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With the holidays rapidly approaching (crazy, right?), we've started to keep an eye out for things the kids would enjoy getting for Christmas. It's tough with little ones; you know their general interests, but until they start specifically asking for things you're kind of shooting in the dark. I've always been a fan of VTech products and the quality and variety they offer, so I was thrilled when I was asked to review a new product from their award-winning Go! Go! Smart line of toys.
This is Ginny's "this is for me?!?!" excited face. She adores anything having to do with animals and though every single animal out there is a "puppy" right now, she was in love.
The Go! Go! Smart Animals Forest Adventure Playset is a smart mix of traditional role playing activity with modern technology, creating a multi-sensory interactive learning experience for children. The Forest Adventure playset includes Blake the Bear and his merry go round play set. With two SmartPoint locations, Blake interacts with the playset as he rolls along the tracks and around the center. He lights up and sings several different cute, short songs (and I can honestly say, they are catchy, but not annoying!)
With our set, we also received Mary the Monkey and Aiden the Alligator who have equally adorable songs about eating bananas and swimming in swamp. A cool bonus, all of the animals have on/off switches on the bottom to prevent them from being activated while being stored, meaning no creepy toy sounds in the middle of the night. You know what I'm talking about.
The playset has four parts to manipulate in addition to the two SmartPoint locations. The butterfly spins (Ginny's favorite), the squirrel goes up and down the tree, the red gate swings open and shut to route animals off the merry go round, and the flower spins the entire center piece.
This playset is not only compatible with other Go! Go! Smart Animals and playsets, but also with the entire Go! Go! Smart Wheels world, opening up a tremendous number of creative combinations for kids to explore! Plus, all of the SmartPoints are recognized by the animals and vehicles, so the tracks don't just link together, but the pieces actually respond to sets that aren't their own. It really is a genius design that will grow with your child's interest.
Ginny has really enjoyed playing with this set and often carries the animals around with her or takes them to the kitchen to shoot them cross the tile floor. I'm excited to expand on our set with other parts from the Go! Go! world and see what else we can build.
The VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Forest Adventure Playset retails for $14.99 while the Smart Animals retail for $7.99 each and are available in stores and online. There are a variety of Smart Animals beyond these three including a zebra, giraffe, and hippo!
If you're as excited about adorable singing animals as we are, you're in luck! VTech is offering one Go! Go! Smart Animals Forest Adventure Playset AND two additional animals for one of my lucky readers! Enter with the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!