Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Smart Stages™ Train – Review

Last month Fisher Price launched their new Laugh & Learn® range of toys with Smart Stages™  technology,  these toys are designed to grow with your child and their development.

There are 3 stages/settings on the Smart Stages range. Each one is for a different age group that brings new life to the toy with new songs, phases and sounds. I love the idea, it’s just so clever and practical. I also think babies & kids learn best about the world around them through imaginative play.
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At first we were given the chair first but because it was for 12 months Glitterbaba couldn’t sit on it properly and get full use out of it yet for me to review. Fisher Price were very good and sent out the Laugh & Learn® Puppy’s Smart Stages™ Train  instead. So far it’s gone down a treat with all the kids. I don’t know if it’s just my kids but they  love anything with wheels especially trains!

Smart Stages™ Technology (Train)
Level 1 – Explore – 6M+  First words and sounds spark baby’s curiosity
Level 2 – Encourage –12M+  Prompt baby though questions and simple directions
Level 3 – Pretend – 18M+  Imaginative fun and early role play

GlitterBaba has really been enjoying the train. It’s colourful, sturdy and because it moves along she’s been trying so hard to crawl after it haha! We’re nearly there! Poor thing is being called and teased  like a dog with toys/food & other object that might entice her to move lol!
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Three figures come with the train a monkey, a puppy and a frog which all rattle and sit into the train. She also loves spinning the roller thing on the side of one of the carriages….easily amused aren’t they 😀

My 3 yr old son has an obsession with trains so needless to say he’s been loving the toy too. He’s been learning shapes and numbers in crèche so enjoys being able to understand the games.

Features
• Press the smokestack to activate motorized action, lights & sounds
• Motorized train encourages crawl-along fun. Can also be turned off so it stays in place!
• 50+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases
• Includes Puppy, Monkey & Froggy rattle figures – just the right size for baby’s hands
• Place any figure in the conductor’s seat to hear opposites
• Busy activities include a slider ladybug, ABC spinner, number roller, clacker beads & more
• Press any of the five shape buttons to unlock more fun

With three kids the train has took a fair bit of a battering as you can imagine but  it still works perfect so it’s safe to say it’s very sturdy!
If this was out when my younger ones where babies I definitely would have got this train for them it’s very good value for money (€29.99 from Smyths at the moment) and because you can change setting for their age they won’t tire of the same songs and phrases.

Let me know what you think if the Smart Stages technology or if you’ve got any of the toys for your kids yet, what other ones do you recommend?
Yaz x

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