Rated 2 out of 5 by CedarForest Baby loves it, but...
Good for learning with some versatility, but I have a few issues with this toy. My first thought, shortly after buying this for my daughter I noticed that the cube will randomly say "yeah" in a creepy voice that made me feel not right. I shrugged it off since it's not that big of a deal, but it did seem a little weird and still cringe a little when it says it. Second, I bought this 3 months ago for Christmas when my daughter turned 9 months and now the side that you're supposed to put the blocks in to tell you what letter it is, doesn't work anymore. When you put a block in, it just plays a song on repeat and that's the only thing it'll do. Definitely not worth the price. I already thought it was overpriced before the technical issues. Of course I don't have the receipt anymore or else I would return it.
March 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Amandacrouse Keeps repeating songs
I love this toy and my daughter loves it too! However it constantly repeats the songs on each mode. "Heyyyy it's time to play. Heyyy it's time to play. Heyyy it's time to play." Meaning we have to turn it off and it isn't very valuable when its turned off. When it doesn't have a the repeat problem after the first line of the song... the songs still repeats over and over and over.
July 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FluffyPuff Stopped working within two months
Got this from the grandparents for my daughter. She didn't play with it at first very much because she was still a little young for it. Two months later she took interest and figured out how to put the letter blocks in. But now, after hardly any use, the letter block section works poorly. Instead of telling what block she places in, it just replays the beginning song over and over. Then if she leaves it alone, it continually repeats the opening song on its own. It's disappointing to me because it has had such little and light use, yet it's not functioning correctly. And now that my daughter is trying to learn the letters, it's malfunctioning.
April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jglejeune Lasts for years
My parents gave this to my son for Christmas when he was 1. He'll soon be 3 & still plays with it though we will soon be passing it down to a friend with a 6 month old. I love that the toy can grow with the child & has different sides that appeal to different age groups.
I have not noticed any of the problems with letter recognition or grammar that others complained about. I believe those issues are likely due to misinterpretation of the automated voice & possibly not placing the blocks into the slot fully. My only complaint is that some of the stickers started to peel and, as someone else said, the bar on top pulls off too easily. Oh, it can definitely be a noisy toy but there is an off button & I leave it off unless my son is actively playing with that side.
I would definitely recommend this toy to other parents, especially any with multiple children under 3!
April 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DeeAnn1985 Not to smart
When placing a letter block in the yellow rectangle, often the cube identifies it as a totally different letter. It will also ramdomly say "you found the letter w!" For no reason, with the yellow rectangle being empty. The cube seems to have its own type if attention deficit disorder. While my daughter is playing with the telephone buttons, it will begin saying a number then move on to something else. Example: she pushes 5 the cube says 5. She pushes six, the cube cuts off the telephone play to begin singing. It plays its song most often and over playtime. So the alphebet side of the cube is unnecessary since it cant recognize most of the alphebet blocks, cuts off playtime with numbers, shapes and animal sounds for random talking and singing. Definitely not helpful with learning and absolutely not worth the price! I want atleast half of my money back because that is all this toy is worth. Not what I expected from a brand that is so expensive and well known. I am completely disappointed
February 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by perdueosity Our 8 month old loves it!
My parents bought this for our 8 month old for Christmas, and he plays with it daily! He loves to pull up on it, knock the blocks off the top, play with the activity bar, press all the buttons, music keys and number keys, pull the letter blocks out of the rectangle and grab the phone, and he's regularly pulling more toys out of the storage/ hole side. It's great that you can store the blocks inside, and we even store other toys in it. We haven't had issues with it randomly playing, knock on wood!
I did notice that some of the letters sound the same, and questioned if they might have the wrong letter, but I think it may be the voice and pronunciation I'm hearing. Either way, we're there to be able to reinforce that he's learning his letters correctly. But at 8 months he's not retaining those things anyway! He is however thoroughly entertained by it, and that makes us all happy!
Oh and we even bring it with him when he stays with grandparents! It travels well for a bigger toy.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by glad great,christmas gift,my great grand daughter plays with it every day
love all the features.she is almost a year old.and it will last forever,lots of educational gismos to learn.
January 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jess Bad Grammar!
This toy teaches children poor grammar! This is supposed to be an educational toy yet when you place the a letter A, for example, in the rectangle, it says "It be the letter A."
January 2, 2014