What It Is
The Dance & Play Puppy is part of Fisher-Price's Laugh & Learn line. Through 25 songs, phrases, and games, babies are introduced to letters, counting, opposites, greetings, manners, parts of the body, and more. The Dance & Play Puppy encourages babies to clap, wiggle, and dance along in two modes of play. Press the ABC button on the puppy's right foot for Learning Mode and hear songs about letters, the parts of the body, and numbers. The puppy will also clap and dance. Press the Let's Play button on the puppy's left foot for Let's Play Mode. In this mode the Dance & Play Puppy blows kisses and says, "I love you", reaches up "sooooo big!", and plays familiar song games with babies, such as "If You're Happy and You Know It." The Dance & Play Puppy guides babies through motions, which fosters language development and understanding how to follow directions. There is volume control for quiet play.
Why It’s Fun
The Dance & Play Puppy features lots of interactive movement that keeps babies engaged as they play and learn. Babies will like all the bright colors and different textures to explore on the Dance & Play Puppy, as well as moving and wiggling as the puppy sings and wiggles.
Who It’s For
The Dance & Play Puppy is for ages 9—36 months.
What to Be Aware of
Six AA batteries are required and included, but these batteries are for try-me purposes. Fisher-Price recommends replacing them before you play for best results.
An adult may want to play with the child initially to model the movements, which can be more easily mimicked from an adult than the toy. Once the child is familiar with the movements, he or she will naturally follow along.
The motors in this toy are very loud and almost overpower the puppy's phrases and sounds at the quieter volume setting. We recommend playing at the higher volume setting, which really isn't too loud.
In order for the Dance & Play Puppy to continue moving and talking after an activity, which lasts about 10 seconds, you must press one of the feet again to start another activity. Some children may not be able to press the feet themselves, so parents will need to press the feet to keep the play going.