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Monday, November 28, 2011

1-2-3 Crawl-Along Fun

This post is part of Product Talk by Nuffnang.

Fisher-Price is currently celebrating it's 80th birthday. Wow. That means for 80 years they have been bringing delight to children and their families. In this day and age you'd be hardpressed to find a household without a fisher price toy in it. At my grandparents' house they have fisher price farm sets still in perfect working order. Alexis and my niece love playing with them. I remember as a child being addicted to my doctor's kit and all types of plastic musical instruments. Oh, and who hasn't ever seen the chatter phone?

These days toys are battery operated, musical, flashy and loud, and still ever so much fun. Alexis loves the learn and play piano that lives at my parents' place and the learn and play puppy they bought her. The doll pram my sister bought Alexis is still a favourite as are the shape sorter handed down from a friend and the good old faithful stacking rings. Alexis is a Fisher-price nut. My husband and I enjoy her toys too, particularly her little people stand and play rampway.

Our Christmas laybys are full of Fisher-Price toys for Alexis and William but I could not pass up the opportunity to participate in the latest product talk opportunity as part of Fisher-Price's 80th birthday celebrations. I was sent this to review and keep: 1-2-3 crawl-along snail.

I had hoped it would be William's first Fisher-Price toy of his own but his boisterous big sister seems to have claimed it as hers.

I can hardly blame her. It is a very fun toy.

The crawl-along snail has 3 official play modes,
1) Babies learning tummy time can smile at themselves in the mirror, listen to the music and watch it light up.

2) Babies can sit and rock it and slide the lady beetle on its back (setting off music and lights)

3) You can unlock the wheels with a simple slide switch to set the snail off crawling. babies can crawl along after it, touching it to set off more music and lights as it rolls off again. Eventually the ladybird slides down and the snail crawls backwards.

My kids loved it. Alexis liked to hold it, shake it, bang it, throw it, kick it.. it's very durable. Although I had to make sure she didn't collect her baby brother with it as it is fairly solid.

With Alexis locked away in the highchair William got a chance to experiment for himself. It's fun to watch but even more fun to play. He enjoyed it in tummy time mode and he worked out a novel way to play because tummy time is very tiring. He discovered when he lay on his back with it lying beside him he could swipe at it so it sung and lit up. I unlocked the wheels and he enjoyed making it spin around and around.

The 1-2-3 Crawl-Along Snail is a great toy for babies and toddlers and as long as you don't mind hearing the song "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands" repeatedly you might enjoy it too. At least it has a few songs and it has two volume settings, so it doesn't have to be full volume (until your child learns to use slide switches).

This is a fairly new toy but you can take a trip down memory lane by viewing the "I remember" gallery on the Fisher-Price Facebook page.

What was your favourite Fisher-Price toy as a child? 

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At November 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM , Anonymous Sara said...

This is such a cool toy. I love that William found his own way of playing with it & that the toy is so versatile that both your children found it fun.


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