There aren’t many Christian-themed toys out there, so when any come along, I love reviewing them. This month we had the chance to review the Twilight Noah’s Ark from Cloud b.
The Twilight Noah’s Ark is a plastic ark toy that projects a starry night scene from its roof and contains four plush finger puppets – monkey, giraffe, turtle and lamb.
By day, the ark is fun to load and unload with the four plush toys included (or any other small animal toys you have around the house). The ark has several window openings and a large entryway on the side that closes with a hinging door so this vessel does not float well and not meant for playing in water. Our door was a little loose and the girls kept knocking it off while playing so we just kept it off to avoid toddler drama.
By night the ark projects a vivid starry nightscape of stars and moon from the roof in three colors – blue, green and orange – that can be set to rotate or stay static. There is an automatic shut-off after 45 minutes to ensure your child sleeps in darkness, which pediatricians say is best.
Two things to note about the projection feature of this toy: 1) the shapes projected are so crisp even when ambient light is in the room, and 2) the shapes shift position on the ceiling as the colors rotate through. This means the moon isn’t always in the same place like is the case with similar projector toys on the market. Watching the shapes slowly shift around on the ceiling is very sleep-inducing.
The four finger puppets included in the Twilight Noah’s Ark are cute and fun to play with. My youngest enjoys putting all the puppets on her hand at once.
The booklet included with the toy has a Bedtime Story but no mention of Noah or the Biblical origins of the ark which was a little disappointing, but the company is leaving it up to parents to discuss the significance of the ark that the toy represents.
Overall, we think the Twilight Noah’s Ark is a great toy for the price. My girls are having fun playing with it during the day and at night. The light projector takes three AAA batteries which are included, so the toy is ready to play with right out of the box.
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.