When I was a kid, I had a Fisher Price record player, and little plastic records that went with books and the record would read to me and tell me when to turn the page. I can still hear that little DING.
My sister had a Fisher Price cassette player with the same setup.
Fast forward *muffled mutter* years, and DD's favorite thing in the universe is to be read to. She would be happy if I did nothing else but read to her. I read her probably upwards of 20 books a day, and she begs and cries for more. Alas, this is somewhat impractical for me as I also have another child (who doesn't particularly care to be read to, but likes to be played with), and a 3rd arriving soon will undoubtedly cut into that even more.
So I want to get her whatever the 21st century setup is. CDs seem like they're already kind of outdated... but is that still the norm? Any recommendation for a child-friendly CD player? The library also has a ton of books on CD, so that would be nice.
It seems like this should be moving more towards Mp3s... anyone know anything about that? I'd love to download readings of books we already have. And, of course, then I'd need a child-friendly Mp3 player. This seems like it would be so simple... but, of course, she can't read yet so she'd have to be able to find the book she wants.
I went to Target today and they had an entire line of Toddler E-Readers. I'm not opposed to these, but the book selection for all of them seems to be limited to written-by-committee books based on Disney movies. Which I'm not entirely adverse to, but I am adverse to those being my ONLY options for books.
Trying to live a simple life in a messy house in a complicated world with : DH, DD (b. 07/07), DS (b. 02/09), and DD (b. 10/10)