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My daughter received the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy for her first birthday- he is lovely and looks so friendly and happy and she was instantly very taken with him. He is very colourful with blue ears and red, green, orange and yellow paws and a red button heart on his chest which flashes during play. During play the Puppy teaches colours and body parts.
My daughter loves her Puppy and will happily play with him for ages. There are 10 songs as well as sayings such as "Your my friend" "Hug Me" and "I love you" and other sounds and 6 musical games such as Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and Pat-a Cake. The Puppy has a lovely voice, which even when played with continuously does not become annoying.
The puppy is a good size at 33 x 25.9 x 19 cm, but my daughter handles and carries him with ease. The Puppy is extremely well made and designed and is lovely and soft. He requires 3x AA batteries which are included.
My daughter finds it very easy to press the buttons, if anything they can slightly too sensitive and will go off if she falls asleep in her cot and knocks him.
However this is a fantastic toy for little ones, there really is so much for them to do and I cannot recommend this highly enough.
The Laugh N Learn Puppy is widely available in shops and online and costs around £20.
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When I saw this toy I thought my little boy would love it as he loved his my pal scout. This is similar design as scout but the activities are different so I decided to purchase it for him. It has an age recommendation of 6 months to three years and he was around 7 months old when I purchased it for him.
**The toy itself**
The puppy is very cute to look at, with a cute cartoony appearance which is instantly attractive to any young child. It is soft and cuddly so it can be used as a soft toy and a good size for little ones to hold when they are younger but also as they grow a little too. There are the words of the body parts written all over the pup in large letters. Also there is a music button and an on/off button which also happens to be the mode button. The large heart on the puppy lights up and dances along to the songs played which is great for pulling little one in and holding their interest. The batteries are provided with the toy and in 18 months of use they are still working well without any slowing of the voice so it is not a battery eater.You can only wipe this toy clean but it does come up rather well keeping it looking and feeling clean.
There are a number of different modes which include music mode with lots of different nursery rhymes played to little one as they interact with the toy. There is also learning mode and when a child presses a feature of the puppy for example by pressing the pup's droopy ears they will be rewarded with blue ear. So it introduces both colours and body parts in one. There are also a number of other activities that introduce ABC and numbers so your child can still have fun while they are learning which I think is great. It retails at around £20 but you can often find it on offer and we purchased it in a half price sale at Sainsbury's. It is widely available at toy stores like Argos, supermarkets and online at places like Amazon so you will have no trouble finding one.
The puppy plays lots of different nursery rhymes for example if you're happy and you know it, Incy wincey spider and pat a cake. My children really enjoyed being able to hear the songs over and over again. As they had learned actions for the nursery rhymes from me and nursery they would press the button to show off their new learned skills and having someone sing the song over and over again for them at a touch of a button was really interesting to them. They loved how the puppy knew the songs they did and as they play on a loop they learned where their favourite song was.
When in learning mode if little one presses a part of the body they are told the colour of that body part and also the name itself. When you push the music paw in this mode the ABC song is played for little one to sing along with. You can also activate the number song which is great for a little variety for little one. In play mode it is still educational but a little more fun and upbeat. This is the mode that plays the nursery rhymes tempting children to join in with the songs and learning about a range of things including counting and letters. As the music accompanies the descriptions it is fun to interact with. The voice of the toy is nice and loud making it clear to little one what it is saying. The voice from the pup is very childlike and friendly making it even more attractive to little one along with the adorable appearance.
The toy is a little sensitive which is perfect for the lower age range of the toy as any knock sets of rewarding sounds. However when it comes to the child growing older, after developing their fine motor skills this means if they want to play a certain activity they have to press the relevant buttons and then put the pup down or it will activate the next song or activity. This means my older children often get frustrated with it and it is mainly my two youngest children that use this lot. The buttons are nice and large and the symbols are clear to indicate the different modes. I did find at 6 months we needed to prop the toy up for my son although they could grab a hold of the toy it was still a little too large for them to hold independently. This did not stop play at all and this toy was great for encouraging crawling. I simply placed the pup a little away from my children and pressed a button so that when it had finished they knew they needed to make their way across to it to start the music and lights again.
There is no volume control at all but the toy is not overly loud to drive me mad although I do find myself walking around singing the songs. There is an on off button but this is fairly useless as when little one presses the toy it begins to work again without switching it back on. When the toy is left on idle it does have a sensor which makes the pup start talking trying to entice little one back to play again.
