Mar 022014
 

Now that the twins have started school we’ve entered a new stage of after school play dates, I never know who they will want to bring home next. One thing I do know and it’s that all little visitors seem to have a sixth sense for where our LeapFrog toys are stored. Within 5 minutes of arriving home I usually spot the young guest on the ground holding our LeapPad, carefully picking a game from our collection that they’d like to play.

If you already own a LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad 1 or 2, Leapster GS or Explorer you’ll love todays giveaway as there are two great LeapFrog Learning Games up for grabs:

Minnie Mouse Bow-tiqueWe purchased Minnie Mouse Bow-tique: Super Surprise Party! ($44.95, ages 3-5) a few months ago for our little miss 3, she loves Minnie and it was an absolute hit straight away. While she plays around in Minnie’s little shop with bows, ribbons, sparkles and glitter she is secretly practising her memory and logic skills, trying her hand at letter and colour recognition and even word sounds, pretty clever if you ask me.

Sorting fun with Minnie

Sorting fun with Minnie

The game is set in the Minnie Mouse Bow-tique with lots of different things to touch and short games to play. As this learning game is suitable for players as young as three years old it contains simple games like sorting colours, decorating bows and picking outfits but it also provides a first introduction to letter and word sounds, eg. they hear the sounds S-U-N and need to click the picture of the sun. By playing the individual games, taking phone orders and creating custom bows and helping running the store players can earn more bows and unlock new colours keeping the game fun and interesting. Remember, don’t tell anyone about the secret Super Surprise Party for Minnie!

Learning letters on the go

Learning letters on the go

Minnie Mouse Bow-tique figurineOften computer games seem to be considered more a boys toy so it is really nice to see a few more girl orientated games in the LeapFrog Library. Minnie Mouse Bow-tique lets girls play with the things they love while learning valuable skills at the same time. At the moment there is a special edition of this lovely game available (at selected stockists only) which includes a free Minnie Mouse figurine, as you can imagine our little lady was a bit disappointed that we bought our game before this one came out.

My Little PonyWhile young kids turn to Minnie for a first and very fashionable play with letters older children who have mastered their numbers can move on to more tricky math problems with My Little Pony. The game My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ($44.95, ages 5-8) takes the magic out of maths and turns it into logic, building important math skills and number confidence through games and play.

Concepts like probability, fractions and percentage can be a little confusing at first but don’t worry, the very pretty Princess Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are here to help. We purchased this game with our upcoming overseas holiday in mind, I bet it will keep our 5-year old twins really busy on our long flight and I think it will also teach us parents a thing or two about how to explain math problems in a child appropriate way.

If you want to stay up-to-date with all the latest LeapFrog news, specials and competitions make sure you keep an eye on the LeapFrog Australia Facebook page, that way you’re always the first to know.

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.

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