Fisher Price Ultimate Playdate: Review

Fisher-Price Ultimate Playdate

Last week I had the opportunity to represent Mums ‘n Chums at the Fisher-Price Ultimate Playdate. I was thrilled to have the chance to spend a Saturday where my son Kai could play with as many toys as he wanted, and I didn’t have to clean any of it up!


By Emily Krbec

Photos courtesy: Emily Krbec Photography

Fisher-Price Ultimate PlaydateWe arrived at the Ultimate Play-date to find 8 awesome colour-coded play stations, each represented a different milestone: soothe, sense, move, discover, socialize, learn, create, and imagine. My son Kai was over the moon when I set him free to check out all the cool toys! His expression says it all. We spent the morning exploring the different milestones, while stopping for multiple snack breaks and taking every opportunity to say hi to the giant Little People! Kai was completely in his element, moving from one toy to the next, discovering what each one had to offer, and finding new ways to play.Although there were so many great toys available, a few of them stood out as our favourites of the day.

Kai’s Picks:

Fisher-Price Ultimate PlaydateStack ’n Surprise™ Blocks Musical Croc Block Wagon™

Being only 1 1/2, Kai’s attention span is pretty short. This toy kept his attention for way longer than usual. There were so many different ways for him to play! He enjoyed stacking blocks on the crocodile’s back, feeding him blocks, flipping out the handle to pull him along, batting at his googly eyes, and discovering the squeaky surprise in his tail!

Fisher-Price Ultimate Playdate

Crawl-Along Drum Roll™

Kai was thrilled with these musical bongo drums. Not only are they fun to bang & tap along to the music, but they also have dancing lights! The 2 drums can be easily converted into one awesome rolling drum that encourages young ones to get movin’ and groovin’!

My Picks:

Fisher-Price Ultimate Playdate

Kid Tough® Classic Doodler with 2 Stampers

I love this classic large screen magnetic doodler. It features magnetic shape stampers, a tethered screen saver pen, and an easy-slide eraser. Kids can create new masterpieces over and over again without ever having to touch a crayon, marker, or other potentially messy art supplies! It is also made with a durable kid tough frame and dual easy-grip handles. I could see this being a great toy to bring along to grandma’s house, or even on a car trip.

Magical Tea for Two

Playing together, sharing and saying please and thank you are all very important things that I would like my son to learn so that he can develop positive relationships with other children as well as adults. The Magical Tea for Two set allows him to imitate real life through imaginative play, and start to develop these important skills. Plus, it’s really cute watching him pour tea out of the handle, while holding onto the spout!

We had a great morning thanks to Fisher-Price. Not only did Kai have a ton of fun, but I enjoyed learning about the toys from the eager Fisher-Price helpers, and listening in on interviews with Dr. Maria Shapiro, Kathy Buckworth and Sharon Vinderine. We also both enjoyed watching Craig Douglas show off his juggling and unicycling skills! Spoiled with toys, treats, and fun entertainment, this truly was an Ultimate Play-date!

 

Fisher-Price Canada invited us to the Ultimate Playdate event to test and explore their newest line of children’s toys. In addition to this fun event, Emily and Kai were able to take home an information package about Fisher-Price products and a Sing-a-ma-jig® toy. 

Emily Krbec is the newest member of the Mums ‘n Chums admin team, busy mom to Kai, and also runs a successful photography business, Emily Krbec Photography

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I founded Mums 'n Chums in 2009 after realizing that the area I live in was drastically underserviced as compared to surrounding areas for support and activities for growing families. Mums 'n Chums grew popular very quickly and I have been dedicated to nurturing that growth through frequent networking, social media engagement and in person meetups. By the end of its first year, Mums 'n Chums had close to 500 members and was receiving regular inquiries from fans outside of its service area, asking when we would be expanding to serve them as well. After much careful research and polling, I expanded the site in May of 2011 to cover the entire North end of the GTA (from Cambridge to Markham), areas I believe are still receiving far less attention than they deserve from other sites and family services. We also changed the focus from small scale local mom and tot meetups to more of an informative purpose, closing down our forum and adding several talented contributors to the blog. We do still offer several large scale family events per year, such as our popular Birthday Bash events and our Holiday Bash in December. Our contests have also become a member favourite, and we strive to offer amazing prizes from trusted brands like Babies R Us, La Roche Posay, Johnson's Baby and many more. In March of 2016, after months of work spent migrating all of the site's content to a new platform, Mums 'n Chums re-launched with its fresh, new look. The changes and expansion have proven a great success and we're still getting inquiries from several other cities within the Greater Toronto Area, whom we have decided to serve as well. I have built this site and its' reputation carefully and look forward to continuing its growth!