Showing posts with label Baby and Toddlers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baby and Toddlers. Show all posts

Go Baby Go! Poppity Pop Musical Dino Review

Poppity Pop Musical Dino Review
The Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Poppity Pop Musical Dino toy is another great release from the well-known toy maker, Fisher-Price.

This toy is designed to engage your young child with hours of educational fun, teaching a number of essential skills for young minds.

Let’s take a closer look to see what this toy truly has to offer children.

Key Features of the Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Poppity Pop Musical Dino

  • Encourages interactive play
  • Teaches a reward system
  • Teaches cause and effect
  • Over 8 engaging tunes and sound effects as rewards
  • Colorful balls pop up from the body of the dinosaur and other balls exit the mouth to encourage gross motor skill development
  • Ages 6 months to 3 years old

Is the Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Poppity Pop Musical Dino Worth Buying?

Young children are active learners, always observing their surroundings and the activities that go on around them. This toy is a good choice for young children – it’s loaded with action to give your child hours of learning fun. Fisher-Price has definitely brought creativity to life with this toy.

This blue dinosaur comes with six balls in bright colors to intrigue your young child. When activated, some balls will pop out of the top of the open area on the dinosaur or roll through the dinosaur’s mouth, encouraging gross motor skills in your child, as well as hand and eye coordination for quicker reflexes.

There is a spinning roller on the side of the dinosaur that your child can move to activate the music and activities of the dinosaur. With so much action, your young child will not run out of exciting play, until he or she is ready for a nap. On average, children have been known to play with this toy for up to 45 minutes straight.

There is one thing you should know about this toy, and that is its sound effects can be loud. Due to this loudness, it can scare children at first, before they become accustomed to the sounds. Not to mention it probably drives adults crazy. And don’t forget the batteries! This toy takes three size C batteries that are not included with your purchase.

Overall, this is a great Fisher-Price toy for early development of your child. Entertainment is endless, with lots of laughs and giggles to be heard from your child. Due to the fun and educational aspects of this toy, it is definitely a good value buy.

Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy Review

Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy
Many parents fear introducing their babies to water.

Although there are many baby float devices designed to safely introduce young children to water, many do not work as well as they should.

Keeping your baby afloat is a serious issue and you simply have to be able to trust the flotation device.

The Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy is one such flotation device.

It features a mesh play space for toys as well as dual inflation chambers for added security. There is also a removable canopy for sun protection.

The Float Sun Canopy is perfect for parents looking for peace of mind when bringing their child to water for the first time.


Features Of The Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy

  • 1.6 pounds,
  • Mesh play space,
  • Dual inflation chambers,
  • Removable canopy with three placement options,
  • Carry and storage bag included,
  • Suitable for 9 to 24 months

Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music Play Mat Review

Activity mats have long been a favorite among parents of small babies.

Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music Play Mat Review
They provide an excellent environment for exploring new shapes, colors, textures and sounds, and are suitable for both sitting and lying on.

The Tiny Love Gymini Activity Mat is a toy that promises to keep your baby occupied for hours on end, thanks to its large range of different features.

Features Of The Tiny Love Gymini Activity Gym

  • Music, lights and bright colors to stimulate baby,
  • Mirror for tummy time play,
  • Washable mat,
  • Folds up for travel or storage,
  • Cause and effect learning with a range of different elements

Is The Tiny Love Gymini Activity Gym Worth Buying?

One of the most important elements of any activity mat is that it can keep baby interested, and thankfully the Tiny Love Gymini Activity Gym is successful in this respect.

There are a number of elements to keep your baby busy, whether they're very young or a few months old (the manufacturer recommended age range is 0 - 1 year).

There's plenty here for baby to explore with the included toys: they can pull the elephant down, rattle the giraffe and so on. There are also a number of different textures, such as the parrot's wings, the giraffe's tail and more.

The mirror is also an excellent element that keeps children captivated, especially as they learn to use it to look further around them (though it is slightly warped in design, distorting the reflection).

One of the benefits of the way the Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music Play Mat is designed is the fact that the toys can be removed. This is useful if your baby becomes attached and you want to travel with them, or you can simply rearrange them to help him explore a little more.

Young babies may become overwhelmed with all the options at first, so detaching the toys can also help with this. It also makes them easier to clean! Of course, you can also attach extra toys if you want to, including some of your baby's current favorites.

As well as the movements of the toys, colorful patterns, mirror and textures, your baby will also enjoy the two different music settings of the Tiny Love Gymini Activity Gym.

