The Mummy Face Activity Centre
I have very fond memories of the classic Fisher Price Activity Centre that served myself and my sisters very well, however, why spend money on something similar when your child can have something even more entertaining – for free?! I introduce you to the “Mummy Face Activity Centre”.
The traditional Activity Centres provide lots of buttons and knobs to push and poke and develop hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills. They are covered with bright, colourful shapes to stimulate the senses and promote imaginative play. As good as these activity centres are, there is obviously a cost and the need for space to store them. The Mummy Face Activity Centre is not only free, requiring no additional storage space but transported around wherever you go (or rather wherever your mummy goes!).
The Mummy Face Activity Centre (MFAC) comes with the following features:
- Soft skin – a beautiful sensory material which can be stroked, poked and squished. It may also come with a range of spots or lines to prod and induce feelings of inadequacy in the Mummy herself.
- Ears – earlobes are great for pulling and twisting and may also be adorned with earring to add to the sensory experience. Each ear comes with a hole, the perfect size for shoving a tiny finger inside.
- Nose – another element for pulling and twisting, but also for “beeping”. Comes with two holes, for inserting fingers into or why not just grab the septum between each nostril and pull causing the MFAC to produce a shrill squeal?!
- Mouth – this is a sensory delight! Not only is it moist, but contains a variety of textures varying from “squidgy tongue” to “rigid teeth”. The mouth is also responsible for emitting a massive range in sounds, responding to your every action, for example the scream produced when the lips are tugged.
- Eyes – these frequently blinking features can be poked, but will usually cause the MFAC to shut down, resulting in another game needing to be played. If you “win” at any of the activities provided by your MFAC tears will appear from these.
- Hair – depending on the length, it can be used to play “peekaboo” with by covering the rest of the MFAC and either by pulling it back yourself, or leaving it for the MFAC to do it, before repeating the whole process again. Handfuls of the hair can be grabbed and pulled, but like eye-poking, will usually result in the MFAC screaming whilst trying to extract hair from hands with minimal loss and putting an end to the game.
The Mummy Face Activity Centre also comes in the Daddy Face version which is similar but may also feature hair of differing lengths on the face. To get the most out of your MFAC always ensure you play with long, sharp fingernails.
The Mummy Face Activity Centre can also be enjoyed by multiple children, and in this case the most fun is achieved when making the MFAC scream or even cry! The best thing about the MFAC is no matter how much pain you manage to inflict on yours, it won’t be too long before it is happy to let you play with it again.