***Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Xander, my 2 year old son, absolutely loves interactive toys. He likes anything that lights up, talks, sings, or plays music. Kids learn through seeing, feeling, and hearing, so interactive toys are great for early development.
So of course, when we got the opportunity to review Cody the Smart Cub by VTech, I knew this would be right up his alley. Not only is this cheerful little cub snuggly and cute, he is also a great teaching tool!
Cody isn't your average cub, you see. He knows what time of day it is and greets children appropriately, he knows loads of fun songs, and he also helps to tech things like colors and counting. Sounds pretty cool, right?
Well it doesn't end there! Cody can be plugged into your computer or tablet via an included USB cord and can be totally personalized for your child! You can program Cody with names, favorite colors or snacks, and so much more.
Here is more info about Cody the Smart Cub:
• Children are introduced to valuable every-day life skills such as their daily routine, first words and emotions.
• Cody knows exactly what time it is and children will grow and learn with their smart cub every day through daily morning greetings, bedtime music, and holiday and birthday wishes.
• Parents can share in the developmental journey online through VTech’s app store, the Learning Lodge™, and personalize the smart cub with their child’s name, favorite stories, and more.
• Right out of the box, Cody includes 40 phrases, four sing-along songs, two stories and 30 melodies. Plus, parents can easily download 130 melodies, 20 stories and many more activities via VTech’s Learning Lodge™.
• Ages 6-36 months, MSRP: $19.99
When our VTech Cody the Smart Cub arrived, Xander was thrilled. He just couldn't wait to open up his new plush pal and explore!
Cody is easy for even the littlest folks to use. He is brightly colored and his body parts are labeled, which helps little ones learn word recognition. Each part triggers different phrases and activities, like stories, counting, singing, and more. For example, Cody asks the child questions that allow a child to interact, such as "Can you find my tummy?" When the child touches his tummy, there are roars of applause and encouragement. This is so much fun, and I just love seeing Xander's face light up when he correctly completes a task!
Cody also has a jewel-like heart that lights up and flashes. When the heart is pressed, you can hear a heartbeat or Cody says "I love you". Of course, if you personalize, many of Cody's phrases include your child's name, too!
Xander has literally been attached at the hip to Cody the Smart Cub ever since he arrived. He carries his cub around with him all day long, he plays with him, and he even sleeps with him. (The fact that music can be played for timed intervals comes in really handy at bedtime, by the way!)
Overall, we are really enjoying this great early learning toy from VTech. Cody has quickly become Xander's best pal, and he really loves following the directions, singing songs, and listening to stories with his cute little buddy. Xander also beams with delight when he hears Cody saying his name. It's really adorable! I would definitely recommend this toy for anyone looking for a fun, interactive and highly personalized toy for their babies or toddlers. He will provide hours of giggles, and there is always more content to customize Cody with at the VTech Learning Lodge!
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