We do like this toy but there are much better alternatives available like my pal scout mainly due to the over sensitive buttons. I would recommend this for younger babies that are just learning their fine motor skills but as for the higher end of the age recommendation my children just get annoyed they cannot complete any of the activities while holding the toy.It is well made and has lasted a lot of play so I can not fault quality. I understand the buttons need to be sensitive for little ones to press them easily but it is overly done making it very difficult to play with for older children. For younger children it is brilliant for helping with fine motor skills, encouraging them to crawl and when my son had play dates this is one of the toys both babies would head towards.
When my daughter was around 6 months old, she was given this fisher price laugh and learn puppy as a gift, and then received another one for her first birthday! (which I gave to my niece as there really is no need at all to have 2!) So it is quite clear it is a favourite toy to have!
As it was a gift I did not buy this myself, but I am aware it retails at around £20 but can be higher. The puppy comes in a box but it is open, so you are able to press all the features, so as a word of warning to anyone looking to buy it, choose one at the back of the shelf as the one near the front may have been pressed a lot and by the time you get it home battery may be low, and its a hassle getting new replacement batteries!
Anyway, this is a good bear, as it develops motor skills for children, it is colourful which helps develop their awareness and is musical which as most parents know, the little ones love a good sing along to help keep them engaged! When you press the hand with the music sign, pressing a subsequent body part the puppy sings a song e.g. twinkle twinkle little star which my daughter always used to giggle at! The clarity of the voice of the puppy is perfect and even now, 2 years later it is still in perfect working condition. In another setting (controlled by the foot) the puppy tells you each body part e.g. hand/foot as written on the puppy. I found this toy to be very stimulating, and helped keep her entertained for great lengths of time (parent-child interaction, as of course she was not able to play with it on her own) which is a bonus.
My daughter still has this puppy now, although by aged 1 she had grown increasingly bored with it, and as she is now 2 it is almost obsolete in receiving any of her attention, but it does still help as she will name the body parts and sing along with it (feeling quite clever and proud that she knows all the words!) The only spooky thing about this toy is that it has a mind of its own! It doesn't do/say anything unless you press it, but on many occasions, in the middle of the night we would hear the puppy in the front room suddenly repeatedly start saying 'it's learning time!' which it always says when it first switches on, even though there was nothing near it and nobody pressed it! The puppy now permanently lives at nanas house for when my daughter stays over as it was really freaking us out!
When my twin boys were younger babies and toddlers, Mr Lools and I tended to prefer soft toys for my boys to play with. As parents this gave us a little more confidence because their uncoordinated movements often meant they would unintentionally (and sometimes intentionally) managed to hit each other with toys. We scoured stores for toys which were fun and interactive yet still came under the criteria that they could not be used as a weapon when you turned you back for 30 seconds. One of the toys we bought that fit this description was the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy.
***Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy***
The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy is a soft Puppy shaped toy with interactive features. The toy is a soft puppy which is around 30cm high and has brightly coloured hands and paws (which are clearly labelled) with various interactive functions. There are a number of buttons to press on the paws, hands and tummy which plays songs and helps to teach a child about numbers, colours, letters and different parts of the body. The Puppy also plays 10 nursery rhymes. The Puppy also has a collar which lights up.
Fisher Price states that the toy is suitable for children over 6 months old. The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy requires 3 size AA batteries which are supplied with the toy.
The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy is available from a number of retailers in store and online. This includes Toys R Us, Smyths, John Lewis, Tesco, Asda, Debenhams and Argos. The price of the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy varies slightly but is typically priced between £16 and £20. We purchased in May 2010 for £15.99 from John Lewis.
Once the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy is untied from the box (where it is held into the packaging from numerous plastic ties) it is ready to play with. My boys were around 4 months old when we purchased this toy for them. This is obviously under the recommended 6 months old age bracket that Fisher Price state it is suitable for however there are no small parts and the toy is soft therefore I felt posed no danger to my children.
At 4 months old "play" consisted of Mr Lools and I pressing buttons on the puppy and the musical nursery rhymes to my boys. At this age the music and flashing lights on the puppy's collar seemed to be the big attraction and they would kick their legs and we would get lots of smiles as they focused on the puppy whilst sat on our knees on in their bouncing chairs. At this age they did try to reach out for the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy but because he is quite big it was hard for small hands and arms to grab and keep hold of.
