From his smiling face to the bottom of his brightly coloured paws the “Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy” will become your baby’s first best friend.
Children outgrow their toys quickly. It’s often difficult to find a toy that your little one will play with for more than a few months at a time, especially when they are infants. The “Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy” has 3 Smart Stages that will grow along with your child.
Smart Stage 1 – Explore
Little ones love to explore the world around them. In this level, Baby can press Puppy’s feet, hands, nose, ear and the heart to hear first words, the alphabet, body parts, numbers, counting and music. With each press of the button the heart lights up the corresponding button colour.
Smart Stage 2 – Encourage
Smart Stage 2 encourages little ones love to sing and dance along with puppy through active songs and phrases. Initially I didn’t notice a great difference between Stage 1 and Stage 2 until I actively listened to what the Puppy was saying and singing. In Stage 2, songs like Head and Shoulders and Pat-a-cake will get your child moving as he/she plays along. This is perfect for children who aren’t quite walking yet.
Smart Stage 3 – Pretend
Through songs and playful phrases Smart Stage 3 encourages imaginative play. I love how this feature encourages your child to get and move around the room.
Each button cycles through 3 different songs or phrases on each level. To advance the stages you simply press and hold the yellow button on the bottom of his paw. It is easy for your little one to accidentally filter through the stages or accidentally turn the puppy off by pressing this button.
The puppy has a cute child-like voice that is cheerful and friendly. His face sports a big smile and bright happy embroidered eyes. There are two volume setting on the sound box in his back. It takes 3 AA batteries.
The biggest con to this toy is it’s ability to be washed, but that should come as no surprise. Children’s toys can get gross and grimy quickly and this little guy can only be surface cleaned. My daughter has dust allergies, so I have to be particularly careful about her stuffed animals.
I love that you can turn the Puppy off by flipping the switch in his sound box. This is especially useful at bedtime or when you are out and about and need Puppy to stay quiet.
The “Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy” is a cuddly friend that will move through the stages of life with your little one.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Puppy” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.