Review of the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Zoo Explorers Playset™

It's tough getting little Manny to sit still long enough to play with toys.  So far, his favorite "play things" has included a socket wrench of my husband's and a wooden spoon.  I know that he loves music, however, so we introduced him to the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Zoo Explorers Playset™ right before his 1st birthday.

As you can see, he was excited to see what was in the box!

His brothers were almost as excited to set it up as he was.  They helped put it together and get it ready to play with.  Some of the pieces were a bit difficult for even me to snap together; they had to be aligned just right.  Altogether, however, it was a pretty fast set up.

My kids played with this for hours.   The one Rhino responds to seven spots on the set with music and talking. Even when we can't get the entire set out (for space issues), we do let Manny play with the one Rhino figure and the other electronic piece (the entrance, which teaches letters and more).  He will sit in his walker and press the buttons, singing along to the music.

The series offers a handful of different animals to collect, but for now, my baby is content with the one animal.  The lights and sounds really engage him, and the younger boys enjoy setting up the entire playset for more active play. (The entire set features eight different manipulatives, including a turning gate, spinning water tank and sliding elevator.) · 

Here's a picture of the toy fully assembled..

Since we have boys in the house... it's never put together this neatly.  They play rough!

You can learn more about this set at the VTech Smart Animals site.  It's designed for kids ages 1-5 years and retails for about $39.99! (You can also follow VTech on Twitter and Facebook!)

Wanna Win?  We are giving one lucky reader their very own set!  To be entered to win, just comment on this post with your child's favorite animal!  You have until September 29th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in.  One entry per person, please!  Open to U.S. 18+ only.

*Samples and information received by VTech. Opinions are my own.