When it comes to toys our little miss 2.5 often tags along with the big two, she loves joining in with their board games and outdoor play and it is easy to forget she is only two. Yet other times I see her enjoy a real toddler toy and she can be so happy with it, like when she got given LeapFrog Farm Mash-Up.
LeapFrog Farm Mash-Up is designed for children aged 12-36 months and while our daughter is at the end of the age range she still very much loves playing with it. The compact ‘basket’ is perfect for small children’s hands and thanks to the handle it can easily be carried from room to room. When the handle is up the basket is automatically ‘locked’ so the contents can’t fall out when your little tot is on the move.
Inside the basket you’ll find 12 different farm animal tiles. Of course they are fun to play with and hold but they can be really brought to life by placing them in the dedicated area on the lid. Kids will love finding the matching pieces but also creating their own silly combinations. There are 36 unique combi-animals to be made with just those 12 base tiles. Not only do those ‘made-up’ animals look funny, they sound funny too! Listen to funny songs and discover what sound a dog-cow or sheep-pig would make, my daughter loves this (and the older two think it is hilarious too). We often take LeapFrog Mash-Up with us on car rides as it keeps them busy and entertained for ages.
LeapFrog Mash-Up is a relatively small toy but there is lots to see, do and listen to. Learn about colours, practise sounds and animal names and sing along with familiar children’s songs (it plays 5 famous nursery songs like Old MacDonald and Farmer in the Dell) and new songs about the animals you’ve made (36 different songs). Of course placing the shapes in the right spot on the lid and pressing the music button it also great exercise for fine motor skills.
To find out more about LeapFrog, to take a closer look at the range and to locate stockist near you visit www.leapfrog.com.au.