New Kids Toys from LeapFrog

Get a sneak peek at two new toys from LeapFrog, the LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart and LeapPad Ultimate tablet. LeapFrog products are available on Amazon.com.

The Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart, for age 2+ children, makes role play so much fun! This toy ice cream cart delights and surprises with a range of buttons, lights, sound effects, music and fun phrases. It also features eight scoops of ice cream, three toppings and three flavors of syrup to teach kids 10 colors and flavors. Kids can create tons of delicious looking and imaginative combinations!

 

The new LeapPad Ultimate tablet is child-friendly, durable and safe. Plenty of memory and processor speed make it an educational, fun tech toy for kids. Featuring more than $100 worth of pre-loaded learning apps and videos, the LeapPad Ultimate helps kids build core skills in mathematics, reading and science as well as music, problem solving, logic and creativity to help prepare kids for preschool and beyond. LeapFrog is also launching three new cartridges featuring this year’s hottest licenses, including a new mathematics game for kids ages three to five featuring PJ Masks, a PAW Patrol problem solving game for kids ages four to seven and a colorful Trolls creativity game that will foster imagination for kids ages four to seven. Learn more at http://www.leapfrog.com.

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Take the Leapfrog 20/20 Challenge! #LeapfrogChallenge

March is National Reading Month, and our friends at LeapFrog have a challenge for every family! In the continuing pursuit of making reading an activity that every child and family can enjoy, LeapFrog is hosting a “Reading Month Challenge” in honor of National Reading Month this March. They will be promoting a campaign to encourage families to take a pledge to read for at least 20 minutes per day with their kids. As I’m sure you are aware, an early introduction to reading is an important part of kids’ development.

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In fact, kids who are read to at home have a substantial academic advantage. These advantages last throughout a child’s academic career. Studies have shown that:

  • Twenty-six percent of children who were read to three or four times in the last week by a family member recognized all letters of the alphabet. This is compared to 14 percent of children who were read to less frequently.
  • According to NCES, only 53 percent of children ages three to five were read to daily by a family member. Children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read to aloud everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above poverty.
  • The NCESalso reported that children who were read to frequently are also more likely to:
  • Count to 20 or higher than those who were not (60% vs. 44%)
  • Write their own names (54% vs. 40%)
  • Read or pretend to read (77% vs. 57%)

As a part of the March “Reading Month Challenge,” they will be partnering with a great non-profit, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, to donate 20 books to the foundation’s under-served classrooms for every pledge received. Through this program, they plan to donate over 350,000 books to children in need. We are very excited to be joining in the cause – and we need your help!

LeapFrog will be sharing fun reading-themed images, printables, and activities throughout the month. I encourage you to take a look at the website, take the challenge and read!

Share this information on your blog and social media sites to help a very worthy cause. I appreciate your support.

#LeapTV Ready to Roll

Love it or hate it, our kids are growing up with technology. Do a quick count of the phones, tablets and any electronic device in your home and you will find out that you own more devices than you think. If you’re like me, you want to make sure that if your kids spend time on devices, especially video games, that this time is spent wisely. That’s why I love the LeapFrog brand. The designers at LeapFrog have stepped up with the introduction of LeapTV, a new line of games that lets kids move, play and learn!  Made for young kids, there are many reasons to consider LeapTV (and it makes a terrific holiday gift!).

#LeapTV Getting Ready to Launch

The great minds at Leap Frog are getting ready to launch LeapTV, a new educational, active gaming system designed for kids. The hardware and software components are created with kids in mind, from an ergonomically designed controller for little hands to educator-approved games and activities that kids will love, and parents will, too! See what the CEO (Child Executive Officer) is overseeing before the big launch:

Holiday Gift Ideas from Schleich, Leapfrog

One of the best parts of my job is getting sneak peeks at fabulous toys for the holiday season. Here are more reviews from Schleich and LeapFrog.