By 6 months old (the recommended age Fisher Price states the toy is suitable for) I felt my boys were able to play with this toy a little more. Both my boys were starting to sit up on their own (and we would put cushions behind them) so they could sit upright and reach out for the Laugh and Learn Puppy and attempt to press and touch the toy as it played music to them. What I liked about the toy is that it was very bright and colourful and very attractive looking for a young child. The puppy is soft has a friendly face and the brightly coloured body parts give a child something to look at. My mum had purchased for her toy collection at her house the V Tech version of this soft toy which is a singing talking frog (Baby Tad) and my criticism of the V tech toy was that it did not sit up very well for a young child to play with and is constantly knocked over so a young baby struggles to sit and play with it. The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy is a great size at 30cm and sits in front of a child in a good position and they can sit playing with the puppy and it does not fall over so they can see all of the colours and light up sections as they press the buttons.
The toy is controlled by pressing the puppy's left foot. You can turn the toy off and also change the "mode". The toy has ABC mode and music mode. The toy has learning benefits as in ABC mode it teaches alphabet, colours and body parts and in music mode different nursery rhymes such as Incy Wincy Spider, Pat a cake Pat a Cake and Head Shoulder Knees and Toes. As my boys got older and over 12 months old they took more notice of the music and by 17 months old they would sing along to the songs that were played. The songs are sung by a female voice which has a very clear English accent.
My main criticism of this toy is that the buttons are overly sensitive. The buttons on the toy are easy for a young child to touch therefore a child can play independently. At around 6-7 months old when my boys were starting to reach out for the toy I thought this was excellent however I soon realised that the slightest touch or movement near buttons would set the toy off to play another song. As you can imagine the way young children play it meant that song would play for 5 seconds and then the toy would switch to something else. As a parent this became very annoying and as my boys got older and wanted to listen to songs it got very frustrating for them as they couldn't listen to a full song without it being interrupted. As a result my boys lost interest in the toy very easily and from about 12 months old hardly played with this toy.
We have the VTech Interactive Baby Tad soft toy which I feel is very similar to the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy and I feel the VTech toy has better interactive features and at 22 months old my boys will still play with the VTech toy and sing along with the songs, whereas with the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy by around 17 months old they lost all interest in the toy because of its over sensitive buttons.
I did find that although the Laugh and Learn Puppy comes with batteries these batteries did not last very long and needed replacing every 2 months or so. The toy was played with quite regularly however I did feel that the battery consumption of the Laugh and Learn Puppy was a lot more than most other toys we owned
Like most interactive soft toys the Laugh and Learn Puppy can not be put in the washing machine. This means you have to wipe clean or sponge clean any marks from the toy. Luckily my boys kept the puppy quite clean but the lighter coloured patches on the body parts did tend to get dirty quite quickly.
My boys got a lot of enjoyment and entertainment from the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy however I do not feel it is the best example of an interactive soft toy and my boys (and Mr Lools and I) preferred the VTech Baby Tad toy which has very similar functions to the Fisher Price Puppy, it is just brighter, more attractive and more user friendly for a young toddler to play with.
I liked the size of the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy and it sits upright on its own very well. This is an attractive toy with the cute friendly puppy character and the brightly coloured ears and arms and legs. I like that the different body parts are labelled so when your toddler does get older you can teach them about the different parts of the puppy. The position of the toy makes it very easy for a young child to press buttons especially a young baby that has just learnt to sit up unaided. The price of the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy is also reasonable and is slightly cheaper than other interactive soft toys from other toy brands.
However my main issue with the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy is that the buttons are a little too sensitive. It is beneficial that a young child can press the buttons of the toy of their own without much effort but with this toy it is just a little too easy and I found my boys even from 7 months old would set one song off and then accidentally set another one off so there was a lot going on. At a young age a child is less likely to notice this but as they become toddlers and start to sing and clap along to songs this does become quite frustrating, not to mention very annoying for parents to listen to.
Not a bad puppy, just one that needs a little more training!
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy.
This is a toy we have owned for a number of years, after going through the kids toys today I came across this lovely little puppy, I got him out ready to show my 14 week old to see if he would like him as he does like the interaction of other toy's and loves when anything starts singing/flashing etc, his little face breaks into a big gummy grin and it's clear to anyone just how much he likes the toys!! He make's the same face when he see's his milk too!
Seeing as my now 4 year old hasn't bothered with this little pup in an absolute age I didn't think he would be particulary interested in him now, but as soon as he spotted him he wanted to play with him, telling me 'aww he's my bestest toy though mum!'. I let him have it so long as he would share it with his brother and coe and show him, to which he happily obliged.
