LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table

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We like

Introduces learning blended with fun

Aids young child developmental

Use table with or without legs

15 Child development activities

Great selection of popular songs/music

Durable product

Very appealing design

We don’t like

Buy three new good AA batteries, the batteries which are delivered with the table are temporary

How it works

Introduce the best to your very young child, this activity center offers to introduce a child into a wide range of important learning skills. Excellent for the development of motor skills from a young age, this toy gives an intelligent approach towards promoting the development of auditory plus visual skills. This is a fine interactive toy offering positive enjoyable assistance towards child development and also includes numbers, the alphabet, colors, and word/object opposites and a further string of beneficial activities which will interest all very young children.

Learning songs has always been a favorite for children when they are mastering and developing speaking and listening abilities. Watch how your child enjoys listening to the ABC song or the classic Itsy bitsy spider and more popular favorites. This toy will guide your child towards learning basic shapes, the alphabet and at the same, a child is stimulated to enjoy the learning.

The theme of this toy is discovery and dance but it offers a lot more than the name entails, this is, in fact, a fun learning center which puts in place a fun interactive methodology for a fun way to develop many of a child’s foundation learning needs.

This is a gift which will give fun and play to very young children while subtly and enjoyable teaching important perceptions and understandings. This product requires three good AA batteries.

Materials - Features

Materials - Features

This young child's learning and playing platform are built from strong molded plastic with electrical internal components which provide more than 40 famous songs which are very popular children's favorites. There are also fifteen activities all of which are targeted at babies and toddlers for the purpose of stimulating learning.

For children such as toddlers the legs can be easily removed and the table top which is fitted with a range of press and pull style tags/buttons which can be tapped spun and rolled to activate. While the table can lay on the floor for easy access, as a baby develops standing and walking ability he/she can use the table with the legs fitted to give it height. This features an introduction to numbers and counting, shapes, the standard opposite words, and the alphabet. It is very easy to switch from the interactive learning features over to the music features, just flip over the built on book pages. Batteries are needed to provide power for a wide range of music and activities.
Logic Skills

Logic Skills

For logic skills the development benefits for building creative thinking skills are very good, this product also promotes the use of motor skills in babies/toddlers, children are introduced to letters, a range of numbers, developing memory capability while also learning to appreciate music.

Early inquisitive behavior and response skills blend with the development of logic skills, for babies and young toddlers. when they interact with the control systems for producing music and songs or taking part in any of the 15 development activities they are practicing memory and logic to get the table unit to interact with them. These activities come at different levels of learning with means developmental learning has been designed into this product. The colorful piano keys will attract a young toddler or infant and they use dexterity logically to produce sounds, the more they play the better they become. Moving a cello to learn opposites such as down and up means a chance to play while learning.

All children will develop problem-solving and good memory abilities through opening pulling, pushing, closing, sliding of switches and gadgets built onto the table top.
Materials - Functions

Materials - Functions

Switch on and learn through the LeapFrog system which is designed into a tabletop, toddlers can stand at the table or the legs can be removed for babies around crawling age, they can play and learn. This is a high tech development product built into a user-friendly table top. Here is the fun part, toddlers can access popular rhymes/music, learn musical instrument sounds, our alphabet and letter sounds, and many more amazing player friendly learning experiences.

Functionality is designed so that inquisitive minds we explore via pressing or pulling or twisting and sliding to change the activities. The functions are perfect for children in that they will explore everything on the table top, they will learn to remember and come back to particular activities which they enjoy.

This product invites children to explore and discover, the activities are set at different levels so that well-planned support for subtly teaching is a top function of this toy learning center. Babies will crawl and then stand, simply fit in the legs to the table and a child will practice standing and balance at the table while also learning from the huge well thought through features for learning, this is probably the most positive aspect of the function of this young learning center presented as an interactive toy.
Durability

Durability

A nicely designed solid and sturdy molded plastic case means that this table can take knocks from playful children without damage to the electrical internals. The legs which support the table are very easy to put into place and they are strong plastic which will not easily break or bend. When toddlers are standing at the table and playing the table is stable and supportive.

The table has an array of different built on switches, levers, twisters, pullers and pushing systems to create sounds, music or activate one of the many learning activities and these are all made from strong plastic with smooth edges which means good safety for children. Bright colored piano keys which are also plastic means they are hard wearing and will last lots of inquisitive pressing. A durable drum can be tapped for sounds, and the overall design and construction of this innovative learning center are equally built in to ensure good durability.
Safety

Safety

Customer feedback has shown that children as young as 3 or 4 months old will positively play with the table, reach out pull or press buttons to hear sounds or get a variety of responses from the system all which promote a child's interest. They will smile, laugh, listen and look and by the crawling age, they head for the table and play while gaining developmental interaction safely.

