VTech® Smart Shots Sports Center™
|MSRP : $39.88|
Sale : $29.82
|Sold & shipped by Walmart|
- Product Description
- Additional Information
- Tossing and kicking the ball promotes gross motor skills.
- Manipulative features promote fine motor skills.
- Animations and sound effects attract your baby's attention and enhance curiosity.
- Introduces shapes and numbers.
- Sing-along songs and rhymes help stimulate language development.
- Scoreboard counts baskets, promoting the concept of cause and effect.
Really Fantastic toy for a 1 year old.
This is a great toy for a baby, what baby doesn't like to play with balls then you throw music in and its a party. I can see that this would keep a 1 or 2 year old entertained but the recommend ages of 12 months to 3 years is a little over extended I think. I have a just turned 3 year old and thought this would be good to get some activity in since its going to be winter time soon. While she is entertained by it shes not going to get a lot of use out of it. Wish it had the grow with me feature on it also. Would have been nice if the goal or rim could have been raised to meet her height. The toy was easy to assemble only needed a screwdriver and batteries. The music was catchy enough to have even my older daughter sing along to it. The score board is pretty generic and wish this was nicer quality. If the toy did not say it was clapping i would have not figured out that it was trying to display clapping hands. I would defiantly recommend for a 1 year old birthday gift they will love it.
Fun, Flashy & Physical learning fun!
I would give the VTech Smart Shots Sports Center an 8 out of ten. This toy offers many kinds of stimulation such as lights, sounds, songs, flaps, gears and buttons to engage the child's senses with. Two different kinds of balls (a basketball and a soccer ball) offer a way to learn to pick up, throw, kick and dunk. Similarly, sensors in the basket and the goal count out how many "dunks" or "goals" have been made while the lighted score board shows the corresponding number as well as cute symbols such as smiley faces and stick figures and even encourages learning shapes. Balls are able to be filled with a standard ball inflation needle if they deflate. There are also two bowl like divots behind the front legs for storage of balls when toy is not in use. The toy pops easily into place without instructions, however instructions are included. Also included are screws to securely fasten popped in pieces in place. Highly recommend using screws especially in long term daily use of toy because picking up or moving of toy can cause pieces to come loose if not properly secured with screws. And although I think this is a great toy, it is not without its faults. The first that I noticed is that recommended age is 12-36 mo. While I am sure that a 24-36 month old can in fact play with the toy, it is awfully short for children of this age. I think that in my opinion the toy is more suitable for children around 6-24mo. Also, basketball hoop on this toy folds down a bit, which could lead to child becoming off balance if they try and grab hoop for support. And while base is large, it is still not large enough to prevent tipping over of toy (if basket is pulled on or such). That being said I do love many things about this toy, even the small details such as cute creatures decorating the backboard, and I think this toy is a fun, flashy and physically engaging toy for a child to learn and play with!
High Quality Toy
The Sports Center has assembly required, but that is not so bad because all the pieces pretty much snap together. It practically assembles itself. The backboard has two small screws required to keep it in place. Batteries are not included and it needs AA batteries. The game is very vibrant in color, the volume isn't too loud, and there are nobs and buttons on the front of the Center to add to the fun. It comes with a miniature basketball and soccer ball. Both balls are of sturdy construction and perfect for little hands! The basketball game counts out-loud (and displays on the screen) each basket that is made, which is a very fun counting game! The center also has little songs it plays. My Five year old and my two year old both love this little sports center! I do, too, because with winter fast approaching this will make an excellent indoor activity! I highly recommend this sports center! You can't go wrong!!
Durable and entertaining
The age limit on this toy is 12-36 months. I got this toy for my 35 month old son. He is honestly too tall and old to enjoy it to it's full potential in my opinion. I mean it has wonderful developmental benefits such as gross and fine motor skills, cause and effect, and language development, but he is past most of that at this point. Despite this, it still grabs his attention and he really likes sitting down and playing with all of it's features. It it loaded with education opportunities such as learning shapes and letters, counting to 10, and over 50 songs, melodies, etc. My son also loves that it has a built in place to store the included balls when he is playing with the other features. I would also like to point out that this toy is very durable. He has been dragging it from room to room, playing with it, and has even thrown it a time or two and you cannot tell.
Fun learning sports activity set
This sports center activity set is pretty cool. Setting it up looked rather simple as I watched my husband do it. My 18 month old daughter was immediately taking the basketball and soccer ball and making slam dunks. Once the batteries were in she had a blast making baskets while listening to the score board encouraging her with how many baskets she had made. She really liked the different songs and melodies this set played and she had a blast exploring the different functions and buttons and sounds this play set had to offer. Right now she is the perfect height for this activity set at 31" tall and will be for a little while but too much taller and I can see her losing interest but for now it's pretty great and she can learn and practice counting and be encouraged and shoot hoops and also learn how to kick a ball in the goal. She has not quite figured out how to kick the soccer ball into the goal but she will get that in no time. She definitely loved playing basketball with her dad that's for certain. The set is light weight and not too bulky which is great to move around and place in my daughter's closet when not in use with no need to disassemble. I love this little activity sports center and my daughter does also which is fantastic. I absolutely love this set and would recommend this learning activity set to anyone.
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