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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony

3.6 out of 5 stars 76 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 Description

Product Description

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

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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


Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.1 x 16.1 x 18.9 inches
Item Weight 13.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 13.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B0015UUW0M
Item model number N0446
Manufacturer recommended age 12 month - 3 years
Batteries 6 AAA batteries required. (included)
Best Sellers Rank #299,034 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#1,700 in Toys & Games > Bikes, Skates & Ride-Ons > Ride-On Toys
#110,163 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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Important Information

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

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 already 2 years old and 33 pounds in weight.

The reason why I bought it:
My son recently had surgery for a cochlear implant and we've been cooped up inside for a few days so he was getting extremely restless, needing to burn off energy! So I did some research for stationary toys that he could ride/bounce/spin to help him release some of that pent up energy that's been storing up for days.

I gave it 4 stars for these reasons:

Pros:
~Very fun and entertaining for toddlers
~Has 3 levels with different game play/educational materials.
~Very easy for toddlers to figure out that the only way the characters on the tv screen will move is if they bounce or spin the pony.
~Entertaining even if it's not hooked up to the tv, I can take this pony outside on the deck and my son will have just as much fun as if it were hooked to the tv.
~The voice/music on the game is clear enough for me to understand (I am hearing impaired as well)
~DURABLE!!!!!!!

Cons:
~The pony doesn't have much of a bounce, my son can easily bottom it out. (Granted the pony is used, but it was only used 2 times from the previous owner so it's like new)
~Pony doesn't rock back and forth

So thus, 4 stars for two minor cons. :) If it had the rocking capabilities, and had more of a bounce, I would definitely rate it a 5 star item.
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