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.
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