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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)


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  • The Bounce and Learn Pony is an active learning toy that interacts with the television
  • The Pony uses a wireless device to connect with the TV delivering animated content
  • Baby interacts by bouncing up and down and spinning a roller on the handle bars
  • Mom can choose the level of play and audio options
  • Without being connected to the TV, baby can play on the pony and be rewarded by songs and sound effects from the pony itself
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 16.1 x 18.9 inches ; 13 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B0015UUW0M
  • Item model number: N0446
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 1 - 3 years
  • Batteries 6 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,781 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Important Information

Safety Warning
CAUTION This product contains small parts which are for adult assembly only.

Product Description

Product Description

Baby can hop on this interactive pony and ride out an incredible learning journey.

Amazon.com

The Smart Bounce & Spin Pony from Fisher Price offers interactive, fun, and educational video games designed to grow with your child through toddlerhood. If your child is between 12 months and 36 months of age, is under 44 pounds, and can sit on the pony unassisted, then she is ready to play.



The pony is actually the controller for educational video games. View larger.


The receiver features kid friendly controls. View larger.
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The Good: Wireless technology, easy-to-use features, and challenging games make this interactive pony and educational games entertaining and educational for toddlers

The Bad: While it's recommended for children 12 months or older, most 12-month-old children will be too small to use this toy effectively.

In a Nutshell: Interactive pony and its included educational games provide plenty of physical coordination and mental stimulation for toddlers
At a Glance

Ages: 12 to 36 months
Requires: 3 AA Batteries and 3 C Batteries; TV
Construction and Design
The Smart Bounce & Spin Pony is a molded plastic pony that sits on a wide, sturdy plastic base. But this pony is much more than your standard rocking horse: it is also the actual controller for the included educational video games.

After some quick-and-easy adult assembly (you'll need a Philips screwdriver) and battery insertion (you'll need three AAA batteries and three C batteries), we found it easy to start playing right away. Just plug the included receiver into your television, VCR, or DVD player's audio/video input jacks, and the game introductory screen will appear on the TV. Using wireless technology, the pony's motions control the video games. Your child can bounce and spin while riding the pony to interact with the "learning sites," or games, that she chooses to play.

We found the wireless technology very convenient: we could put the pony anywhere from 3 to 15 feet from the receiver. That said, we discovered that, as recommended, the pony should be positioned on a carpeted surface, since it slides relatively easily on hardwood floors or other smooth flooring material.

Games That Grow With Your Child
The educational games feature simple, colorful animation that's easy for a small child to relate to, as well as perky, bright background music and fun sing-along songs. (Adult caregivers will appreciate that the potentially relentless background music can be shut off during play.) The child causes the animated features to react by bouncing on the pony and turning the drum on the pony's handle.

The Smart Bounce & Spin Pony's five learning sites include: A to Z Zoo; Count & Grow Farm; Colorful Home; Shapes at Shore; and Opposites Playground. Each game can be played at 1 of 3 levels of advancement, which can be selected by an adult using buttons on the receiver.

Level 1 teaches the youngest toddler about action and reaction. For example, in level 1 of the "Colorful Home" game, a puppy appears on the screen and simply makes motions whenever the pony bounces.

Level 2 introduces letters, shapes, numbers, and colors. For example, in level 2 of the A to Z Zoo, each letter of the alphabet appears as the pony bounces, with the onscreen voice naming the letter.

Level 3 allows children to "count along," and works with ideas like opposites and spelling. In level 3 of the Count & Grow Farm, for example, the child makes an animal jump over consecutively numbered hurdles and is encouraged to count along with the game. Spinning the drum on the pony's handle creates additional effects, such as playing new songs or changing the weather in the scene.

Stand Alone Mode
The child can change the game herself with arrow buttons on the pony's handle. If the child stops bouncing, after a short period a pony appears on the screen reminds the child to bounce and get the game going again. It will go into "sleep mode" after three minutes to preserve battery life. Just turn the drum or bounce the pony to start it up again.

Smaller children will especially like that the pony can be played with by itself without the video games. Change the pony's switch to "stand alone mode," and the pony will play its own music while the child bounces and spins. In fact, in our estimation the stationary mode is best for the youngest toddler -- and only with lots of adult help.

While our 22-month-old child tester found it very easy to mount, dismount, and ride the pony, most 12-month old children will not be able to balance safely on it, let alone bounce and spin independently, unless they have prodigy-like athletic abilities.

