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Fisher-Price Active Play Toys Get Kids Moving and Learning

by on October 07, 2009
in Family and Parenting, News, Music and Video, Video Games, Baby & Toddler, Kids :: 2 comments

Once again, I am thrilled to see that my preschooler will have something to do when the weather gets nasty this winter. On the heels of Leapfrog’s new interactive TV game system, Zippity (See New Toddler Game System Combines Action, Fun and Learning), Fisher-Price has added another fabulous line of toys that allow kids to interact with the TV instead of just staring at it. The Active Play toys build on the company’s success with its interactive Smart Cycle, and include three different products.

Fisher-Price Smart Fit Park

Smart Fit Park (Ages 3-6)

Somewhat like the Leapfrog Zippity, the Smart Fit Park includes a mat that interacts with the TV and let’s kids play along with four learning games and three timed challenges. Kids get started with a warm-up before moving on to the games, which teach letters, numbers, math, spelling, shapes, music and motor skills. But unlike the Zippity, which connects to the TV wirelessly, Smart Fit Park is tethered. $44 at Amazon.com

 

Fisher-Price Smart Cycle Extreme

Smart Cycle Extreme (Ages 3-6)

An upgrade to the Smart Cycle, the Smart Cycle Extreme stationary bike now includes rumble feedback, which lets the rider feel the movement that corresponds with the game. (Only the new titles support the rumble action, though the older titles will still play on the Extreme Cycle). The bike sports a new look, but still connects to the TV with a wire. $100 at Amazon.com

 

Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Smart Sports

3-in-1 Smart Sports (Ages 3-6)

This wireless three-pack lets your child play baseball, tennis or golf. But don't worry, the controller takes bat, club and racket attachments made from foam, so it's going to be OK if your little one accidentally blindsides a sibling or pet. For each sport there are three games that teach letters, numbers, colors and shapes. $60 at Amazon.com


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From Deana on November 29, 2009 :: 10:33 am

which do you think is better? zippity or smart fit? i am trying to decide for my 3 year old. thanks!

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From Tobey on November 30, 2009 :: 11:00 am

Well, my three year old likes the Zippity, but tires of it quickly because it’s still a little advanced for him. But, it is great for learning and he gets better every time he uses it. Also great for hand-eye coordination and following instructions. The 3-in-1 Sports is fun because of the foam bats and so on—but if you have a younger sibling around, that could be tough (we have some hitting problems in our two boy household). I would recommend either for a 3 year old, but do realize that it still might be a little advanced for them to pick up right away. Hope this helps!

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