One of the features in baby and toddler toys is a voice that says "Please play with me."
On one hand that could be good in that it extends the time a child spends with a particular toy and may enhance attention span or deeper learning of whatever that toy has to offer.
On the other hand, it could be a marketing ploy so that parents believe it is the child's favorite when it merely gets the momentary (but repeated) attention of an easily distractable toddler.
I was wondering what parents thought of these toys. I would love to hear your opinion.
Dr. Suni Petersen
I'm not a fan of any toy that makes noise! It had better come with an off button!
Also, for some reason it sounds kind of creepy interacting like that with a toy. My kids have more fun with stuff that isn't meant to be a toy than with the coolest toys in the store. I bought a ton of talking toys hoping to bring out our twins' language skills. But they just hit the same button to make a crazy loop that I hear over and over again. I don't think I would necessarily purchase a toy like this.
Charlie's walker says "Let's Play" after it's iddle for a while. I think it's cute. He is too young to know what it's saying but it does make him look at the toys and play with them again. Anything that keeps his attention a little longer is just fine with me.
My husband and I have no problem with noisy toys. If it keeps him happy it can make as much noise as it wants to. On the other hand off buttons are always a good thing.
I'm not sure I like that idea. My kids have toys that make noise, mostly trucks that go "Vooomm", I think it kind of enhances their play. I'm not big on talking toys. I don't think mine would like it anyway, my oldest started crying when the Elmo doll started singing.