Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kid-Tough DVD Player is Great

The new Kid-Tough DVD player from Fisher Price is terrific. The thing can be easily carried around by kids and it does the job. I have always believed that their are not many occasions to make watching movies a portable experience for kids. They can always watch movies when they get to wherever they are going. Also, there are a lot of other activities I would rather they participate in. In particular, I prefer activities where they are active and running around, especially with other kids. For me, that is the best kind of entertainment for little kids.

However, if you have a child who just has to watch their favorite movies on the go, then this is a good player to buy. First thing you will notice about it is that it is durable. It can take a beating if your toddler has a tendency to bang it into other things or even drop it a few times. So, if your kid likes running around the house with it while it is playing, this unit is a good choice. The other thing I like about it is that the console is easy for a little kid to operate. It has big buttons and it becomes clear to them very quickly which buttons do what.

The other thing that I really enjoy about it relates to use of DVD players in cars. I have noticed that several cars over the past few years have incorporated the built-in DVD player mounted in the ceiling of the vehicle. I have never been a fan of that idea. I don't like the idea of training kids from a very young age that the back of a car is for watching videos. I always believed there are so many other things they could be focused on or doing. Not to mention just checking out the world going by. The other thing that has always bothered me about these ceiling mounted units is that during night driving, it catches the eyes of other drivers. Anybody who has ever driven behind a vehicle that has one of these players operating at the time knows what I am talking about. It is just one more distraction that people driving can do without.

The Kid-Tough player can sit on your child's lap and functions well inside the car. It will not distract other drivers because they can't see it. If you as a parent decide that on any given trip you want the player to stay home, so be it. The child doesn't climb into the back seat and see the mounted player, expecting to be entertained. For these reasons I like the Kid-Tough player. Keep in mind, it is not put together with state-of-the-art technology. If the discs are of poor quality there may some playback problems and the quality will obviously be different from your home unit. However, for a little kid, it is great.

1 comment:

comparison shopping said...

Get them a two screen portable dvd player with some kinda game controlller. That's bound to be enjoyed.