I bought this drum for my son when he was 8 months who is now 4 and kept it for my daughter who is now 2. They have somewhat outgrown it by now but I loved that it encouraged letter identification. Both my kids love music and it's also a very important area of development. Kid's brains are sponges and anything you can use to encourage growth and learning is great! The English/Spanish is also nice because both my kids are picking up Spanish from toys and TV shows. Before age 5 is the prime time to introduce a second language as it is the easiest time for children to learn. Just simple awareness of different languages is important and I don't remember having as many opportunities as a child. I am a definite fan of LeapFrog products.
Recommend this product?
I do wish there was something else it did to engage my kids longer. It was great in the infant stage because they did move around much and the lights and the sounds held their attention, however, we all know when kids begin to move, they don't stay in one spot for very long and their interest in the toy did not last.
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Amount Paid (US$): 19.95
Type of Toy: Baby Toy
Age Range of Child: 0 to 12 Months