With all this wind and rain it may not be the nicest weather for outdoor meals right now, but my little bunch is having just as much fun with an indoor picnic. And for once no one is complaining about who is setting the table either with this gorgeous little set by LeapFrog:
After four girls we had gathered quite the collection of pink tea seats, but a boy needs to eat too! With its cheerful yellow and green colours the LeapFrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket (RRP $34.95, ages 6 months+) is a perfect pick for our little man Ted and he carries his private lunch everywhere, it is adorable. Every now and then an older sibling is lucky enough to be invited which works out well because there is enough to set a table for two.
This cute picnic set up is your perfect pretend-play companion. The colourful basket comes with everything you need for a delicious meal: 2 cups, 2 forks, 2 shape sorting plates, 2x 4 yummy snacks and even a traditional checkered table cloth to dine in style. Made with small hands and developing fine motor skills in mind the pieces are large in size with neat rounded corners for safe play.
But little tummies are not the only thing growing, curious minds are growing with every bite as well. The interactive basket adds a whole new dimension to your picnic party. In ‘Shapes & Colours’ mode kids learn about the shape and colours of the different foods and they can test their matching skills by putting the correct piece through the shape sorting lid. The talking lid even recognises and tells you which shape, colour and food you are packing, so smart!
This chatty picnic pal loves testing you on your new found knowledge in Picnic Time mode. Learn to listen carefully and if you find the right piece you get rewarded with praise and gratitude eg. May I please have a biscuit? Perfect! Please give me a snack shaped like a circle. Exactly what I wanted. This is a lovely playful way to encourage beautiful table manners in little tots. Last but not least, turn on ‘Music’ mode for a range of happy tunes and catchy sing-along songs that make the perfect background music to your meal.
The Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket is available in pink and yellow and you can find it at Big W, Target, good toy stores and online retailers across Australia.