Spin Some Unbreakable Tunes
- What: Fisher Price Classics Retro Record Player
- When: 12 months and up
- Why: Classic, durable, wide age appeal
- Where: Amazon
Maybe you had one of these record players as a kid. I certainly owned one, and they seemed ubiquitous to me at the time. Toys from our childhood make a comeback, including this sweet Fisher Price Classics Retro Record Player.
I can’t tell the difference between this brand new wind up record player and the one I loved as a kid. My third child got it as a birthday present, and both he and his siblings love playing their own music.
The player has a compartment underneath that will hold all five plastic records, each one a different color. The records will each play two familiar songs, one per side, including Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star and London Bridge. My kids like trying to guess the song playing now that they can sing along. Unlike the original, this one requires three AA batteries, and the switch above the record doesn’t move to turn the spinning on or off. It comes with a handle on top, which makes it a bit bulky for storing while not in use but super simple for even the smallest kid to tote around.
If you want a music toy that brings back all the joy from your childhood while at the same time bringing more music into your child’s life for years to come, look no further than the Retro Record Player.