Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
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LeapFrog Cook & Play Potsy
Member Name: katyj10
LeapFrog Cook & Play Potsy
Advantages: helpful towards learning numbers
Disadvantages: bit too basic
This is a review of LeapFrog Cook & Play Potsy which we received this Christmas as a gift for our two year old. She quickly got the hang of playing with Potsy and as it is suitable for 12 months onwards I actually think it's not challenging enough for her as a toy.
The toy is a plastic cooking pot with a removable lid and spoon. There are five play food items like cheese and tomato although we seem to be missing our peas now so hopefully they will turn up soon! The pot has two modes you can switch it to. One is about cooking and the other is counting and colours. You can set it at two different volumes too although level one is loud enough for my liking!
The pot knows when you are putting items in and taking them out and sings to you as you do so. It tells you when the food is ready with a tick-tock and cheery exclamation (after quite a delay!). "Let's cook something saucy" is probably my favourite saying, accompanied by a cheerful bubbling noise. Putting the lid on creates a symbol noise, and a ditty about vitamin A teaches you to 'eat tomatoes every day'.
My daughter played a bit with this when she first got it but seems to ignore it now although it is out with her toys, she never seems to pick it other than to use the food for her picnic set (another toy). I just don't think it does enough to keep her attention so it's a bit basic for her.
The pot voice is definitely a bit camp, and far too cheerful. But I guess it appeals to children and keeps them entertained whilst they play cook. The counting mode is helpful towards learning numbers but I think I prefer it in the food mode!
At ASDA, the toy is in their 2 for £20 deal or can be bought individually for £12.
This toy is yet another plastic item that has invaded our living room yet doesn't keep her busy for any amount of time. She doesn't even want to play with it if we try to initiate play so I can't really recommend it. This pot really reminds me of the cookie jar toy we had for her that acts as a shape sorter too. She enjoyed it at first but soon lost interest with that one too. Whilst this is not an expensive toy I would expect a bit more play for £10 spent. We'll probably pack it away soon and get it back out for baby sis when she gets to 12 months and see if it's any more of a hit with her.
Summary: a bit of fun
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