Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn ‘Love to Play’ Learning Puppy Review
Babies adore music, lights and big soft cuddly toys. There’s one toy that has all these – the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn ‘Love to Play’ Puppy. This lovable puppy will help your baby or toddler to learn the alphabet, numbers and lots more!
It’s Amazon’s #1 bestseller in the Toddler Stuffed Animals & Toys category right now at the time that I’m writing this review. It’s suitable for little ones from 6 months to 3 years.
Video (see how it makes this baby laugh!)
Cuddly — and Smart Too!
The Laugh and Learn Puppy from Fisher-Price sings songs and helps babies to learn numbers, colors, parts of the body and A-Z. Her collar lights up to the music to attract the child’s attention. You can also switch to interactive game mode to teach your baby games like Pat-a-Cake, This Little Piggy and Itsy-Bitsy Spider.
The Laugh and Learn ‘Love to Play’ Puppy has two modes of play to choose from — games and learning mode. When you set it to learning mode, six marked spots on the puppy help to teach your little one parts of the body, colors, numbers and letters using songs and fun phrases that little kids can relate to. The puppy sings the Alphabet Song, a counting song and other songs for body parts and colors.
In Game Mode, the puppy sings six more song that encourage movement and interaction. They are Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone, Pat-a-Cake, This Little Piggy, This Old Man and Bingo. You can play all of the games with your baby and sing along with the puppy.
Why the Puppy is So Adorable
You can see from the picture that the puppy is cute! But she’s a lot more than a regular stuffed toy. As well as helping kids to learn the alphabet, numbers and more, she has cute sayings that will make kids laugh, such as “you got my nose”, or “red nose”, or “achoo”. Even babies giggle when they hear her sneeze. She’s also just the perfect size for babies to cuddle as their new best friend.
How to Get the Most Out of the Puppy
The Laugh and Learn Puppy is so entertaining that children can spend hours playing with her day after day. Pretty soon toddlers will be singing and dancing along to the songs. Younger babies will enjoy the songs and will listen to them over and over so that by the time they are talking fluently you’ll probably find they have already learned numbers and letters without even trying.
As you’d expect from Fisher-Price it’s an all-time favorite, consistently coming in at the top of Amazon’s bestseller list of educational toys and plush toys for this age group. Many customers rate it 5 stars.
Unlike some other toys the Learning Puppy sings entire songs, not just bits of a song. You may see a few lower ratings from customers because the puppy’s songs are cut off early. Sometimes this is because she has been left in “demo” mode. To make her sing all of each song, you just have to pull the plastic tab out of her back. As soon as you do that, she’ll be out of demo mode so she can sing the whole of her songs.
When the puppy is switched on, she’s very sensitive and can easily be activated and deactivated. This is another reason why she doesn’t always finish the songs: the child can easily switch her off in mid-song with the sensitive switch on the foot. This is why I’m giving it 4.5 stars instead of 5.
However, you can switch her off completely. If you find the songs annoying, or if your child wants to sleep with her and you don’t want the little one waked up by the puppy at every movement, you can use the physical on/off switch which is under the fur on the puppy’s back. There’s also a volume control there so you can stop her singing too loud!
The Laugh & Learn Puppy from Fisher-Price is entertaining, educational, cuddly and lovable. Your baby will adore this toy and I’m sure you’ll love it yourself too. You can buy it online and it’s very good value for a low price.
Published November 28th, 2010