The carton is also a pretty way to display your collection, is easy to carry around and can be used as storage.

Mermal Magic 4 Pack + Bonus

Hatch and discover magical NEW characters who change color underwater with the 4-pack + Bonus! With one Hatchimal already out-of-egg, you can play right away! Dive your new character into warm water to see their magical transformation, then hatch the rest of your friends. Hatch a whole underwater world with the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles 4-Pack + Bonus!

Coral Castle Fold Open Playset

The Magic Coral Castle is every little girl’s dream. With over 25 places to explore, your Hatchimals can twirl, spin and slide. Fill the pool with warm water and be amazed at the changing colours of your Mermal Characters. With two exclusive characters included in this set, you can hatch a seashell-shaped egg and go exploring with your new friends! (You may even find hidden treasure! Open up the pink treasure chest to see!) After your Hatchimals are finished exploring, simply close the sparkly blue gates and easily pack your playset away! 

Plush Hatchimals with Interactive Game

Hug, squeeze and cuddle up with your very own super-soft Hatchimal! With big eyes and downy fur, they’re the characters you love with a whole new look! Once you have your fluffy friend, use their secret code (included) to unlock the world of Hatchtopia! Download the Hatchtopia Life app onto your phone (not included) and enter the code to create your very own Hatchtopia! Hatch new friends, play mini-games, earn hatchipoints and so much more!

Hatchimals Pixies, Collectible Doll and Accessories

Meet the Hatchimals Pixies, collectible dolls that hatch to life with your loving touch. With four different beautiful eggs to choose from, you could hatch a Pixie from crystal Canyon, Polar Paradise, wishing Star waterfall or glittering garden. Inside of each shimmery egg, there are three mystery Pixie accessories to discover! Pixies are glam from head to toe! They have magical glittery wings that really Flutter and poseable heads. Pixies are Super stylish, with colorful sparkly hair and fabulous outfits inspired by their hatchtopia hangouts! When your Pixie isn’t accessorizing, store her accessories in the bottom of the egg and display her on the included Pixie bed.

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