Baby Sis is now 7 months old and she is getting stronger every day. I absolutely LOVE watching her playing with and interacting with her surroundings. Toys and such now bring smiles to her face and thus my face. She has really been enjoying her new 1-2-3 Ready-to-Grow Activity Center from Kolcraft. Even Big Sis and Lil Sis have been enjoying playing with her in it!
A JPMA Innovation Award Finalist, this 3-in-1 activity center features three stages of development levels, so your child will have plenty of activities and developmental fun from infant through toddler years. The activity center features 12+ activities including textured, moving toys for extended play time, the Play & Learn Piano and two toy loops so you can accessorize the activity center with baby’s favorite toy.
It only took about 10 minutes to put together and set up into the Stage 1 baby setting. We used a drill to put it together but all you really need is a screwdriver.
For Stage 1 it is for babies and infants ages 4-12 months. It becomes a Seated Entertainer with a variety of developmental toys that can be played with using the rotating seat for 360 degree access. It is hard to tell in the picture below but the seat does adjust in height a little bit and she is just barely touching the ground with her toes and not flat-footed which is per the included instructions.
Toys include: spinning caterpillar, crinkle flower mirror, textured spinning owl, Play & Learn Piano, Shape Sorter with 4 matching shapes, Magnetic Art Easel, and overhead toy arch for elevated toy play.
The Play & Learn Piano features 3 developmental modes – Lights & Sounds, Music & Poems, and Find & Touch. It even has English & Spanish modes for music, games, and poems.
Stage 2 is for ages 12-24 months and the toy becomes an Activity Table with Shape Sorter and the Play & Learn Piano can be used in advanced learning modes. I did not set it up that way so here is their stock photo so you can see what I mean by having it as a play table. Toddlers can walk around it while playing with it.
Stage 3 is for ages 24-36 months and features a Magnetic Art Easel that can be placed on the table, or used away from the table for portable fun. Big Sis and Lil Sis at 9 and 6 have already been playing with it and can’t wait for Baby Sis to be old enough to use it!
Baby Sis has been enjoying this toy for weeks now and she still enjoys sitting it in for a little bit every single day. Often times Big Sis and Lil Sis will sit on the ground next to her and play with her.
Baby can’t be held all the time so this is a great toy to put baby in so that they can play and Mama’s arms can get a break. I love that there are so many different toys on it and that it is good beyond the baby stage. Kolcraft makes high quality products that are meant to last. The 1-2-3 Ready-to-Grow Activity Center is a fun toy that Baby Sis really enjoys playing in!