Like most toddlers, my 2 and 3 year-olds are like sponges where learning is concerned. They pick up new words and phrases every day and they also love asking questions about things they do not understand so they can understand what is happening around them. My other half and I like to foster children’s love of acquiring knowledge by getting them books, puzzles and toys that challenge them to think and learn through interaction and exploration. This is why I was really excited to have the chance to review the Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair from Fisher-Price. It is one of seven innovative toys in the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Toys collection.
What does Smart Stages mean? Well, the Smart Stages™ technology used in this toy allows for children to learn at the stage that you feel is right for them, instead at a pre-determined one set by the manufacturer. You or your child is able to toggle between each of the stages to suit their level of learning by either sliding the switch or entering your little one’s age into the chair to change the level of learning they will receive from the chair. There are three stages that the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages chair can be set to:
- Level 1 Explore (12 months +) – encourages first words and helps to get a baby’s sense of curiosity going.
- Level 2 Encourage (18 months +) – modivates children through questions and simple directions.
- Level 3 Pretend (24 months +) – helps to get a child’s sense of imagination flowing and encourages early role play.
When we received our chair to test and review, putting this chair together was simple for my other half to do. It just took a few minutes and some screws to put the pieces together. My children went ga-ga over this chair! It was bright, child-sized and, once the chair was switched on (after the 3 AA batteries were placed inside the chair), it started blinking and playing music. My children this chair could barely wait to discover everything this chair had to offer them.
My kids thought it was funny when the chair spoke to them whenever it recognized when they sat or got out of it. They also liked pointing out some of the letters of the alphabet and were amused whenever they lifted the seat to hear what the chair would say.
My children really loved being able to use the Smart Stages™ technology of this chair! They liked learning from the easier levels, and they also liked having fun with the more advanced stages whenever they liked!
The book on the arm of the chair was pretty neat, too! My kids had fun interacting with the chair as it asked them to do and look for different things on each page. The pictures were very colourful and cute, holding their attention very well from page to page.
I really appreciated that there was a volume control added to this chair. There are two settings that the chair has: Low and High. It was great to have the ability to have the volume low, so it would not disrupt my eldest daughter while she was working at our computer on the same floor. There were also times that I did not mind having the volume set at high because I secretly wanted to catch on to the catchy tunes the chair was teaching my kids! The handle was also a nice added tough for my kids to play with.
Overall, the Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair from Fisher-Price was a big hit with my children. It was bright and colourful, it encouraged imaginative and interactive play, and the Smart Stages™ technology that allowed my children to learn at their own speed. We just might get a second chair so both of our younger ones can play together on their own chairs!
For information on the Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair from Fisher-Price, you can visit their website or their Facebook page!
Check out our other review of the Fisher Price Little People Fun Sounds Farm!
Disclaimer: I was given this product in return for a review. The opinions expressed within this review are honest and my own.
I have heard of the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages toys and think they are a great idea!
I have never seen this chair, but am very interested in it for my grand daughter
I have not heard of them. Thanks so much for doing this review. 🙂 I love this product. So adorable and perfect for the little one I have in mind.
Yes I have heard of laugh and learn.
I have heard of this line of toys.
I have only seen it on blogs lately, haven’t heard of it before lately
I’ve heard of them but haven’t been able to try any out personally.
Yes I heard of the chair!! and I think Fisher-Price out did themselves this time with the smart Stages toys, they did a wonderful job, I love how they grow with your child and all the interactive features, it is going to take a long time before your child will get bored with the Smart Stages Toys, way to go Fisher-Price!!
Never heard of this one. Looks cool.
No I have not heard of it before now.
I have heard of the Laugh and Learn toys.
I have heard of the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages toys and think they are fantastic
I’ve seen it in the stores too.
I have heard of the collection but I have never seen this particular one. This would be so awesome for my nephew!
I have seen it advertised and in stores
I’ve heard of the line and they look durable and like good toys to grow up with.
I recently read about it on another blog.
I haven’t heard of them before but I really like their lawn mower also
I’d never heard of it until I read your post – it’s so cool though!
Yes I have heard about it. We use the chair at play group, my guy loves it, would love to have one at home as well
I have heard of them and have seen them at toys R us.
I have heard of this toy & my daughter would love it!
I have heard of them and think they’re absolutely awesome.
Yes I have heard of this collection and love it!
i have seen these and would love to give this to my granddaughter
Yes I’ve been hearing a lot about them the last few weeks.
Yes I have heard of them
Yes they are great toys
I’ve heard of the Smart Stages toys, but I never had any for my daughter.
I have heard about them. Great for the growing stages.
I have heard of them and really think they are a great idea.
I have just heard of the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Toys collection by Fisher Price in the last couple of weeks – sounds great!
This is the first I have heard of these toys but they seem to be very innovative.
Thanks for the great review.I would love to get this adorable learning chair for my little grandson.
I have heard of the Laugh and Learn line of toys. I have been seeing this chair a lot in blog posts. It looks great!
I’ve heard of this chair and I think it’s a great idea!!
This is the first time I’ve heard of it.
No I have not heard of it
One of my baby’s friends just got one for her birthday. So much fun!
Yes, I have heard of it. How adorable!
Yes, I have seen them in stores.
I have heard of this one!!
I have heard of it through other blogs
THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS THE FIRT TIME I HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT.
I’ve heard of it, haven’t seen it yet
I don’t actually think we do. Maybe our tea set is, I’m not sure.
i seen other toys but havent seen this chair
Yes I have but have not bought any yet.
This chair is on the top of my Christmas Wish List!! It is an awesome once again by Fisher Price!! 🙂