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Little Einsteins Create A Masterpiece

Reviewing: Fisher Price Little Einsteins Create A Masterpiece  |  Rating:
houseishot By houseishot on
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Sure, this magnetic doodle board comes with cool stencils and magnetic shapes, but what it should really come with is a pair of earplugs! My 2 year old absolutely loves the magna doodle boards her two older sisters have, and they are always fighting with two boards for the three of them to share. When I saw that there was a Little Einsteins doodle board, I was totally excited to give her one of her own since she really likes the Little Einsteins tv show. I saw that it played classical music as they do on the show and made cool sound effects, so I thought that was a great additional feature for her to enjoy. What I didn't know was that there is NO volume control on the toy and the volume level is permanently set at blast your ears out level. Seriously, I have NEVER heard a toy this loud before, and especially one that didn't have a volume control on it. My two year old enjoys drawing on it, but she refuses to turn the sound on because even she says it is too loud! The ridiculous volume takes away from any of the educational value of the classical music...plus the music pauses whenever you lift up the pen from the board, so you can't get any kind of enjoyment out of the music anyway.

On the positive side, the board is cute. The pen is shaped like a paintbrush, and it comes with two different magnetic shapes that you can use like stampers on the board. It also has stencils, which I think is neat but not something a two or three year old can really grasp the concept of doing. Honestly, i would have been just as happy with the $10.00 basic magna doodle. All of the great additional features on this Little Einsteins board are obliterated by the deafening volume. Get the cheap board and buy a pack of Little Einsteins stickers to decorate it with instead! Fisher Price must have been having some kind of a "duh" moment when they designed this one!