Fisher-Price Hot Holiday Toys

Holiday shopping? I am officially done but please don’t hold that against me ;-)  If you have a special baby in your life to buy for…I shamelessly recommend these Fisher-Price Hot Holiday Toys…

Fisher-Price hot holiday toys

  1. Fisher-Price Lil’ Snoopy Tippin Treats Game
  2. Fisher-Price I-Jig Interactive Electronic Puzzle System
  3. Fisher-Price Chatter Phone Talking Game
  4. Fisher-Price See ‘n Say Talking Game

With the Tippin Treats Game kids aged 3+ collect bones and chased the motorized Lil’ Snoopy around the room to get them into his bowl before he tips over. Very smart of Fisher-Price to include movement, hand-eye coordination and physical coordination into this game. (Next play date with toddlers? – take out this game!).

The I-Jig Interactive Electronic Puzzle System brings the old game of puzzles to our digital children. In the first mode of the game, the I-Jig encourages kids and teaches along the way. In Mode 2, kids play Find & Seek with the puzzle. And in mode 3 each puzzle has a unique game to play. This is certainly a toy which grows with your toddler!

I remember a friend having a See ‘n Say Talking Game, and I remember loving to play with it over and over. The new version of this hot holiday toy has 3 different game levels to play (but don’t worry the original “pull the lever, watch the arrow spin and land on an animal” is still the heart of this fav. game.

Interested in more Fisher-Price Hot Holiday Toys – check out some of my past Fisher-Price Toy Reviews

The chatter phone was always a favourite of mine (and when you think of it…how many of our kids have actually seen a dial phone?!). Fisher-Price has switched up this fav by adding buttons (sigh…goodbye dial) and including 4 different games which teach kids about animals, animal sounds, numbers, and counting. It’s interactive and fun!

I love giving toys which offer more than one way to play. It allows kids to learn (and honestly, gives parents some stimulation – because I know it’s nice to switch things up!). My son is the perfect age for all of the above toys – but knowing his personality – I know the I-Jig Puzzle and Chatter Telephone would be especially great to give to him.

PARENT CLUB TIP

The amount of toys received over the holidays can be overwhelming for kids. Hide a few of the newly gifted toys in the back of a closet and bring them out on the next snow day (or later in the spring). It’s a good way to spread out the play (and interest) in new toys.

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own.

Hot Holiday Toys

We are all holiday shopping n’est pas? *she typed raising her hand*. Yes. Well, let’s make holiday shopping a little easier shall we?…I created a little go-to infographic on the Hot Holiday Toys for 2014 (are you reading this Santa?)…

Hot Holiday ToysHot Holiday Toys

  • Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker
  • Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair
  • Fisher-Price Lion Walker
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car
  • Fisher-Price Happy Sounds Home
  • Fisher-Price Stand n’ Play Rampway
  • Fisher-Price Mike’s Glendragon Castle Playset
  • Fisher-Price Disney KlipKlop Stable

Before you buy – you might want to have a read of my toy reviews for the Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High ChairFisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car, and Fisher-Price Mike The Knight (they all have my votes as hot holiday toys!).

Things to keep in mind when buying toys…

Size Matters (not in everything in life…but in toys…yes).  Like the Space Saver High Chair in there – you need to take into consideration the space which the toy will require. I once had someone offer me their indoor ball pit…lovely offer…but it would have taken up my whole living room.

Brand Matters (I know we all try to get a deal – but when it comes to toys – go brand name). No name brands might offer similar-looking toys but is the quality there? Is the safety there? Is the research & development there? I trust Fisher-Price as a Mom. I am a Fisher-Price Play Ambassador because I believe in their products. For a baby, pre-schooler or little boy/little girl…I would buy nothing else.

Fun Matters (pretty much in all things in life but especially toys). Does the toy look fun? Are there different ways to play (levels, colours, numbers, sounds, action)? Is there a cool-factor to it (my son LOVES cars so anything with a vehicle has a cool-factor)?

