Saturday, June 27, 2015

Reviewing Babies and Pushbutton Toys

Review of the Fisher-Price Boppin' Activity Bugs Toy

Photo of grandson on his first birthday
Tyler on his first birthday

I recently spent ten delightful days visiting my youngest grandson who was celebrating his first birthday. Since it has been over 40 years since my children were babies, I'd forgotten how appealing toys with buttons to push are for tiny tots.

Tyler, like most babies, loves to push and pull, wiggle and turn (and bang on) his toys. And toys with bright colors and fun sounds are especially appealing.

Fisher-Price Pop-Up Toy


One of the birthday gifts Tyler received is the Brilliant Basics Boppin' Activity Bugs pop-up toy by Fisher-Price. It has all the features babies like best ~ bright colors, sounds, and things that move ~ all baby-powered (no batteries required)!

Fisher-Price Activity Bugs Push Button Toy

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Boppin' Activity Bugs

This pop-up toy has four colorful 'bugs' which wobble around when baby bats at them. Then they can be pushed down where they lock in place. Next there is a row of four actions to get the 'bugs' to pop back up – a slide, a pull switch, a toggle knob and a turn knob. A good learning activity that helps baby develop motor skills. A toy especially designed for babies and toddlers in the 6 months to 3 year range.

Happy Birthday, Tyler

Baby Tyler and big brother David playing with birthday toy
Baby Tyler and Big Brother David

Tyler, and his big brother David, really enjoy playing with this Fisher-Price activity toy. And 'grandma' very much enjoyed being at their house for this special one-year-old birthday celebration!

Fisher-Price Popup Bug Toy
Fisher-Price Pop-Up Bugs Toy available on Amazon

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(c) Review written on 6/27/2015.  Updated 5/2/2018

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  1. How wonderful to spend time with the grandbaby! And it's so much fun to watch the grandbabies with toys that capture their attention.

    1. It WAS wonderful, Dawn Rae. I'd forgotten how much fun it is to just sit and watch a baby enjoy playing with a toy that appeals to them. :)

  2. First, I have to say a belated Happy Birthday to Tyler! It is always nice to have a big brother to help lead the way too. I am sure you had a wonderful visit with memories you will cherish for the rest of your life Elf!

    Now about the toy, I do remember, now that you mention it, how much my children always loved those button toys that are so brightly colored and appealing. An excellent suggestion for a gift for a toddler!

    1. It was great fun to be with the baby for his first birthday celebration, Mouse. Big brother enjoys the toddler toys just as much as the baby does. :)

  3. I remember both of my grandkids loved their pretend cell phones with lots of buttons to push and noises to make. It was also just the right size for little hands.

    1. Kids love imitating the grown ups and bigger siblings with toys that look like the real thing -- like cell phones. And us parents and grandparents enjoy watching (and helping) the little ones play.

  4. Pushing and punching buttons. Ahhh, that explains it! Love my boys! Loved their toys!

    1. Boys and toys just naturally go together, don't they Susan? Also, little girls and toys. :)

  5. Pushing and punching buttons. Ahhh, that explains it! Love my boys! Loved their toys!


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