I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE music. My 3 year old sings all day and loves to listen to music. I was excited to have the opportunity to try the Interactive Plush Pal Freddie Frog from Viatek. These cute animals are a fun new way to listen to music for kids and adults.
My daughter is a huge fan of Phineas and Ferb, so I plugged Freddie into the headphone jack of my ipod and put on some music for her. The first time I tried it my 3 year old was sleeping and it was just my 1 year old up with me. First, my 1 year old was freaked out and started crying, but by the next morning she was interested in it and kept trying to make it sing. My 3 year old thought it was so funny to see the frog singing one of her favorite songs.
The Viatek Interactive Plush pals come in three varieties, Freddie the Frog, Patch the Dog, and Manny the Monkey. All three are adorable and sure to be a fun way for kids to listen to music. The speaker is really good quality too. You can even plug the interactive pals into your smart phone’s headphone jack and watch as Freddie the frog talks on the phone in time with your friends!
As with any toy, there are a few precautions to take with younger kids. First its very top heavy, it tends to fall over fairly easily. So, with small kids, I had to keep putting it back upright every time they touched it. Its not really a problem if you put it out of small kids reach. Also I would either like it to have a pocket to put your ipod/phone in or a longer cord. We were trying to let my 3 year old play with it, the 1 year old kept grabbing the cord and pulling the ipod away. It would be nice to be able to put your ipod/phone in a pocket on the back so that there were no cords hanging out to get caught up on. The cord issue aside I think this is a really fun toy and we will definitely be using it for our daughter when she wants to listen to music in the future.
The Interactive Plush Pals take 3 AAA batteries (not included) and retails for $39.99. Such a fun gift!
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Teresa is a mom of two girls from Idaho who blogs over at Crafting in My Closet. She enjoys writing about kids products and sewing clothes for kids. Stop on by and check her out!
Disclosure: I received the Viatek Interactive Pal Freddie the Frog for the purpose of reviewing this toy and all views are my own. Prize fulfillment will be handled by the sponsor.