If you’re looking for a great toy for a child between the ages of 9 months to 3 years old, then you’ll certainly find that in the Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo. This toy is an animatronic friend that not only promotes physical activity, but is a learning tool as well.
When your child pushes on the toy’s LED stomach or on the top of toy’s oversized blue feet which also allow the toy to stand on its own, there’s plenty of interactive fun. Your child will get to learn things like funny songs that will make him want to dance.
He’ll also learn basic things such as the ABCs. The toy also teaches a child the different colors and how to count simple numbers. There are 3 different modes with the toy and these modes are interactive according to the age of your child.
So as he gets older, the content he’s taught will adjust to his age. One of the modes is the Dance ‘n Move, which teaches a child to nod his head and move his hips in dance as the toy does the same while music plays.
This mode teaches a child how to use his motor skills. Kids need a lot of sensory stimulation and the toy certainly provides that by engaging your child’s senses. In the second mode, the Learning and Games one, your child will have learning time and one of the popular things about this mode is the fun Freeze Dance.
It’s a great educational mode. In the third mode, called Customized Sing-Along, a parent or child can make a recording saying something. The toy will then turn that into a favorite song.
Kids love hearing things that their parents say repeated back to them this way. Using this feature can help teach children language skills, too. Using the colors on the toy, parents can help a child learn what simple colors are and be able to name them.
This early learning toy is a great help for giving children a foundation for the things they need to know for preschool. There’s a lot of fun and laughter with this toy as Beatbo thrills the whole family.
As with most Fisher-Price toys, Beatbo rates 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1000 reviews.
Many of the negative complaints seemed to be due to it being in DEMO MODE and the customer did not realize it. See my NOTE below.
It takes 4 AA batteries and they are included (actually in the toy) and some customers noted that the batteries were corroded or dead. Make sure you have some on hand just in case.
NOTE: When you get it, it is in Demo Mode and only plays part of the song. When you remove the plastic holders that keeps it in the box, turn it off, wait 5 seconds and then turn it back on, that will get it out of DEMO MODE and will then work fine.
Kids love pushing on the buttons and getting a reaction with either a sound or movement or with the brightly colored lights that flash. It encourages your child to sing and dance and you’ll delight in just watching the antics.