AD – We were sent a TIMIO for the purpose of this blog post TIMIO Educational Music Player Review. I have been compensated for my time. 

As you know we love to travel and have some pretty big plans over the Summer. Which will mean that we are spending a fair few hours in the car. Plus Kipper is starting school in September. So I am on the hunt for educational toys which are great for travel. When TIMIO got in contact to tell me about their completely screen-free, interactive audio and music player for kids aged 3–8 years old. It sounded exactly what I was looking for. The question is – did it live up to expectations?

TIMIO Educational Music Player Review – what’s in the box?

In the box you get the music player itself  a small canvas bag, two packets of disks and full instructions. You will need three AA batteries and these are not included. TIMIO recommend using rechargeable batteries where possible. On the back of the music player there is a compartment for the batteries as well as a large on/off switch, which is easy for little hands to use.

The circular music player has a handle which can also double up as a stand. All the way around the outside there is a good quality speaker. It is also possible to plug head phones into it meaning that Kipper will be able to enjoy it while I am driving. Or when we are flying without disturbing other people around him.

TIMIO Educational Music Player Review

How does TIMIO work?

The centre of the TIMIO is slightly raised and has three buttons. This is where the disks go. They are magnetic and are very easy to attach. Made from plastic with brightly coloured stickers they are very appealing and also scratch proof. Exactly what is needed with a rather robust three year old. Kipper can change the disks himself without any help at all. Two of the buttons on the front are volume buttons allowing you to switch between the  three different volume settings low, medium and high.

The other button has a globe icon on it. By holding this down for 3 seconds you can change the language. TIMIO supports English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Dutch.

TIMIO Educational Music Player Review

There are twenty disks in total and currently its not possible to buy any others. However there is so much content on the twenty we won’t be needing anything new for some time. The disks have three functions. Learning and listening, because there is no screen Kipper can be doing other things but still learning new words for his vocabulary. Kipper loves a story and although he will look at books and make some up. I can not read to him constantly. TIMIO has some wonderful fairy tales. And finally music, its possible for Kipper to learn different musical sounds with TIMIO and start to compose his own tunes.

For little ones there is even a disk which helps with settling at bedtime. Allowing the child to select white noise, calming nature noises and even lullabies.

Things we love about TIMIO

  • You don’t need the internet! Making it perfect for our travels.
  • There is an automatic switch off facility after five minutes. This has been designed to keep battery consumption as low as possible. It is easy to tell when the batteries are low as all twelve LED lights around the outside light up.
  • I really like the interactive nature of the TIMIO Educational Music Player. Not only can Kipper decide which disk he would like to play. But the disks ask him questions and he needs to select how to respond. In this way the learning process is reinforced. So he is learning without even realising it.
  • On their website TIMIO have divided the disks up into three different age groups. This is a great way to help focus the educational nature of the audio player. For Kippers age group it focuses on different colours, shapes, body parts, fruits and vegetables. As well as fun vehicle sounds, sea creatures and a lovely bedtime stories disk.
  • That it is completely screen free. I do not have to worry about him having too much screen time before bed which I am sure leads to disrupted sleep for him.
  • It seems very robust and has survived being taken out of the day. Its been dropped at various locations and just seems to bounce. The little pouch for the disks is really handy as it keeps them all nicely together.

I am struggling to find fault with our TIMIO. I think the only improvement would be the opportunity to buy further disks at a point in time. Plus I would like to see more content for the slightly older end of the age range especially when it comes to maths and times tables. I am sure this will come in time.

Win a TIMIO Educational Music Player

TIMIO retails at €119 and can be purchased online, with free shipping to the UK. Kipper loves his TIMIO and I can see it becoming part of our every day routine. I am very impressed with it and how it holds Kippers attention. Not only that but Monkey has started to use it  for his Spanish homework! But don’t just take our word for it. The lovely people at TIMIO are giving my readers the chance to win one for themselves.  To enter please use the gleam application below and please note the T&Cs.

TIMIO Educational Music Player worth €119

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK & Ireland  aged 18 and over
  • No cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a TIMIO Educational Music Player
  • The giveaway will close on Sunday 5th April  at midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • You will need  to provide a phone number and postal address

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TIMIO Educational Music Player Review

61 Comments

  1. Charlotte Burle

    Lovely review. I didn’t know I wanted one until I read this! My boy would love this!

  2. Catherine Gregory

    Perfect for my 2 1/2 year old little boy. He’s currently catching up with his speech and this would help a lot. Thank you

  3. Sian Buckingham

    They look ace! My little boy would love one!

  4. Fiona Johnstone

    What a great prize. My granddaughter would love this.

  5. Adrian Bold

    My young niece would really like this – thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Rachel Lewis

    Would love this for my little one to help with the isolation.

  7. lynn neal

    My grandchildren would make great use of this and it would get the away from their screens for a while!

  8. Denise Walton

    My granddaughter would love this she loves to sing

  9. Charlie Whitehall

    I run a preschool and this would be perfect it would tick off Ict music physical so much cx

  10. Selena Longworth

    This is fab, my 2 year old son would love it.. It reminds me of the classic Fisher price record player!

  11. Laura Lee

    This looks amazing to use in the children’s Day nursery I manage. I will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed 🤞

  12. Theresa Thomas

    This sound great! If I won this my lil niece would LOVE it

  13. Michelle Ptak

    My niece and nephew would love this, many thanks

  14. Emma England

    My sons would love this! I love that there is so much that you can do with it and I know it would keep my 2 entertained for hours but without worrying about screen time.

  15. paula cheadle

    My grandkids would love this wonderful prize

  16. Sue Carter

    This looks amazing. My grandchildren would love it

  17. Hannah van Beek

    This seems like such a great device! My son turns 2 this Sunday so it seems like the perfect gift!!

  18. Patricia Barrett

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone.

  19. Anthea Holloway

    This is fantastic and my grandson would love playing with it so much.

  20. natalie s

    my daughter would absolutely love this prize it looks like so much fun

  21. Lorraine Williams

    This would be perfect for my nephew, I can see him dancing around whilst listening and learning.

  22. feryal cubukcu can

    I bought Timio for my daughter who is about to turn 4 years old. She is obsessed with it She plays the nursery songs on loop.

  23. Ruth Harwood

    This looks perfect for my little girl learning what music she enjoys! xx

  24. Natalie Burgess

    What a fantastic educational prize! Id love to win for my daughter xx

  25. Alana Walker

    What a great idea! My daughter loves having a bop to music so this would be fabulous for her.x

  26. This looks fantastic! My little girl would love it.

  27. Michelle Poppy Clarke

    Love the variety of disks for age groups and the fact they can hold a childs attention . I would love one of these for my little ones

  28. Jade Vaccaro

    This would be fantastic to win for my daughter

  29. fiona waterworth

    this would help our Jasmine with her letters, and safe to leave her alone with

  30. Angela Treadway

    this is a great way for kids to learn x

  31. Everything about this toy is very appealing. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  32. Charlotte Isobelle

    This sounds great and something different

  33. Jodi Hill

    These sound absolutely wonderful! My 3 year old daughter Would adore one 🙂

  34. Peter Watson

    My granddaughter would make good use of this.

  35. Priscilla Stubbs

    This would be great for Arlo, he is three, and it is good that there are no screens involved.

  36. Ursula Hunt

    This would be great fun for my granddaughter to play wiht

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