I am a sucker for any toy with a bear (hmm…I wonder why). So when VTech offered to send me the new Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Forest Adventure Playset™ featuring a bear for Bear to review, I couldn’t resist.
This colorful play set is part of the new VTech brand extension Go! Go! Smart Animals, which follows the award-winning introduction of Go! Go! Smart Wheels last year. This interactive animal-themed play set features fun sounds, short tunes and sing-along songs, but can also used for traditional play thanks to the off switch (thank you VTech!).
It comes disassembled in five pieces but snaps together easily. It took me a total of 2 minutes to set it up. Before I could even finish snapping the pieces together, Bear had the bear in her hand and was rolling it all over the coffee table. I showed her how to play with the Bear in the “forest,” which kept her attention for over an hour (yes, an HOUR!). She loved all the sounds and music, but the fact that the Bear could roll around the house like a matchbox car was her favorite feature. She also had fun with the twisting butterfly, sliding squirrel, spinning gear and turning gate.
VTech came up with this cool technology called SmartPoint™. As an animal is rolled over one of the two various SmartPoint locations on this play set, fun sounds and phrases are triggered. Additional animals with this technology are sold separately (monkey, tiger, lion, hippo, giraffe, elephant, zebra and alligator). We were sent the Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Zebra and Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Monkey ($7.99 each) as well for Bear to enjoy. These three pals have been gracing my family room more than any other toy these past few weeks, which is a true testament that this set is a winner. All of the animals light up and have these super cool flashing mohawks.
The Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Forest Adventure Playset™ is for kids ages 1 – 5 and retails for just $14.99. I think it’s perfect for a 2-year-old and will now be one of my go-to toys for kid’s birthday gifts (how can you beat the price?!). It also works with Go! Go! Smart Wheels™ Playsets, which is nice as an add-on or a stand-still toy.
Stay tuned for a fun giveaway starting next Wednesday!