Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Smart Stages™ Chair Review

When you need 20 minutes to prep dinner, and the kids are distracted and bored, what do you do? This is something I struggled with for quite some time until I recently got the Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Smart Stages™ Chair. I wasn’t sure if it would be a hit, but I figured it would be worth a try.

Right out of the box, Lauchie instantly wanted to play with it, trying to sit in it while I assembled it (it took five minutes). Once it was ready to go, there was no stopping him. He played with it the entire afternoon while I puttered around the house. He loves sitting in the chair and “singing” along to the music on the chair. It was hard to tear him away to go collect Henry from school, but I finally succeeded.

When Henry got home, the game was afoot once more.

He instantly figured out how to switch from the Level 1 (perfect for little guys like L) to the Level 3, which has more advanced settings and interactions for a bigger guy like H. Surprisingly, the kids took turns sitting in the chair, singing songs and choosing activities. I was half way through making dinner before I realized that no one had come to try and touch the stove or climb under my legs and ran over to make sure they were okay.

This toy is the first toy in my house that creates harmony rather than discord. I’m pretty jazzed about that fact. I’m also pretty jazzed that Lauchie uses it as his “TV” chair and if he wants to watch something, he’ll pull the chair out, sit down and point at the TV and say, “THAAAAT!” It’s truly become a staple in our house and I couldn’t be happier we have it.

If you’ve got multiple kids of different ages, I think that the Fisher-Price® Smart Stages™ toys will be a perfect edition to your toys. And if like most of us these days you’re looking for value in your holiday, the whole series of Smart Stages toys really give you a huge bang for your buck and the kids will honestly love them, too.

One of our favourite things to do is sing the songs in each level on the chair – something that Henry mastered pretty quickly. He spent about three minutes per song, playing it over and over until he’d learned all the words and how to get to each song. Now, he knows exactly where to go and how to access each ditty and he sings along and giggles. It’s pretty perfect.



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