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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank Fact 2022

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Product Description

Fisher-Price’s musical Baby My Smart Purse, which retails for $60, can fetch up to $3,000 on resale sites. Though it’s the most in-demand My Smart Purse, it’s also the rare one that doesn’t appear to have received any use. There’s some scuffing on the hardware, but none of the intricate details have been compromised, and the bag features all the bells and whistles that the other My Smart Purses boast.

Facts About Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank

whats the diference from the other one? i saw 2 on fisher price

My granddaughter has the older version and my younger grandson has the newer version. The differences are mostly in what is molded onto the coins. The older version has a big coin and a small coin in each color. The big coin has the mama animal front and back and the small coin in each matching color has the baby anima… My granddaughter has the older version and my younger grandson has the newer version. The differences are mostly in what is molded onto the coins. The older version has a big coin and a small coin in each color. The big coin has the mama animal front and back and the small coin in each matching color has the baby animal front and back. (Heads and tails, get it?) The older version has a switch to go from music to counting but is not “specifically” geared into smart stages. Both kids love their piggies regardless of the version.

Ours is saying open when it is closed and closed when open. Is there a way to fix this. Just arrived today like this.

I would contact the seller

Is it lead free?

It should be.

Is this version better or the one that vibrates?

My 2 1/2 year old niece and I had a terrific time playing with the piggy bank Sometimes you don’t need all the bells & whistles, just a simple toy is best

Does another version have french

I think Amazon.com (US site) let’s you purchase on other countries’ sites? Try www.amazon.ca (Canada site); I saw a version with French there.

Does the pig oink?

Yes when you press it’s nose it oink’s , also when you press it again it says that’s my nose, press it again and it sings a song etc.

Can I buy replacement coins somewhere?

I really don’t think so that wouldn’t make any sense you can call Amazon and ask them but I don’t think so.

Como cambio el idioma ya que viene en inglés

Es ingles en espanol
Pig es profesor

I know you can turn the sounds off, but will the coins still go in when it’s off?

Yes. You can turn it on English or Spanish. Or turn it off overall. And you can use it and open the door to take the coins back out when is off as well.

What type of batteries does it require?

I gave this gift to my grandson for Christmas. I think it came with batteries, but if not, most things I give require AA batteries. I will tell you that it was a big hit and he played and played with it. One mode on it counts each plastic coin in Spanish which I thought was a great idea for little ones.

What’s the difference on standard packaging and frustration free?

FF packaging doesn’t have the display box that can be a pain to remove the toy from.

Where is this made?

China I believe

Ours is only playing Two songs plus a few phrases. Should it play more songs than that. The description says 40 plus songs and noises.

I’m not sure of the exact amount of songs and phrases it does but it does play different ones on different learning levels and it’s quite a few.

What’s the difference between frustration style and standard ??

I didn’t realize the two choices. I got the standard and my granddaughter loves it. I bought it for her first birthday!

Is this worth buying for a 21 month old?

Yes i bought it for my 12 month old and she LOVES it she puts the coins in and opens it non stop! Plus it counts with them and each coin has numbers so much to play with and different stages of learning.. i def think its worth it!

Info About Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank (Reviews From Amazon)

EXCELLENT gift for a 1st-3rd birthday

This isn’t the same one my kids received 5-6 years ago, a little smaller (easier to store.) I know this seems weird, but this is AWESOME for 1-4 year olds. Even my 7 year still likes hers. The front is easy to open for kids, they can’t choke on the coins and you can push his nose in! Super fun. 2 levels of play. And it’s not SO noisy, you’ll cry every time you hear it. Batteries last forever (at least on the old one) and this version has batteries already in. Plus!!

Not like the old ones, no volume control

The media could not be loaded.  Purchased this toy because we had one before for my first kid. The first one was great so we decided to get it for my 1 year old, one setting for volume and it’s super quiet, maybe too quiet. It sounds a little muffled too. This might be great if others but for us we had to turn down the TV or turn it off so my son could hear the toy. Never had the problem with the first one. They aren’t made like they used to be, the decals (on and off switch) is almost peeling off and we’ve had it for 2 weeks. It will serve it’s purpose just wish we could adjust the volume to be louder. Overall my one year old really enjoys it, he loves the songs, and it’s great for his fine motor skills. Would recommend.
Pros: great for fine motor skills, number learning skills, and Spanish counting skills
Cons: no volume control

BEST 1st Bday gift!

BEST 1st Bday gift! My daughter received this for her first birthday last month. Even 5 weeks later she still loves it. I was surprised that less than 24 hours she had everything figured out.

Pros
* Perfect size for my petite 1 year but still big enough for older kids. My 3 year old niece loved it too!

* Holds my daughter’s attention longer than anything else.

* Durable! Our piggy is kicked, thrown and dropped everyday for over a month. 100% holding up, even the door.

* Easy for 1+ ages to operate everything independently.

*Teaches fine motor skills.

* 10 coins! Because you know some will get lost ( plus you can buy replacement coins! )

* The coins are large and durable. No choking hazards.

* Adorable songs and noises when his nose is pressed.

* Teaches counting to ten in English and Spanish ( You are able to turn Spanish off but there is no off for English)

*Comes with batteries,

* A toy that will be interesting for more than a year or two.

* Great Price!

Cons

* I only wish it would give just a little more time between inserting coins and counting before it resets. If you take too long before inserting the next coin instead of it counting 1 2 3 – 10 it will restart at one again. My daughter can normally it it to 8 though. This is a petty complaint.

I loved this gift so much that I already bought one for my 1 year niece’s bday. This will be my go to gift for the little ones for sure!

good for fine motor skills and special needs kids

So I have been thinking about getting this silly pig for five months now and I finally broke down and got it. I don’t know why I didn’t get it sooner, this thing is great. It is nice that I waited long enough to get the “new” version, although I’m not sure how much has really changed.