Skills Development Matters (especially for toys for lil ones). Can they work on hand-eye coordination? Can they see action/reaction? Can they make choices during play with that toy? Seems like an afterthought when searching for hot holiday toys but really skills development matters. The early years of play really build the foundations of our skills. I love to chose toys to gift that help build skills…and play.

And of course Price Matters (it always does). Fisher-Price always has a good range of products for every budget. And I know we all appreciate that.

Now go forth…and shop…easier. ;-)


Disclosure: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this post are my own. 

Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair

Take it from an experienced Mom – the high chair is an important part of childhood.  From meals to snacks to playing – the high chair is prime real estate. Like many, my eating area (also known as our dining room, homework room, art area, and central-hub-of-the-home) is not huge. Which is why I was thrilled to try the new Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair. Guys, this highchair is half the size and all the function. And it is awesome.

Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair

Disclosure: the pictures of this Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair were taken during my son’s nap…ironic…because this high chair saves space…and nap time saves my sanity ;-)

The high chair is not just furniture or kid gear…it’s part of our life. From the 5am bottle (yes, we need to get rid of that) to breakfast to lunch to doing “homework” (i.e. colouring) with his big sisters and then on to dinner…hours upon hours of our lives are spent in and around the high chair.

Oh and the snacks that have been had in that chair…I have more than a few Snack Ideas For Toddlers

Snack Ideas For Toddlers

 What are my must-have high chair features?

I wouldn’t even look at a high chair that didn’t have a recline feature. Sounds snobbish? It’s experience my friends. From the newborn days when we reclined my son (while we ate with the big kids – that was my rule – all family members at the table – if awake – during dinner) to upright seat for baby to booster seat for toddler. Having something which grows with your child is essential!

Easy to clean (obvious must-have feature right?). I have machine washed our Fisher-Price seat pad many times (great results every time). The easy to remove tray is dishwasher safe (though I admit…I still wash it by hand…I always need it before the dish washer gets run).

Quality because with high chairs…it matters. When I go to the drop-in centre – I admit – at snack time I grab the Fisher-Price high chair. I even went so far as to buy a 2nd hand Fisher-Price high chair to keep at Grandma’s house for when we visit. I believe in the quality of these high chairs that much. What it comes down to is that…I trust these high chairs. In them, my son is safe to eat, drink, watch the world, play at the table…enjoy the world around him.

Want to look at the Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chair from my viewpoint?

Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair

 

Take it from experience…Fisher-Price SpaceSaver High Chairs will save your sanity (and perhaps a bit of that prime real estate space in your dining room).


Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own.

Imaginext

Imagine a little Imaginext. What is it you ask? Imaginext is a line of Fisher-Price toys for the 3-8 year old crowd. A world created for hours of play, imagination, discovery, and a little bit of learning. Imaginext is definitely to be put on your hot holiday toy list this year…

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That Rescue City Center above features a city scape that is sure to entertain a pre-schooler. From the gas station to hotel, from the police station to hospital – the different sides of this toy offers different play environments (from top to bottom!).

My son is not quite Imaginext-age…but soon will be. And I see how he is creepy towards adventure with his play. From putting his Mike the Knight figures into his Jake and the Neverland pirates ship…he creates worlds and situations…well, that only a toddler could imagine.

I think his adventure-thinking is being developed by what he sees…

Ed Venture

Imaginext is Turning on the Adventure by introducing the new Ed Venture webisodes featuring Ed and his friends as they discover worlds of adventure as firefighters in Hot Time in the City and as a knights in Through the Crystal Eye!

Yes, I let my son watch cartoons. And I know it helps him develop his imagination. It also helps me supervise my big kids while they do their homework. Webisodes – like Ed Venture – are my cartoon go-tos because A) no commercials B) the length is usually just enough time to keep my pre-schooler entertained but not so long he is watching for hours.

Fisher-Price Contest

Visit www.imaginextadventure.com for an awesome Imaginext contest for Canadians (you’ve probably seen the contest promoted on YTV right?!).

