Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Smart Learning Home
- Three stage levels grow with your child
- Four possible languages are available to learn
- Develops your child’s gross motor skills
- Educates your child on colors, numbers, and letters
- Compatible with the Fisher Price 3-In-1 Smart Car
- Great for learning through role playing
- Batteries not included
- Wiring can be weak and faulty
How it works
The Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Learning Home is at the forefront of learning and development in small children. The smart learning home is intricately designed to the very last detail to be able to give your toddler or baby a realistic role-playing experience. The smart home comes with sounds, songs, and pieces that replicate a real home and give the baby the opportunity to develop gross motor skills and listening skills. As with a lot of Fisher-Price toys, the toy will grow and develop with your baby as they transition from baby to toddler. The smart home has three different settings that can be adjusted according to your child’s age giving the home the opportunity to teach in different ways. Your baby will be crawling, standing, and walking as they work their way through the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Learning Home.
Once inside the house, there is a full kitchen where your baby can cook, wash dishes, and dry dishes. Also in the kitchen is a shape sorting refrigerator, and across from the kitchen is a smart home hub where baby can turn on the lights, check the weather, and turn on the thermostat. The newest technology included in the house is that parents have four languages to choose from when the house speaks to the child. The language choices are English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. The house also comes with a switch where parents can choose the development level of their child. Starting with level one and going to level three, parents can choose at what level they want the house to teach.
Most of the pieces are oversized, which not only allows for your baby to learn the skills of using their hands to pick up and put down objects but it also allows for your child to see the details of the pieces that mirror and mimic real-life items like the mail, dishes, pans, and utensils. It is recommended that parents place the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Learning Home in a safe area on a soft surface because the child playing in the home will be crawling and standing and will need a soft surface to play on.
The Smart Home Hub
When your child’s hands move the hands of the clock, the clock will start counting the numbers from one to twelve depending on where the hands are pointing on the clock face. There is also a thermostat in the hub area that will allow your baby to know when the temperature is too cool, too hot, or just right. The office area of the home has a day planner agenda book that helps teach your baby the ABC’s, numbers, and colors.
The front of the refrigerator is designed to look like a real smart fridge with WiFi buttons, music buttons, and temperature control. The front of the fridge also gives your baby and toddler the opportunity to learn numbers as the fridge has a number chart on the front. Next to the refrigerator is the stove and sink. Above the sink is a hook where your baby can hang their utensils or their pan. The pan can be placed on the stove and the blocked food can be placed in there to simulate cooking. There are plates and utensils for your baby to play eat with when they are done the cooking, and after eating they can place their dishes in the sink where they can be washed and placed in the drying rack area to dry.
The Outside Area
This side of the house also has the rain gutter where your child can put balls into the drop-through gutter where they will fall into the ball holder on the bottom. The front of the house has a front door that when opened and closed makes a funny sliding noise that will make your child laugh. There is a real doorbell that rings inside of the house for when your child’s friends come to play. The house numbers light up as does the porch light.
On the far side of the house is the mailbox that when opened contains real mail for your baby to take in and out of the mailbox. The back of the mailbox can also be accessed from the inside so that your child can sort through their mail in the office area. There is a solar panel located on the outside of the house that has a slide mechanism where your child can choose whether it’s daytime or nighttime. Next to the mailbox is a charging station for an electric car. The Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Learning Home is compatible with the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn 3-In-1 Smart Car. Your child can hook up the car to the charger and the house will recognize the car and greet it as it and your child come closer to the house to come home and recharge.
Motor Skill Development
These exercises will also help your child develop balance as they use upper body strength to move items around and place them into specific places. The smart learning home also requires that your child walk or crawl into the house and then stand up as they work in the kitchen and the office. This way, your child is also working on developing leg muscles and balance for walking and running.
The house will also introduce your child to new sounds like the ones that come from the kitchen. The house also teaches colors, the ABC’s, and numbers, which are an integral part of any child’s early educational development. These skills are the basis for higher learning, and your child will get to experience all of this learning while playing through role-playing. Parents and adults can play with the child and further encourage them to repeat sounds and phrases and move to the music in an attempt to enjoy learning and developing through interaction with the parent along with the house.
Note that the batteries are not included with the house, and you will have to purchase those batteries separately. There is also an area of the house where you can find the wiring system that makes everything light up and make sounds. Some parents have found that the wiring can easily be faulty preventing some of the aspects of the house to work. It has also been found that you can fool around with the wires by tightening them in a wire harness that will help them operate better. Other parents have had experiences where the plastic construction has shown up a bit warped making assembly a bit difficult and the mailbox sometimes has issues staying shut. These are items to be on the lookout for as you play with your child.
Language Learning and Level Skill
The learning level switch comes with three stages. Depending on the stage your child is learning at will determine what switch you want to use. Level One is Explore that allows your child to explore the house and learn the basics like numbers, colors, and letters. Level Two is Encourage, which gives the house the capability to play more songs, speak more, and learn more numbers with the clock, days of the week with the calendar, and the weather through the weather button. Level Three is Pretend, which has the house give your children commands like “answer the door” or “get the mail”, and the house will also go to its full capabilities of having your child fully role play in the house.