We were delighted to be asked to review a Fisher Price bundle which included the Fisher Price Bright Beats Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat, Bright Beats Junior and BeatBo Buggie. I knew Zander would like these as he is already familiar with Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo.
As soon as they arrived with us I opened the box and he spotted them and kept moaning wanting the Bright Beats Junior and BeatBo Buggie and so to keep him quiet I put them on his tray so he could play with them while I was sorting the packaging. The good thing about these is they can be played with while still in their boxes.
The Bright Beats Junior is like a miniature Dance and Move BeatBo, if you knock their wobbly heads they active showing bright lights and plays a song or talks. It is perfect for little hands as it is small and it helps to boost finer motor skills and cognitive development. BeatBo Juniors are suitable for babies from 6 months old and cost around £12.99.
When we first got this Zander did not recognise the fact that knocking Bright Beat Junior’s head makes him come to life (if switched on) but it wasn’t long before he managed to put two and two together and started doing it all by himself. He loves the bright lights and songs and smiles while playing with it.
The BeatBo Buggie is a little car which can be grabbed by a baby/toddlers hand easily. To active it you need to press on its face and them it will play a melody with lights or talk. It helps boost a child’s gross motor skills. The BeatBo Buggies are suitable for babies aged 9 months older and costs around £9.99.
Zander hasn’t quite grasped the push the face part of this Buggie just yet but he still loves it all the same. He is quite heavy handed with toys and will bash this around quite a lot and it has not broken so it is safe to say it is definitely suitable for his age range. He loved it when it says it is driving forwards and makes the sounds and also when it says it is going backwards. I think those two noises are his favourite. I would say that the Buggie is definitely the one he reaches for most. Most probably because it can be rolled across the floor.
The Bright Beats Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat is a cute little dance mat, it measures approximately 56cm x 56cm square and has BeatBo standing in the centre control base. There are 2 modes to use on this, the first is Move and Play, if you knock BeatBo or press one of the four buttons on the control base and it activates learning content and an interactive light show which flashes all over the mat. The second is Dance and Learn, this directs your baby to move to different coloured sections of the mat and when baby gets it right and crosses the motion sensor they get songs, phrases and lights. The four colours on the base teach different things, the blue is the alphabet, red is numbers, green is dance party play and yellow is where learning fun takes shape. It helps get gross motor skills rolling. The Fisher Price Dance Mat is suitable from 9 months old age and costs around £42.99.
Zander loves this mat, it has definitely piqued his interest, he doesn’t really understand colours, numbers or ABC yet however he knows that if he presses the blue button his favourite alphabet song will play and he will push it until it does play then grins like a Cheshire Cat. He loves the lights on the mat but is a bit weary with crawling on it at the moment. However he is currently taking his first few steps and learning all the time so I don’t think it will be long before he is using it as it should be.
This was a lovely bundle to review for Zander, he loves them all and I am sure he will still be playing with them all this time next year and beyond.
Disclaimer: We were sent these products for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are own and not influenced in any way.