This lovley pup is very soft and cuddly so whilst being a comforter of sorts it's also an educational toy, different parts of his body do differet activities. From learnings ABC's and 123's to body parts and colours. He also sings 10 different songs and is simply adorable.
He is such a friendly looking little puppy and I bought him for my 4 year old a few Christmases back, the reason I bought him was simply because he does look so child friendly and he has the interaction parts.
His batteries last very well and we have changed them once since first owning him, he can't be put in the washing machine due to internal electrical parts ie. his heart lights up etc... but he can be sponged over to keep him nice and clean.
Overall this is a fantastic toy that I figure any child will adore.
I paid £19.99 for him a few years back but he is currently priced at £16.99 in Toys'r'us.
My 4 month old daughter was bought this for christmas at a cost of £17 from b and m, from the moment she saw it o9n christmas day (3 months) she wanted it. She sat on christmas morning surrounded by all the chaos not having a clue what was going on mesmerised by it.
The dog has got 2 different settings learning and singing and each area of its body (ear, each hand, one foot, tummy and heart all do something different on each setting. On the learning setting the dog tells the baby what the body part is and what colour the body part is. The songs on it are this doggy went to market, pat a cake, incy wincy spider, head shoulders knees and toes and a song i've never heard but about body parts.
The dog itself has a tshirt on white is brightly coloured and the body parts are coloured yellow, orange, green, red and blue so plenty for baby to look at.
I expected this to be a toy that my daughter would need help with to begin with however I have found that the parts are that sensitive that if she is sitting in her bouncer and is given the dog she can actually set it off herself and if she hasn't done anything for a while the dog has a couple of catchphrases that it says automatically to get babies attention.
The battery pack is at the rear of the toy under the vecro top and held down with a screw although I don't know what batteries it takes at the moment as I haven't had to change them yet and she has played with it alot. Even my 3 year old enjoys playing with it and dancing to the songs to make her sister laugh.
I was bought this as a gift for my daughter last Christmas. She immediately took to it and played with it for a long while on Christmas day.
We have plenty of Fisher price toys and this, I feel, is one of the best. he has a friendly face, bright colours and sings songs. What more could a baby want?
My daughter loves this and never leaves it along. He is by far her favourite toy.
It is educational, it teaches the baby about the different body parts, colours and song. Each different body part sings a differents song and tells the child the name of the body part. The songs are catchy, easy to understand and fun.
The songs include
Little Puppy Went to Market
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
If You're Happy and You Know It
The dog itself is very cuddly and the smiling face attracts and entertains the child. You can adjust the settings to either sings songs or teach numbers, letters or about the dogs body parts.
One of the main downsides to this product in my opinion is that you cannot turn it off in a way that the child cannot accidentally or intentionally turn it back on. One of the feet has on off button and can easily be switched on. Which means when my daughter wants to take it to bed I have to say no as it keeps her awake. It also randomly goes off without being pressed, which as well as being a drain on the batteries, is very annoying.
Overall the dog is great for the child. Very entertaining and educational, it could just do with being a little less annoying!
Fisher Price Laugh & Learning Puppy
I am a big fan of Fisher Price products as I have always found them to be of a high quality, well worth what you pay for them and educational but in a fun learning sort of way.
I purchaced a Fisher Price Laugh & Learning Puppy for my daughter (now 11 months) as she was starting to become more active and aware and I realised that she didn't have any ''toys'', most of what she had could be catogorised into rattles/teethers, soft toys,baby gyms and a few musical efforts!! And I diidn't even realise!! Off I popped promptly to my local Argos and bought what seemed like their whole stock! (Although I don't know why I went so overboard as it is her birthday in two weeks and I know that she is going to be laden with toys then.)
Back to the product....... First impressions of the puppy are all good, it is very soft and smooth, colourful and eye-catching. It has two adorable 'puppy dog eyes', one with a white oval surrounding it, a bright red nose and lips and two blue ears, labelled 'ears'!
It has two hands (paws?), one purple with a black music note on it and one green with the word 'hand' on it in black.
Two feet, one yellow saying 'foot' and one orange with a circle on it split into thirds, one third 'abc', one with a music note on it and one as an off button.
'Tummy' is the majority of the base colour, a light beige brown and the puppy also has a red T-Shirt on with the letters ' A B C' over it in various other colours.