Although the music isn't too bad, it's worth noting that any toy that plays the same music for hours on end can get a little tiresome for parents! Thankfully its two modes are quite different: one plays Mozart for 10 minutes, the other plays short snippets of popular nursery tunes.

The fact that the mat is machine washable is helpful, but some parents have reported the colors fading after a few washes. This is a little disappointing given the fact that the Gymini is a little on the expensive side.

That said, it will get hours of use and is well worth the money in that respect.

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug Ride On Toy

The Wheely Bug ride on toys have been a firm favorite among children for many years now. These colorful creatures will let your child ride around in any direction - not just forwards and backwards - and are designed for children aged 18 months and up.

Features Of The Wheely Bug Ride On Toy

  • Travels forwards, backwards, sideways and round,
  •  Helps to promote balance and gross motor skills,
  • Can be used indoors and out, on smooth surfaces,
  • Includes spongy padding on the body,
  • Easy to wipe clean,
  • Many different animals available: cow, ladybug, mouse, pig, tiger and bee,
  • Features one handlebar and cute wiggly ears / antennas,
  • Small size for 18 months - 3 years,
  • Large size for ages 3 and up

Are The Wheely Bug Ride On Toys Worth Buying?

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug
There has been some debate over how to choose the correct size for this product, which comes in large and small.

The manufacturer recommends the larger size for children aged 3 or above, though some parents find the large suitable for even younger children.

Other parents have argued that the small is a lot more manoeuvrable, making the toy more fun to play with, and still supporting their child as they grow.

Although it depends on your child, the general consensus remains to stick with the manufacturer's recommendation.

As for riding on the toy, make sure that you have a suitable surface available for your child to play on.

This means smooth wooden or marble floors rather than carpet.

It won't really work or gain any speed unless the surface is very smooth.

5 Awesome Holiday Musical Gift Ideas for Pre-Schoolers & Toddlers

Do you have a preschooler on your gift list that is difficult to buy for?

Of course, a challenging puzzle, book or game can offer a preschooler a fantastic gift, it may not be exactly what they are looking for.

Let’s look at one of the most popular holiday gifts types for preschoolers.

Musical Toys


5 awesome musical toys for toddlers

Musical toys are often misrepresented for babies and toddlers.

When we say musical toys here, we are not talking about any old toy that lights up and blares out a number of pre-recorded tunes. We are talking about basic musical toys that can teach children about musicality.

Percussion toys are a great starting point, as are simple wind instruments like a toy harmonica.

Children can learn cause and effect, and it has been shown that children who play with musical toys at a young age are more likely to take up playing an instrument in later life.

* click an image below to read about on Amazon
* click on the blue links to read my full review

Here are a few examples of toys that should fit the bill:

  •  Bontempi Toy Saxophone

This is a great looking toy that comes in an elegant silver color.
    It has 8 keys that can play a scale as well as three songs! 
    "Jingle Bells, Oh Susanna & Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

    Suitable for children aged 3 and up

>>>>>Read the full review here>>>>>




  •  VTech KidiBeats Drum Set

This fabulous set comes in 2 eye catching colorways
    Blue & orange {pictured} & Pink & purple  
    Has 3 drum pads and a high hat cymbal!

    Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds

>>>>>Read the full review here>>>>>

  • Hohner 5 Piece Toddler Music Band

Easy for tiny hands to hold

5 piece set complete with 3 rattles
Fun colors

Suitable for ages 12months and up

>>>>>Read the full review here<<<<<



  •  Melissa & Doug Band in a Box

10 items in the box

6 musical instruments in total

Easy way to store items

Suitable for ages 4 and up

>>>>>Read the full review here<<<<<

  • VTech Record and learn KidiStudio

Awesome keyboard with 40 songs and melodies

Ability to record your own songs!

Tons of sound options including saxophone, violin & trombone
Suitable for ages 3 - 6 years

>>>>>Read the full review here<<<<<



All of the above items (as of writing) are on the AMAZON 

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Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space Review

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space Review
The Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space by Fisher Price is an interactive play space that is all about encouraging your baby to get active!

Children are reward for interacting with the bright, colorful touch sensitive bar with light shows, music, songs and games!

There are three ways to play with the Bright Beats Play Space; Piano Play, Dance Party and Learning & Games.

  • Mode 1 - With Piano Play, children can touch the various sections of the interactive bar and are rewarded with lights, sounds and music. 
  • Mode 2 - In Dance Party mode, children are prompted to get up and be active to motivating fun music. 
  • Mode 3 - Learning & Games mode is exactly what it sounds like! 
What more could you want for your child?