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Watching my son grow from a baby into a little boy has been such a fun and thrilling journey. It’s hard to believe that next month he will be 2 and a half years old! I’m always on the lookout for toys that are not only fun and keep his attention during playtime, but also have an educational and learning aspect to help his mind grow. VTech’s Cody the Smart Cub™ could not have arrived at our doorstep at a more perfect time!
This lovable plus bear is the latest addition to VTech’s line of infant and preschool toys geared towards early learning skills. Geared towards ages 6 months to 36 months, your child will be introduced to valuable every-day life skills. For instance, they may learn their first words and emotions, and as they grow, they will learn more about daily life routines.
As soon as I pulled the bear out of the box, my son couldn’t wait to see him! I didn’t even get him out of the packaging before my little man was pushing on the tummy and heart to make it light up. It was not long before his favorite activity with Cody was to give him high-fives! Cody also responds to hugging, and tickling. My son definitely got a kick out of that!
One of the really cool aspects about Cody the Smart Cub™ is that as soon as you take him out of the box, he already knows 40 phrases, four sing-along songs, two stories and 30 melodies to use in interactions with your child. I can’t tell you how many times I heard my son singing the song “Hello, my friend! Let’s learn and play. We’ll have fun, lots of fun, all the day!“. Plus the bear contains a super awesome internal clock. That’s right… he knows when it is morning, or dinner time, or even night time. For instance, at night, Cody the Smart Cub™ will know to say good night and play a long soft lullaby for your little one.
Though what is even more cool is that parents can simply head on over to VTech’s Learning Lodge™, where you can download even more fun for Cody the Smart Cub™ and your child. There are 130 melodies, 20 stories and many other activities available. Even better is that when you connect at the Learning Lodge™, personalize your child’s Cody the Smart Cub™ by adding in your child’s name, their favorite stories, songs and holidays. The toy comes with a USB mini cable that you can use to hook up the bear to your computer for downloads.
Overall my toddler is having a blast with Cody. While some of the aspects are geared more towards infants, my son really enjoys pushing the left paw to “have a party” and the left foot to hear various tunes. He received a doctor’s kit for his 2nd birthday this year. He enjoys using his little stethoscope to listen to Cody’s heart beat, which you hear when you push his light up heart. Also don’t worry parents… there is easy volume control and an “OFF” button on the battery pack in Cody’s “back”.
Whether you have an infant, or a budding preschooler, definitely check out Cody the Smart Cub™ for smart educational fun!
Cody the Smart Cub™ in action!
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