The Puppy has two different modes of play controlled by the buttons on the left foot.
The first mode is 'abc'. This is the 'learning' mode and in my opinion it is rather thorough and educational. Each one of the different coloured parts of the puppy can be pressed to hear different phrases.
The first phrase identifies the body part, the second the colour and the body part and the third is a noise associated with that part (e.g. nose - achoo!)
The second mode is controlled by the music note symbol on the foot. When the different body parts are pressed in this mode you will hear a childs nursery rhyme played which again is associated with that part, e.g. Foot - This Little Puppy Went To Market. Further presses on these are rewarded with various phrases. The Purple hand is more active in this mode than the others as it not only sings The Alphabet Song but also Its A Great Big Colourful World, 12345 and also Oh, I've Got Two Arms and Two Legs'!
My daughter is fasinated with this puppy as it incorporates her two favourite things, music and bashing it about to make it play the music (she hasnt quite got the hang of just pressing it yet!). No matter how many times she has battered it, it is still in perfect working order and shows no sign of wear and tear, an amazingly durable product.
There is also a switch on the back of the toy if you want to play without sound and it takes 3xAA batteries (inc.). I think that I paid around £19.99 for this but I know that you can purchace it on amazon.co.uk for around £11.00.
Overall another amazing product from Fisher Price!
My baby was given this puppy teddy when she was born as a gift from my sister.
The fisher price laugh and learn products are a huge hit with most mums and dads as they are designed to accommodate the age thats stated on the box. I find most toys state an age and my baby is not at that stage yet, most are to far advanced for her. I like fisher price as there toys seem indastructable!
The puppy has the biggest cutest eyes i have ever seen and even i fell in love with him. He is soft all over with a lovely thick brown plush fabric.
Its around 35cm high so a decent size for small hands to grab and cuddle. The teddy has bright attractive paws, ears, nose, and hands that all can be pressed with some reaction from the teddy with songs and rhymes', it also has the name of each body part on the limbs like hand on the hand etc. The puppy also teaches the alphabet when pressed onto learn mode along with teaching body parts arm, leg and ears etc.
This was one of the few faviout toys for my baby when six months old as there isnt a great deal of toys for this age on the market.
The toy is very stimulating for baby i highly recommend the puppy and swear by fisher price.
My daughter was bought the Laugh and Learn Puppy as a gift when she was about 6 months old.
The puppy is about 15 inches high, 10 inches wide and 6 inches deep.
He's very bright and colourful with blue ears, and 4 different coloured paws. He's also wearing a red (stiched on) t-shirt with the letters A B C scattered across it.
At the back of the puppy there is a velcro strip on his t-shirt which you open to reveal the screw-in battery compartment and the on/off switch which also includes 2 volume settings. The puppy takes 3 AA batteries.
On the puppy are lots of dfferent pressure points, which when your baby squeezes them, the puppy says something. Each point has more than one phrase, so for example if you press the Puppy ear, the 1st time it says "ear", the 2nd time it say "blue ear" and the 3rd time it says "woof woof".
One of the puppy's paws has a musical note on it, when you press this paw the puppy will sing a song. The puppy sings 7 different songs altogether, including ABC, a colour song and a number song.
One of the puppy's paws has settings on it. You can change the puppy's mode between singing and games or learning time. For each mode, each pressure point has different sayings, so your child will never get bored with this toy as there are so many combinations.
The only downside I've found to this toy is that the pressure points can be very sensitive, so half way through a song the puppy might stop and say "foot, yellow foot" - which can be a bit annoying when you're trying to sing to your baby.
My nearly 3 year old has almost grown out of this toy now, but my 3rd child is now enjoying using the puppy, so it's stood the test of time and is fairly robust as it's been played with a lot over the last 2 and a half years.
The puppy retails at around £12, which I think is a really good price for a fun and educational toy that will get lots of giggles from your baby.
Ok, i admit it, i love this toy!! My mum bought the Laugh and Learn Puppy for my daughters first Christmas and it was an instant hit. It is bright and colourful as well as totally cute so it grabbed her attention immediately.
The puppy has bright paws - one one paw is the on/off button and you can also switch from the learning side of things to the singing and games. He has foot written on one paw, hand on another along with a musical not on his other paw. Tummy is written on his tummy and ear on his ear - this is great for when your child is starting to learn words.
ABC mode - press his buttons to hear him say the words and colours. He sings the alphabet, the numbers song, and a song about body parts.
