Real mum's review: Fisher-Price Smart Touch Play Space

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space reviewed by Maria Rodriguez, mum of a 9-month-old.

The Play Space has definitely shown the promise of a toy set to encourage child development (and a lot of fun!). 

The design of the toy is especially great for encouraging aided steps without a parent as the touch bar graduates in height, helping your child to move independently and explore their newfound mobility.

 Photo: Maria Rodriquez

The Play Space is easy to use, and given the various settings, it is very obvious that it is a toy that grows with the child as their skills develop. The age suggestion given is 6-36 months and given the many uses and ways to play with it, this is the type of toy that will last.

My son is currently 9 months old and at the stage where he wants to pull himself up on everything. The Play Space provides a safer and interesting piece of equipment that continues to pique his interest, ensuring he pulls up on that instead of the entertainment units and drawers kids seem to constantly be drawn to.

In terms of play, the touch bar is quite sensitive which is great, especially for those not yet standing and playing in a sitting position. The colourful lights are eye-catching but not obnoxiously so unlike many flashing toys on the market. Also, the integration of spinning wheels and a ball slide on the sides of the Play Space make it a multi-faceted toy that is sure to keep young children entertained.

I would definitely recommend it to other parents, particularly those with children in the early stages of developing mobility. Not only has the touch bar provided entertainment in the form of the lights and music, but the ball slide and the spinning parts on the sides have been just as entertaining for my son, particularly when he has had enough of standing and wants to play while sitting or lying down.

Overall I would rate the toy 4 out of 5 stars.

Buy it now at Target.