Thursday, 21 August 2014

Chicco Fit and Fun Monkey Strike review and giveaway [now closed]

I love the idea behind Chicco's Fit and Fun range - toys designed to get kids active, trying, playing and challenging themselves with different sports.  All this encourages important skills like balance and co-ordination.  The whole Chicco Fit and Fun range, including Goal Strike and Fishing Island is designed to be played inside or outside, which is great in summer and winter!


Chicco's Fit and Fun Monkey Strike game is right up my two monkeys' street.  Designed for 18m+, this bowling and stacking game is really thoughtfully designed for flexibility, endurance and most of all fun.  My two couldn't wait to try it out!

We set it up in bowling 'mode' first of all.  The six monkeys come in two parts, and fit really well together.  I love their cheeky faces, and really appreciate the numbers one-six and different colour coding which helps toddler girl become familiar with numbers and colours, and is a good reminder for our son too (we used it as prompts so he could add up the numbers a he knocked the monkeys down).


The bowling ball is hollow and sturdy plastic and at just bigger than a tennis ball is a great size - at 18 months, toddler girl can hold it in one hand, and at nearly six, our son can easily use it too.  It really encourages motor development and co-ordination; the monkeys are stable but slightly weighted to fall easily, but they do need the ball to hit them to knock over. 

Toddler girl loves to knock just one over and retrieve it to play, but our competitive son likes to try and get a strike every time (trickier than it seems)!


The monkeys are multi-functional too, and can be stacked and played with in loads of different ways.  They're a great size at around 15cm high and 10cm across and are a vibrantly coloured sturdy plastic build.  Toddler girl loves to grab the top half of the monkey and try and build a tower.  The monkey faces and white cup bottom are also great for water, sand or even bath time play.


I love that toddler girl and our son can play together and enjoy it.  It's flexible and study enough to engage them both, get them moving and laughing together.  Our son loves to stack the cups and rebuild the pins when they've been knocked down!



This is such a flexible toy that is great for all ages.  It's strong and sturdy enough to be played inside or out, and is multifunctional to guarantee it will be played with loads.  It's brilliant value too - with an RRP of £14.99 you really can't go wrong.  Ours hasn't been put away yet, and is definitely a favourite with both kids.  We love it!



Would you like to win your own Chicco Fit and Fun Monkey Strike?  Complete the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.  Don't forget to tweet everyday for even more entries!

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228 comments:

  1. would be great fun to play with my 2 sons

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  2. My sweet daughter Charlie!

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  3. My little boy would like to play this thanks

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  4. It looks so much fund and I would love to play it with my Niece.

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  5. I think my granddaughter would love to play this with me

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  6. would be great to play with my grandaughter and grandson

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  7. My Neice

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  8. My friends little girl!

    Ashleigh

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  9. my daughter (@bexallum)

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  10. My two daughters would love these :)

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  11. grand children

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  12. My toddler would love to play with this.

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  13. I think all the generations would enjoy a go together.

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  14. with my grandson


    angela b

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  15. My friend's two gorgeous little girls!

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  16. My niece turns 2 in a few weeks and this would be the perfect pressie so the two of us could play together :)

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  17. My 2 year old when his brother starts school
    Sarah Hurrell

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  18. My 18 month old, Henry! :-)

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  19. my two little ones. I expect my son will happily teach his sister how to play this. Good fun

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  20. My little girl and my nephew. My hubby is a bowler (tenpin) and i think he would love this more than the kids xx

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  21. My 2 Kids Ava (4) and Toby (2)

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  22. My 2 children :)

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  23. My Twin Granddaughters

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  24. My Great-Nephew,

    Rachel Craig

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  25. my granddaughter
    olga carpenter

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  26. Love toys like this that encourage active play. Would love to play with my youngest son. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  27. MY cousin's little ones

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  28. My son and daughter would love this.

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  29. My two little grandsons

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  30. i would play witrh my gorgeous little great nephews

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  31. Definitely My 2 year old niece Pippa. She's an expert with the tea party set and it's time to move up.

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  32. My nieces
    Claire D

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  33. My daughter Ellie and niece Amelie x :)

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  34. My niece would love this but i also think my two smallest boys (3 and 4) would love a go to!!!

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  35. My two and a half year old son and my next baby due on Saturday

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  36. With my kids :) x

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  37. I'd love to play it with my niece and nephew!

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  38. Will keep them for Family Pizza night

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  39. my short attentioned spanned daughter maisy moo!

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  40. my niece would love these to play with

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  41. My little boy and little girl (Hannah Bee)

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  42. my gorgeous granddaughter ruby

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  43. the twin grandchildren would get a lot of play value out of these

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  44. My husband's family gathering at Christmas would have lots of takers for this. I guess the biggest monkey would be first to play - Dylan.

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  45. My niece, my two children are just slightly too old��

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  46. id love to play with my little girl (mark sorrell)

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  47. The grandchildren, I think I would lose

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  48. Would-be be great to see my Son play with them

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  49. My little boy and my nephew would absolutely love this! ♡♥♡

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  50. Christine Wilkinson30 August 2014 at 14:51

    my baby grand-daughter, now 2 years old, how time flies!!!

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  51. My nephew, he would really enjoy it!

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  52. my nieces littleones!

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  53. My adorable Niece Nieve would love this-would spend hours of fun with her,playing with this :) good luck everyone :)

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  54. Would love this for my friends' little boy, his bday in 2 weeks

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  55. my little boy would love this

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  56. With my little boy on his upcoming 2nd birthday :)

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  57. I would like to play with this toy with my friends son

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  58. My friends new granddaughters Hattie and alice.

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  59. My twins Amber and Ethan. He really loves stacking toys. These look like a fantastic versatile variation

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  60. My nephew and my daughter would play

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  61. my grandchildren x

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  62. Pam Francis Gregory31 August 2014 at 13:36

    My niece

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  63. my granddaughter

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  64. My grandson would love to play this ( posted by Glenda Hanks)

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  65. My little boy would adore this game .. though I think his much bigger siblings would get in on the act to

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  66. my little nephew who would love this

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  67. My Brother :)

    @jamiecomps

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  68. My little buy Flynn while everyone else is at school!

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  69. My 2 babies, and hubby of course x

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  70. My daughter would love to play it with me!

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  71. I think my 3 year old would quite enjoy this :-)

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  72. My youngest would love this!

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  73. would have to my grandson
    from samantha price

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  74. my young grandchildren, it would be nice to get them to play together instead of fighting over the same thing all the time.

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  75. My daughter and my friends youngest son

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  76. My friends son, Joe - he'd love this game

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  77. my son connor :)

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  78. my daughter Holly :)
    Helen booth

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  79. My youngest isn't quite old enough for it yet, but I'm sure she'd enjoy watching her sisters play.

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  80. My Daughter & the new addition due in November.

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  81. My godson!

    @Jakeysmummy2006

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  82. my son and I would love to play with these

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  83. My Niece Ruby <3

    Becci Cleary

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  84. David Cameron for his better together campaign

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  85. I will donate it to charity, to go to Romania.

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  86. Our two little girls would love playing with me, we love playing games together xxx

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  87. my nephews and nieces

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  88. my son who would love these monkeys

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  89. Thank you for a great giveaway. Would love to play this with my son x x x

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  90. my youngest son
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  91. My daughter would love this
    From @catrionanation

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  92. Charmian Filewood1 September 2014 at 13:31

    Niece and nephew, or my friends kids

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  93. my cousins young sons would love to play with this

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