Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Fisherprice Laugh and Learn, Dance and Play Puppy Review



Fisherprice are a company that every parent will know, from their brightly coloured toys to their fabulous baby equipment. Everything I had for Leo was Fisherprice, the Rainforest Baby Swing, the Rainforest Jumperoo… And now as he has grown up we have continued to adore this family brand.

I was delighted when we were asked to review a few of Fisherprice’s latest toys, and I knew that I could rely on Leo to help me put them through their paces.

So we were very kindly sent their Laugh and Learn, Dance and Play Puppy along with the Apptivity iPhone case, which I have to say has been an absolute god send to me, but more on the case a little later. I have to tell you all about this rather super little puppy dog.

The first thing that I liked was just how bright and visually pleasing this little guy was, and in typical Leo form he had clocked onto his new toy before I even had chance to open the box up properly. He was over with me in a flash of lightening and didn’t relent until his new little friend was in his arms.

I don’t think Leo expected all of the mechanical magic that unfolded as he pressed his foot and the puppy began to dance, he looked pretty taken a back when his new puppy suddenly started moving and dancing around. The worried look on his face soon transformed into one of his cheeky smiles and that was Leo set for the rest of the afternoon.


The Laugh and Learn, Dance and Play Puppy is suitable for babies from the age of 9 months and over, it is a great aid to get your little one on the move and dancing along with the catchy songs that they will learn during their play times. There are over 25 songs and different phrases that are jam packed into this puppy, he moves, claps his hands and dances around. A great toy for a baby who can sit up, as it will give them something to focus on and interact with. I think this would have been a great hit with Leo when he was at that age of just sitting but not quite moving.

Leo likes to point out all of the puppy’s anatomy, he tells me where his ears are, and will go all the way down to his feet! It is great because the puppy actually sings a little song about certain parts of the body while dancing around, so not only is this toy lots of fun but it is also educational.

Babies and children will be introduced to their ABC’s and their 123’s which in my eyes is never too early.

The Laugh and Learn, Dance and Play Puppy wiggles his body from side to side, he claps his hands and moves his ears up and down and even blows kisses. There are two different modes that you can activate by pressing the top of the puppy’s feet, this is great as you can pretty much tailor the experience that your baby will have with their canine friend.

There is play mode and learning mode, and we have been having a play with both of them over the last few months, Leo is still smitten with this little guy even now.

It is so simple to activate the puppy, by simple pressing one of his feet. Leo can play with him all on his own which is great as we are at the stage where he can get very frustrated if he can’t do something.

 

 The only things I have noticed with this toy is that the mechanical sound is quite loud, you have to have the puppy on the loudest volume setting so that you can hear him over the movement he makes. This hasn’t detracted from the play/enjoyment value what so ever and Leo can hear absolutely everything that is said, which is demonstrated by his interaction and what he repeats back.

The Laugh and Learn, Dance and Play Puppy retails at £44.99 and for the play value and learning potential that are packed into the toy, I would say it is a reasonable price. I can see Leo playing with it for some time yet and he is coming up 23 months old. To get the most value for money I would recommend purchasing this when your little one is sitting up.

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Disclaimer: I was sent the Laugh and Learn, Dance and Play Puppy for the purpose of this review, however all views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.

246 comments:

  1. 25 songs are brilliant, so many interactive toys have just a few so this would swing me in favour of buying this, I also love the colours, veyr eyecatching :-)

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  2. love everything about it simply fandabidozy

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  3. It's a great toy and one that I'm sure all kids will find very entertaining

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  4. I like the look of the puppy dancing, how cute!

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  5. The dancing and the ears moving.

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  6. Kirsten Barthy13 May 2013 at 22:02

    That it can do more than just 1 thing so keeps babies entertained for longer

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  7. I like the educational value.

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  8. The dancing, my little boy is a big dancer and will shake his little bum when he hears any music! ruth@rushhourtechnology.co.uk

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  9. it has loads of songs and it dances! thats enough to get a cup of tea in before my lil one needs my attention again lol

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  10. Love everything it does. Just great.

