Gifts that serve more than one purpose top my list this year and there are no shortages of great gift ideas from LeapFrog for all age groups.
A favorite this year is the Read with Me Violet (in purple) and the Read with Me Scout (in green) interactive toy. Offering numerous buttons, marked by sewn designs such as a heart or star, that kids can press, tap, kiss, and pet for various sounds, this toy also comes with 5 books so kids can read along with their new friend. To change a book, there is a collar on the toy with numbers that match each of the books so the child doesn’t need to ‘load’ any additional parts and can easily switch between stories.
While kids play, they are learning lessons in listening, reading and vocabulary and they cover topics such as the weather, patterns, rhyming and more.
If you are looking for a great, last-minute gift for a child, this makes a great toy and a fantastic learning tool all at a great price point of around $40 (at Toys R Us).
This toy makes our list because of its engagement, educational value and its ‘over-the-moon’ cuteness.
Disclosure: We received the Read with Me Violet for the purposes of this feature. The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not influenced in any way.