My cousins 2 year old daughter is over every week. My mom loves babysitting, and I love coming home from work, and having her there. Shes like a burst of sunshine. The pint sized tot though, never comes alone, she always totes with her, her favorite stuffed animal of the week, and she almost always leaves them behind.
Her cool toy of this past week was her Leap Frog Hug & Learn Baby Tad Plush Toy, by Fisher Price.
At first glimpse the baby frog is without a doubt adorable. On second glimpse the baby frog is more than meets the eye. You see this frog is no ordinary plush frog…this frog is meant for learning.
The plush has a slew of buttons that can be found all over her body. Her hand has a photo of a bright sun on one side, and a bright moon floating in a dark sky on the other side.
When you press her daytime hand she will sing 6 songs. Not only that the plush will also play games that involve flashing lights that the child can press on the frogs chest of interactive buttons.
The dolls night hand; when pressed, will sing night time songs for 6 minutes without any interruptions. Supposedly this will soothe to sleep even the most active of toddlers. Tunes such as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star will play.
The interactive light up buttons on the frogs chest will light up and the plush will tell your child the shape of the object, and the color of the object.
So How Does The 2 Year Old Princess Like The Leap Frog Hug & Learn Baby Tad Plush Toy Fisher Price?
Obviously she likes the Tad enough to carry it around with her. However, she looses interest in the plush pretty quickly. She will blast on the frogs interactive buttons, but she does not seem to care what the thing has to say, because she simply punches each of the buttons, watches the colors light up, and moves on.
She enjoys the songs that the plush plays, but she does not sit long enough to listen to the entire song.
Basically what I am getting at, is that she likes the concept of it, but does not care enough about it to mess around with it for long periods of time.
In my opinion though the Leap Frog Hug & Learn Baby Tad Plush Toy by Fisher Price is still an excellent, and fun learning tool for young toddlers. Even though she only plays with it for a few minutes at a time, she can distinguish the different shapes, and colors. When she gets the colors or shapes wrong, the plush is there to correct her, and help her memorize.
Where To Buy:
You can pick the Leap Frog Hug & Learn Baby Tad Plush Toy by Fisher Price up at local toy stores, or online. I have come across this particular plush from $50.00- $155.00. I really hope my cousin got it for $50.00 though, because any higher would be absolutely ridiculous.
Amazon seems to sell the plush for prices that should be illegal! Ebay.com has the plush for really low prices, so Id recommend checking there before buying the plush anywhere else.
The age recommendation is anywhere from 12 months to 3 years.