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  11. The fun aspect as well as teaching

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  12. My children love dogs., so a dog that does so much and they can take everywhere with them will just be the best dog ever!! X

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  13. The dancing is adorable :)

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  14. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands - and while singing this the puppy claps his paws and I just love the ears waving up and down.

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  15. Lynsey Buchanan14 May 2013 at 02:26

    The happy songs puppy sings

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  16. The Dancing as I like to watch my little girl copy the moves :)

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  17. The dancing and he is so cute!

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  18. 25 phrases mean he is not the same repeated words over and over

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  19. The dancing and the 25 songs sounds brilliant! My little boy loves dogs more than anything so this toy would be perfect for him.

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  20. It just looks like great fun

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  21. it looks fun and educational! great for my childminding kids xx

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  22. The amount of songs on it plus it cute

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  23. Looks bit like 1 of the familys dogs.

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  24. I like the fact he can clap!

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  25. ..............ITS 'CHUCKLE-VALUE' always makes us giggle

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  26. The ability to interact with your child

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  27. Isabell Whitenstall14 May 2013 at 09:28

    The songs

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  28. I love its blue ears - very eye catching for babies!

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  29. it can do a lot of movements and so my little one can really interact with it!

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  30. very entertaining for a little one and good amount of songs

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  31. He looks like a right cheeky chap just like my son!

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  32. I love the songs

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  33. The Dancing...its so cute

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  34. I love the songs, songs are a really great way for toddlers to learn and improve language skills.

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  35. is their anything to dislike?, it fun and suitable for young children

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  36. loving the clapping that he can do.

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  37. that its so interactive and educational

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  38. Its fun and educational, children are guarenteed to love it! : )

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  39. I love the fact that he's educational, and yet fun!

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  40. The look on the kids face when it starts to sing and dance :)

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  41. i love the interactiveness

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  42. The song, the dancing and the colours, a lovely toy for any child to learn and play with.

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  43. It's cheerful

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  44. I love that my son is learning as he plays.

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  45. awww hes so adorable , i lve the fact it plays 25 different songs and phrases and the dancing @chanson2010 on twitter

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  46. It helps to teach the child a variety of things

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  47. I love the fact that the puppy claps its hands, that is my sons new 'thing' so he would love this!

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  48. The variety of stuff it does

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  49. I Like the reasonable price.

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  50. P Wendy Clayton14 May 2013 at 21:51

    I love that one toy can do so much

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  51. the dancing and the bright colours :)

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  52. entertaining on so many levels- it's soft and cuddly as well as educational and fun!

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  53. The amount of song will keep the enjoyment going for a long time

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  54. The dancing and he is so sweet. Just like having a little friend!

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  55. love the dancing

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  56. How it has a variety of songs and the dancing :)

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  57. The dancing is so much fun

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  58. The dancing looks really fun

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  59. I absolutely love this, especially the dancing

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  60. it all looks fantastic. love the dancing the most

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  61. what a fantastic prize!

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  62. nichola armstrong16 May 2013 at 20:12

    Songs with 25 to choose from my grandson will love it and I am sure my children will love to sing along and teach him the words

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  63. its so cute and looks so much fun but i know it's educational!

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  64. I have been wanting to get this for my Granddaughter, it looks wonderful. I have bought her quite a few of the Laugh and Learn toys and they are all fantastic. This is different in that it dances and wiggles about and im sure will be so much fun for little ones

    @tjsi1963

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  65. I love that it's such a fun toy whilst also having educational value.

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  66. Love the dancing! x

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  67. bright colours - sure to keep the little ones attracted

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  68. Songs and puppy dancing is so cute

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  69. i love that he does all that & is still soft enough to cuddle!

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  70. It's fab! Bright and looks like it will keep a little one amused for hours!!

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  71. The song variety, 25 songs is pretty impressive.

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  72. So many different thing s on it and the elarnign for kids is real good :)

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  73. The dancing. Dex was obsessed with a dancing snowman xmas toy round his nanas - he'd love this!

