Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard blog post

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Toy Spotlight: Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard

April 19, 2024

Imagine giving a gift that inspires kids to embark on all kinds of adventures. The Melissa & Doug Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard invites little ones to explore the world and go wherever their imagination takes them!

The durable dashboard is made of high-quality materials, and features lights, buttons, switches, and sounds plus amazing details that will keep kids immersed in exciting pretend-play adventures. The world awaits…This Toy Spotlight is ready for takeoff!

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard blog post

Imaginations will soar with pretend pilot role play for kids!

Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard

Play Basics

Your little one will love the engaging hands-on experience with this interactive dashboard that mimics those used by jet pilots in real life. The toy is designed to include every possible detail, giving an exciting and unique opportunity for kids ages three and older to really let their imaginations soar. The wooden airplane dashboard includes a steering yoke, scrolling map, four-speed throttle, 22 sound effects (and two volume options), light-up dials, full-color destination scenes, pretend-play headset, reusable checklist, and more!

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard blog post

Playful Details

Buckle up and get ready to take off on an adventure with this Melissa & Doug jet pilot dashboard! Kids can start the exciting journey by inserting one of the double-sided destination scenes into the snap-on windscreen. Ready for take-off? Turn the knobs to start the engine, then grab the four-position throttle that plays realistic engine sounds and adjusts the speed of a scrolling map. Little pilots can keep an eye on their progress by turning the yoke to move a mini-plane in the scrolling display. The airplane dashboard features 22 sounds including turbo boost, landing gear, tower communications, weather sound effects, and seat belt ding. Now it’s time to talk to the passengers! Kids can record a message and play it back with a voice change, and the destination dial will say “hello” in six different languages (English, Mandarin, French, Hindi, Spanish, and Arabic). Want a little international music? The radio station button plays music from each destination. Overnight flights are exciting when using night mode featuring light-up dials that change color. Kids can enhance their pilot role play experience by wearing the pretend headset and going through the re-usable takeoff and landing checklist.

Ages: 3+

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard blog post
Who Will Love This

Aspiring pilots, kids who are excited by planes and flying, and have dreams of soaring through the skies. Children who love to learn how things work, enjoy buttons, sounds, and other sensory activities. Kids who love creating stories and scenarios will have a blast incorporating the jet dashboard into their pretend-play adventures. Even older kids and adults will find themselves intrigued by the interactive experience the toy offers.

Parents Will Love This Feature

After about nine minutes of inactivity, the interactive dashboard will automatically shut off to prevent battery drain. (The dashboard requires three AA batteries, not included.)

Skills at Play

The dials, buttons, throttle, and extra fidget switch on the dashboard are all great for keeping little fingers busy as they encourage kids to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The recording feature and radio button help with language skills, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to opportunities for imaginative play.

Plays Well With

Kids can really immerse themselves in their role as an airline pilot with the Melissa & Doug Pilot Role Play Costume Set. It’s the perfect companion to the jet pilot dashboard. The role play outfit includes a pilot’s uniform jacket with shirtfront, hat, detachable necktie, flight wings, and more. It’s sized to fit ages three to six.

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Jet Pilot Interactive Dashboard blog post
The Buzz

“My airplane obsessed 4-year-old literally screamed when opening the dashboard. There are so many buttons, levers, and other interactive features to keep him occupied for hours.” – LCC31, online 5 star review

“My 3-year-old can’t get enough of playing pilot. It was very easy for her to understand the different functions and buttons and how to operate the dashboard. So far this has been a big hit with my family.” – Ct, online 5-star review

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