Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
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LeapFrog Learn & Groove Animal Sounds Guitar
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LeapFrog Learn & Groove Animal Sounds Guitar
Disadvantages: The price
It's widely accepted that children have their own world. They have their own dreams, logics and interests, different ways of doing things and getting things done as well. There is a big difference in their conception of the world compared to the adults. Childhood is a crucial phase of life. This is the time when simple actions leave a life long impact on their future. It is highly impractical to impose your opinion on children. During this developmental period learning plays an important role. During the period of childhood they indulge in activities which may seem insane to adults.
It's the natural instinct of a child to enjoy themselves by indulging in various sorts of games and pranks. The best way to impart basic education to them is to do it their way, so that it never becomes a burden for the children, its best for them to learn while playing which most kids enjoy. The first thing they learn is to understand birds, animals, flowers and so on. It is always easier and fun for them if education and learning could be imparted to by various permutation and combination of sound and visuals. What could be best if they learn while playing! But this is not easy. Expert training programs have been built to do this most effectively and easily.
Leapfrog has been contributing to this part of child development with a success rate which even the parents enjoy. For instance this particular toy, it's better to say educational toy, has yielded fantastic results, at least, for my cousin sister. She is now around two and half years old. I brought her this Learn and Groove Animal Sounds Guitar device when she was just 11 months old. I realized when she got this toy, she had problems getting accustomed to it only except fondling it with her small hands. But as she grew up it became her play met and started spending lot of time with the toy and questions started to rise in her mind. While providing her with answers nobody realized she was learning to understand and recognize number, animals and the sound an individual animal makes. She started identifying animals with the sort of sound they make. It was wonderful. As she grew up little darling was starting to play the guitar and make beautiful sounds.
It's a simple toy for learning through rhythm, songs with which children can learn by rhyming and sing along with them. It is very attractively designed with attractive color and even more attractive options.
THE BASIC IDEA:
This is chiefly designed to exploit certain natural traits of children
It is widely accepted that children or infants has an uncanny trait of imitating language and this they do by stringing sounds together. They use these sound strings to represent alphabets, numbers in the world and toddlers as they are, children learn to build up their vocabulary and slowly begins to learn the principle of word order.
Toddlers are very keen observers and that's the reason why they are fast learners. From simple observations and later by correlation they understand the basic principle of action and reaction which leads them to delve into the mystery of cause and effect.
More often than not these kids perform action driven by curiosity and their sense of exploration. This curiosity leads them to simple logical reasoning skills by trial and error method by investigating all sorts of possibilities until they stumble on the unexpected solution introducing them to more complex strategies of solving problems. These in turn make them creative.
Music is something to which toddler are easily attracted to and this occupies a very special place in their heart. They can more easily relate to music than speech. Music has amazing qualities. It makes everybody enjoy it. This toy has exploited it to make children associate themselves with their problems. As a direct consequence they develop their language, memory (associating a certain action with a certain piece they like), improve physical conditions and to certain extent learn problem solving skills.
With the development of muscle movements children learn to coordinate and use their thumbs and forefingers to grasp, paint and eventually leading them to learn how to write.
These toddlers begin to start the concept of numbers as early as at 6 months. This toy helps children to develop the sense of numbers helping them to count in progression, skipping counts and counting backwards.
As they row older they learn to enjoy this toy much more exploring more options and possibilities. Animal Sounds Guitar has three functions modes for learning and they can be used in Spanish and English.
1) The Number Mode: In this mode children are introduced to counting by whimsical songs.
2) Animal Mode: Here they can relate animals and the sounds they make
3) Music Play Mode: This is for them as they grow up playing freely along with tunes; they can activate a chorus wacky animal sound.
It measures 14.2inch x 8.9inch x 3.0 inches, weighing 1.6 pounds and easily powered by 3 "AA" batteries which are easily available.
Amount Paid (GBP £): 12.06
Age Range of Child: 12 to 36 Months
Type of Toy: Educational
Summary: Give a worthy friend to the toddler
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