You and you’re little one (I always recommend parents and kids to surf on-line together rather than allowing kids to surf solo) will be able to play an online game and unlock the next phase of the game by solving clues.

By registering to play the game, contestants will be entered to win 1 of 5 $300 Imaginext prize packs (that would make holiday gift giving easier n’est pas?!).

Each prize pack will include:

• Imaginext Rescue City Centre
• Imaginext Mega Apatasaurus
• Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle
• Imaginext Batcave
• Imaginext Monsters U Scare Floor

Imagine not having to add pre-school holiday presents to your family budget because you’ve won that amazing Imaginext prize pack?! Imagine having your kids play all day on Christmas with their new toys…while you enjoy watching them with a hot coffee in one hand. Bliss! ;-)

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the  Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own

Little People – Big Discoveries

Little People – Big Discoveries. Yes, kids. And also Fisher-Price. Put the two together and you get my son…role playing with his new Little People Characters while I witness big discoveries of his imagination. TEASER: there’s a mention of an awesome Fisher-Price Contest in this post. 

Fisher-Price Little People

There is my son. Playing. A vehicle must always be involved. Always. Luckily, the NEW Fisher-Price Little People characters fit perfectly in our not-so-new-but-still-really-good-Fisher-Price vehicles. Quite often I overhear *insert toddler voice here*

“Oh no CRASH!”

“He has a boo boo”

Toddler boy role play. Sometimes violent. Sometimes creative. Always intriguing.

Little People - Big Discoveries

“To da hosbital!”

What I see is that he “gets” role play. He speaks for the characters and also speaks the story to himself (a story he creates on his own). I also see that he has discovered the world around him. He knows how a car drives, how a helicopter flies…that you go to the hospital to see a doctor when you have a boo boo.

Fisher-Price Little People

The role play doesn’t always “fit” a story board – like the time the dragon from Mike the Knight met these Fisher-Price characters.  The caption on this picture would certainly be…Little People – Big Discoveries (and add in “eek-a-dragon!).

As a Mom, I like that these new Little People characters reflect modern day kids – in product and on-line. Different personalities. Different races. English and French. Things which set them apart and things which connect them together. Just real life children.

So about that Fisher-Price contest…

Fisher-Price Little People Contest

 

Visit http://promos.treehousetv.com/littlepeople-bigdiscoveries-contest/ in October and November where you can play a hide-and-seek game to find new characters on the Fisher-Price playsets. Enter to win 1 of 5 $265 Little People prize packs!

Each prize pack  includes:

Is that not an amazing contest?! Image how winning that prize pack would help make your holiday shopping easier!

Discovering a contest…or a discovering new way to play…little things matter.


Disclosure: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own. 

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

You can’t forecast how a toddler will behave in a car ride…but you can forecast how much fun they’ll have in a toy car!
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car is a non-moving car which offers tons of play time fun. I’m going to go out on a limb and forecast the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car as the hottest infant toy this holiday season.Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

Discover the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

Do you see the colourful shape sorters on the door? A great way for your little one to discover shapes, colours and sorting.

Do you see that the door opens and closes? A great way for your little one to learn opposites.

Do you see the big red car? It encourages kids to crawl around, sit up, pull themselves up, hold on and move around.

When my son was younger, I searched everywhere for a toy car where he could pretend to steer, change gears, put on lights. Every kid wants to “be like Dad” (or Mom) and driving is such an attraction for pretend play. Boy, I wish this toy was on store shelves last year!

Also included in the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car:Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

  • 75+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases

  • Interactive dashboard with lights, sounds & busy activities

  • Light-up baby “GPS”

  • 3 modes of play: Learning, Music & Imagination75+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases

  • dashboard with lights, sounds & busy activities

  • Light-up baby “GPS”

  • 3 modes of play: Learning, Music & Imagination

  •   Built-in ramp for ball play (includes 3 balls)

It always amazes me how kids discover how to play with toys in different ways. Take my son’s Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Play n’ Go Construction Set I had always set it up in the way it was pictured on the box. Leave it to some boys (who were visiting on a playdate) to discover that the ramps could be switched around; creating different routes to send the wheelies. Me-the-grown-up: do what’s on the box. Kids: discover.

