I always wanted my kids to learn things as they play and grow up. For a 6 month to one year old kid obviously I can't hold a book and start teaching about birds and animals. I was just looking out for some toys that would suffice my needs. I just happened to come accross the Fisher-Price toy products.
This pack of 'Amazing Animals' toy pack is a Musical Activity Barnyard.For kids older than 6 months animal friends are easy to grasp and move around. This is basically a Barnard activity center which is approximately 8"x10" size which is most suitable for younger kids. The fun on the farm goes up and down, 'round and 'round, on and on. This delightful barnyard activity center has cheerful animal friends to meet . This set comes with 3 sing-along songs to learn about animals. You get upto three adorable, removable baby animals - a cow and a horse with clicking, movable joints, plus a shake-and-rattle duckling. Your baby can discover and explore-with spinning carousel, dancing lights, funny sounds, and lots of other busy activities. This set requires 3AA alkaline batteries.
My son loved it a lot for more than a year. Later he got bored of it that is a different issue. After all who doesnt get bored of this monotonous life tell me. I would recommend you buy it for your kid too sine he can learn things pretty soon in much younger age itself.
This toy pack costed me around 25 USD. You can buy the package at Fisher Price stores. You can download the user manual from the same link.