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Fisher-Price® Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

Fisher-Price® Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

Fall 2015 Toys
Ages: 9 months & Up
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price
Price: $39.99

This mechanical dancing bug is ready for fun. He's about 12 inches tall, with a hard plastic head, torso and feet and antennae and arms are soft to the touch. Big buttons are easy to push to get him to wiggle, dance, and sing. The light-up belly blinks with the music and when singing a song about colors it lights up to match. There are three modes of play: Dance and Move (our favorite), Learning Games (introduces colors, counting and letters) and Record and Remix (record their voice when the light is red and listen to it played back when the light is green.)

We were happily surprised to see our "older" (4 and 6 year olds) teach and play with their baby sister in a way that is productive and kind. And let's face it, getting up and dancing with a friendly robot may be silly, but it certainly is fun.

Maria Clinger   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Maria, a mother of three, has a BS in Biology and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Virginia. After teaching Biology for 10 years, one of those years in Quito, Ecuador, Maria is now a part-time Spanish teacher to sixth and seventh graders. The other half of her time is spent with her bilingual family, reading, cooking and enjoying sports.

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