Leap Frog

Leap Frog
The popular learning and toy company, Leap Frog, was the brainchild of Mike Wood, an attorney. He got the idea for the company when he created a way for his young son to be able to learn how to read through letters making sounds.
Once he built a prototype, landed a buyer and a company to create shelf-ready versions of the product, the company took off. At one point, thanks to the popularity of the toys, revenue for the company reached the $650 million dollar mark.
Leap Frog continues to bring to market toys that are evergreen as well as produce new, innovative toys that continue to inspire and teach children of all ages. They offer toys and games for babies from 0-12 months, for toddlers 1-3 years old, for preschool kids between the ages of 3-5 and for kids between 5-9.
If you want to help your toddler get ahead on learning her letters and words, you can get the LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set. This set has the 26 letters of the alphabet with letters that talk and sing.
Knowing the sound a letter makes is the first step toward learning how to read. The set offers three songs, too, that will help children learn and the set is for children who are 2 years old and above.
One of their older toys, the LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket has retained its popularity due to the fun that it offers. The basket teaches kids about shapes and colors using items that you’d find at a picnic. Kids can hear songs that help them learn their colors and more. The set has a total of 14 pieces.
picnicbasketAnother older, but still popular toy from the company is the LeapFrog My Own LeaptopThis toy introduces children age 3 and older to the alphabet and spelling. Kids can learn how they can spell their own name. They can play pretend on the laptop and hear their letters as well as learning the names of the animals. There are 16 songs with this laptop toy.
The LeapFrog Chat and Count Smart Phone gives children 18 months and older a pretend Smart Phone just like the real one mom and dad have. This toy will let kids sing along while they’re learning counting numbers. They can even get pretend calls and voicemails. There are over 15 different ways your child can learn and explore with this toy.
New from LeapFrog is the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Power Learning Tablet. This toy is for kids between 3-9 years old. It contains a front and back camera with a recorder, can be used as an eReader, can play music and has 4GB of memory. The tablet comes with 9 applications including Art Studio, Photo Lab, Pet Pad and other learning applications. The tablet is compatible with hundreds of LeapFrog eBooks, games and more. The recharger pack is included in the purchase.
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