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Fun with Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Toys

Updated on December 4, 2014

Play is All About Learning!

Fisher-Price has built a brand on providing great toys for children. Over the years many parents have come to rely on their versatility and durability. They have a number of different collections and the Laugh and Learn series is one of them.

Babies learn more when they play with familiar objects. These toys maybe familiar to them, but they will find all sorts of creative ways to play with them. This is a wonderful way to have your child learn while they are playing.

These colorful toys come in many different types from soft toys to ones that have a lot of shapes and bells and whistles. Everything for interactive play while learning.

These are wonderful toys and even if you don't have young children of your own, they make great birthday and holiday gifts for friends children as well nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Stride-to-Ride Puppy

It really doesn't matter if your child wants to sit, walk or ride the Stride-to-Ride Puppy, they will have hours of fun listing to the music and playing with this toy. It comes with 50 songs, tunes and phrases that will help teach your little one as they play.

Here is what one happy customer had to say about this toy: "I bought it for my baby's first birthday. She loves everything about it: being pushed when sitting on it, walking with it, pressing puppy's nose and other buttons, feeding it. The songs are great, she dances to them every time she hears them."

Stride-to-Ride Puppy

Learning with a Dancing Puppy

This toy will help guide baby through motions, letters, and numbers while teaching language and how to follow directions. There is a "Let's Play" mode on the left foot that when you pressed has him come to life with baby-friendly motions, songs, and a wiggle!

Here is what one happy grandmother had to say about this toy: "This puppy is so much fun. He dances. He sings. He claps. His ears go up and down. More importantly, my 18 month old grandson loves him. He plays with him ALL the time."

Dance & Play Puppy from Fisher-Price Video

How Toys Help Children Learn

Toys maybe a fun part of a child's life but they also have a practical side in that they can help a child to learn and develop. There are many different types of toys and different ways to engage a child in learning while they play.

For babies having toys that are colorful, make noise and move gives them an opportunity to interact with the toy. As a result the toy teaches them to identify with different colors, language and sounds.

According to the website, The New Parents Guide, children learn using toys that encourage building, stacking, pulling, kicking and throwing. All the things that can be found in the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn series!

If you want to know what kind of toy to select for your child you need to ask yourself it the toy could be used in several different ways. Such a toy will be more enjoyable for the child as they will be able to be creative in how they play with it.

Toys should be safe, durable and attractive. Today there are more checks on safety issues for children's toys and ratings that can help parents decide if a toy is appropriate or not for their little one.

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Laptop

Now your child can enter the world of technology with this laptop toy. There are lots of colorful keys and an animated screen to teach your child about numbers, shapes, colors and more.

Here is what one happy parent had to say about this toy: Baby boy received this when he was just 5 months old and immediately was drawn to the sounds, singing and lights. As he's grown (10 months now) he loves to open and close the screen, making the music stop and start. At this stage of his growth, he's learning cause and effect, what happens when he pushes a button or spins the knob. He loves to pick it up and set it down, building his little biceps... lol. I now know each and every song from it and as my husband and I begin to sing along, he lights up!

How to Clean Children's Toys

After a while any child's toy is going to get dirty. But what is the safest way to clean toys? First of all it is best to read the instructions that came with the toy as there might be some information on the best way to clean them.

Hard plastic toys are the easiest to clean because all you need is some good fashioned soap and water and a scrub brush. Make sure you rinse well so there isn't any soap residue left since the toys are often sucked on by children.

If the toy is particularly soiled you can soak it in a mild bleach solution; about one tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of water. Again, make sure these toys are rinsed thoroughly and then dry them well.

Most stuffed or cloth toys can be washed in a machine however I've found it is best to let them air dry so the colors don't fade and the material doesn't shrink.

Toys should be cleaned on a regular basis especially if they are used a lot. Washing or cleaning them once a week is probably a good rule of thumb.

What is Your Child's Favorite Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Toy?

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