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Each dolphin fits into a similar coloured ring, and once afloat, a tap on every head sounds a different note. Once the dolphins are clicked together in order (they are numbered one to 10) little hands can play their first scale.
Fun and musical, the dolphins also have educational value. As well as introducing children to pitch and scales, matching the dolphins to their rings can aid colour recognition and linking them in order helps counting.
As simple bathtime toys, the Do Rae Me Dolphins are great fun. Though they may not quite produce a symphony, each time little hands hit the dolphins, they will be rewarded with a note. Producing a full scale or a tune of any meaning is probably beyond the capability of the target age range, but toddlers will still enjoy the dolphins for their bright, stimulating and ultimately noisy qualities. One tip for mum or dad: the dolphins don't come with a bag or box and are difficult to store once they are out of the cardboard, so it would definitely be worth investing in a storage container or some kind. --Lucie Naylor
That said, they are fun to float in the bath without being attached to the others, and now my children are older and have enough breath to blow properly, they do like making them whistle. This toy doesn't quite do what it claims, but it still is fun, and there's not really anything else like it on the market.
I first bought this set for my oldest twins. That was about 11 years ago. We had an older son and daughter, and the twins were followed by another three. All seven of them loved this toy for many years. We have lost some dolphins and some rings over the years,(and I do mean lost, not broken) and now we only have two dolphins and three rings. But they still work.
It is true that the rings don't hold together very well, but this is not really important, they can still be played with floating individually round the bath. We now have a two year old with CP, who loves the sounds and colours, and another young baby, so I will definately be buying another set of dolphins this xmas.