What's in the Box
Smart Bounce & Spin Pony with base and handlebar; receiver


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My 16 month old's favorite new toy September 9, 2008
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
My son loves this pony. He bounces a ton with it and has a great time. We had a playdate this weekend and it was the favorite toy with all the 12-18 month olds I know. I will say I'm not crazy about the tv part. When we put it on, it didn't seem to do much, the graphics were just ok, and my son just wanted to get off his pony and sit staring at the tv. I put the video part away in the closet and he just happily bounces on the pony now instead.

Now that we've had it for two weeks, it's not the kind of thing that will hold his attention for long spans of time like the little people farm does, but he does have a lot of fun on it for a few minutes a couple times a day.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea, but it needs improvement August 11, 2008
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this for my daughter's first birthday because it says it is best for 12mos - 3 years. I LOVED the idea of her being able to have something interactive with the TV that would also allow her to bounce.
The biggest complaint I have is that it really doesn't bounce that much. It does spin, but not that easily. It doesn't even rock back and forth. My daughter couldn't get it to move much, so there wasn't much going on on the tv. I don't think it's that she's not heavy enough- she weighs 22 lbs. If that's the case, they should change the age range.
She absolutely loves bouncing, but this thing doesn't really bounce. Too bad...I'm going to have to return it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jason LOVES it...will not get off! October 19, 2008
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My 2 year old son LOVEs his Smart Bounce and Spin Pony and he understands that the more he bounces and spins the more the animations react and provide fun learning. Sometimes I take it out to the porch where it also works without the TV...Very Fun...he pretends to feed it...so cute!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Laughs November 18, 2008
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I purchased this for my one year old nephew, HE LOVES IT !!!We have lots of fun.What his mom likes is that it grows with him. She also likes the fact that it does not have to be used with the TV. It can be ridden as a pony alone,or hooked up too the TV for it's learning features.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved by my grand-daughter!! December 21, 2008
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I read reveiws before purchasing Bounce and Spin Pony, always helps to hear what others are saying. My grand-daughter adores her pony. She is 19 months old and immediately grasped the concept. She gets very excited that she can change sounds and pictures on tv. It very quickly became a favorite. She loves to ride with her baby dolls. It is very well made, I was concerned it may tip over. But I am so pleased with this product. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun to ride, TV mode awful November 16, 2008
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I do home daycare so I figured this would be an excellent way to incorporate education and fun into my toddlers' daily experience. I was wrong. Although the kids love to play on the pony, the TV part of it seems useless. The kids are so enthrawled with the pony that the TV just fades into the distance for them. Even my [...] gets frustrated when I ask her to look up and see what the TV is doing while she rides. The concept is great, don't get me wrong. I just think it needs a lot of improvement.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My little cowboy loves his pony January 14, 2009
By C. Hall
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My son wouldn't even let me finish screwing in the handlebars before he jumped on and started riding his pony. We haven't tried the interactive function with the TV yet, but I have high hopes for it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the idea but has flaws September 14, 2008
By Kelly
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I have a 3 year old and a 19 month old and both of them ran to this toy at first. They both like sitting on it but neither of them were interested in the TV parts and it squeaked pretty bad. I love the idea but it takes up a lot of room for as little as they sit on it sometimes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... been playing with this for 3 years and still love
My kids have been playing with this for 3 years and still love it
Published 2 months ago by Wendy Nunn
3.0 out of 5 stars I expected the condition to be a little better but there were cracks...
I ordered the pony and received the zebra, but wanted the zebra originally so that worked in my favor. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tracy Ann Arkin
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
They just really never liked it!
Published 10 months ago by Carol Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Bought this for my daughter when she was one. She loved it! She was too tiny to really ride it for awhile but she loved havin me bounce her on it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kori Ambrose
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift ~ not yet used.
We purchased for our grand daughter for Christmas. Have not yet opened this toy. Can't rate other than to say it seems to be great.
Published 17 months ago by Granna
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun spin and bounce pony
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony

We just purchased this for my 22 month old son and he absolutely loves it! Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Waste
By the time my kids were old enough to figure this out, they had lost interest in it. It is fun to bounce on though.
Published on May 5, 2013 by Margaret Demars
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice for a hearing impaired child
My son is 2.4 years old and he loves this pony! I bought it used off local sellers as I did not want to pay full price for an item my son won't be using for too much longer as he's... Read more
Published on January 7, 2012 by HoHMommy
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Bouncy Fun for Toddlers
Grandma bought this for our first son, but we've never hooked it up to the TV, just used it on it's own.

The cons: I think it's a bit pricey for what it does. Read more
Published on December 5, 2011 by Dorothy Kelly
2.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable
i purchased this toy for my 1 year old son and about 2 weeks into the toy the sensors don't work anymore. Fisher Price please create a more durable toy for my son to enjoy.
Published on April 14, 2011 by Cory
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