Glow and Grow Kick & Play Piano Gym Review
The Glow and Grow Kick & Play Piano Gym is a great way to work your baby’s gross motor skills in more ways than one. This has four modes of use, plus three Smart Stages levels to really grow with your child from birth to 3 years.
It starts out in traditional lay and play mode. When babies lay on their backs, they can use their legs to kick the five piano keys, activating lights, phrases, and music. The mirror and hanging toys on the arch, including a BPA-free teether, satin crinkle, high-contrast jingle ball, and six shape links, give babies something to bat and pull on, while also offering visual stimulation.
Remove the arch to turn this into a tummy-time mat. Babies can still use their legs and feet to kick the piano keys, but now the toys can be attached to links around the mat to encourage babies to reach and push up.
From there, the mat converts to “sit up” mode. Now your baby can sit and play the piano with his hands, while also pulling on the toys dangling from the arch over the piano.
And finally, the piano can be removed from the mat and played with on its own. Little ones can take it with them all around the house or in the car, and it will inspire a lot of imaginative play.
The content that plays can also grow with your child. For babies birth and up, use Stage 1: Sense. With each press of a key, the piano plays 30 minutes of music and colorful lights. In Stage 2: Discover, which is for ages 3 months and up, pressing a key introduces new instrument sounds or animal sound effects. And for babies 6 months and up, there’s Stage 3: Explore. With each press of a piano key, babies will hear songs and phrases about colors, shapes, and numbers. And there’s a bonus mode! In Piano Play, kids press the piano keys to hear real piano notes. Altogether, this activity gym has more than 85 songs, sounds, tunes, and phrases.
This does come with three AA batteries, and adult assembly is required. This comes in two colors: blue and pink.
Should I get it?
Today’s parents always appreciate baby items that grow with their child. We like that this one can be converted into four modes of use, plus it has learning content that changes as your baby grows. This is an engaging way to help your baby develop gross motor, visual, and auditory skills. And at the same time, you’re introducing your baby to early learning content.
4 modes of use
3 Smart Stages levels
Engages gross motor, visual, and auditory skills