My boys have always been less interested in kid’s music and have always preferred the top 40 hits and dance music I played in the car. For this reason, toys that were MP3 compatible were always popular for us early on.
In February, while at Toy Fair, I was introduced to a new line of toys that Fisher-Price would be debuting that were a departure from how they had created toys in the past. Bright and bold, the collection had two goals; to get babies grooving and moving. Not only were the toys designed with neon colors, but the accompanying music resembled the sounds you would hear at a nightclub.
Beat induction is the process in which a regular sequence of tones, lights or beats occur regularly and/or equal time intervals while one listens to music or other sounds.
Fisher-Price believes in this process and has developed an area of toys that offer rhythmic sounds, patterns and music using this beat-based rhythm process. The lights and colours emphasize the beat, which also gets little ones moving.
As soon as they are able to pull themselves up babies often have a tendency to bounce. Through the use of musical tones, sounds and rhythms, the new collection plays to this natural instinct. These toys also help teach cause/effect relationships and cognitive development.
Bonus! Right now Fisher-Price is having their Celebrate & Save event, which has a $5 off coupon for the Ballcano(pictured above) and many other toys that may be on your holiday list.
“Disclosure: I am a Fisher-Price Play Ambassador and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”