Fisher Price Singing Star Gym

Fisher Price Singing Star gym

One of the top stimulation toys is this activity center by Fisher Price. For more about best educational baby toys, click here

I did not specifically look for the Fisher Price Singing Star Gym when searching for a good baby activity center... one that will teach and develop a number of skills over a long period. These are typically some of the essential features I want in any 'good' educational baby toy. Not only does this make good 'learning' sense, but it is also good value for money.

First Impressions

Let's look at the Fisher Price Singing Star Gym. By now you must know that I like activity gyms for stimulating baby development very much, mainly since they teach such a wide range of skills. And this gym is no exception. It is a great combination of contrasting colors, textures, lights and sound… all of which are used to stimulate and draw attention.

Now, if you go to http://www.babydevelopmentnews.com/developmentalbabytoys.html you'll notice just how many vital development areas this one educational toy deals with, especially when used when your baby is still only a few weeks old.

Age Range

Very, very young babies (say, from about 3 or 4 weeks and older) can get a great develop experience with this toy. Go to http://www.babydevelopmentnews.com/babymilestone.html  and look at the photo of the little baby playing on his back with the ball. Now, that activity is critical to physically prepare the lower body areas for crawling, standing and walking.

What Does It Do Well?

The Singing Star Gym does exactly that... only better. It encourages your baby to bat and swing at the bright and attention-getting dangling toys while lying on his back. It does not take much effort to create some response. These actions help develop his coordination and physical abilities. One more advantage of this gym is that it plays 10 different melodies thereby stimulating hearing perception and keeping your baby occupied much longer than with a ball.

How Long Will My Baby Benefit?

What I like about this activity center is that even when your child is a bit older (a few months) and start sitting up, the keyboard adjusts to the right height. This stretches the learning period still a bit further and obviously means more value for your money. The position of the gym can be changed. It can be used when the baby is lying down, with the rattles hanging. Then is can be tilted at 45 degrees for sitting him in a bouncer or a car seat. Turn it to 90 degrees when he's standing. And by changing the legs set up, it can be placed for playing while your child is sitting.

Although I'm not certain of the exact number, there are at least 6 sound modes. This ranges from:

  • one button playing a whole song
  • pressing buttons that triggers a song to repeat, and...
  • one button triggering a single tone... almost like a keyboard

The Fisher Price Singing Star Gym is very well-built. But that does not mean it was made to balance or lean on! Oh, and it really is EASY to put together.

One of the top stimulation toys is this Singing Star Gym. For more about best educational baby toys, click here

What Are The Downsides?

Your child will love this activity center. It is good stimulation for just about everything except tummy time. I estimate that most parents would get at least one year's learning and development value from it... some up to about 3 years (with one child only!). But it may be a bit pricey for some... it currently sells for around $40.

Short Summary

As with all Fisher Price toys, manufacturing quality is superb… so it will surely last to stimulate and encourage your second and third child.

The Fisher Price Singing Star Gym is really one of the great baby learning toys around!

Fisher Price Singing Star Gym