4-in-1 Ocean Activity Center Review (Fisher-Price)

4-in-1 Ocean Activity Center
What It Is

Imagine having a baby activity mat that you'll still be using when your baby is a preschooler. That's what you'll get with the 4-in-1 Ocean Activity Center. This goes from newborn gym to crawl-through tunnel to stand and play table to take-along learning panel. And utilizing Fisher-Price's Smart Stages technology, the learning content will change as you change between each mode.

It all starts as the newborn gym in Smart Stage 1: sense. As baby lays on the cushioned, ocean-themed mat and looks up at the light-up panel and bats and pulls on the hanging toys, songs and instrumental music will play for up to 15 minutes. The toys include a crab teether, a rollerball fish, a jellyfish mirror with soft tentacles, a soft seahorse with chime sound, and a submarine clacker. The toys can be removed and repositioned or even attached to a stroller or car seat.

As baby gets older, switch the gym to a crawl-through tunnel. As babies crawl through, they can still bat at the toys on the panel and even press one of the three shape buttons.

When it's time to change the tunnel into a stand and play table, you can also switch from Smart Stage 1 to Stage 2: discover. In this mode, each time one of the shape buttons is pressed, kids will hear a song that introduces them to a new ocean friend while the colorful panel lights up. Or switch to Smart Stage 3: explore. When a shape button is pressed, kids will hear the name of the ocean animal, the shape, and the color identified.

The last two stages are also perfect for playing with the toy in the take-along mode. Simply remove the panel from the arches and carry it by the handle for play on the go.

Is It Fun?

Parents who are trying to save space and who are looking for products that can do double-duty for their babies will like the multi-functionality of this toy. The four modes allows it to become a different product to serve the needs of a growing baby, toddler, and preschooler, while the three learning stages keep the content engaging.

Who It’s For

The 4-in-1 Ocean Activity Center is for ages birth to 36 months. It's a fun grow-with-me toy to promote different learning development at all stages.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AA batteries are required but not included.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required