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Fisher-Price Smart Stages Vacuum

Before I was an online FisherPriceMoms ambassador, I was a real-life Fisher-Price Mom. Just look back through my many articles and you’ll read stories of how the brand has been a strong factor through mine and my kids life.

Even though my kids are past the technical Fisher-Price targeted age, you’ll still find the brand throughout our house. Toys that my kids still pick up from time to time have been kept {you can’t deny the beauty of a classic toy}, to that fabulous Power Wheels Escalade that my was just recently parked in the garage for the winter. 

Yet, let’s bring it back to the basics and talk about some of the first Fisher-Price toys that your baby might play with, those bought with the goal of early learning through play.

Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages is a revolutionary learning technology that grows with your child for up to three years. The toys’ age appropriate content is user-controlled and can be adjusted to match your child’s development.

Laugh & Learn Smart Stages incorporates three levels of programmable learning, offering babies the chance to grow and discover the world at their own pace. Created in consultation with early childhood learning experts, the toys reflect the philosophy that babies learn best by experiencing the world around them.

“Our Laugh & Learn Smart Stages line was inspired by many years of observing families with infants at home, where we saw babies’ natural curiosity for everyday objects, like phones, light switches and pots and pans,” says Dr. Deb Weber, senior manager of child research, Fisher-Price. “We also found that babies’ play patterns are made-up of contextual and digital learning, and that parents are looking for learning content to help their child grow and develop. This research and insight was our starting point for developing our unique Smart Stages technology.”

The new toy line includes seven products, including the Smart Stages Chair; Puppy’s Smart Stages Home; Puppy’s Smart Stages Train; Smart Stages Crawl Around Car; Smart Stages Laptop; Smart Stages Vacuum; and Smart Stages Mower – all designed to encourage experiential learning through active play.

Smart Stages technology features developmental play for little ones starting at six months, progressing all the way up to 36 months. Each toy is effectively three-toys-in-one.

For example, in this personal video of my twins {at 15 month sold} form October 2009, you could literally play a game of ‘spot Fisher-Price’, yet there is a Smart Stages product in the video – the Vacuum.

My Katie, an early walker, is learning balance and coordination and cause and effect when she runs over her sisters toe. Playing with the Smart Stages Vacuum brings out talking, dancing and clicking of the tongue. Finally, she knows to puch it around like mom and clean the carpet – imaginative and role-play.

Yet, keeping an eye on Fisher-Price in my video is somewhat distracting, as you’ll see with Sophia and her ‘habits’. This real-life video shows real-kids, real play and all the joys that parenting brings. I’m happy to share this glimpse of what raising twins is like – right down to this funny moment only before shared with close family and friends.

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WIN IT: Two {2} Canadian readers are going to get a Fisher-Price Smart Stages Vacuum! ($29.99)

Fisher-Price Smart Stages Vacuum review giveaway

Smart Stages Vacuum – For ages 12-36 months – It’s clean-up time – with a push-along Vacuum that encourages baby to learn through real-world role-play, and features three light-up shape buttons that help teach baby about colours, shapes and letters. Parents manually change the level for content updates.

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  1. i think this is the cutest thing! i would love to win it for my daughter. she would have fun with it but also is educational and I think it would be cute that she could pretend that she is helping mommy

  2. I’d like to win this for my 9 month old son for Christmas as things are a bit tight this year, Hes learning now how to hold his balance, interested in sounds and lights, this would be perfect for him to stimulate and learn!

  3. I live fisher price and have many items here, and at grandmas from my childhood. We would ove to add this to our collection as well. My son loves the push toys (mowers, ball popper etc).

  4. love to win this for my grand daughter. She is only one and just learning to walk I’m thinking something like this would help her get up and start walking instead crawling:) plus she loves bright colors and she makes believe all the time

  5. I’d like to win because I have a little helper who would love to have a vacuum to push along with me.

  6. My grand daughter (who just turned 2 in August) loves to ‘help’ me clean. So it would be great for her to have her “own” little vacuum for her to feel like she’s ‘helping’ g-ma too. 🙂

  7. I would love to win this for my granddaughter, so she knows how fun it is to play with Fisher-Price!!

  8. I would love to win because this would make a great gift for my nephew either for Christmas or his first birthday!!

  9. This would be an awesome gift for my grandson , he loves to help me vacuum so he could have his own , thanks for the chance 🙂

  10. I’d like to win this for my granddaughter she would love this……and its never to early to learn them to clean lol

  11. This would be great for my one nephew and I love that these Smart Stages toys can grow with them. Would love to win and give it to him for Christmas.