When ready to stand, the legs can be stably fitted to the table and a child can stand up and hold onto the table easily while also playing and learning. Feedback about the safety level of this product is very good and this product does offer a fun playful and safe experience for very young children. Three AA batteries will power this learning toy and these are safely housed in a secure compartment which babies and toddlers will not access.
Design

Design

A very innovative combination of designs in a child learning system, a colorful table learning center which offers English and Spanish language. The designers have ensured that the array of buttons, levers and interactive surface features are colorful, safe for children and sturdy so that they can take a lot of handling without breaking of other types of damage.

This table weighs in at five pounds and nine ounces, this amount of weight is a nice balance for a small child-sized table, good design thinking for being able to remove the legs and lay the table on the floor for crawling babies to explore and play with. If a baby is not yet able to crawl, Mom or Dad can hold the table in front of the baby and encourage her/him to play, interact and start learning or just enjoy the designed in a range of cheerful children's songs/music.

A lot of creative design has been put in to ensure that this learning center will attract the attention of young children, while all surfaces on the table are child safe, a very good design which encourages young kids to come and explore, and they get rewarded with music or other positive interactions.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The ease of use is a result of the child-friendly combinations of design, all features built into the table surface and be activated by different actions such as tapping/touching, twisting. Sliding, pushing, flipping. A child will naturally figure these out because he/she will touch and explore these features because they are designed to attract a young child. Naturally, a child will become dexterous and try different hand actions on the table features until such time that a response of some sort is produced.

When a young child is first introduced to the learning center, parents can show a child how to touch certain features to produce music or an activity. Children will learn that by exploring the table top features they will get different results and they will learn to remember which features produce particular results. It will be easy to know what appeals to your child because each time they play they will go for their favorite features which give them the most pleasure and enjoyment while they are learning. Overall, the ease of use level in this young child's activity center is very good.
Portability

Portability

At a weight of 5.95 pounds this product is not portable in the sense that young children carry it around, the functions for interactive play and developmental learning are housed in heavy strong plastic. Parents will find portability very easy but for children, the weight offers stability, especially when the legs are attached. Without legs, the table can lay on a flat service and the overall design of this is not about needing portability but actually being stable and safe for very young children.
Versatility

Versatility

The versatility of use and enjoyment has a wide range from this toy center which is safely built to look like a child-sized table with lots of colorful gadgets just waiting to be pressed, turned and played with. As children learn and remember the functions the ways for changing over to another function, they are actually controlling a fun learning center which offers versatility and learning blended in with a lot of fun.

The versatility of this activity table means children explore and learn about sounds, colors, letters, the words to songs and the sounds of musical instruments. This is a versatile teaching play center which will very likely become a regular focus for a young child.

This can be used on the floor or standing on legs for those children who are past the crawling phase and want to stand and play.
Age Range

Age Range

The suggested age range starts at six months however positive feedback from parents suggests a month or so younger is also a nice age for young children to be introduced to the fun activities given by this product which combines fun with learning. Some parents have pointed out that at 4 years their child still regularly play with the table activities toy and gets a lot of pleasure and fun.

The design, the features, functions, and ease of use does support that this is a very good interactive toy for very young children.
Key Features

Key Features

The key features built into this table for children are impressive, the table legs are easy to snap into place, they hold securely and are easy for an adult to remove. Two volume setting means a gentle volume level and a higher fun level of volume for the children music and songs.

There are 40 very popular children's songs and rhymes, this is a very impressive range of music for young children. The table top features encourage children to explore and learn. There are 15 fun interactive activities which are offered in level to promote development learning. Introduces counting, colors, numbers and a selection of shapes to children in a fun format. Offers two languages, mostly English and Spanish though there are some versions which offer two other language options. When buying the product be sure to check which languages are designed into the system.

Price Range

Balancing value for money in return for lots of fun, a wide range of learning activities and a wide selection of children's songs and music all built into a child-sized safe table design means this toy is a good investment.

The table design is durable and this is not a short term toy and it should last a good amount of time. This is not only a toy, but it is also an investment in early learning given by fun activities and the price tag is set at a standard and fair price.

Bottom Line

All parents like the possibility of a toy which can give babies and toddlers a head start on learning, if learning can be blended together with delightful fun, even better. This activity center cleverly designed into a table which is child-sized and has detachable legs for using on the floor or flat surfaces is a very good option. Without the legs attached, a child under around 14 months old can play with this learning center while on the floor or on a bed. As soon as a baby starts walking, legs can be very easily fitted to the activity table so that a young child can stand at the table and play.

The design of the table is such that the features will attract the attention of any child. The features are colorful and designed to look like a book, a musical instrument or a button or lever which needs pushing, pulling or twisting. Children cannot resist exploring and when they do explore they will get results, children's music and fun rhymes, fifteen impressive activities which will teach children about letters, numbers, colors, a choice of shapes, the sounds of musical instruments. These activities are layered in a way to push forward perception and early child development.

Housed in a very durable plastic case and powered by batteries, this is a long term addition to a child's collection of toys and this offers fun blended with learning, a very good gift for all very young children.
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