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Great CD player, Karaoke style FUN at our house!!
on August 14, 2011
I see the mixed reviews for this, and I am confused by that...
We bought this for our 2 1/2 yr old son for Christmas. He is pretty rough on his toys, so I was a little nervous to give this to him- but we took a chance anyway. I am happy to report that we have been using it for 8 months, and although he is rough, he puts the microphone head in his mouth (getting slobber on it) which I was sure would make them stop working- everything still works great!
He loves "performing" for everyone, singing and dancing, and we love watching him.
I especially love that it has 2 microphones so I can sing with him, and when baby sister gets old enough, she can join in the fun!
The microphones allow you to sing to the music, and you can hear your voice and the song both clearly (neither interrupts the other)
My only complaint (if I had to make one) would be that the microphone cords are too short to set it on the floor and reach his mouth. We have to prop it up on a high surface (and even then they are a bit short). I do realize this is to prevent strangulation, but I would prefer them to be a little longer since I supervise my children, and I keep this toy out of reach when not in use anyway.
The buttons are easy enough that he can work on his own (which I like that he is becoming "tech savvy" at such a young age. He really enjoys being the "DJ" too, which works well for me, since he likes to constantly change the CD's after one song, hehe.
I was a little disappointed when I first purchased it that it didn't offer AM/FM radio, I thought I would want to have a variety, and may tire of CD's-- BUT I am really glad it doesn't, I don't miss it at all, and I prefer that we can control (monitor) what he hears (no advertisements for lousy products, no bad words, or suggestive dialogue) AND to my surprise there is an enormous selection of fun children's songs on CD's- PERFECT!!
In case you would like a recommendation for great children's music, I highly recommend "Kidsongs" (that is the brand) they are known for their children's singing/music videos (on DVD's) BUT they also have CD's as a separate collection (which have the same great songs as their videos). The videos were highly recommended to me by a child development expert, who specializes in gifted children. They are wonderful, and every child that has been to our house, just goes crazy for the videos. I never would have known of them if it weren't for him, so I thought I would share.
Bottom line: This CD player is really great family fun, and is really building memories that I think will last a lifetime-- singing, dancing, and performing with mommy and daddy- what could be better than that? I highly recommend!