Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
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A fab first toy
Leap Frog Roll & Rhyme Melody Block
Member Name: baby-cakes
Leap Frog Roll & Rhyme Melody Block
Advantages: great fun, brightly coloured
Disadvantages: very touch sensitive
The Leapfrog Roll And Rhyme Melody Block was my daughters first christmas present from her Grandma, this meant she received this toy when she was just a week old but my mum didn't want to wait until Easter to give it her. In my opinion this is a truly fantastic toy and was a firm favourite in our house for quite a long time!! Initially we used to just roll the block near my daughter when she was lying on her bouncing cradle or on her changing mat and she used to like seeing the different colours and pictures on the cube.
The roll and rhyme melody block is a six sided cube and all sides are brightly coloured and have different scenes/pictures on them. There are two function modes on this toy, a music one and a rhyme one, the music mode just plays instrumental music which seems to link with the style of the picture.
Side One - The yellow side of the cube has a picture of a lion with a crinkly mane for the baby to play with. The rhyme - "Yellow lion in the African sun, tickling your main is really fun he he he ROOOOAAAARRR"
Side Two - The blue side is an underwater scene with a seahorse, crab, frog and fish (the fish has a shiny textured scale that baby can feel. The rhyme - " Blue fish with scales that shine, if i pet you will you be mine....YES!"
Side Three - The green side is the jungle side which has a parrot hiding under two big green leaves (that the child opens to discover the parrot) The rhyme "Green leaves open and see, who's that hiding in the tree....PEEK A BOO PARROT squawk!"
Side Four - The red side has a picture of a large sun so i think this is a desert scent and it has a small cactus and a little fox that baby can move in and out of his little hiding place. The rhyme "Red fox running about, are you in or are you out"
Side Five - The purple side of the cube is a large mirrored moon so baby can look at themselves. The rhyme - "Shining moon in a purple sky, i see myself as you go by.....hello there"
Side Six - The final side is white and it is a snow scene with penguins and polar bears and there is a soft polar bear that moves along a piece of ribbon so it looks like it is walking. The rhyme "White polar bear in the icy snow, slipping and sliding away you go WHEEEEE"
From being very small this toy was a definate favourite of my daughters, and as she grew her love of it didn't fade at all. Her favourite tune was definately the lion one but she loved playing peek a boo with the parrot and it would really make her giggle. The songs are all nice to listen to and don't seem to get on parents nerves like some of the songs on childrens toys even though this is very repetitive.
The only negative i have found with the melody block is that it is very touch sensitive and the slightest knock can make it go onto the next tune but if your child is anything like my daughter they will love it as she loved to do that and it was almost like it was rapping at some points!!
The toy is recommended from birth which is great as it is such a good toy to introduce to baby early on, and the price is £14.99 although shopping around you may be able to get it a little cheaper. It is very durable, and has even survived being used as a football!! The battery life is great, only having been changed once in two years, who can ask for more?!? This toy in my opinion is an absolute must and i have since bought this for two of my friends who have had babies too!
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