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I love it when toys combine education with fun and VTech has always been really good at doing that. Their bright colorful designs and high interest themes always catch the little guy's eye whenever we're walking down the toy aisles. His favorite toys always seem to be the ones that light up, make noise, and have movable parts. My three year old was so excited when VTech sent us their new Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Forest Adventure Playset™.
Here is a little bit about the and it's features:
- Children can explore the forest with the included SmartPoint™ bear as he plays with animal friends and responds to SmartPoint locations with different phrases, music or fun sound effects.
- The forest includes two SmartPoint locations and four manipulative features including a turning disc, gate, sliding squirrel and twisting butterfly.
- The colorful playset can be connected to other Go! Go! Smart Animals or Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (each sold separately) to encourage children’s creativity.
In my opinion, the two biggest pluses for the Forest Adventure Playset is how affordable it is and how it can grow over time with the purchase of additional playsets and track so your cute animals have more places to visit and further to go. I think this makes it a really attractive gift option as you can continue to expand it over subsequent holidays and make the toy "new" with each addition.
The bear cave is one of the two SmartPoint™ locations on this playset that can be recognized by every SmartPoint vehicle and animal in the lines. As a vehicle or animal is rolled over a playset’s various SmartPoints, marked by stickers, it will flash and play greetings, fun sounds, short tunes and sing-along songs. The other SmartPoint is by the red turning gate that's just before you go onto the purple track. This spot is also where you can connect other playsets.
When playing, my son likes to press the top of the bears head, where a light up button is, to hear it talk and give educational facts, sing songs, or make animal sounds. Other fun things you can do with this playset include using the sliding squirrel and opening the gate and taking the bear down the ramp and onto the floor, or other playsets if you have them. One of his favorite things to do is to put the bear in front of the purple handle and then use the turning gear in red, shown on right above with purple flower on it, to make the bear spin around and around.
The Forest Adventure Playset™ is pretty fun but it's the animals that really make it this playset special. I was so glad to see that there are other ones available, since we also received a Hippo and Tiger to review. Here is more about these and all of the Go! Go! Smart Animals™:
- Adorable new Go! Go! Smart Animals send children on a wild learning adventure.
- Perfectly sized for little hands, these electronic animals feature a light-up button that plays fun animal sounds, three sing-along songs and teaches letters and animal names.
- New animals include monkey, tiger, lion, hippo, giraffe, elephant, zebra and alligator.
- Each animal works with SmartPoint locations on Go! Go! Smart Animals and Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (each sold separately).
I think these are a great way to continue the fun! They are wheeled, but are not self powered, and will continue to make sounds, sing songs, etc. even without going over the SmartPoint locations. Their compact size means they are big enough for little hands to comfortably grasp but small enough to tuck into your bag to keep on hand as a spare toy for when out and about.
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