Fisher Price: See 'n Say
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fisher Price: See 'n Say adapts the classic children's toy for a mobile device, adding videos of the animals in their habitats. It's simple enough that toddlers can explore on their own and not get stuck. In addition to hearing the sound the animal makes, kids also see a short video clip of the animal and hear facts about it.
What kids can learn
- using and applying technology
Engagement, Approach, Support
The video quality is a bit grainy, but the design of the spinner mimics the classic game really well. Kids will get a kick out of spinning and learning about animals just like their parents did -- but kids today get a little extra with the multimedia.
The four video clips for each animal give kids quick but detailed information about each animal, so kids get a depth of understanding. Kids are empowered to choose which animal they learn about, or they can let the spinner decide.
Toddlers and preschoolers will be able to navigate without any help.
What's it about?
On a colorful screen that looks just like the See 'n Say toy, kids tap the spinner (or tap the animal they want the spinner to land on). They'll hear the sound the animal makes when they tap it and then see a short video clip (about five seconds long) of the animal in its habitat and hear some interesting facts. Each animal has four videos. Two groups of animals are included, and kids can tap the arrow or shake the device to get to the second set. They'll learn about ducks, pigs, chickens, sheep, cows, horses, frogs, eagles, cats, goats, turkeys, and dogs.
Is it any good?
FISHER PRICE: SEE 'N SAY is totally toddler-friendly. The controls are easy for them to maneuver -- they can randomly tap, and the spinner will spin and choose an animal, and the video clip will automatically play. Little ones will love seeing and hearing the animals, and older preschoolers will appreciate the tidbits they learn about each animal. The videos are a bit grainy, but each lasts only a few seconds, just right for a toddler's attention span. It's a good choice for toddlers to explore on their own or together with a sibling or parent.
Families can talk about...
Play "What does the ____" say with your toddler. It's a classic that never gets old!
If possible, visit a farm or petting zoo so your toddler can see some of the animals featured in the game -- and maybe even touch them.