Friday, 12 September 2014

A Look at Smart Stages Toys from Fisher Price at our #RSVPplaydate

Disclaimer: #RSVPplaydate sponsored by Fisher Price and Vocalpoint - all products were provided free of charge for this playdate. I was not otherwise monetarily compensated and all opinions are my own, honest opinions based on our get-together. Your views may differ! Thank you!
Fisher Price [and Vocalpoint] #RSVPplaydate, with 'Mom's Gone Bronson' Moms!
Last week, we were fortunate enough to host an RSVP Playdate, via Vocalpoint, with Fisher Price utilizing a fabulous party pack, supplied to us, for free, along with a Target gift card for extra supplies!

The RSVP Playdate allowed us to get together a group of mothers with age-appropriate children to test out the Fisher Price products and to express their opinions on the Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Puppy’s Smart Stages™ Train & the Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair , which are both toys developed to grow with your child as he or she hits developmental milestones that correspond with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stages of play on each toy.

The weather was nice for our playdate, which consisted of 4 mom's and 8 children, in an open park area with lots of grass and room to run around.

We set up the play mat [which came with the party pack] and a few sheets and blankets for comfort and laid out the toys for everyone to explore. We set up badminton, bubble chasing, soccer and more so that play would be vast and the interaction with the toys would be by choice as they came to explore.

While the children played with various activities, our mom group checked out the Fisher Price Smart Stages Chair and the Puppy's Smart Stages Train and gave their views on what they loved and disliked about each toy - mostly the thoughts were very positive, with the train being the most popular of the two toys with the grown-ups, which the children seemed to agree with!

While the Smart Stages Chair teaches children numbers, shapes, colors, songs and imaginative play [among other things], the Smart Stages Train was a giant success as it teaches colors, shapes, songs and sounds and imaginative play, as well, but also moves along as some of the songs are playing when you allow it in that mode and the children, of all ages, just love to see it go from A to B and sing along with its catchy tunes!

The 3 stages of each of these toys are 1 - Explore, 2 - Encourage and 3 - Pretend, working its way up from younger babies to older toddlers in ascending order. We found that even the older children love to interact at all stages but understood better how to interact with the toys, while the younger children were able to comfortably interact with the first stage and tentatively continue to explore through the next 2 stages as though exploring those too, until old enough to interact with them as intended.

The oldest of the toddlers was just as excited by the bright yellow, fun Smart Stages Chair as the youngest and the same with the train - sometimes I personally find that a toddlers best friend can be their younger siblings fun, bright and imaginative toys and these toys are certainly that, with an added bonus that they have the ability to provide that little bit extra for imaginative play at that latter stage.

All of our children and moms had fun at our playdate and we sent them off with a free goodie bag packed with freebies and coupons [also generously provided by Vocalpoint and Fisher Price for the occassion] and away we all went after a fun day out, imaginitive play and new experiences with Fisher Price's Smart Stages toys!

If you would like to learn more about these toys [and others in the Fisher Price Smart Stages range] then why not head on over HERE for further information and inspiration!

Already experienced some Smart Stages toys, then why not let us know what you think, below!
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1 comment:

Wenni Donna said...

Wow, this was a stunning party!! The kiddos had so much fun. These pictures are saying it all. My sister is also planning to host a fun party for kids at the local party space rentals in Brooklyn. I will suggest her to use your ideas in the party.