While I initially frowned upon singing and dancing toys, my girls have converted me. A couple of years ago grandma gave them Dance Star Mickey. Not only do my girls still love him, but I credit him (in part) for encouraging my little one to take her first steps so she could dance.
So when I saw Cheerin’ Minnie at the store, I knew I had to get her for my little one. She’s a hit!
Minnie says 20 cheerful phrases including singing “Oh Mickey,” which is my girls’ favorite part. Straight from the Minnie Mouse Bow-tique line, he shakes her little pom poms and giggles to the delight of my daughters.
Plus she is pretty durable, my toddler likes to pick her up to give her hugs, and more than a couple of times she has been dropped. But she just keeps on cheering.
Minnie is so cute cheering and shaking those pom poms, you might just find that your little cheerleader needs to get in on the pom pom action too. Luckily, there is also a coordinating Minnie Mouse Cheerleader Costume. (Just saying.)
Most of Minnie’s cheer phrases are very short, so she doesn’t go on and on. Short cheers means that there is constantly a scramble to push the button again (which is hidden in the bow on top of her left shoe), but the kids don’t seem to mind.
Unlike Dance Star Mickey (who as a plush head), Cheerin’ Minnie has a hard plastic head. Since my girls like to love on Minnie, my one complaint about the toy would be her hard head. But it doesn’t effect play at all, and if we didn’t have a plush Dance Star Mickey, I might not have noticed at all.
Cheerin’ Minnie takes 4 double A batteries, which are included.
Buy It: Cheer Minnie is available at Walmart and on Amazon. She retails for $44.99, but both currently have her listed for $39.97. (Tip – You can get her in frustration-free packaging from Amazon, plus she ships free with no tax.)
Great Gift For: Minnie Mouse fans! Cheer Minnie lists the age as 36 months – 7 years, and I agree. She was a birthday gift for my two year old, but my 5 year old plays with her just as much.
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