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Fin Fun Swimmable Mermaid Tail

Fin Fun Swimmable Mermaid Tail

Spring 2017 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Fin Fun
Price: $110.00
Review:

The Fin Fun Swimmable Mermaid Tail is an advanced monofin with a pull over foot-to-waist mermaid tail that keeps swimmer's legs together to mimic a mermaid. The tail also includes a "tip protector" to prevent the tail from being scraped on rough surfaces.

In all honesty, we were the perfect family to test this product. Ever since my daughter saw Ariel in Disney's Little Mermaid, she's wanted to be one. Not only is she a strong swimmer, she even designed a set of magnetic mermaid fins about a year ago. My now 12 year old and her best friend tested two sizes of the fins. They played with the tails multiple times in multiple ways, most of it being related to a mermaid, a seal or another aquatic animal.

As a parent, and former competitive swimmer, I was pleased to note that the fin encourages butterfly body movement, which is hard for early swimmers to master. As a mom of an enthusiastic 'tween and aspiring mermaid, I would suggest adding how to get the swim fin on within the physical manual and not just on the website video. Based on our repeated play sessions, the Fin Fun is the closest thing to a mermaid one can experience. It's a fun, on-trend, inspiring way to swim. Highly recommended.

Laura Seargeant Richardson   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Currently a Creative Director at argo design, Laura spent more than a decade at frog design, an innovation consultancy. As a designer, speaker, author and mother, Laura believes play is the greatest natural resource in a creative economy and is on a mission to empower kids to be designers of their own play.


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