Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair

It takes creativity to design and manufacture a developmental toy that children will want to actually play with. The Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair shows that working with something as simple as a chair can be the starting point for hours of playtime for your child.

This friendly chair is made of durable plastic, but it still offers a comfortable place to sit. While your child is relaxing in their chair, they can read stories and utilize the chair's audio library to learn letters. Fisher-Price put its Smart Stages technology in with this toy, which means that this toy's learning programs develop right along with your child.

Basic Features of the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair

The Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair has a standard chair design with a large and happy face to greet your child. The chair initiates music and learning lessons whenever your child sits on the chair, and even when your child stands up. Parents can program their child's age into the chair and the chair will automatically deliver lessons and music appropriate to the child's development.

On one arm of the chair is a number pad that parents use to program their child's age and children using during number lessons, and on the other arm is a book of images your child can look through. The seat lifts to reveal items such as keys and give your child a storage spot. The top of the seat has the alphabet around its border, and there is even a recliner lever on the side.

The manufacturer has set the retail price for this toy at $26.49, which is a number that does not include any sales tax or shipping charges. The recommended age range for this toy is one to three years old.

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair Features

The Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair has a lot of interactive features fcr children and parents. Those features include:

  • A number pad that is used to program the child's age and used for number lessons
  • The number pad lights up when numbers are pressed
  • A plastic book of animal images on the left arm of the chair
  • The seat lifts for extra storage and as part of object identification lessons
  • The stages toggle switch on the front helps parents to choose what learning stage their child is at
  • The seat can tell when a child is seated on it and when the child stands up
  • The audio library includes music, a wide variety of spoken phrases and learning lessons

It seems that the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair has as many features that are only for show as it does interactive features. The features only for show include:

  • A recliner lever on the right side that does nothing
  • The objects under the seat are just decals
  • The alphabet on the outside border of the seat is just decals
  • The face is not animated
  • A number dial on the left arm that appears to do nothing

There is a small amount of assembly required for this toy, but its light weight makes assembly easy. This toy requires three "AA" batteries which are not included in the packaging.

Products Similar to the Learn Smart Stages Chair

The Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy and Friends Learning Table offers learning options similar to the Smart Stages Chair, but in the format of a table. There are musical keys children can press, and there are various audio lesson files that can be triggered by pressing certain buttons on the table. The table also has a flip book of animal images, and a toy phone.

The VTech Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet Train has a different way for children to sit, but it still offers many of the same learning lessons as the Smart Stages Chair. Children can conduct their own train locomotive and attached car, while they listen to music and learn about the alphabet.

Getting children to sit still can be a challenge, but the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair can get children to sit and learn. This fun toy has plenty of options for children to explore, and many ways for parents to help their children develop.

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