This week LeapFrog asked me if Hazel might like to review their new Animal Adventure Learning Table. We’re definitely big LeapFrog fans at our house, but I’ll be honest, I wondered at first if Hazel might be a little old for a toy like this. But they said that it was for ages 6-36 months, so I agreed to give it a whirl.
Um, color me SO wrong about this. I feel like I learned something new about my daughter on the day it arrive – this thing totally spoke her 2 1/2-year-old language! Dolls and blocks are lovely, but this really got her sustained attention like I haven’t seen from her before.
As evidenced by her reaction when I open the box and tore the paper away… ahem.
I moved as quickly as I could to get it out of the box for her (also a pleasant surprise – this was not the wrestling match I had expected it to be). Of course, she wanted to play right away with it on the floor before taking the time to help Mama click the legs into place.
Again, I said I was skeptical about a toy that would interest 6 month olds as well as an almost three-year-old. But y’all? She dug it. As in, she played with it all morning. And then waking up from her nap, she immediately asked, “where’s my toy?”. I’d say, in total, Hazel played with the numbers, counting, shapes, colors opposites, music… and whatever else for a solid 3-4 hours on day 1 alone. We’re a week in and it’s still the hot toy of the moment.
Even when Oliver came home from Kindergarten, they had a little dance party singing the ABCs. Every time the song would end, one of them would restart it and the dancing and running would resume.
Also? She kept trying to feed the hippo. Mostly bouncy balls, but lots of other things too.
And the bonus? Girl knows her ABCs better than she ever did before.
Have a lovely Saturday, friends! Here’s to letting our kids be little and happy and free to dance around the room!
Disclosure - I was selected for this opportunity as a compensated member of Clever Girls Collective and received free product from LeapFrog to review. The content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #LFAnimalAdventures #spon