Featured Review & Giveaway ~ Fisher-Price Smart Stages Crawl Around Car {VIDEO}

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Fisher-Price’s Laugh & Learn® collection has long been a favorite at our house. From the crawl through house to the Musical chair, my boys have spend many, many hours being entertained by these toys.

Traditionally the line has had two electronic settings; learning and music. But new for 2014 Fisher-Price has re-designed the collection to evolve as your child grows with their new Smart Stages technology. Now available with three stages of learning; explore(First words and sounds spark baby’s curiosity) for kids 6 months, encourage(Prompts baby though questions and simple directions) for little ones 12 months and pretend(Imaginative fun and early role play) for toddlers 18 months and up, the Laugh & Learn collection offers more play value than ever before.

Last month I attended the launch of the new collection at The Baby Show in Toronto and have been testing the popular Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Crawl Around™ Car($60) with some of the kids in our community.

Fisher-Price laugh & Learn Smart Stages Crawl Around Car

All on its own the Crawl Around Car is a great toy. Adding the Smart Stages technology increases the play value with over 75 songs, tunes and phrases.

Out of the box the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Crawl Around™ Car requires about 20 minutes to put together. You will need a screwdriver (and 3 AA batteries) but assembly is pretty straight forward. Once it’s together the car really is awesome both inside and out!

On the hood the car features a wheel that toggles between sunny and cloudy. As you switch the panel between each of the smart stages the car respond differently to accommodate children at each level of learning.

Fisher-Price Smart Stages Crawl Around Car  - sunshine wheel

Inside the car the driver’s dashboard is where all of the action is. There are quite a few buttons that kids can activate to bring the car to life.

Fisher-Price Smart Stages Crawl Around Car  - dashboard

In stage one the 1234 button sings some basic songs like ‘abcd’ and counting up to 10. In stage two it sings different songs like the ‘wheels on the car’, ‘puppy’s coming round the mountain’ and it also asks kids to do tasks like honk the horn. On the third stage it plays more current songs like rock riffs and hip hop beats.

When your little one presses a button the ‘GPS’ lights up, the left and right signals flash and the car responds by singing, or asking a question.

For parents who would like some tech-free time for their little ones, there are some classic play activities on the outside of the car.  The door driver’s door has a shapes & colors sorting panel and a built-in ramp for ball play on the passenger’s side door.  On the back panel of the car there is also a roller that kids can manually scroll through to learn their numbers from 1 to 10.

Fisher-Price Smart Stages Crawl Around Car - Sorting panel

Additional toys can be stored in the ‘trunk’ under the roller ball.

Fisher-Price Smart Stages Crawl Around Car  - 'trunk'

While the crawl around car appears like it could be mobile, it is only stationary.  When placed on the carpet, however, it acts as a support unit to help little ones learning how to stand.

We tested this car with kids 6 months, 9 months and just over a year.  They loved banging on the horn, dancing to the music and navigating the outside perimeter of the car.

I have put together a video to show off some of the great features of the car.  Please watch below.

We are excited to also have a Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Crawl Around™ Car($60) to giveaway to one of our readers! To enter please tell me what toy is your favorite from the new Smart Stages collection. An extra entry will be given to anyone who tweets about the giveaway!  Please leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment below.

“Enter to win an @fisherprice Smart Stages Crawl Around Car from @growingyourbaby! http://goo.gl/ufY3ij”

  • Giveaway closes Friday November 14th, 2014

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  1. sydney anderson says:

    I love the crawl car

  2. Shannon Baas says:

    I like the tea set

  3. Michelle Weaver says:

    I also love the Laugh & Learn® Puppy’s Smart Stages™ Train.

  4. Tracy Pryor says:

    I also like the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair.

  5. Michelle S says:

    I love the smart stages car. My toddler son is really into cars right now and I can see him playing with his 6 month old sister with this toy.

  6. T Michelle Trump says:

    I love the tea set!

  7. Kelly D says:

    The Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair is my favorite.

  8. Leslie says:

    I like the Smart Stages Tea Cart Walker, it’d be perfect for my youngest!

  9. Aaron says:

    Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair =)

  10. jules m. says:

    i love the Laugh & Learn® Puppy’s Smart Stages™ Train.

  11. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Favorite Toy From The Smart Stages Collection Is The Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Home.

  12. nickie says:

    I like the laugh and learn smart stages chair

  13. Doris says:

    Smart Stages Tea Cart Walker!!!!

    Thanks!

  14. Mariam says:

    I would love the Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair for my grandson! Thank you.

  15. Kathy Luman says:

    I like to have the Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Home Gift Set.

  16. amy rouse says:

    Laugh & Learn® Puppy’s Smart Stages Train

  17. Heather Dawn says:

    I like the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair.

  18. McKim says:

    I like the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Mower.

  19. Kristen says:

    I like the Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Smart Stages Train.

  20. Jeannie says:

    I love the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair.

  21. cheryl says:

    I really like the smart stages chair, its adorable!

  22. Jessica says:

    I love the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair.

  23. Jennifer P. says:

    The Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Home is my favourite toy from the new Smart Stages collection.

  24. Kimberly says:

    I like the Smart Stages Train. It is cute and it looks like something my 3 year old and 6 month old could play with together.

  25. loucheryl says:

    My favourite toy is the Crawl Around Car but I also love the Smart Stages Laugh and Learn Chair!

  26. Karine says:

    I love the Stages Home!

  27. Bev says:

    The Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Vacuum is my favourite!

  28. Dawn Monroe says:

    My favorite is the smart stages chair because they can feel like a big kid.

  29. joni says:

    My favorite would be the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair.

  30. Ellie Wright says:

    I live the Laugh & Learn® Puppy’s Smart Stages™ Train. And my granddaughter would love it.

  31. Karen Drake says:

    My favorite is the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Tea Set.

  32. Erica B. says:

    I like the tea cart walker.

  33. tina reynolds says:

    I really like the Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair so darn cute! Thanks for the chance

  34. Carol Mclemore says:

    I love the Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Smart Stages™ Train

  35. Carolyn Daley says:

    My favorite is the Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Smart Stages Train. I love that it has three levels of play with over 50 songs, tunes, and phrases. I love that it teaches colors, shapes, letters, and a few other things. This would be a great toy for my nephew.

  36. Carolyn Daley says:

    I tweeted the giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity and have a wonderful day.

    https://twitter.com/DarkMysticNight/status/532958704337842176

  37. Richard Hicks says:

    The laugh andlearn puppy smart stages train is my favorite

  38. Tracy says:

    I am in love with the fisher price car! My baby girl would love it:)))))

  39. Sand says:

    I like the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair.

  40. Breanne says:

    I like the Counting With Puppy Book

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