Cars, books, musical toys are great, non-gendered, gift ideas for toddlers. What’s your favourite toy to give to tots?


Disclosure: I am part of the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Learning Toys

Learning toys are the way in which kids learn about the world around them. From stacking a toy to hearing a song, children are constantly hands-on learning the concepts of language, shapes, colours and more through play.  I don’t specifically go shopping for learning toys however if an educational toy happens to have the brand, quality, and activity that I’m looking for…yes, I’d choose that.  Here are 5 Great Learning Toys which you might want to add to your lil’ one’s holiday list…
Learning Toys

Learning Toys

  • Smart Phone (press buttons = learning numbers)
  • Laugh & Learn™ Dance & Play Puppy (a great way to learn ABCs)
  • Brilliant Basics™ Rock-a-Stack® (shape and colouring sorting)
  • Laugh & Learn™ Click ‘n Learn Remote (available in FRENCH!)
  • Brilliant Basics™ Baby’s First Blocks (more shape and colour sorting)

The above toys are all part of the Fisher-Price Educational Toys and Software line.

Think about the ways in which your child plays with these sort of learning toys. They learn action and reaction. They learn language (ABCs for example). They learn numbers, opposites, letters and greetings. They learn about the world around them n’est pas?

Laugh & Learn™ Click 'n Learn RemoteAs a parent raising bilingual children, I have to point out that learning toys like the Laugh & Learn™ Click ‘n Learn Remote are a great way for toddlers to practice, experience, and play in French.

When you consider What Makes A Good Toy? you have to think about:

  • Brand (do you trust it?)
  • Quality (will it last?)
  • Entertainment (will my child love this?
  • Price point (yes, $ does matter)

Learning toys often hit each of these targets simply because a lot of research has gone into their production.

You, as a parent, also impact making a toy good by engaging your baby in play.

  • Play with your child (pushing buttons, singing songs, sorting shapes)
  • Count as you press numbers or move objects
  • Say colours aloud “Red square” “yellow circle”
  • Introduce opposite words like “Up & Down”
  • Make play time fun

Parent Club Play Tip

One of my toddler’s favourite games is for me to take toy pieces (say the rings from the Brilliant Basics™ Rock-a-Stack®) and hide them while my son closes his eyes. Sheer giggles. every. time.  I see him investigating the world around him while he lifts pillows and looks underneath chairs for the rings. He uses his language “Found one!” and tries a bit of critical thinking “Where dat red one?”

How does your child learn through play?


Disclosure: I am part of the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas’ Adventure Castle Track Set

This is one of those toy reviews where the explanation is all in the pictures of play. From the moment the Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas’ Adventure Castle Track Set saw the box all I heard was “Mommy, play?”  ”Mommy, OPEN IT!” “pleeeeaaasssee Mommy” (proving visuals are very appealing…especially to toddlers). Though my visual of train tracks and tower pieces and die-cast metal engines…well…a bit surprising…

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas' Adventure Castle Track Set

Oh. My. Word.

But you know how in Thomas & Friends episodes…there is always a challenge and then that challenged is figured out and everything works out in the end? Well, THAT.

I sorted the pieces. Looked at the picture on the box. And snapped the pieces in place (from a Mom to Fisher-Price: thank you for creating toys which don’t require tools or screws when putting them together! I am no good with tools. However, I am great at piecing). With cheers from my toddler “You did it Mommy!”, I can proudly say I, all-by-myself, put this toy together in minutes.

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas' Adventure Castle Track Set

It was a very Thomas & Friends moment.

You might assume from the name “Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas’ Adventure Castle Track Set” that there is some sort of portability involved here. You would be right. The play set folds up and has a carry handle for easy portability (and great toy room storage).

