Well... we introduced our darling daughter to the wonderful world of parades and she LOVED it!!! There is so much to see and wave and clap at.... a kids dream!! She loved all the noises.. the transport truck honking, the horses, the dogs, the firetruck and ambulance sirens!! I loved how these noises don't faze her at all.. didn't even jump but turn on the vacuum cleaner and the tears come!!! Maybe its just the cleaning she doesn't like!!