When is it OK to take your baby to the zoo? You certainly want him to understand the diversity of our planet’s fauna, but at the same time, he might be too young for such an experience and could get easily startled.
VTech is known all over the world not as a manufacturer of simple toys, but as a maker of educational ones, and the Go! Go! Smart Animals play set is a prime example of that, as it teaches kids more than just what animals they could encounter at the zoo.
Each of the Toot-Toot animals that comprise this set comes with fun phrases, animal and nature sounds, and the whole experience of play with them should be very entertaining.
Considering that these are toys for kids from 1 to 5 years old, the design of the animals is acceptable for them, but I’m sure that grown-ups might have some objections to make. For example, the giraffe’s neck is terribly short, and on the zebra’s head there seems to be something that resembles Yondu Udonta’s mohawk.
Besides various sounds that one could hear in the jungle or the savanna, some animals also include sing-along songs and melodies. These will prove helpful when the baby grows a bit older, as they contribute to language development.
The manufacturer’s logo can be seen on each component of the play set, and each of the animals has its respective name written on it, for when the little ones learn to read.
Overall, these toys play a very important role in the development of the baby, as they help him improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination. For one, they’re really easy to push around.
Possibly one of the best things about the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals play set is the fact that animals can interact with one another.
The play set also includes smart point locations and each time an animal passes near such a locations, their respective phrases are triggered.
The various parts of the set can be connected in different ways, so that’s up to the baby’s imagination. Of course, parents may need to help them in the beginning, but after a while, they’ll surely start to assemble it themselves.
The following clip is a video review created by Lisa Arneill, so make sure you watch it if you’re not yet convinced this play set is worth it. But since toys are only $7.99 and sets start at $19.99, you’ll surely find something to fit your budget.