Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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A glowing success
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Lantern
Member Name: xmum2threex
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Lantern
Advantages: Lots to do
Disadvantages: None for us
We brought this for my son's birthday last year and although it is recommended from 6 months plus he did not receive it until he was one and still loves it.
The toy lantern is rather small not tiny but a perfect size for younger children to use I has volume settings as well as an on off button but to be honest it is not terribly loud in the first place. The songs do get stuck in your head but I find this to be the case with most children's toys the catchy songs for their attention grab mine also.
There are lots of ways for the lantern to attract little one it has a sweet little voice that sings to them and the front of the lantern lights up illuminating a friendly eyes and smile that make up an appealing face on the front on the lantern.
There are 2 ways to play the child can either presses a button on top of the lantern which sets of the light and songs or by rolling the roller available on the front of the lantern. The roller has pictures of day night and animals on it and depending where it falls a related song will play.
There are 3 different modes of play which you can switch on the side of the lantern although parent needs to do this as it is just a small button my older children can do his independently but I need to do it for my son who is coming up to two.
There is also an on/off button and 2 volume levels on the toy which is great as at night time we can turn it to the lower option.
When you switch to this mode however little one interacts with the lantern a different song will play there are about 6 or 7 in total some about animals others are nursery rhymes but there is a good variety so that little one never gets bored and can always find something different. The lights also dance rather than being on steady and all the songs are really upbeat and fun.
The light is a little softer with this option and the songs are all soothing nursery rhymes along with animal sounds nothing is too upbeat and all the songs are a lot calmer although you do have to keep interacting with the lantern for the songs and light to play so it does not work as a full night light it is a great addition for play before bedtime.
This sings songs about numbers, letters animal's noises again a great variety to keep little one interested rather than getting bored after 5 minutes. It also includes little one with the songs for example it will sing count the stars up in the sky look up and down so when little one grows up they can grow with the lantern and follow what it is saying.
The toy is very well made with durable thick plastic that keeps the toy protected from soft play but at the same time very light and child safe with rounded edges it is perfect for young children. We have had this since last may as we brought it for my son's birthday when he was one and it has been dropped a lot since then and still works fine. As my son was only a year old when he received this he does not exactly play nicely with his toys and he has been very rough with this poor toy but as it is made from fisher price it seems to be just as good quality as all of their other toys and has lasted fantastically well there is not a mark on it. The batteries we first received with it are also still going strong which I think is fantastic as it does receive a lot of use.
**Our opinion **
The lantern is very light s it can be used from the early age range it is suggested for as they do not need to be mobile to use it. It can be carried easily by the plastic handle at the top which is a good size for little hands to use and get a good grip on.
The button on the top of the lantern is also nice and big so even small baby hands can catch it easily and set the lantern off as they slowly learn what needs to be done to make it work. Again the roller is nice and big and has nice colourful stickers on it so it attracts little one towards it and keeps them interested with the toy.
What we love about this toy is it has so many songs and noises that little one never gets bored and we can choose different options o play depending how my children are feeling. It helps teach little one lots of different things not just the usual 1-10 and abcs but also it has peek-a-boo songs teaches them hello and bye, please and thank you which we think is fantastic as it is something a little bit different to other toys and is a nice change.
It can be cleaned easily just give it a wipe down with a cloth and it is as good as new again which is great as my youngest son loves to carry this everywhere.
Although it is suitable for children from 6 months plus my three year old and four year old also love this and play with it just as much as my youngest son. He plays with it for a lot longer periods at a time but the others join in with the interactive songs more than he does too.
This toy is fantastic we really love it and for the £15 we paid it is worth every single penny it is coming up to a year since we first brought it and it is still just as popular as when we first brought it with all three of my children.
Summary: A great toy for younger children
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