Stepping into Music

Now that I’m a big girl, and practically an expert at sitting without falling over, it’s time for me to figure out how mobility works. I have been wiggling around on the ground with some success, but I would like to take this to the next level soon. If I’m going to take my first steps, I’ll have to get my lazy feet into shape.

Mommy and daddy are helping me reach this goal. One of the ways they help me is by holding me steady while I practice standing on my own feet. I’m much too wobbly to stand on my own, but with support I can manage to do it for a little while.

My endurance is much greater than mommy’s or daddy’s and they often get tired before I feel that I’m done practicing. We have come up with a solution that works for all of us. When I feel that I need more time on my feet, I use my 4-in-1 Step ‘n Play Piano.

I am no stranger to the piano. I have several versions of this instrument in my toy box and I play with all of them. When mommy and daddy first introduced me to the 4-in-1 Step ‘n Play Piano I already knew what to do. The difference is that I am now standing on my feet while I play.

baby using the fisher-price 4-in-1 Step 'n Play Piano

I like to sing along.

My new piano has a few surprises for me. Not only does it make music when I press on the colourful, light up piano keys, it also plays music when I move my feet on the colourful mat I stand on. It also has 3 musical modes to spice things up. There is a continuous play mode, one that plays short tunes when I hit the keys or move my feet, and a third mode which allows me to plays single notes and compose my own melodies.

The 4-in-1 Step ‘n Play Piano is more than just a piano. It has a guitar with a spinner ball and slide. There is a drum center which allows me to add percussion to my compositions. Two musical note sliders allow me to make even more sounds. Colourful clackers that are fun to poke at are included, along with a tambourine, and microphone rattle. Finally, there is a good-sized mirror so that I can play music for my dear friend, the baby in the mirror.

The seat which holds me has an adjustment that allows for two different heights. It swivels freely and I can slide it from one end to the other so that I can reach all the features. It also has an extra toy on either side. There is the spinner with the colourful balls which makes delightful noise. On the other side is the slide maze where I can move colourful disks from one side to the other. Not as noisy, but still fun.

The 4-in-1 Step ‘n Play Piano is made by Fisher-Price and I highly recommend it. I have had mine for a couple of months now. I play with it several times per week and I still love it. I can have fun, make music, and practice for my first steps all at the same time. I’m a very busy baby and for me, multitasking is a necessity.


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