My daughter is 18 months old but is special needs and has global delays. I read several websites and blogs recommending this to help with fine motor control. After watching my daughter deligently attempting to put coins in this pig I can definitely say that it helps with working on that skill. My husband and I both commented on how we would have given up on trying to put the coins in – his phrase was along the lines of he would have thrown it across the floor. Luckily my daughter has more perseverance than both of us and keeps putting those silly little coins into the silly pig.

I had this pig on my daughter’s Amazon Christmas list for relatives, but no one got it for her and now that I think back, I’m not sure she would have been ready then. I think a typical one year old may catch on, but my original desire for this toy was to help teach the concept “in”. While it will help with that, kiddos need decent fine motor control to maneuver the coins. I’m excited to see her use this toy to develop her fine motor skills!

Great toy that targets a wide age range as well as several developmental skills

I am a pediatric occupational therapist and I love this toy! Not only do I use this in my practice, but I just recently bought this for my baby niece. This toy helps target fine motor skills including but not limited to: hand-eye coordination, dexterity, bilateral coordination, motor planning, visual perceptual skills, color identification and sorting, counting, problem soliving, cause and effect, and more! This is also a toy that can grow with a child. Babies can begin to play with it to learn to grasp, toddlers can pick up and place into slot, and pre-K children can learn to count, sort, name colors, and take turns!

Oink oink

16-24+ months is a great age range for this toy. It’s pretty durable. There are 10 large colorful coins (numbered 1-10 on one side and an animal on the other)your child can put into the bank at the top. The pig counts 1-10 for each coin put in the slot. On the second level it counts in English and Spanish. If the pigs nose is pushed it talks about its nose and tail or sings a song. When the belly is opened the pig says “open/close”.
This is a good toy for colors, numbers, animals and eye/hand coordination. Children can use both hands at the same time to do different things (to hold the pig and put the coin in at the top) which is an importiant developmental skill.
Overall it was inexpensive and even the 5 year old plays with it.

Adorable; highly recommend

Bought this for our caboose for his first birthday. It’s really quite cute. He currently loves to place things inside other things and I thought this would be perfect. But he is not quite dexterous enough to place the coin in the proper position for it to slide into the slot. But he knows that’s where the coin goes and over time he’ll figure out how to make it work. In the mean time, he loves opening and closing the ‘door’ and he will take the coins out or put them back in through this door. The songs and phrases the pig says are really cute and are heard when a coin is placed in the slot, the ‘door’ is opened or closed, or the pig’s nose is pressed – my son recognizes that the pig speaks/sings when his nose is pressed and presses it a lot. It has 2 different settings but no volume options; the pig is not overly loud so the one volume level is not a nuisance.

All children Love this pig!

This pig has everything babies love and is jam-packed with learning features too. Little ones love cause and effect and love putting the coins into the slot. I was shocked that my 12 month old could do it right away. I imagine with younger babies you’d need to guide their hands. After that the pig counts as the coins clink into the tummy. Because the tummy has a clear door, the baby can also see the coins dropping inside. Then the baby opens up the pig, spills out the coins and starts all over… again… and again… and again.

The coins are numbered on one side and have an animal on the other, and you get 2 of each color/animal. Good for matching and learning animals, colors, and numbers 1-10. Also, if you press the pig’s noise he oinks or sings. The pig has 2 learning modes (as all FP smart stages toys do), and the second mode is more advanced with commands, as well as colors and numbers in Spanish.

You see this pig around daycares, preschools, doctor’s offices, etc. It’s becoming a “classic” baby toy. And it’s no wonder, kids absolutely love it. Even my 4 year old wants to play with it. And because of the smart stages, there really is something for her to learn through playing with it too! (The Spanish words and reinforcing her number identification).

It’s also good for learning to take turns – each child gets 5 coins, one of each color and they take turns putting in one coin as a time. So far, no squabbles over the pig. It’s a good toy for cooperative play.

Perfect toy for learning little ones!

This toy is the cutest! The sounds and songs are fun. It definitely helps your little one learn to count to 10. It also helps with hand eye coordination and fine motor skills, so your little one can learn to put the coin through the slot on the top. A rewarding sound follows each coin put in. (Usually a counting number.) There is three settings on this toy to change from level 1,2 or3. The older they get you can increase the level and the sounds change a little with each level. You can press the nose to play a cute song or a sound. It also plays a sound when the side door is opened and shut. I bought this back in 2007 with my first child and she absolutely loved this piggy. Then I started over again with my second baby in 2018 and was so happy to see this toy still being sold. We got it just a little before her first birthday and she also loved this toy dearly. We shared it with a family member to continue the fun. A very sturdy toy, made very well. I know my girls were rough on it, one of them threw it a few times to watch the coins all come out and this toy withstood her terror! 😆 Highly recommended. You won’t regret this purchase whether it’s for your own child or as a gift for a family member or friend. It’s adorable, fun, and priced very reasonably.

Great OT tool!

This is cuuuuute! It exceeded my expectations. I am a traveling Occupational Therapy Assistant and bought this to throw in my tool box to address skills such as pincer grasp, fine motor, and visual motor skills. I love that the pig’s belly holds all the little coins. I also love the unexpected bonus that it has a “level 2” that says the numbers in English then Spanish! It is a very quiet toy, which to some people may be beneficial. In a busy therapy clinic it can be impossible to hear, but that doesn’t affect the functionality of the toy from my perspective.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank is a great gift for your child. The 6 activities include counting, alphabet, shapes, music, counting, and songs & dances. The battery-powered bank can sing songs, dance, and count while your child deposits coins.

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