Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
Newest Review: ... were about 18 months old that they worked out how to do this independently. Mode one is number mode when you press each of the numbers... more
Cute little toy, value for money.
LeapFrog Baby Counting Pal
Member Name: yani1
LeapFrog Baby Counting Pal
Advantages: Value for money, educational, soft, interactive
Disadvantages: Hard to clean, hard for babies to press numbers
It's a soft caterpillar with a cute face (which both my children love looking at for some reason!) and features the numbers 1 to 5 on different segments of its body. It has an on/off switch and then 4 different settings; numbers, colours, classical music, and classical music in continuous mode (plays all songs one after another, once).
It has a different colour segment for each number, and little toys hanging off each segment of the body, including a squeaky bird, rattly butterflies, crinkly bees, four flowers on a ring, and rattly bells with ladybirds on. The creatures match the songs that the caterpillar sings about on the number and colour modes. Each number must be pressed to hear the song, something which you will probably have to do for your baby until they're about 9-12 months (depending on each child), because you have to press it in a certain place on the number to activate it. It has a strong material handle, and two loops fastened with velcro - good for hanging on front of pram or on front seat headrest in car.
It takes two AA batteries (if my memory serves me correctly!) but is not very easy to clean at all; you can only wipe over with a damp cloth. I got mine from Tesco for about £15 but not sure of the price now, it may have reduced.
I got this for my son when he was about 3 months and he liked the face of the caterpillar instantly. I think he looked at the face more than the rest of it for a while! He liked the classical melodies too, and I found the continous mode very useful when I needed to pop out of the room for a moment in the early months so that he wouldn't get scared. Later on, he liked the number and colour songs too, especially when I sang along too - this lasted until he was about 2 years old.
I think this is a good value little toy to introduce numbers, colours, songs and noises/textures, and just for all round entertainment. It has a cute face too!
Summary: A great value cute and soft toy which is educational and has lovely music. Handy for trips out too.
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