Imaginative Play Begins with Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair! #Review #Giveaway#HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

| November 13, 2014 | 49 Comments

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.

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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.

Seat Collage

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!

Smart Stages Collage

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.

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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.

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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!

 

Disclaimer: I was given this product in return for a review. The opinions expressed within this review are honest and my own.

 

Giveaway!

One lucky Ottawa Moomy Club reader can have the chance to win a

Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™Chair from Fisher-Price!

The AVR is $49.99!

Giveaway ends on December 7, 2014 at 11:59pm.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Comments (49)

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  1. Jonnie says:

    I have heard of the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages toys and think they are a great idea!

  2. Marilyn Legault says:

    I have never seen this chair, but am very interested in it for my grand daughter

  3. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    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.

  4. Michelle says:

    Yes I have heard of laugh and learn.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    I have heard of this line of toys.

  6. Erika Belanger says:

    I have only seen it on blogs lately, haven’t heard of it before lately

  7. andie says:

    I’ve heard of them but haven’t been able to try any out personally.

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    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!!

  9. Renata says:

    Never heard of this one. Looks cool.

  10. Doris H says:

    No I have not heard of it before now.

  11. Elaine G says:

    I have heard of the Laugh and Learn toys.

  12. kathy downey says:

    I have heard of the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages toys and think they are fantastic

  13. Marie Constantineau says:

    I’ve seen it in the stores too.

  14. Maegan Morin says:

    I have heard of the collection but I have never seen this particular one. This would be so awesome for my nephew!

  15. Silvia D says:

    I have seen it advertised and in stores

  16. Sunshine G says:

    I’ve heard of the line and they look durable and like good toys to grow up with.

  17. Pam says:

    I recently read about it on another blog.

  18. jan says:

    I haven’t heard of them before but I really like their lawn mower also

  19. suzi says:

    I’d never heard of it until I read your post – it’s so cool though!

  20. Ann Szymaniak says:

    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

  21. Darwin says:

    I have heard of them and have seen them at toys R us.

  22. Melissa Finn says:

    I have heard of this toy & my daughter would love it!

  23. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I have heard of them and think they’re absolutely awesome.

  24. Nicole B says:

    Yes I have heard of this collection and love it!

  25. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    i have seen these and would love to give this to my granddaughter

  26. Angela Mitchell says:

    Yes I’ve been hearing a lot about them the last few weeks.

  27. angela m says:

    Yes I have heard of them

  28. Marla says:

    Yes they are great toys

  29. Emily L says:

    I’ve heard of the Smart Stages toys, but I never had any for my daughter.

  30. Holly Messana says:

    I have heard about them. Great for the growing stages.

  31. Juliee Fitze says:

    I have heard of them and really think they are a great idea.

  32. Jennifer P. says:

    I have just heard of the Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Toys collection by Fisher Price in the last couple of weeks – sounds great!

  33. Audrey Skinner says:

    This is the first I have heard of these toys but they seem to be very innovative.

  34. Wanda Tracey says:

    Thanks for the great review.I would love to get this adorable learning chair for my little grandson.

  35. Johanna Plamondon says:

    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!

  36. Amber F says:

    I’ve heard of this chair and I think it’s a great idea!!

  37. KD says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of it.

  38. aarone mawdsley says:

    No I have not heard of it

  39. Melissa F says:

    One of my baby’s friends just got one for her birthday. So much fun!

  40. Piroska says:

    Yes, I have heard of it. How adorable!

  41. Kayla Gilbert says:

    Yes, I have seen them in stores.

  42. Taylor L says:

    I have heard of this one!!

  43. maria says:

    I have heard of it through other blogs

  44. DANIEL REED says:

    THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS THE FIRT TIME I HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT.

  45. kathryn says:

    I’ve heard of it, haven’t seen it yet

  46. holly o'gorman says:

    I don’t actually think we do. Maybe our tea set is, I’m not sure.

  47. LeAnn H says:

    i seen other toys but havent seen this chair

  48. D.Petch says:

    Yes I have but have not bought any yet.

  49. Alayne Langford says:

    This chair is on the top of my Christmas Wish List!! It is an awesome once again by Fisher Price!! 🙂

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