So my wonderful in-laws bought Matthew this cute toy puppy for his birthday. It sings songs and talks and lights up and is generally a perfect toy for a one year old- with only one glaringly major flaw: it does not sing a complete song.
For example, its' version of the alphabet song goes like this:
You keep waiting hoping that it will spout off the rest of the letters but, alas, no.
The songs programed into this toy are actually well orchestrated and on the surprisingly-less-than-annoying side of things. It sounds like the makers of the toy must have originally planned to use the complete songs and then at some point changed their minds. There is an abrupt cut off at the end (or rather in the middle) of each song. Matthew loves music and whenever he hears music he starts waving his arms and nodding his head and has a huge smile on his face. Which is one reason why this bothers me so much (don't even get me started on the lack of musical resolution). So he is just getting into the music when it shuts off.
If you are looking for a toy such as this for your favorite one year old, try the LeapFrog version. If this is Baby Tad is anything like the version my in-laws got for Samuel six years ago, this will do the same fun things as the fisher-price puppy AND it will play songs completely through.
In the meantime...
"Head, shoulders, knees and toes"...
Who needs "eyes, ears, mouth and nose" anyway?