Laugh & Learn Musical Chair

This family's one year old enjoys the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musical Chair, but it isn't the most favored toy overall.


Review: Laugh & Learn Musical Chair

Published 06:49 am

My daughter received this toy for her first birthday, and the first thing I did was Google it to see what other people said. Imagine my shock when the second or third item on Google was about the Fisher Price Laugh &Learn Musical Chair being recalled because of a strangling hazard! I called the grandparents who purchased it, and casually mentioned this concern, and of course, they had thoroughly researched it, and the problem causing the recall was fixed. My understanding is that a child's head could have slipped between the little tray and the back, but now there is a white piece of plastic that prevents that from happening.

This Fisher Price toys requires 3 AA batteries and some assembly is necessary. A screwdriver and about half an hour, though, has it ready for baby to play with. In our experience, the batteries need changed or recharged pretty frequently, too.

The Laugh &Learn Musical Chair is a cute little chair that sits low to the floor on four sturdy, short, wide legs. This makes it have a low center of gravity and it isn't prone to tipping over. When we got it, my daughter was still pulling up on everything, and she could even pull up on it without tipping it over, so that was a plus right away. She is also a climber, so the fact that the Laugh &Learn Musical Chair is low to the ground was reassuring. If she wasn't climbing the chair, she'd be climbing something else more dangerous.

The seat on the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Musical Chair has a circle in the middle with a sensor that tells baby "you are on the chair" or "you are off the chair". This helps baby or toddler understand on and off. The seat also plays the ABC's in an uptempo, jazzy tune that I found refreshing after hearing the ABC song thousands of times in the past few years. The back of the Laugh &Learn Musical Chair has a cute, laughing face painted on it.

The tray table beside the seat holds a lamp, a clock, and a book. The lamp shade has a cute face painted on it, and an arm for a pull cord. The light changes color, and tells you what color it is. The lamp also has some songs it plays.

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The clock on the Laugh &Learn Musical Chair has hands that you can spin around and it says the numbers. The winding mechanism on the back also has the clock to play songs, like a cute counting song.

The book was the first thing my daughter went for on this chair. Each little plastic page features an animal: puppy, kitty, ducky, and froggy and as you turn each page, the animal makes the appropriate sound: arf-arf, meow, quack-quack and rabbit-ribbit. She loves that part the best.

Is the Fisher Price Laugh &Learn Musical Chair worth the money? And if I had written this a week after we got the chair, I would have reported that it was the hands down winner of her birthday. She played with the toy a lot in the first few weeks.

However, I do not believe I have ever seen her sit in it. She props one leg on it to activate the sensor in the seat, and plays with the book and the lamp. She is even more adept at climbing now, and climbing this little seat has apparently lost its charm. She still plays with it, but it doesn't provide enough activity, but a more passive enjoyment. I'm hanging on to it, though. We like it well enough that I am willing to wait for the Laugh &Learn Chair to come back in favor, like most toys do after awhile.

The Laugh &Learn Musical Chair is designed to teach baby ABCs; numbers; colors; counting; shapes; songs; silly sounds; and how to make connections between words and everyday objects. I think the chair has more to teach my daughter, but I am not sure that up to 36 months is an accurate assessment. I'd change the age range to 10 months to 2 years.

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BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 50+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases
  • Includes Smart Stages technology – learning content changes as baby grows
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  • Enter baby’s age for automatic Smart Stages level changes or manually change levels with the switch
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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair

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BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 50+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases
  • Includes Smart Stages technology – learning content changes as baby grows
  • Three levels of play offer fresh songs, phrases & sounds for your little one’s age & stage
  • Enter baby’s age for automatic Smart Stages level changes or manually change levels with the switch
  • Seat activates songs & phrases when baby sits & stands
  • Busy activities include an illustrated flip-book & light-up remote control with buttons to press
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Fisher-Price Song & Story Learning Chair

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  • Press each of the crayon to hear a colorful song
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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around The Town Learning Table

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  • Press the interactive phone button for fun phrases that add to the role play fun
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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magical Musical Mirror [Amazon Exclusive]

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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair (Renewed)

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BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
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  • Enter baby’s age for automatic Smart Stages level changes or manually change levels with the switch
  • Seat activates songs & phrases when baby sits & stands

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Sis

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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Pull & Play Learning Wagon

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  • Smart Stages technology lets you change the learning content as your baby grows
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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • 75+ songs, sounds, tunes & phrases!
  • Puppy’s hands, foot, ear, and light-up heart respond to baby’s touch (5 activations in all!)
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  • 3 Smart Stages learning levels to grow along with your child
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