Congratulations to the winners!
Lil Phone Pal: Jenna
Farm Mash-up: Stacey Shailer
I’ve been lucky to have played with so many LeapFrog toys now, that I find myself stopping in the aisle where their products are located and seeing what learning activities and opportunities are found within their toys.
In the last few weeks the little man has had the opportunity to explore 2 of their latest products, which I am going to be giving away on the Blog. Both of them encourage imaginative play for different age groups.
LeapFrog Lil’ Phone Pal (RRP $17.99, suitable for 6-18 months)
The Leap Frog Lil’ Phone Pal is the perfect addition to your baby or toddler’s toy box. When you think about it, the phone is one of the most timeless children’s toys out there. It encourages language development and using greetings and this one also encourages motor skills with the moveable counters at the top.
The Lil’ Phone Pal plays music, has pretend greetings and sings. It also has the cutest little moveable monkey on the ‘screen’ that talks back.
This is one of those perfect, portable toys. I take it when we go shopping, or I pop it in the car for long trips. I also find Tom reaching for it when I’m on the phone and we have a great long conversation together! Sturdy, classic, excellent.
LeapFrog Farm Mash-Up (RRP $29.99, suitable for 12-36 months)
From classic to new and innovative, this is such a fantastic toy for chuckles, curiosity and of course, introducing children to farm animals!
I love that while this toy tells you when you have logically placed two halves of a farm animal together correctly, it doesn’t tell you when you haven’t done it ‘right’. It just laughs and says “A sheep pig! That’s a bit silly!” and so the child can laugh along and realise, that while it’s not logical, it’s not ‘wrong’ it’s just a bit funny! With 36 combinations too, there is plenty to explore!
With older children you could actually do some follow up activities with this game eg. draw the ‘silly’ animal you made, give it a name, talk about what special attributes they might have (the horse-pig might be fast at running AND like to roll in the mud!) and they could even write an imaginative story with their creation as the main character.
The little man is practising so much in this one toy – there is tactile coordination as he tries to piece the animals together, he is visually identifying the way farm animals look and he is also listening to the animal names and the farm tunes that the game plays.
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School of Mum is giving away 1 LeapFrog Lil’ Phone Pal and 1 LeapFrog Farm Mash Up! All you need to do is:
FILL in the Rafflecopter Form (so I can keep track and have your email address)
COMMENT below saying which one you would like and why!
One of them could be yours. Good luck!