Believe it or not, I'm not a giant fan of electronic kids toys. That is hugely hypocritical of me, as I was raised on the Atari 2600, Coleco's handheld electronic football game, and Simon. But I love the simple old toys: blocks, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, so when we buy toys for Jack we usually lean towards the basic and the classic.
Except when something awesome catches our attention.
We decided to buy Jack a little prize since he had a really rough week last week with his high fever and then a bump on the noggin (rolling baby = faceplant), so we checked the toy aisle at Wal Mart and came across the VTech Alphabet Apple.
The Apple is definitely meant for pre-school aged kids, but Jack loves the sounds and lights. I see this as being a toy that he will learn from as he grows and enjoy for years to come. We paid $21.97 at Wal Mart, and I think it is worth every penny.