Real mum's review: Fisher-Price Dance and Move BeatBo

Fisher-Price Dance and Move BeatBo was reviewed by Hannah Dale, a mum of three.

Beatbo is a fun toy that moves, sings and lights up for your kids. It was very easy to use and the children could engage with it straight away. All three of my kids were fascinated by its bright colours and movement; my four-month-old loved the lights, and my five-year-old loved holding BeatBo for him and dancing to the music. She would hold it near his face and he would watch and she would sing to the tune (a version of the alphabet song). She especially loved the talk-back function (just like the app "TalkingCarl", which every kid loves!). She would say sweet things to her little brother and loved hearing herself through BeatBo. She played with BeatBo on and off all weekend. 

Although the toy is recommended for 9-36 months, my 2-and-a-half-year-old got bored of it pretty quickly. He liked pressing the buttons and hearing the songs, but not for long. He is clever and can follow instructions, but didn't understand the dance instruction (it was his big sister who responded to the call to dance). He was fascinated by the big rabbit-like-dancing/singing-toy that he unwrapped, but he loves to be able to engage his toys (drag around a dump-truck, kick a ball or "drive" a match-box car), so this wasn't the best toy for him.

 Photo: Hannah Dale (Supplied)

The product mostly met my expectations in terms of what was promised. I thought the packaging was clear and instructions easy to follow. I was a little worried about the flashing lights being a bit too overwhelming (sensory overload), but with this toy they fit with the theme of dancing and disco-fun. 

I can see this toy lasting years, and all three of my children enjoyed playing with it, to varying degrees. It was fun seeing the kids try a new toy and having to think about it. 

We give it 3/5 stars. 

Fisher-Price Dance and Move BeatBo.
Fisher-Price Dance and Move BeatBo. Photo: Hannah Dale

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