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Leapfrog Animals with Appy

Submitted by on September 4, 2010 – 9:52 amNo Comment

This puts a smile on his face and creates peave and quiet for a surprisingly long time!

Buy online here: Asda

Price £9.76

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Initial thoughts: Edward was given this for his first birthday. The Lion is bright and colourful, and very cuddly for an electronic toy. Again, as is usually the way, the box contained far too many bits of plastic and wire to hold it in place whilst on display.

We liked: The toy is very easy to use, it basically just requires the child to roll the front panel before it sings or asks them to look for a colour or object contained in the picture. The tummy lights up, making it a good night light lullaby toy for bedtime. It has two noise levels, and can be switched off if it gets too annoying! It has a very inviting face, and Edward now has it as a firm favourite, even pulling out of the reach of his elder sister!

We weren’t keen:
It does, like most toys aimed at a younger age group, get repetitive, and I don’t think it will hold their attention past 2 years of age. I think if it wasn’t so cuddly it would be consigned to the bottom of the toy box a hell of a lot quicker. Edward doesn’t really have an interest in the task element of the toy either, just preferring to spin it until it sings again.

Overall:
I’m quite impressed with how much my one year old has been taken with this toy – he usually only displays a passing interest in toys in general, but this puts a smile on his face and we have peace and quiet for a good few hours – until his older sister wants to pinch it! Its also quite cheap for a toy from the Leapfrog range.

[Claire]

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