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas' Adventure Castle Track Set

The connectable die-cast metal engines roll down the train tracks with just enough speed to make it addictive. My son placed the trains and retrieved the trains over and over. We have a great number of Thomas & Friends engines which all work great on this track. The two levels of track provided lots of play choices (and boy did he play!).

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Adventure Castle

A) I love that little hand

B) I like how play with train tracks help develop his hand-eye coordination, grasp, fine motor skills, and imagination.

Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas' Adventure Castle Track Set

Thomas King of the Railway Movie DVD

I never “got” the train attraction until I had a boy. And now our house is just like a train station (I’m sure there is a joke there).

There is a gradual, yet continuous, growth to our Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends toy collection (all very much played with…daily).

I’m sure we’ll soon be adding the Thomas & Friends King of Railway DVD to that collection – as Thomas always entertains – and it looks like the perfect sanity-saver for our next road trip.

It is the visual picture of play which tells us if our children like (or don’t like) certain toys…you see from these pictures…the review  of Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas’ Adventure Castle Track Set is most positive!


Disclosure: I am part of the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Fisher-Price Little People

I grew up with the Fisher-Price Little People. They were friends before I had in-real-life friends.These are the Fisher-Price Little People which I grew up with…

Fisher-Price Little People

They came with my Fisher-Price Hospital set (now considered a “vintage” toy).  The Fisher-Price Little People girls had plastic hair while the boys had painted on ‘dos. And culturally diversified?…well, the toys reflected the times.

Todays, modern & NEW, Fisher-Price Little People look much, much different…

Fisher-Price Little People New

Let’s try something…scroll up to those vintage Fisher-Price Little People and then scroll back down. What do you think? Size wise they are about the same but everything else is so much changed (modernized, compelling, entertaining).

Little People friends are a lot like real kids, each of them unique and special, with personalities and quirks, much like your toddler or preschooler. Whether your child has the outgoing energy of an Eddie or the thoughtful spirit of a Mia, getting to know these friends will help them learn about themselves and others. And as your child grows and develops, new layers of play unfold—with ever-growing opportunities to explore, learn, and discover new things.

Of the  Fisher-Price Little People friends – my son is most like Eddie…

Fisher-Price Little People

“lots of energy” and “go-go-go!” perfectly describes my busy toddler. I appreciate that Fisher-Price understands that no two kids are alike and as such offer a group of characters with different skill sets to help our kids discover and imagine. Being a bilingual, bicultural family – I also really appreciate the diversity of the friends.

My vintage Fisher-Price Little People were fine for a child of the (ahem) 70s. But my digital children are more attracted to characters with definition, uniqueness, friendliness and fun – much like the Fisher-Price Little People. Happy character faces, outreached arms welcoming adventure, colourful and content.

I still have those vintage characters in storage…however the new characters?…there are in the diaper bag for play…because my son is go-go-go to discover new ways to play…and these characters will fit in quite nicely.

Disclosure: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own. 

 

Fisher-Price Mike The Knight

Back from vacation and the summer treats keep coming. A brand new toy is just the ticket to beat the Post-Vacation-Blues and inspire a little at home play (so this Mom can catch up on laundry and emails!). Fisher-Price Mike the Knight Glendragon Castle Playset has been completely entertaining to my toddler son…

Fisher-Price Mike the Knight

Fisher-Price Mike The Knight Deets:

  • 2 sides
  • 3 levels of play
  • Over 20 sounds & phrases
  • Includes 10 pieces

Fisher-Price Mike the Knight

It always makes my heart smile when I see my son playing. Since our vacation, his vocabulary has erupted like a volcano. As he plays I hear him talking, whispering, even sometimes yelling at Mike and Galahad (Mike is the Knight – Galahad is the horse).

Fisher-Price Mike the Knight

All of a sudden, at 2 and a half, pretend play is kicking in. “Night time” he says and puts Mike in his bed upstairs in the castle and Galahad beneath in his bed. “Wake up!” he calls seconds later and has Mike flip the bed up and slide down to the horse.

