Lil’ Critters Discover & Learn Gym Review (VTech)

What It Is

The Lil' Critters Discover & Learn gym is a play gym for your baby that can be used at those very early weeks all the way to the toddler years. For babies on their backs, this works as a discovery floor playmat that teaches shapes, colors, and animal sounds. The playmat plays fun sounds and melodies, and there are crinkly fabric and peek-a-boo corners for baby to explore. The light-up sun at the center of the playmat plays music, while the tags that hang off of it can be pulled, which then triggers more sounds. The sun can detach and be placed on a car seat handle bar or stroller bar. There four animal toys with a roller ball, rings made of crinkly fabric, and a rattle. There is also a baby-safe mirror and a large plush cow. All of these items can be detached from this playset and added to your stroller or car seat handle for on-the-go play. When baby is a bit older, the playmat can be used for tummy time. There are more than 40 songs, phrases, and melodies to entertain your baby. This toy also encourages motor skills as your baby tries to grasp the dangling toys, tactile stimulation with the various surfaces, and discovery and exploration.

Is It Fun?

Parents will like that this playmat grows with your baby and has many uses, from a discovery mat to a tummy time toy. We like that all the pieces can be attached to other baby gear, offering many uses for these accessories and engaging babies no matter where they go.

Who It’s For

The Lil' Critters Discover & Learn Gym is for ages birth–24 months.

What To Be Aware Of

The Lil' Critters Discover & Learn Gym includes two AA batteries for the in-store try-me purposes, and it's recommended that you replace them for best results.

There is also a volume control so the music is not too loud for little ears.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    2 AA batteries required