Toys that grow with a child are imperative in our house. Deacon kind of went from Playmats to more grown up toys totally bypassing the baby stage. I think that is quite common when you have older siblings to show you what to do.
Fisher Price have always been great at making sure a toy not only develops their little minds but actually develops with them too and their range of Smart Stages toys are excellent.
We were kindly sent the Scooter and Counting Colours Clock from the range, both are expected to grow with a child from their 1st to 3rd Birthday, although I will say Addison at 4 is really enjoying both.
Smart Stages Scooter
The Scooter is the perfect Baby Ride On toy for a childs first birthday, Deacon is a tiny 2-year-old and he fits on it well, but I would say any child from sitting well stage would love it. It comes built, so win for the parents, all you need to do is add the batteries (not included) and you are away, it clearly marks the 3 stages of learning and all the bright engaging buttons have 50 songs, tunes and phrases to learn. We love that it is mirrored to a traffic light perfect for a little ride on that Deacon in fact calls his car.
Smart Stages™ Technology
Level 1 – Explore – 12M+
First words and sounds spark baby’s curiosity
Level 2 – Encourage – 18M+
Prompt baby through questions and simple directions
Level 3 – Pretend – 24M+
Imaginative fun and early role play
Although Deacon is now just over 2 he honestly enjoys all 3 stages, it has helped him to learn new words and it great at helping them to identify shapes and colours whilst having fun. I think the top-selling point for this Scooter is its retail price. At £36.99 this is a total steal and I shall be buying for a friends baby for sure, a toy that grows for that price gets 5 stars from us.
Counting Colours Clock
I was not sure how Deacon would take to the clock, he is not usually a sit still and play sort of child, he loves driving, running, destroying, but the clock has fit into this perfectly. It is the perfect size and weight for him to carry around by its handle, today for example it came with us for dinner at his Aunty’s where both my 1-year-old niece and Deacon argued over it. Thankfully it is incredibly well made and can take a beating from 2 little ones.
Like the Scooter it has been made to teach at all different stages of developments, the clock being made up of not only numbers, but shapes and colours too as well as teaching the time. Even more the Toy Clock can switch to Spanish mode teaching first words and phrases, this really did excite me and when I showed Addison her too.
I genuinely was unsure this clock would be a toy we would get much play out of but I was so wrong, it really is a classic toy that Deacon loves to take on car trips as well as out in the garden and the whole time he is learning from its 75 new songs, words and phrases.
Would you rather choose toys that grow with your child ?