Young Children Love Leapfrog
Leapfrog make award-winning educational toys, handheld electronic games for kids and interactive books for children. We’ve already seen the wonderful Leapster Explorer range of interactive learning games, so now let’s have a look at some of the awesome toys for younger children made by this innovative company.
Early childhood is all about learning basic skills, and each of these products is carefully designed to make funtime learning time. Take the Leap Frog Alphabet Pal, a fun character that opens up the wonderful world of the alphabet through song. Just pull him along to hear the alphabet song, or press any shoe to explore letter names, sounds, and colours and hear classic 26 tunes—one for each letter of the alphabet!
The Leap Frog Fix & Learn Speedy teaches about shapes, counting and more as they play with a colourful car that will tune up their motor skills and fire up their imaginations.
If your child has a sense of rhythm that just won’t stop, then the best thing to do is get him or her the Leap Frog Learn & Groove Colour Play Drum, which not only teaches rhythm but colours too! Children can play along to classical, marching band and salsa rhythms, and tap, sing and learn with colourful lights about counting opposites and colours!
Talking about counting, there’s no more fun way to learn than with the Leap Frog Counting Candles Birthday Cake. Make every day a birthday! Five candles light up one by one, and children can blow them out—just like on a real cake! Sing along to a counting song, five songs about growing up or add birthday lyrics to an instrumental tune.
Hearing and singing along to tunes is a fun and effective way for young kids to learn, and the Leap Frog Letter Discovery Ball has 26 melodies that introduce letters, phonics and motor skills. Press a letter to hear the letter name, its sound and a melody. Spin the ball in its base to hear the alphabet song or three other tunes. As your child grows, detach the ball from its base to spin it, roll it and hear the ABC song and other music—twinkling lights even flash to the beat!
Kids can even learn while helping Mum in the kitchen! The Leap Frog Fridge Phonics magnetic letter set transforms the fridge into a fun learning centre. With 26 magnetic letters and a magic reader that recognises which letter is placed inside, this interactive product inspires pre-schoolers to develop language, exploration, creativity and motor skills. Children can place any one of the letters into the magnetic letter reader to hear fun phonics songs that teach the letter name and sound—and everything attaches securely to the refrigerator! Plus, press the music note button to hear the alphabet song!
Leapfrog are known for their electronic learning products, and a clever and fun way to involve kids in the reading process is the Leap Frog Tag Junior Book Pal! Tag Junior Book Pal is designed to encourage toddlers to explore books, introducing preschool skills through fun stories and playful book based activities. As children touch the Tag Junior to the specially printed pages they will hear their favourite characters speak and the words on the page spoken aloud! Fun and easy to use, the Book Pal can store up to five books, allowing children to easily move from one book to another. It’s been designed to allow children to grip with their palm; children are still developing their fine motor skills and find this easier to use rather than a pen shape. You can even personalise Tag Junior Book Pal with your child’s name or nickname, and it comes in different colours too!
As you can see, learning time doesn’t have to be separate from funtime! Leapfrog toys use shapes, sounds, songs and colours to bring the joy of learning basic skills to your child that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.