  12. I would like to win because this is the perfect little gift for my granddaughter.

  13. the little ones love ‘helping’ with chores so this would be fun for them to help with! Love Fisher Price toys!

  14. Our son always mimic us when we vacuum so I think he would love to have his own vacuum cleaner.

  15. i would love this for my grandson it would teach him how grandma cleans her house lol and not only that i grew up my self with Fisher Price toys myself along with my children and I have alway’s been impressed with how they come up with different types of learning tools for children at different levels of ages and this little vacuum is just adorable and great for kids to see how grown ups do housework everyday !

  16. I’d love to win for my daughter, who will be nearly 1 at Christmas and ready for some of her very own fun toys- rather than her brother’s cast offs!

  17. Well we have to teach our grand daughter to pick up after herself some time, don’t we? hehe 🙂

  18. I would love to win because my toddler has just reached that cute stage where she wants to help with everything! When I vacuum she tries to do it with me, which sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t (e.g. on the stairs). She would LOVE this toy and I would love it because when I am vacuuming spots she can’t help with I can have her using her own vacuum elsewhere! 🙂

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  20. Why because kids love playing with vacuums, my niece would love this

  21. My son loves to help, but our Dyson is way too heavy for him to hold. This would b perfect. Thank you.

  22. my nephew loves playing with his toy broom set and would go nuts over this adorable vacuum. i would love to win to give it as a holiday gift to him.

  23. I’d like to win because my niece is always trying to help cleanup with the real vacuum so this would be a fun toy for her

  24. Thank you for sharing this video!! The twins are so little…and funny! I didn’t have a video camera for Sara when she was little…something I really wish I had because so many moments are simply memories that I am unable to share…I think this new toy line is fantastic and a really great review!

  25. I’d like to win this because I have been realizing that my youngest doesn’t really have many age appropriate toys because the older 2 have so many toys. I think it would be good for her to have toys that are designed for 2 year olds.

  26. I’d like to win this for my granddaughter – She is afraid of vacuums and it might help her get over her fear – thanks

  27. I would like to win this for my grandson, he would have so much fun with this. He might just leave my vacuum alone.

  28. My nieces would love this since they are always trying to help their mom with the housework!

  29. I would like to win because this toy looks so fun and also may help teach some good habits as far helping with chores goes.

  30. my grandson loves to vacuum with me it would be great if he could have his own vacuum

  31. I’d like to win this for my niece! I remember having one of these when I was a kid & I could be just like mom!

  32. I think my 18 mon old would love to use this vacuum beside me. I would love it if it would stop him from trying to use mine.

  33. My toddler tries to “help” me when I’m cleaning so I know she would absolutely love this toy!

  34. My daughter loves to help out. She’d love her own little vacuum. Plus it looks so cute

  35. This is such an adorable toy that my daughter would love to play with. She could vacuum with me!

  36. I would like to win this for my little daughter who loves helping mommy clean the house!

  37. I already have one of these and the grandkids have had a lot of fun with it. I’d like to win this to donate to our local Christmas Bureau so some other child can have as much fun, too.

  38. I would love to win because this would be the perfect toy for my nephew! He would love it!

  39. every child loves vacuuming until they are old enough to realize its cleaning lol

  40. I love Fisher Price toy and this would be an ideal present for my younger grandchildren.

  41. I would so love to win this as my great nephew is starting to walk around and would so love to play with this

  42. I know of a sweet little one who would love to use this. She is always trying to use her mom’s big vacuum. 🙂

  43. I have so many friends who have had babies or are having them, i would give this to one of them

  44. This would be perfect for my niece. She is always following her momma around trying to copy what she does.

  45. I would like to win because this would be perfect for my niece to get a head start on learning to clean.

  46. I’d like to win this because i have 2 great granddaughters ages 2 and 1 and they love pushing things around the livingroom, so I would gift it to them.

  47. I have two little great granddaughters. I would gift this if I won to one of them.

  48. I already bought one as a gift and would love one for my son! We’ve got about 10 little ones all born within a few months of each other among our friends!

  49. I would love to win this for my son! He is always trying to “help” Mommy vacuum, it would be great for him to have his very own!

  50. I’d love to win because my daughter always wants to help me with the vacuuming, and with this she could!

  51. Fisher-Price toys are great and stand the test of time! This would be great for my niece or nephew!

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  53. My daughter loves helping me at home. She already helps sweep. This vacuum would be great for her!

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