Babies adore music, lights and big soft cuddly toys, and the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn ‘Love to Play’ Puppy has all of these. It’s a lovable, educational, big soft puppy that can help your baby or toddler to learn the alphabet, numbers and lots more!
It’s suitable for little ones from 6 months up to 3 years and at the time of writing this review, it’s Amazon’s #1 bestseller in the Toddler Stuffed Animals & Toys category.
Laugh and Learn ‘Love To Play’ Puppy Video (see how it makes this baby laugh!)
Very Cuddly – And Educational Too!
The Laugh and Learn Puppy from Fisher-Price is a wonderful interactive toy for babies and toddlers up to around age 3, at the time that language is developing. It sings songs and helps toddlers to learn numbers, colors, the alphabet and the names of parts of the body. When songs are playing, the puppy’s collar lights up in time with the music to attract the child’s attention. You can also switch to interactive game mode to teach your little one games like Pat-a-Cake, This Little Piggy and Itsy-Bitsy Spider.
The Laugh and Learn ‘Love to Play’ Puppy has two modes of play — learning mode and games. When you set it to learning mode, six marked spots on the puppy help to teach your little one parts of the body, colors, numbers and letters using songs and simple phrases that small children can relate to. For example the puppy sings the Alphabet Song, a counting song and other songs for body parts and colors.
In Game Mode, the puppy plays six more nursery rhymes that encourage movement and interaction. They are ‘Head Shoulders Knees and Toes’, ‘Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone’, ‘Pat-a-Cake’, ‘This Little Piggy’, ‘This Old Man’ and ‘Bingo’. You can play all of the games with your child and sing along too if you want! It will certainly increase your child’s enjoyment of the game if you do.
What Makes The Laugh and Learn Puppy So Successful
You can see from the picture that the puppy is lovely! Big, cuddly and cute-looking, it’s a lot more than an ordinary stuffed toy. As well as helping children to learn the alphabet, numbers and more, it has funny sayings that will make kids laugh when they’re old enough to understand them, such as “you got my nose”, or “red nose”, or “achoo”. Even babies giggle when they hear her sneeze. It’s also the perfect size for them to cuddle, becoming like their new best friend.
How to Get the Most Out of the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy
The Laugh and Learn Puppy is so entertaining that children can spend hours playing with it day after day. Toddlers will soon be singing and dancing along to the songs. Babies too young to sing or dance will enjoy the songs and will listen to them over and over so that by the time they are talking fluently you may find they have already learned numbers and letters without even trying.
As you’d expect from Fisher-Price it’s an all-time favorite, consistently coming in at the top of Amazon’s bestseller list of educational toys and plush toys for this age group. Many customers rate it 5 stars.
Unlike some other toys the Learning Puppy sings whole songs, not just parts of a song. You may see a few lower ratings from customers where they say the puppy’s songs are cut off early. This is often because the toy has been left in “demo” mode. To make it play all of each song, you just have to pull the plastic tab out of the back. That switches off demo mode so the puppy can perform the whole song.
There’s a switch on the puppy’s foot that’s very sensitive, easily activated and deactivated. This is another reason why songs might stop in the middle: the child can easily switch it off unintentionally. This is why I’m giving it 4.5 stars instead of 5.
However, you can switch the puppy off completely. If you find the songs annoying, or if your child wants to sleep with the toy and you don’t want the little one woken up by the puppy if their movement activates the switch while they’re sleeping, you can use the physical on/off switch which is hidden under the fur on the puppy’s back.
Another thing I love is that there’s a volume control there too so you can stop the songs being too loud!
Laugh And Learn Puppy Review Summary
The Laugh & Learn Puppy from Fisher-Price is entertaining, educational, cuddly and lovable. Babies and toddlers adore this toy and I’m sure you’ll love it yourself too. You can buy it online and it’s very good value for a low price.
Published 28 November 2010