Fisher-Price Learn through Music TouchPad

Like most small kids, Isabella adores electronics and is always wanting to play with my iPad, ipods, and her brother's video games. The only issue is that these devices are a little too old for her to actually play and learn from. Fisher-Price recently introduced us to their new Learn through Music TouchPad which is perfect for children over 2.

The Learn Through Music TouchPad is an updated version of the original, popular Learn Through Music system with an all-new sleek, portable design and touch screen interface. The 30% larger screen and 42 touchpoints specially designed for little fingers, make it fun for preschoolers to learn fundamental lessons through rhythm, rhyme, repetition and music. The TouchPad features seven different app buttons including Home page, Music to replay songs, Question, Secret Spot that reveals a hidden element, Game for game play and Left and Right scroll to advance and rewind the screens. Kids can also advance and rewind screens by simply swiping across the surface! The system comes complete with a microphone for interactive sing-a-long learning, a jack for headphones, one learning cartridge and features an easy carry handle for portability. Six additional learning cartridges are sold separately for $19.99.
When I first learned about the TouchPad, I assumed it was an animated screen, but it's not. It is actually several pictures that scroll as children push different buttons or swipe their hand across it. While the pictures are interactive when touching the screen, they only make sounds or say something and are not animated at all. It is almost like playing with a book that lights up and makes sounds when touching the pages.

The TouchPad has seven "buttons" along the bottom that allow children to navigate through different activities. There are the two scroll buttons on either side, as well as Home page, Music, Question, Secret Spot, and Game buttons. If you look closely, you can see different points on the screen are lit up. When you sing a song, go to a new page, touch a certain spot, or play a game, different points will light up.

Isabella is 2 years old and as you can see, the TouchPad is pretty large for little laps. She drops it easily on car trips or when in her stroller because it is too big for her to hold and play with the screen. She does love the microphone that comes with it. She can sing along when it is playing songs.

While the TouchPad has a lot for her to learn and features a touch screen, she still goes after our tablets and video games. I think she prefers an animated screen rather than pictures that light up and our devices are much smaller and lighter which make them easier for her little hands to hold and play with. 


This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or PR agency who supplied the product for review.

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16 comments:

blueviolet said...

It's too bad it's so chunky and that it's not more interactive. Kids are ready for that these days!

Jennifer H said...

This is perfect for a boy or girl! I love it!

Jan said...

This is so cute and I like that it teaches pre-reading skills.

Ronda said...

this would be a great gift for my grandaughter
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Jet'set said...

Great info- My 2yo would like something of his own- but interactive so at this price point I don't think it's enough- I think we'll get the 5yo the new leap pad for his bday & give the 2yo the explorer!
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Kristina S said...

This would be a perfect gift for my 2yo daughter. She loves anything computer-like.

TonyaHopkins said...

My one year old loves his big brothers Leapster Explorer and I think he would love this.

ufg8trj said...

I think its great that they can sing along.
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Stacey said...

I wish I had toys like these when I was a kid!

Sofie's Mom said...

My nephew would love this...combines technology with singing, his favorites.

Michele P. said...

I think it is cute, and my grandson might like it, but like you, when I first found out it was a touch screen thought that it was going to be animated as well...

Robin said...

Oh this looks like so much fun! It is a shame that it is so big for her tiny fingers and lap though. But, I like that it has the microphone..the little ones are always singing!

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Skye said...

That looks like a ton of fun!
What is the price on the unit?

Terri said...

Considering how large the TouchPad is on Isabella's lap, I think Fisher Price misjudged the appropriate age of 2+ and I think it should be more like 3+. I love their toys and this one looks like fun plus it's educational. My 15 mo. old granddaughter loves music but is too small for this now but I bet her almost 6 yr old sister would love to ham it up with that mike. :-)

Amanda said...

I wonder how it would fit with a 4 yo but after reading, I think dd may be a little too advanced for it. I don't think it would hold her attention for long! Thanks for such an honest review!
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