Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Review

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We like

Introduces your child to classical music

· The screen lights up introducing your child to colors

· Several senses are stimulated

· Helps develop cognitive learning and gross motor skills

· Lightweight and easy for your child to play with

· Can be brought with you anywhere you go

We don’t like

· May not be enjoyed by all children

How it works

The makers at Baby Einstein have created a simple and easy to use and enjoy toy for babies that helps expose them to music. It has been said that listening to and enjoying music helps your baby learn and grow better. Music stimulates the brain and stimulates learning. The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes hopes to accomplish just that: your baby growing and learning through the power of music. The toy does more than just play music it also helps your child with their tactile learning and motor skills as well as their cognitive development. With so many developmental advantages and an extremely low price, the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is a great investment for the parent who wants to stimulate their child’s growth in a positive way.

 

Design

Design

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is designed to be as simple as possible. The main component of the toy is an MP3 Player that has a screen with colored lights and shapes and designs and music notes. The circular push pad that is underneath the screen is colored with different colors and a music note. When the push pad is pressed, the music will start to play.

Along the side of the main body of the toy is a handle that has different colored beads that slightly move. The beads allow your baby to grip onto the handle and manipulate the toy. The rattling of the beads is also a soothing sound to your baby and creates more sound and music to the toy. The top of the handle is designed to look like a yellow smiley face with glasses and a bow.
The Music

The Music

When the center push pad is pressed, the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes will play music. There are several different music selections, and when you press the pad the song will skip ahead to the next song. If you don’t press the pad, then the player will play the song in its entirety and when then song is over, you can press the button again and the music will start back up. Since this musical toy is for younger babies and toddlers, your child will be constantly pressing the button so the songs will continue to rotate around, which will expose your baby to the different songs contained in the player.

The seven songs that come with the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes are: Piano Sonata in A, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Nocturne No. 6 by Mozart, Waltz Op. 70, No. 1 by Chopin, The Four Seasons, Spring, The Four Seasons, Summer by Vivaldi, and The William Tell Overture by Rossini. Many parents and scientists believe that classical music helps a baby and small child learn better and helps expand their minds to retain more information.
Cognitive Learning

Cognitive Learning

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes helps your child develop their cognitive learning and motor skills. For cognitive learning, which is the method by which learning is made easier by fully immersing your child in what they are doing in order for them to learn better and remember better, the toy allows your child to be fully involved in selecting the music that comes out of the player. The immersion of choice with what your child listens to helps them to become more comfortable with working with the toy and will, therefore, be more inclined to play with it and listen to the music and play with sounds and the colors. The cognitive learning that the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes provides will help your child learn and grow faster and more comprehensively, which will enable them to do better at school and any educational endeavor they embark on.
Motor Skills

Motor Skills

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes allows your baby to start using their fine and gross motor skills. The toy is extremely lightweight and can be picked up by a baby or a toddler. This act of picking up the toy helps babies start to develop their arm and chest muscles as they balance themselves to brace themselves to pick up the toy. Many babies will begin to also reach for toys at this stage of their development and the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is the perfect toy at the perfect weight for them to start to reach and grab as the lightness of the toy will not cause them to tip over or potentially hurt themselves. Your baby or toddler can then manipulate the toy in their hands, which will enable them to start learning how to use their hands to play and figure out how to use the button on the toy. They will develop the coordination and the knowledge to figure out that the pushing of the main button will provide music and will, therefore, help them experience cause and effect with their toys. The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is one of the better toys that allows your child to figure out the phenomenon of cause and effect and that lesson can be applied to their other toys and gadgets as they learn how to play and learn while they are playing

The handle of the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes contains thick beads that can slightly slide up and down the handle. This handle helps your baby with their tactile learning capabilities. Your baby can soon figure out to move the beads with their hands as they learn to hold and use the toy, and they will use their sense of touch to feel the difference in the size of the beads compared to the rest of the toy. Not only will the toy help your child with their aural skills as they listen to music and begin to differentiate between sounds, but their other senses of sight and touch.
The Handle

