Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Bright Starts: Lights & Sounds FunPad Review
Bright Starts recently provided me with the opportunity to review one of its coolest products for early learners. The Lights & Sounds FunPad, recommended for 3m+ is a great toy that will grow with baby from early infant hood through active toddler days. It has 40+ melodies, phrases, and sounds, teaching your little one those foundational building blocks of learning: Letters, Numbers, Colors, and Shapes. It's main feature is the light up pad and main musical button, while it also has a slide switch for ratcheting sounds. It has an on/off switch with 2 volume levels.
We have been a fan of the Bright Starts collections from the beginning in our house. I love how they incorporate bright colors and black and white striping which is great for baby's eye development. One of their other products we already own and love include the Sensory Giraffe, Play A Tune Piano, Pop Links, Hop Along Carrier Toy Bar, and Tummy Turtle Prop and Play Mat.
The Lights & Sounds FunPad is already a huge hit with my 15-month-old son Logan. He goes back to it time and again during which his short attention span is engaged in all the fun things to push and head-bobbing melodies. He had no problem making the connection that the pad's little square boxes could each be pushed for different sounds, as they look very similar to mommy and daddy's App buttons on our phones and iPod which he likes to steal. I've already been referring to this product as the "baby iPad."
Some of the things I appreciate about the design are the different levels of volume, and the variation as well as the length of the melodies played. They don't seem to run on forever like some of the other musical toys that can quickly wear on a parents' nerves. This has been a great toy for taking along on car rides because it sits perfectly in baby's lap. We love our Lights & Sounds FunPad!
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***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.