My sweet Baby Bird turned one last week! Can you believe it? This year has gone by so fast, much faster than it did with Boogie and Bubby. I’ll be posting a one year update for her soon. We had Bird’s birthday party last weekend and we decided to combine it with a playdate with our new Bright Starts toys!
Unfortunately, due to many circumstances, including that we live pretty far out for most of our friends and there has been a nasty bug going around almost all of our little buddies… none of our baby friends were able to make it. I’m glad that Bird didn’t have a clue, but it does make me a little sad! But we still had fun with the grandparents (and Uncle Dylan!), and then our little buddy Able showed up later in the evening to say Happy Birthday!
After we enjoyed Bird’s birthday party I took some time to sit down in the floor with her a few days later to play with her new Bright Starts toys. We received some pretty fun things and she has really enjoyed them!
The first toy we played with was the Learn & Giggle Fish, this toy (as are the other toys) are recommended for ages 6-36 months. This has two play modes, one is a learning mode and the other is a music mode. Bird seems to enjoy the music mode the best. Bubby enjoys this toy out of the three the most, he calls it his “iPad”. I actually am not as attracted to this one… the lights are SO bright. I was actually a little surprised as to how bright they were! But the kids love it, so that’s really what matters!
The next toy that we played with was the Learn & Giggle Activity Station. This one is SO fun! All three of my kiddos enjoy it, and even though it’s recommended for up to 36 months, Boogie (she’ll be 5 at the end of the month) enjoys playing with this one, especially when Bird joins in the fun!
This activity station is so cute, it’s set up like a window, and it’s easy for your little ones to play with this sitting down or standing up. Each pane has a different picture and some buttons that you can push and that light up as well. There’s a flip book, a dog bone, a spinning sunshine, and a funny little fish bowl that lights up when you press the cat’s paw down. (That is Boogie’s favorite!).
Your baby/toddler can learn about the different times of day, colors, shapes, cause and effect… and so much more with this fun toy! I highly recommend this one if you’re still looking for some ideas for Christmas!
This last toy is a Giggable, I think this might be Bird’s favorite! You can get several different animals including the tiger we received, a blue dog, a pink cat, a monkey, a frog and a bumblebee. These are like balls but you can roll them across the floor and the top part of the animal stays in place as it wobbles and rolls. It giggles and talks as it rolls and even makes the animal sounds of the animal you have!
We have had a lot of fun playing with these toys, it is wonderful having a company like Bright Starts that makes such fun and educational toys for our smallest little ones! Bright Starts has always been a favorite in our family!
Disclaimer: I received free products in order to host the Bright Starts sponsored Play Date. The opinions expressed here are my own.