About Playskool and the Clipo Hippo
PLAYSKOOL began with a simple idea: what if toys for young children didn’t just entertain them, but also encouraged their minds to learn and grow? It’s a notion that seems self-evident today, so it’s surprising to think it was innovative back when we started in 1928! The world has changed a lot since that earlier time, and so has PLAYSKOOL. But our commitment to provide quality toys that enrich children while they play remains at the heart of the PLAYSKOOL name.
Today, PLAYSKOOL offers I-gotta-have-it toys that little kids love and parents can trust.
Introducing the Clipo Product Line
Connect. Create. Celebrate!
Playskool recently added a new and exciting product to the Clipo product line, the Clipo Hippo and was kind enough to share it with my toddler. The Clipo Hippo is a 3 in 1 toy full of fun that offers clipo storage, clipo building pad, and a roll on the floor character.
It comes complete with:
- 19 clipo blocks,
- 1 clippo bird friend
- Clipo Hippo storage character
Toddlers are fascinated by putting things together and taking them back apart again, and my toddler is no exception. From the moment my 23 month old daughter saw the bright packaging she was ready to have some fun. She’s right at the stage where she’s learning new words and squawking them back out like a parrot. As soon as the packaging was set aside the first thing she said was, “dog dog”. I quickly corrected her and now she calls her new little friend, “Hip Ohhhhh”.
Right away she knew exactly what to do and began constructing her own little masterpiece with the clipo connectors. Soon thereafter she discovered the storage area inside the Hippo’s backside and was rolling him all over the house. I’m not sure who was more excited, her or myself, because it was so easy for her to connect the clipo pieces to the Hippo board and wheels.
I love it! The pieces are so easy for her little fingers to grasp. Anytime I find a toy that my daughter can use a little imagination with and holds her attention for more than ten minutes is a great addition to her collection – and this one did exactly that. The storage area inside the Hippo is ideal for cleanup as well.
I found that the Clipo pieces are the perfect alternative to legos because there are no sharp corners. Every Clipo piece has rounded edges so when you go wandering through the bedroom at night and step on one, you won’t find yourself cursing your child’s toys.
We didn’t discover any functional problem with the Clipo Hippo so my only suggestion would be to add more animal characters to the product line. Every Hippo needs a friend.
The Clip Hippo is available at popular retailers and Playskool online for $20.99