A couple of months ago I wrote a review of two LeapFrog toys; Count and Colours Band and Melody the Musical Turtle. These toys are still going strong and are played with every single day in our house, by both kids. So when I was asked if I’d like to test out and review some more- it was an obvious yes!
Again, I was sent a toy to suit each of my children as Billy is coming up nine months and Violet is two. Although they do like to share and play with all of the LeapFrog toys, so age range isn’t a problem. Here are the two we have tried out this time;
LeapFrog Fridge Numbers Magnetic Set
This is the one we received for Violet. It’s aimed at 2+ years and is super cute! You’ll notice Scout the little dog who was on the toy Billy was sent last time, Scouts Count and Colours Band. He’s a very popular character within the LeapFrog range.
“With magnetic play that sticks to the fridge or any other magnetic surface, little ones can help themselves to endless servings of numbers, colours and food groups.”
Violet absolutely loves playing with this one as she’s obsessed with all things numbers at the moment. She also loves that it sticks onto the fridge and freezer so when I’m cooking dinner she usually brings it in, sticks it onto the freezer and has a bit of a play and dance. It comes with ten blocks, each with a number between 1 and 10 and another ten blocks with different foods on, each amounting to a different number between 1 and 10. You can see Violet playing with the ‘four broccoli’ block below which is her favourite because she loves broccoli!
You can place each block into the middle and press it so Scout can tell you what it is and if you press the music button he’ll start singing a song. He even has some little phrases and jokes to tell!
As usual I totally love this one as it’s helping Violet with her numbers massively. She’s fantastic at counting but still unsure which number is which when they are written down. With the help of this toy she is starting to recognise them as Scout tells her which one she has put in and she counts along with the picture blocks.
Count and Crawl Kitty
This is the one we received for Billy. It’s aimed at 9+ months, helps little ones explore numbers and includes lots of phrases and songs.
“Kids 9 months and up can press Kitty’s colourful keys to hear fun and frisky phrases about numbers 1-20, explore mew-sical notes from high to low and create their own tunes. Younger babies will love sitting and batting Kitty’s yarn to hear special counting and learning songs, such as “Tummy, Whiskers, Tongue and Paws”.”
As Billy is now on the move, he loves to push this one along whilst pressing the buttons and spinning the yarn ball on the front. Violet likes pushing this one so Billy then has to crawl to get it, which he finds hilarious!
You can change the settings between music and numbers too. When it’s set to music the kitty will play different tunes depending on which buttons are pressed. When it’s set to numbers it tells little one which number they have pressed and sings a counting song. Billy likes to have a little boogie no matter which setting it’s on and it’s not just for babies already on the move as they can sit and press the buttons just the same but it’s a great toy to help start the crawling!
Like the other two we have, these toys will grow with both of my kids which is perfect. There’s nothing worse than your little one getting bored of a toy pretty quickly and I really don’t think they will with these! They’re perfect for Christmas too so make sure you check out the full LeapFrog range. I’ve just bought LeapFrog LeapTV for Violet’s birthday in January and I can’t wait to have a go! You’ll have to wait until after her birthday for that review though 🙂
Do your little ones like LeapFrog toys? Which one is their favourite?
Mother Hermit xx