39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
My 11-month-old's FAVORITE toy.,
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This review is from: LeapFrog Learn and Groove Music Player (Violet) (Toy)
My daughter loves music and loves to dance, so naturally she loves this toy, but I wanted to take the time to write a review, especially seeing the other bad ones. I have 4 baby radio-type toys and this is (by far) her favorite. We always move the toys around for variety and to maintain interest and she always seeks out this radio. Perhaps this music is more her style than the classical or the standard kid's songs on all her other toys, or maybe it's just the right size and fun to operate, but whatever the reason, she plays with this thing every day and has ever since she got it 4 months ago. She "picked" it herself at BRU, so she was drawn to it from the start. Maybe her age has something to do with it as well. This toy is recommended for 18m on Amazon, but I got it for my daughter around 7 months, so perhaps it won't be as entertaining in a year, but by then she'll have her own kid's MP3-player anyway and I doubt she'll want to listen to short clips like are on this toy.
Anyway, just wanted to hopefully bump the rating of this toy back up to where it belongs, because if someone were to choose between all the music-player toys in this price range for this age range, they'd do well to choose this one (even though it currently has a lower score). I have the Einstein classical radio, the v-tech spinning music player and a pink fisher-price one as well and this one is so much better! She is actually playing with it right now hehe. "I love to dance, dance with me!" Lol.
Also, I do not find this toy to be too loud. It hasn't even got the duct tape treatment that many of her other loud toys have. I also do not find this to be annoying (unlike many of her other toys that drive me crazy lol). So anyway, just trust me on this, this is probably the best baby radio out there right now and if you think it's too loud then perhaps do the duct tape treatment. If it's a really strong duct tape like Gorilla tape, you don't have to worry about them being able to peel it off either. I just don't think the rating for this toy is accurate having fallen below four stars. This is definitely worthy of 4 stars. Especially compared to the other baby radios that have a higher rating even though those toys suck! Lol.