We are getting into that time of year when the weather is not as nice and it might be a little more difficult to find outside time for playtime. With moving playtime inside, I know that I certainly want to watch the screen time is not going up. I have always found the best way to keep screen time down is with interactive toys that little ones what to keep on playing with.
I recently came across Brio and their Smart Tech Sound lineup of products such as the Record & Play Engine. This little engine is a starter pack for the Smart Tech Sound Action Tunnel Travel Set. Another playset for the Smart Tech Sound line is the Action Tunnel Station. The best thing about the Smart Tech Sound lineup of products is that they are all compatible.
We had the opportunity to check out the Brio Smart Teach Sound Record & Play Engine that is rated for ages 3 and older.
Take control of the play with this interactive toy train. The 33971 Record & Play Engine is a battery-powered train that’s packed full of playful technology and powerful enough to handle the heaviest loads. Use the red button on top of the engine to record your own sounds and then hear them play as it passes through the Sound Action Tunnel. The added Smart Tech Sound technology allows the engine to communicate with its surroundings, automatically responding to Smart Tech accessories with various train actions like multicolour lights, motion and sounds that enhance the imaginative play.
The Record & Play Engine requires two AAA batteries and this playset comes with the engine and the sound action tunnel. What I think is spectacular and very engaging for little ones is that they can record their own sound, saying, noise, etc. and as the engine passes under the sound tunnel, it plays what they have recorded.
I have always loved products that tap into imaginative play and the Smart Tech Sound line of products really hit this right on.
The Record & Play Engine is well made and I love that it takes only a couple of batteries. I often find that products such as these need a ton of larger batteries which cost-wise can add up over time.
The great thing about the Brio Smart Tech Sound playsets is that you can start with one and grow the set over time as all Brio World products are compatible.
The Smart Tech Sound Record & Play Engine also has a free app that provides additional sounds and controls the engine’s movements.
If you are looking to find the Brio lineup of products they are sold at Mastermind Toys.
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Photo & Video Credits: Brio