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Bought this thinking it would sing the songs. The buttons play the tunes for each song while the child and parent can sing the words from the book. Although it is slightly different than I expected (lack of reading the description) my daughter absolutely loves this book. She is 18 months old and will pull out the book press the song button and sing her little heart out. The book has board book heavy duty pages, a handle on one side and the music player on the other side. So glad that I made this fantastic purchase. I wish I could give it more stars.
The song choices are great for teaching children to praise God. If the child doesn't already know the song though, they'll have to know how to read the words in the book or have someone sing with them. The words are not sung when the button is pushed, only the music plays. The pictures are cute. My 8 grandchildren, ages baby-10, are enjoying their books. I bought 3 books, one for each of my daughters' families.
My two year old grandchild loved this. She liked being able to switch from one song to the next based on the picture on the tabs. At same time she is able to learn the songs from repeated listening. Some memorization skills come into play in connecting the matching picture and song.
Overall, my grand-daughter loves the songs very much. However, the last page got separated from the rest of the book within a month. Volume was rather soft since the 'speakers' were built on the bottom of the book. I had to place the book on something to elevate the book so that volume can be louder. Battery life tend to be short and I had to replace the batteries almost every month. Would have preferred AA or AAA batteries instead.
Be careful when gifting — the battery included with the book dies super fast, which defeats the purpose of having this as a songbook! The book itself is wonderful. It has lovely colorful pictures, great song selection, and it is really engaging for the kiddies! I’ve bought it several times as gifts for friends who have littles and they all told me their babies love the book. When I had my own little one, I bought this book for him. That was in September. It is now November. I pulled it out recently to sing with baby. I only got two song sessions out of this book before the included battery died. Probably because it was sitting in an Amazon warehouse for years! Now I’m wondering if all the gifts I have given over the past few years worked when they arrived — it would be super embarrassing if I had sent my friends books with dead batteries! And it’s not even an easy battery to replace, one that they would have lying around the house anyway. So I probably won’t be gifting this again in the future. Another note — some of the songs in here are pitched kinda high, which makes it difficult to sing along if you have more of a lower alto voice like me. Overall a good gift for your own house, but be careful when sending to friends.