We are big fans of VTech toys and were thrilled to have the opportunity to recently try the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset which is recommended for children ages 1 to 5. E was beyond excited once we received this toy which is vibrant in color and very appealing to the eye!
Like VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels, the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset features SmartPoint technology. The SmartPoint rhino included in the playset responds to the zoo’s several SmartPoint locations with different sounds, music, or phrases when rolled over those SmartPoints. The zoo also features an electronic entrance that teaches animal names and traits as well as colors and letters. It also plays music that is sure to get your little one moving and clapping along! As soon as E heard the music for the first time, she jumped up and started dancing!
As mom and a former early childhood educator, I appreciate that the playset encourages language development and the development of fine motor skills with it’s manipulative features. Those features include the spinning water tank, sliding elevator, and more. You can see E using the spinning water tank below!
E and her cousin Angel first had the opportunity to play with the playset. Six year old Angel did a great job helping me put the tracks and playset together which took about 15 minutes. We used the box as a guide the first time the kids played with it but since then, Angel has been creative in reconfiguring the tracks. Once the tracks were ready, E and and Angel took turns playing with the rhino, guiding it on the tracks and placing it on those SmartPoints that I mentioned above. E really loves playing with the spinning water tank and Angel enjoyed using the red lift and having the rhino zoom down the track.
After play, we take the track apart and use the box as storage. Angel can very easily put the tracks and playset but younger children will definitely need assistance from an adult. The tracks can be reconfigured or connected to other Go! Go! Smart Animals or Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets which are sold separately. Other Go! Go! Smart Animals and playsets are also available for purchase.
I personally think that the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset would make an excellent gift. It’s my opinion that children ages 2 and up would probably get better use of it and it’s a great toy to play with an older sibling (or cousin like in E’s case).
What is your favorite feature of the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset?
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