I noticed a Discovery Kids MP3 player at the store, and while reviews on Amazon are generally positive, I'm turned off by a negative review regarding how poorly it plays stereo MP3s. Positive aspects of the product (for me) seem to be:

  • Rugged; holds up to abuse
  • Has speakers in addition to a head phone jack
  • Attaches to your computer like a USB stick; just drag MP3s over
  • Good battery life
  • Works with Mac or PC

I could see buying this thing, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a similar or better MP3 player for toddlers or preschool kids. By better I mean:

  • Better sound
  • Maybe the ability to record as well
  • Maybe more than 256 MB of storage for $45

Hmm, I'm looking at the "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed" list and the SanDisk Sansa Shaker looks pretty good. . .

asked 19 Oct '10, 02:10

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Check out the SweetPea3 - I have seen it around, although I don't know anyone who has one. I don't believe it records, but it appears to be simple, rugged (aka toddler-proof) and you'll get 2GB of space for $60-70.


answered 19 Oct '10, 20:49

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I have a SanDisk Sansa Clip, which is not the same as the one you are looking at, but I have been very happy with it. I know two other people with other models of the SanDisk Sansa that have held up well. And Good Housekeeping Magazine tested several non-iPod MP3 players over a year ago (going on two years now) for use in a gym setting (being jostled, dropped and otherwise abused) and the SanDisk Sansa was their choice for price and durability.

I would not recommend the Sansa Clip for a toddler because of its size. But the Sansa's in general I would point anyone towards.


answered 19 Oct '10, 04:54

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