LeapFrog has just introduced a new toy line called Touch Magic, which includes four new learning toys:
Touch Magic Learning Bus (Ages 2-4) There are 3 modes: learning, letter exploration and music. Kids are introduced to some adorable characters, letters, sounds, words and songs, and they can also create their own music.
Touch Magic Discovery Town (Ages 2-4) This is a flip board type toy that allows kids to explore a town while learning about people and places, as well as singing and playing discovery games.
Our family got to host a party through MomSelect and we got to try out the Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar and the Touch Magic Learning Bus. Both were a huge hit!
The kids made music, learned songs, performed for the Moms, and had a GREAT time doing it. (And because the kids were having fun and sharing, we Moms got to sit and enjoy watching them for a while)
I think the guitars were a little more of a hit as the kids could perform for us while they were playing, and they could add their own music to the songs as they played.
I'll also add that we had a little one who was under 1 who had a blast with the Learning Bus, and while she wasn't actively learning, she WAS having fun.
As you can see from the pictures, the kids had a great time. They shared with each other, learned new songs, sang along to the ones they already knew, and worked together to share and play music.
We've been huge fans of LeapFrog products for a long time. Not only are they fun, but they are educational too. I've found that they are great for kids of all ages, and are generally safe for younger children too (use your judgement, but even the youngsters can have fun making music).
I know we have a bunch of birthdays coming up this year, and I think these toys will make a GREAT gift that any parent will appreciate, and any child will love.