There's lots of buzz about The Fisher-Price Smart Cycle, a Physical Learning Arcade System which is supposed to be the hot toy this holiday season. Retailing for around $100, the stationary bike which connects to your television encourages kids to learn three different ways.
They can drive — pedal and steer to control the on screen action of collecting letters and numbers, learn — use the joystick to play arcade style games or race — race other on screen cars by pedaling. Targeted at children ages three through six, it supposedly teaches letters, numbers, counting, problem solving, shapes, matching, creativity, spatial reasoning, and motor skills. And, additional cartridges are available for an additional $20.
Would you buy this?