Did you notice the openings in the cage? Did you wonder if they served a purpose? Absolutely they are. Because this way we can see the sound source. This developmentally appropriate feature supports discovery. That’s because seeing the bell move at the same time that we’s hearing it jingle makes a connection. As a result a child comes to recognize that what he’s doing–shaking the toy–creates the sound. In this way Mini Cage Bell demonstrates cause and effect. Having observed this connection, the child happily repeats his actions over and over again. Why? Does he like the sound? Likely that’s one reason. But the underlying reason is his need to verify his results. To prove to himself that a particular action causes a predictable reaction.
In addition, all that shaking builds motor skills. From reaching and grasping to holding and shaking, Mini Cage Bell strengthens muscles. The jingle of the bells provides auditory stimulation and encourages sound experimentation.
Measures 3 1/2″H. Assorted colors. By comparison the larger Cage Bell is 5″H.