Texas Instruments Listen & Learn "Nursery Rhymes"

Date of introduction:  1990 Display technology:  
New price:  $21.21 (1992) Display size:  n.a.
Size:  6.2" x 6.2" x 6.2"    
Weight:  19 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  mth 10 year 1991
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (A)
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Small toddlers use the Listen & Learn toy like a small ball. Due to the flats on each side the toy will find a stable position and plays a sound associated to the pictures on top of the ball. The Listen & Learn uses again Texas Instruments speech technology introduced with the Speak & Spell.

Each year another Listen & Learn theme appeared shortly before Christmas:

1989: Farm Animals
1990: Nursery Rhymes
1991: Sounds we Hear
1992: Sounds of Christmas

NurseryRhymes_1.jpg (77934 Byte)The toy is intended for toddlers ages 6 to 36 month. The battery holder and ON/OFF switch is placed under one of the flats.

Other toys for toddlers are the Peek-A-Boo Zoo and the Magic Sorter.

Don't miss the German Magic Melody.

The Listen & Learn "Nursery Rhymes" is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet Follow the Learning Path dated 1991.

If you have additions to the above article please email:

Joerg Woerner, February 16, 2002. No reprints without written permission.