Saturday, December 8, 2007

MADE FOR ME MP3 Music Player

How young is too young for an MP3 player? Have you seen the MP3 player from Playskool that is for the nursery? The Made for me MP3 music player allows you to download up to 2 hours of music from various sources including CD’s, recording of your own voice as well as WMA or MP3. It comes with 50 songs and sounds on four different play lists: playtime, sleepy time, sound effects and favorites.

I am not sure that I would purchase this MP3 for an infant but I would purchase it from a child with special needs because the play button is huge. It is about the size of a big red. The forward and back buttons are separated onto the feet which are about the size of a spec switch. The volume up and down button is a toggle switch which could be difficult for some children to activate (not always a bad thing) and power on button is about a spec switch size on the front but there is an alternative on/off switch on the side of the machine.

The other reason that I like this device is because it can be mounted with a set of connection jammies. Now I am not sure that the jammies are age appropriate but if you can create age appropriate clothing for the MP3 player using the pattern of the jammies.

You can purchase additional storage units. The software that you use to upload the music to is sorted into the different play list. If you want a song to your child’s favorite then you click on that tag and save the song.

Cost is a factor in purchasing this device. It is $79.99 and $49.99 for each additional cartilage.


claire said...

It looks cool, but I wish the power button were not on the front. This would be a major problem for my son. I would need to see one in person before deciding if it would work for us.

Jeannette Van Houten, M.Ed, ATP said...

What is really nice is that this can be purchased at Toy R Us and Target so if it doesn't work you can test it in the store or bring it home and return the toy. I strongly recommend that you try it.

Please let me know if you get a chance to use it with your son.

Claire said...

I looked at this in the store and decided not to buy it. The price was higher than I was willing to pay, and ToysRUs, anyway, can be very sticky about returns on electronics (store credit if it has been opened). I could not try out the foot part, which was part of the issue. (I bought one of the "Fur-Real Pet" things that ended up scaring my son, and when I took it back, they gave me a hard time about returning it; I basically gave them what for until they gave me my money back.)

Jeannette Van Houten, M.Ed, ATP said...

Have you seen the other MP3 player for children? It is durable and small. Sansa Shaker MP3 player

I have been lucky with Toys R Us with returning toys. I have learned to keep my receipts because I don't want store credit.