If you are a parent whose child watches Octonaut, then you should be very grateful.
Octonaut is one of the rare series that combine fun and humor with education and information. It is a series about an underwater crew that explores the sea and goes on adventures. In each episode, the crew meets a new sea creature, learns about it and uses the new information to rescue itself or the animal from danger. At the end of each episode, a poem-like creature report is said to summarize the information depicted throughout the episode. The sea creatures are displayed in their true habitat and the facts told are accurate and checked by a marine biologist. Watching the series will thus help your child gain a lot of cool background knowledge about marine life. The technology, such as the vehicles and the equipment, in the series, however, may be fictional, but this will also widen the child’s imagination and make way for possibilities.
The crew is made up of eight characters: Barnacles the captain (polar bear), Kwazii the Lieutenant/crypto zoologist (cat), Peso the medic, Tweak the engineer, Shellington the scientist, Inkling the oceanographer, and Tunip the cook. It’s an interesting mix of animals and occupations that unite to solve the encountered troubles.
There are many Octonaut toys you can buy for your kid to deepen his love for this beneficial series. To begin with, you can buy figure toys of the crew members and the encountered animals. They are collectible and that will build a sense of dedication towards the series. Different kids can compete about who has more figure toys and who knows more about the animals. Their prices are around 15$. Moreover, you can buy the action figures along with a water playset the child can enjoy in the bath. The water playset includes the vehicles depicted in the episode and other cool equipment. It costs around 35$. In addition, you can even buy the whole octopod which is the crew’s station. It usually makes cool sound effects the child will recognize from the series. With it, the children can act out their favorite episodes. They usually cost around 90$. Octonaut puzzles are also available. They mainly challenge the child’s memory and strengthen it with fun practice.
The series is based on beautifully illustrated story books your kid will definitely enjoy. There are currently five books about different elaborated adventures the crew had. The books are catchy and will surely get your kid to like reading. If your child has an artistic side, you can also get coloring books or print some coloring sheets off the internet.
Toys can be purchased online from eBay or Amazon. Used cheaper ones may also be found. Purchasing Octonaut toys is an important step towards enhancing your child’s thinking and empowering his curiosity.