In full disclosure, I was provided with the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset and product information from VTech in exchange for my honest review. This post also includes affiliate links.
Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset is a new fun, interactive and exciting learning toy by VTech that has recently been released. It takes a multi-sensory approach to play allowing kids to explore their creative side while learning all about animals, shapes, colors, sounds and more! The SmartPoint technology adds to the adventure as it provides ongoing opportunities for new songs, phrases and sounds.
When my boys first saw the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset by VTech, I could barely contain them. Before the box was even open and the track put together, my kids were already planning what they were going to do and how they were going to play. How often do you find a toy that sparks the imagination before it is even open? Well, that is exactly what Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset did, and it only got better from there.
Go Go Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset came in several pieces, but the easy to read and understand instructions made it simple to put together. The parts clicked together easily and the stickers were easy to apply. Luckily, this was easy to put together because I don’t think my boys could have waited much longer to play!
Once the track was assembled, the exploration and discovery began! My boys loved manipulating all the fun movable features, having the adorable rhino and penguin slide down the ramps and listening to all the sounds, phrases and songs. They also really enjoyed rearranging the pieces which created new obstacles and adventures for the rhino to enjoy.
The Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset has so many amazing interactive features that kids will love! Here is what children can enjoy when playing with this fabulous toy:
- The adorable Smartpoint Rhino (named Ryan) help kids explore the zoo.
- Each time Ryan rolls onto one of the 7 SmartPoints he responds with different phrases, songs and sounds.
- Children will strengthen motor skills while playing with the 8 interactive features such as a turning gate, spinning water gate (my kids’ favorite) and sliding elevator.
- The colorful and durable tracks can be reconfigured to create new adventures each time they play.
- The tracks can be connected to other Go! Go! Smart Animals or Smart Wheels playsets allowing for even more imaginary play.
- The playset has a electronic zoo entrance that, when activated, teaches animal names, traits and sounds as well as letter names, letter sounds and colors. It also plays various songs that kids can sing-along to!
Why do I love Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset?
As you know by now, my goal as a parent is to find toys for my kids that help them grow and develop. For me, toys should always assist children in learning and enhancing their skills while having fun along the way! Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers not only met but exceeded all my expectations! This exciting toy allows children to go on a learning adventure every time they play.
Here are 5 skill areas that kids will enhance while playing with Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers:
Creativity and Imagination: As the kids move the Rhino over the 7 SmartPoints, around the track and through the movable features, he/she is creating their own imaginary world full of adventure and exploration. The imagination continues as children use their other Go! Go! Smart Animals or Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets to create an even bigger and more unique world.
Fine Motor: Moving the Rhino around the track, clicking the tracks into place and operating the movable features help children enhance their fine motor strength, manipulation and control.
Basic Academic Knowledge: Each time the kids pass the Rhino over a SmartPoint or press the buttons on the zoo entrance they are provided with information such as colors, sounds, letters and more. The songs also make learning fun and easy. In addition, the track itself offers opportunities to learn as it is made of bright and vibrant colors and has numbers along it.
Spatial Awareness: Taking apart and putting together the tracks allows kids to enhance their understanding of spatial organization and orientation. It also teaches them about cause and effect which is an important cognitive skill.
Language Development: Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers offers so many opportunities to expand a child’s vocabulary and overall language skills. It also assists with letter-word identification and letter-sound awareness which makes children more ready to learn to read and write.
Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset is an amazing multi-sensory toy recommended for kids ages 1 – 5 years old. It is also affordable only costing $39.99. This playset makes the perfect birthday and/or holiday gift.
Here is where you can purchase Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers:
- Local retailers such as Target and Walmart