Christmas Gift Idea for toddlers
DD has been able to sing her ABC’s for over a year already – well kinda. There are a few letters mixed up, but I’d say for a 3 year old, she can certainly get by quite well. As much as I would like to take full credit for her abilities, I know it’s not just by my superb teaching skills that she is able to recite the alphabet and count to semi 20. It seems that little ones learn better by interactive games and catchy songs rather than Mom’s repeating the same thing over and over again.
The most recent product that DD received for review is the Lettersauraus by LeapFrog. This colourful dinosaur helps children learn letters names, letter sounds, and colours. As much as we enjoy learning about letters and sounds, DD absolutely loves to dance (like her Mom). The Lettersauraus has 26 different songs (one for each letter of the alphabet) for kids to dance to (and I usually sing along). Of all the features of the Lettersauraus this is by far our favourite.
The Songs included in the Lettersauraus include:
- Old MacDonald
- Head and Shoulders
- This old Man
- The Wheels on the Bus
- Mary had a Little Lamb
- Row, Row Row your Boat
- Teddy Bears Picnic
- and 19 more
DD enjoys pressing each letter and then dancing her heart out to the songs. Thankfully, there are 2 levels of sound, soft and loud; the soft is a very bearable and the loud isn’t overly obnoxious.
While I know we have a long way to go for DD to understand what each letter looks like and what sounds each letter makes, the Lettersauraus is a fun and engaging way for DD to start learning.
LeapFrog has numerous products that are fun, interactive and educational which engage children of all ages, helping them learn and develop. A very interesting feature that LeapFrog has added to their site is called the Learning Path. This section of the LeapFrog site is specific for parents to track their child’s learning and development. For now, I am not too worried about DD’s development and how she is progressing – she seems to be doing just fine. However, if it comes to a point in the future when I am concerned, Learning Path seems like a very useful tool to check in on her skills.