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Fisher Price, stop adding lyrics and singing to songs in toys! The people just want music!
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2019
My girls love their piano, and for the most part, I do too. The one thing I hate, and it's a big one, is that there is only one option that just plays piano notes and little piano tunes.
It has 3 options for play: listen and play, animals, and piano.
I use piano, but I'm so disappointed that while my baby kicks the notes, it only plays two or so runs of music. It plays no songs while they kick and has no variety.
Listen and play is THE WORST, which is a shame, because I wish I could use it as my main setting. The issue, though, is that instead of playing dumbed-down classical favorites, the option is full of the stupid Fisher-Price girl singing dumb, annoying, and weirdly forlorn songs. One in particular sounds like it was written for a dead child, the lyrics saying "I wish you were a bird with polka-dot wings so you could fly back to me." The animals option is just as bad, with the same annoying singer not just saying animal names, but singing about them. Why?!
I personally believe kid's toys never really need a person singing in them when plain music would suffice. This is an example of that. As a parent, I refuse to use two of the settings because they annoy me so much, which essentially leaves me with a bare bones piano toy I use mainly as a baby gym. It's a real shame, but at least the gym part is fun - my girls love looking in the mirror and reaching for the crinkly lion.