Isn’t it simply amazing to watch your children learn a new skill? As soon as they exit the womb, each and everyday they are learning; from crawling and eating all the way to algebra and calculus our babies become toddlers, tweens, teens and are continuously learning (hey, they are even teaching their parents new skills … such as patience). With a spread of nearly 4.5 years between my two girls, it seems like our learning spectrum is from one side of the scale to the other. The baby is just learning to crawl and first words (she finally says mama), while my oldest is in school learning her letters and how to spell.
The Laugh & Learn Toys have been a part of my kids lives since they were born, including the Interactive Storybook Rhymes, Stride to Ride Lion, and the Musical Towers, each of these toys teach the kids songs, colours, shapes, letters or other simple learning basics. But… (and this is a BIG but people), there has never ever been a toy that both girls have enjoyed as much as the Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car. Yes, both girls absolutely adore this car (which makes me love it too).
The Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car has thought of everything to entertain a wide age limit (my kids are 9 months & 5 years). I couldn’t even get the car together before the kids jumped right in to play. Once it was set up, I had to nearly peel the 5 year old away from the car for a few minutes so her younger sister could have an uninterrupted turn. Eventually, the two were about to play together and Princess Teacher (5 year old), was helping her little sister with all the gadgets. It truly was a beautiful sight. One of those moments you just want to hang onto forever. Thank goodness for cameras.
The car introduces baby to those “firsts” in learning: letters, numbers, colors, first words and signing. It also helps with mobility (not that I’m encouraging it right at this moment). While Princess Driver enjoyed pushing herself around the house, pushing buttons, singing songs, matching up the shapes to their containers, moving the “alphabet wipers” and just all around enjoying the car. Each morning before school, she spends time in that car just playing around, either by herself or with her little sister. Even with the age difference the Play & Learn Crawl Around Car targets their different interests and keep them entertained, together and alone.
Learning can be difficult, but with the help of some clever and interactive toys, learning can be fun (the kind of fun when the kids don’t even realize they are learning), this is exactly what the Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car introduces – simple, fun learning. They think they are playing, I know they are learning. Win/win for everyone.
This is my top Christmas pick for 2013 for any kid, or anyone with more than one kid, no matter the age spread. You will be thanking me! I say, “you’re welcome”.
*DISCLOSURE: I AM A FISHER-PRICE MOM AND I RECEIVE SPECIAL PERKS AS PART OF MY AFFILIATION WITH THIS GROUP. THE OPINIONS ON THIS BLOG ARE MY OWN.