Building toys for building little brains: LeapFrog LeapBuilders Fruit Fun Elephant
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We have been stuck inside all winter and spring. Most of the summer with tons of RAIN has kept us indoors, and I have reached my limit of fun activities. The two of them are now learning how to
battle play together. It is not too bad, but some days we are playing in the bathtub for fun before lunch, and hiding fruit snacks in the living room as a scavenger hunt before dinner. Desperate times people!! Have a mentioned lately I miss living in the desert and all that outdoor fun we had? Anyways.
Watching both of my boys with toys I can see how they both learn differently already. One steadily keeps trying until he figures it out, the other gets frustrated unless he has a quick win right away.
Then there is when they play together. One builds, and one destroys. One hint- it is boss baby, he is both builder and destructor.
We have a lot of LeapFrog toys, they are some of their favorite toys, but for the past few weeks, our inside days are spent fighting over one specific toy.
LeapBuilders Fruit Fun Elephant
The LeapBuilders Elephant It is not too many pieces that my 3.5-year-old can’t build it to the directions: Elephant, Baby Elephant, Store, Flamingo, etc, but enough pieces he can get creative with his towers and buildings. Everything somehow turns into a car wash… The numbered feet for the Elephant convert into his currency for all his trucks entering his car wash.
Individually they both sit and play with our LeapBuilders Elephant; it has easy to put together blocks with an enjoyable educational theme. Boss Baby( 16 months) will sit with the colored fruits and the Smart Star listening to songs and phrases for way longer than I think his current attention span is. Its been weeks and it is still a favorite between both of them. Here is why I believe that is:
- Not too many pieces. Have you ever lost a critical part of building something? It is not fun trying to hunt that down with a crying preschooler sobbing about his incomplete project.
- It is an easy build and they all neatly stay into each other. This and the above are both my mommy criteria for toys.
- NOISE- Not too loud. Not too long. And lots of variation. THANK you for no song that will play and play and play until the parents go crazy because you can’t shut it off or find the off switch.
- I don’t always know which toys are going to be a hit, but there is something unique and with it building into other LeapBuilder sets to unlock new responses – this is a toy that will keep growing with us. Other sets are each sold separately.
Why my boys love it-
- It is an easy but fun building toy. You can build the 4 ideas given but also do whatever you want with the Smart Star Cube
- Speaking of the Smart Star Cube- It has sounds, educational songs, and learning colors, numbers, fruits, and more that is engaging and pretty unique.
- It is an easy block toy- my 16-month-old can stack and put together the blocks without the frustration of too small or too challenging pieces. My 3.5-year-old is so proud when he builds his creation or matches up to the pictures given in the box.
- The box says 2+ for the toy, so you, as a parent, have to see if it is appropriate for your child. The littlest guy is never left alone, and the pieces are pretty big that I don’t mind him playing with them. Especially since he loves taking that butterfly block in and out of the Smart Star Cube like there is nothing better. The. GIGGLES.
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