The Handle

Another great use of the handle is that babies can safely put the handle in their mouths. The beads act as a type of teething ring for your child and they will be able to put the handle near their mouths and begin to learn orally. Babies in their first steps of exploration put everything in their mouths, so the texture of this toy is great for that kind of exploration. It should be noted, however, that you must clean the toy first before giving it to your baby. Some parents who have purchased this toy from sites that are not verified found that they were purchasing a different and lesser version of the toy where the paint came off. It is always a good idea to wipe the toy down first before your baby plays with it. This will eliminate germs. If you do not feel comfortable with your child placing the toy near their mouths, it is a good idea to keep a watchful eye on your child so you can teach them that this toy is not good for their mouth.
Visual Development

Visual Development

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is great for helping your child identify colors as well as sounds. The beads on the handle as well as the screen and touch pad are great for showing your baby colors and helping them identify those colors. When you push on the pad to start the music, the music will start and the screen will light up with different colors as the song plays. This will allow your child to stimulate their sense of sight. Many babies don’t see color until a few months after they are born, so by the time they are ready for the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes, they will begin to see color and the meshing together of all the colors on this toy is a great introduction to that skill. By the time your baby is fully immersed in the toy they will be stimulating their sense of sight, hearing, touch, and taste all the while learning about music and building motor skills and using cognitive learning.
Age Range

Age Range

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is recommended for children between the ages of six-months-old and two-years-old. Before six-months-old, your child may not have the dexterity to manipulate the toy and press the button to get the music to play. After two-years-old, your child may not have any interest in the toy as they may be more inclined to play with toys that are more complicated and the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes may not be stimulating enough for them at this stage in their learning and development. Some parents have purchased the toy for children younger than six-months-old and simply played the music for their child so they could get used to hearing music and having their learning skills stimulated. Parents have also learned that children older than two-years-old also continue to enjoy the toy as the classical pieces have been redesigned to be easy for children to listen to with sounds and tones that are more soothing to their ears, so it’s up to the parent to decide when this toy is right for their child.
Batteries Included

Batteries Included

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes runs on two AA batteries. The batteries are included with the toy. In the event that the batteries need to be changed, you can access the batteries through the battery door, which is located on the back of the toy. You will need a small Phillips head screwdriver to open the back of the toy. Once you unscrew the screws and take the door off, you will then see the batteries and be able to change them as needed. It may be a good idea to have fresh batteries on hand when you purchase the toy in the event that the toy arrives with half charged batteries that may not last long or cause the toy to not play. Otherwise, the batteries come with the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes.
Portability

Portability

Once your baby becomes fully involved with the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes, you can bring the toy with you anywhere. It is the perfect toy to keep in a playpen or diaper bag and can easily be pulled out of a carriage or kept in a car seat for when you are on the go with your child. The toy only weighs a few ounces and takes up very little room. It is great to play to soothe your child to sleep or to keep playing while they are riding in the car to keep them occupied. The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes acts as a portable mobile for your child, so you can use it anytime, anywhere.
Price

Price

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes costs close to nothing. The price that you pay for this toy is so minimal that any parent can afford to buy this toy. What makes the price even greater and more attractive is that for such a low price you are getting so many benefits from having this toy. Your child will be able to stimulate all of their senses, their learning capabilities, and their bodies all from this one small toy that offers huge learning opportunities. This toy should be considered by all parents who are looking for an affordable way to get their child started in the right direction when it comes to overall development.

Conclusion

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is the perfect and most affordable toy for helping your child learn and grow by having them become fully immersed in the music and the other benefits the toy offers. By having all of their senses stimulated coupled with the ability to figure out cause and effect allows your child to take these learned skills and apply them to their other toys and other learning experiences. For the low price you will pay to own this toy, the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is a must-have toy for all parents who want to put their child on an effective path to learning well and learning with ease.

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