Freddie is at the age (16 months old) now where he is into everything. He loves to pick random things up from around the house and look at their shape, feel their textures and usually carry them off to some other part of the house, never to be seen again! That’s why he has loved playing with the Leapfrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket we were sent just before Easter. It’s a picnic basket full of the things he loves to play with; toy food, cutlery and a basket to put stuff into.
Leapfrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket
The picnic basket is interactive with instrumental music and fun sound effects so it’s a real engaging toy for an inquisitive toddler. The set contains 16 pieces including 8 food items (triangle watermelon, square sandwiches, round oranges and star biscuits x2) 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 cups, 1 blanket and 1 basket. Ideal for children aged 6 months to 36 months.
All the pieces are fun and colourful. There are no sharp edges which is perfect for little hands to reach out and play with. Freddie loves picking up the food items and hiding them away in the picnic basket.
Little ones are able to explore shapes and colours as they attempt to drop the food pieces into the picnic basket through the correlating shapes on top of the basket. Children can play with or without the music turned on however, rewarding responses can be heard which help children to learn vocabulary and the concept of reward.
If you press the butterfly shape at the front of the picnic basket, you’ll hear polite requests for food from the picnic basket as well as fun and entertaining learning songs. Freddie loves to press the button and sway from side to side, dancing to the tunes!
We recently took the Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket on holiday with us as it was a great toy to keep Freddie entertained at various stages of the holiday. He would tip out the food and just play with the food, matching up the shapes on the plates or pretending to drink out of the cups. He would run off with the picnic basket and come back with random items from around our lodge safely concealed within the picnic basket (we found shells, a remote control for the TV and a Mr Men book in there!)
I really loved the whole set up. You could play picnics with the set and encourage little ones to develop their imagination with a little picnic in the countryside. I especially liked the blanket (or tablecloth) as you could lay out everything on top and pretend you were enjoying a delicious lunch.
We had great fun with the picnic set and Freddie has loved playing with it. The Leapfrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket is currently priced at £14.99 from Amazon but other leading toy retailers sell the product too!
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