Last summer I had an awesome opportunity to host a Fijit party with my niece and a few of her friends. The girls had a blast and Fijits were definitely a hit when it came time for the holiday season. Even my toddler, who is under the age suggestion for Fijits, enjoyed them so much, she is constantly asking me for one of her own. Mattel, the makers of Fijits, have come out with Fijit Friends Newbies which are smaller versions of the original Fijits. While these are also geared toward older children, 6 and up, I think these are great for toddlers as well. They are more portable and a lot simpler than the original Fijits.
We received Fijit Friends Newbies in Green Zia and Pink Kenzie. Other available Fijit Newbies are Purple Tika, Yellow Zinzie, Pink Tia, Blue Mila, Green Melodee, and Blue Kira. While just playing with them is entertaining enough for a toddler, an older child can have more fun by pairing up Fijits to work together. When paired, and turned on together, they sing a duet. Just like the original Fijits, Newbies also use the Sonic Chirp technology which triggers dancing with other Fijits.
I let my 2 1/2 year old toddler and my 7 year old neighbor play with the Fijit Newbies to see the difference in understanding how Fijit Newbies work. My toddler enjoyed simply squeezing the sides of the Fijit Newbies to hear them sing, while the 7 year old enjoyed watching the Fijits interacting with each other as opposed to her interacting with them.
Check out the video of the Fijit Newbies, before I took them out of the box for the kids to play with them:
They are so cute and easy to transport to a friend’s house! This is great if the friends also have Fijits, because they all interact, dance, and sing with each other! You can purchase Fijit Friends Newbies from Amazon, Toys R Us, and Target! They retail for under $20 and make an awesome gift for any little girl who has a birthday or special event coming up!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mattel and received twoFijit Friends Newbies to facilitate my review.