I’m a member of the #LeapFrogMomSquad and received these to test out. All thoughts are my own.
My girls have yet to meet a LeapFrog toy they don’t like. We’ve had all of the LeapPads and most recently the LeapPad Epic, the LeapBands, some epic discontinued fridge toys and Violet, too. In fact, Violet has even had a couple different “favorites” and name changes programed into her.
Our most recent finds are the The Number Lovin’ Oven and Scout’s Build and Discover Tool Set.
The Number Lovin’ Oven
This has been one of the most sought after toys in our house lately. The girls (yes, all of them) can’t get enough of the pizza in four pieces, the bread in three pieces and those two cupcakes.
It is designed for ages 2 and up (and my 7 and 9 year old remind me that the up part applies to them) but we’ve found that our 22 month old is getting a lot of joy out of it also. It lights up, it talks, it sings and gets number skills cooking with 30+ songs and phrases.
The number slider moves to help with number recognition, but it also syncs with cooking (with 5 being the broiler and hot and 3 being medium). The math is baked into real-world skills such ash cooking and sharing so the math can transfer to everyday life.
The oven door opens and closes to activate responses. Put the egg in the skillet and onto the time and you will hear real sizzle sounds.
The pizza can be cut into fourths and the bread can be cut into thirds.
It has helped the girls with sharing, too. One can have the pizza and another can have the cupcakes and they can both be happy.
Scout’s Build and Discover Tool Set
We used to have a tool set around here for the girls and it disappeared, so I was so happy to see Scout’s Build and Discover Tool Set in our box of goodies. This again is labeled for ages 2 and up, but we’ve found that kids of all ages enjoy it. The Doghouse is easy to take apart and put together using 5 included tools that mimic real life tools and are actually functional with the set.
Puppy pal Scot helps guide playful counting, color matching and build-along fun.
Scout encourages counting of nails, recognizing of colors, measuring, and identifying and using the correct tools for a job. And of course, there is hammering. And the girls love to hammer!
Counting, measuring and color matching help get the job done and show kids how the concepts they are learning apply to real-world settings.
Both of these toys have brought a lot of joy to our house. I love that it’s not screen play and they will grab them and play for a while together and independently. Also, they are both under $20 making them a great birthday or Christmas present.