Fisher-Price Mike the Knight

Perhaps because our vacation was so physical (lots of walking, running, hiking and swimming) I so appreciate the fact that my son can sit still at a toy (even if it’s just minutes at a time). He’s going to pre-school next week (sigh) and I have hope that toys like this Fisher-Price Mike The Knight set help him focus, explore, and imagine.

Kids moving is a great thing. Sitting still is good too. ;-)

Disclosure: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own. 

Royally Overjoyed Baby Shower

I admit it: I love the British royal family (truly, I have a ton of royal bio books from Henry the 8th to Prince William). Why? Because its history. And they are a family. I history and families are two of my favourite things. So as I, and the world, wait for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal baby…I share some news of a Royally Overjoyed Baby Shower.

OVERjoyed Fisher-Price

That’s me – 7 months pregnant with my son. Though he was my third child (and tradition says baby showers are only for first-time Moms) my friends and family still celebrated his birth by showering me with gifts and food.  (Related: Five Things To Give To New Parents – psst…I just mentioned #1). I so appreciated celebrating our new birth and I so appreciated the new baby items (you know my oldest and youngest are 10 years apart and boy – does baby gear ever change in 10 years!).

I must admit – I was a bit of a reluctant princess when it came to being the centre of a baby shower where you are treated like a royal. Don’t get me wrong – I was overjoyed to be pregnant – but was very uncomfortable with the attention my pregnant belly received. People rubbing my tummy, asking when the baby was due, out-loud-discussions of “will it be a boy or girl”.  I must say – I side with the royal fans who wish Kate her pregnant-privacy…there is something to be said about having a private pregnancy.

However, I’m  really looking forward the Royally Overjoyed Baby Shower event here in Toronto (July 23) where my fellow #FisherPriceMoms and special guests will get hands-on with some Fisher-Price Gear Favourites.

Some of my personal favourite things to gift at a baby shower are:Fisher-Price-Royally-OverJoyed

  • A few favourite children’s books (and then you can add to their library every year on their birthday)
  • A diaper cake made out of Fisher-Price diapers
  • A contribution to a big-ticket group present like a stroller or crib
  • Diaper bag essentials

Fisher-Price Mom INSIDER INFO: sign up for Fisher-Price emails to get insider info like the Royally OverJoyed Baby Shower Event

What’s YOUR favourite baby shower gift?

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own.

Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Play n’ Go Construction Set

Going to the cottage, I knew my son would have tons of fun in the water (no need to pre-plan activities with swimming, splashing, boating, and rock throwing right at your door step). However, I knew land time activity was essential to helping him wind down post-water-fun. One toy but with many different variations of play – Travel Toy: Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Play n’ Go Construction Set.

Fisher-Price Play N' Go Construction Site

My son first played with the Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Play n’ Go Construction Set when we adventured on the Allure of the Seas cruise (go on…read about our amazing family cruise experience - the pics of the Fisher-Price Royal Babies – Royal Tots Play Class has some of the best travel toy ideas). So my son loved this construction site so much on our trip…I bought one when we got home. And it has been the best toy investment (and actually a very frugal price).

Whether we are going out to dinner to a friend’s house, an overnight, or on vacation at the cottage – I pack up his Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Play n’ Go Construction Set and I know he’s got entertainment on hand. What’s so cool about this toy? You can change the set up of the tracks thus you can switch up the play. Yellow and red track at the bottom and orange in the middle. Yellow at bottom, orange in middle, red on top. Whatever you like! And lil’ hands can move the Wheelies (you know they are the favourite toy here) over the ramps, under the ramps and through the caves.

And it travels so well. The ramps and Wheelies (I can fit 3 ramps and 4 wheelies) store in the green play area and the brown play area snaps on top.

Fisher-Price Play n' Go

I easily fit this under a seat in the minivan.

Fisher-Price Play N' Go Construction Site

Whether you are at a beach, cottage, or just hanging out on vacation – the outdoor activities are plentiful – however it’s great to have a plan B activity for down time, rainy days, or lazy mornings. This Play N’ Go toy is our go-to travel toy.

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own.