Around our house, the record player gets as much action as our computer full of mp3s. But for many households, the mere thought of a record collection is a thing of the past. The history and evolution of things is an important thing to teach our little ones and any youngster who visits can't help but be intrigued by the mystery that a vinyl record holds. Is your family old school? New School? Tell us after the jump!
Personally, we grew up with a Strawberry Shortcake record player (which was totally scratch and sniff!) and went to town listening to records supplied by our parents. Dad had his record player and stereo, but that was off limits to us!
There are lots of great vintage records to be had for children. They are often a dime a dozen at garage sales, thrift stores and auctions. Make sure to check the condition of the vinyl before purchasing. Usually records for kids fall into two different categories: Hardly Played and Holy Cow Did It Get Caught In A Tornado? You will of course be looking for those showing little wear and tear (no matter what the jacket cover looks like).
Do you have a record player in your home? Is it for grownups only or do you let your little ones give it a try?