Singing mode - press his buttons to hear songs and rhymes.
An ideal toy for fun and learning and my daughter has loved it, and still plays with it now at 2.5!!
The only downside i have found with this toy is that it can randomly go off without even pressing it - was a bit scary the first time!!
Fisher price have done it again - produced a toy that your child will adore, but has little rhymes that will send you stir crazy!!!
Step forward the laugh and learn puppy. A cute little soft bodied dog with light brown short fur and a patch over his eye, bright blue ears, a red attached t-shirt, and multicoloured pads on his paws. Press the multicoloured pads for different songs, including;
Itsy bitsy spider
This little puppy went to market
Pat a cake
Do your ears hang low
Head shoulders knees and toes etc
This puppy will also help your child to identify its colours, learn the different parts of the body (if your press its ear - its says 'ear' etc) and will help them learn their alphabet and count.
Its a really nice multifunctional toy that is contained within a delightful soft toy.
Our daughter got this when she was about 8 months old (it is suitable for ages 6 months and over) and although she has outgrown its functions, she still loves it and refuses to part with it. Its kept in really good condition despite tough play, and still works beautifully 3 years on.
You can pick this up everywhere - argos, amazon, toysrus etc - for about £15, and believe me.... it will be £15 well spent... even if you do find yourself singing 'this little puppy went to market' on your way into work!
My neice is now 20 months old, and got this for her first ever christmas, when she was 6 months old and still loves to play with it. Great to teach babies the body parts, and has fun songs to sing and dance along to. Very soft and easy to hold, I think it would make a great present for any kids, especially at only £8.99 from amazon!
It either has a learning mode, with things like colours and ABC, and also a song mode, we usually have it on the song mode. My neices favourites are heads shoulders knees and toes and if you're happy and you know it. She loves holding him and dancing with him, the only problem is, it is very sensitive, and with different places all over his body to press, its very easy in the middle of a song to accidentally change it to something else. Especially for babies, it can be confusing as they dont realise they have pressed another button. It does a very cute "bye bye" when turned off, but to turn it off properly its best to turn it off at the batteries, as otherwise he seems to start singing again in the toybox if his foot accidentally touches something else.
However, although it is sensitive its also a good thing, as it means babies can press the buttons themselves, whereas with some toys it is much harder.
This is such a cute dog, it is hard to resist! Safe or infants and a great way to learn while having fun.
I would recommend if for everyone, although maybe annoying for the parents, your kids will love it :)
The Laugh & Learn Puppy has been a huge hit with our daughter after she received it for Christmas from my aunt. It is bright and colourful and has a little red heart that lights up, which my daughter loves pressing to hear the music and words.
It is suitable from 6 months and can help babies develop in different ways at different stages. Initially, around the 6 month stage it is great at teaching co-ordination with babies learning to press the different buttons and the bright colours and music provide the stimulation they need at that age. As they get older babies become more aware of parts of the body and the labelled hand, foot, tummy and ears are great to help this stage of development. When the baby presses the body part it tells you the colour and the name. My daughter is one and now points to her feet and hands when Puppy (or anyone) says the word, and she will point to Puppy's ear, tummy etc when we ask her too. It also teachs babies to be affectionate asking for hugs which he regularly gets off my daughter.
As she gets older I can see the Laugh and Learn Puppy helping her colour and then number development too, as it links all the different stages of development together to make a great educational toy that will be valuable for more than a few weeks.
The laugh and learn puppy is an adorable little toy. My little girl absolutley loves it. My daughter recieved this as a present for her first birthday. The puppy itself is bright, cute and cuddly. It has 2 different modes of play, which can be changed by pressing the button on his left paw. There is the musical mode, when a contact point on puppys body is pressed it plays a popular nursery rhyme, eg pat a cake. There is also a learning mode which describes the body part touched and the colour ect. The puppy has lots of different phrases and songs my little girl has not got bored of hers yet. This is a great little toy for introducing children to simple body parts and colours. Its quite a large teddy so you do get alot for your money and considering that its selling on Amazon at the minute for 8 pounds its an absolute bargain! Even for the 20 pounds that was origionally paid for ours it is well worth the money. It is packed full of lots of things to discover and learn and will definatly keep your little one entertained.
Play games, sing songs, and enjoy lots of learning fun with this cuddly friend. Your baby can begin learning the alphabet, numbers, and parts of the body, plus sing along to 10 favourite songs and games.