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  74. Watching my son dancing with him :-)

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  75. caroline kelly20 May 2013 at 22:22

    he's so cute!! @ckelly2304

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  76. The simplicity of it. A child can play with it without the need of an adult to do or press something every minute.

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  77. how soft it looks so it can also be a bedtime buddy not just a normal toy

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  78. It has to be the dancing

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  79. His dancing,singing and his floppy ears,he'll certainly encourage children to dance :)

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  80. Donna Mitchell23 May 2013 at 19:29

    I like the dancing

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  81. the bright colours and interactivity of it

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  82. looks like fun

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  83. that there are over 25 songs and different phrases

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  84. the lovely bright colours, there really eye catching

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  85. The dancing is very cute and would be funny to a small child x

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  86. Super cute and cuddly interactive toy :)

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  87. Pam Francis Gregory25 May 2013 at 21:21

    The smiles they bring

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  88. It looks quite sturdy like it could be dropped and thrown around and not suffer any problems. That would be good if you spending £45

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  89. Because its interactive, it will last longer as a toy of interest

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  90. He's cute and colourful.

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  91. The songs, aiat looks great fun

    claire matthews-curtis
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  92. the dancing is great but i loved it in the video when his ears went up and down :)

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  93. the 25 songs are brilliant and the dancing

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  94. The dancing and the songs

    Tweeted as @rahelaa

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  95. I just love it all. It's definitely going on the gift ideas list :)

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  96. the amount of different things that can be done to achieve ultimate interaction and enjoyment for a child

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  97. Its bright soft and safe all the things i want for my granddaughter

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  98. I love how bright he is and the fact that he dances too x

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  99. the dancing

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  100. The songs and dancing :) my daughter old love it!

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  101. I like the fact it has a number of functions that are both fun and educational.

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  102. Colourful and multifunctional and fun at the same time

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  103. fun and educational too.

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  104. the dancingand bright colours!

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  105. Lots of songs

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  106. There's lots to love such as the music, dancing, clapping, a great all round early learning toy to keep little entertained and amused.

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  107. Lindsay Lovell28 May 2013 at 09:59

    Bright and colourful and Cute!!

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  108. So so so cute! Song variety too. :)

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  109. I like the fact it's suitable from 9 months when most interactive toys seem to be from older

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  110. Laugh, theres nothing more amazing than hearing a child laugh along with someone/something

    Becci Cleary
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  111. I like the fact it teaches letters and counting.

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  112. its educational

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  113. The A-B-C's :)

    @Jamiecomps

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  114. Educational and fun as well as being absolutely adorable.

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  115. The songs and of course dancing..so cute

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  116. I had the earlier incarnation of this toy for my older children. All of the great features are still there, but I love the addition of the animatronics, the dancing and clapping are great :) x

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  117. It is cute and kids will love it singing and dancing

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  118. The variety of features that the puppy has - lots of exciting activities.

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  119. I love the amount of songs the toy has, so it dosent get boring :) x

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  120. It looks like loads of fun for my little girl

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  121. i like everything about it because its educational

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  122. 25 songs is amazing and so educational x

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  123. I Love the fact that it has different options!
    This would be fantastic for my two year old son to Laugh and Learn, and for my little girl to Dance and Play! They would both be able to play with this together, and have so much fun! It is lovely!

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  124. It's super bright and super fun :-)
    p.s. I also love the Apptivity iPhone case, saved my phone from being eaten several times!

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  125. I would love to win this for my grandson he would absolutely love that it dances the songs. Its soooooooo cute

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  126. This would be perfect for my 3 year old grandchildren

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  127. The wiggling! - it's bound to create oodles of giggles!

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  128. My youngest is always dancing whenever he hears anything with a vague rhythm or beat so I love that the puppy dances and plays music that is educational too.

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  129. Jane Middleton29 May 2013 at 00:21

    dance moves

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  130. The fun bright colours but the fact that it has so many ways to entertain a child fabulous

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  131. That Puppy is the best toy ever!

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