Holiday Gift Guide: Leap Frog Touch Magic Learning Bus
Monday, December 03, 2012
Inside this one-inch thick Touch Magic Learning Bus by Leap Frog is loads of learning and tonnes of fun. Designed for preschoolers, the Learning Bus is based on the simple idea of little touches and big learning. Children will enjoy a completely smooth touch surface and parents will enjoy how easy it is to wipe clean. With over 200 possible responses, three play modes and more than 40 touch points, the award-winning Touch Magic Learning Bus can provide endless hours of fun and exploration. Since it helps children to learn the alphabet, early vocabulary, motor skills and songs, this educational toy has made its way into this year's Holiday Gift Guide.
Leap Frog Magic Touch Le Bus des Animaux
For review, we were sent the Touch Magic Le Bus des Animaux. Since my son already knows the alphabet in English, I felt the French version would be more of a challenge. I have even used it in my grade one and grade two classes, as well. Children are drawn to the bright colours and the ability to play along with the songs using the various instrument sounds such as the drum, keyboard and cymbals. Personally, I like that there are two levels of volume! Switching between the three modes of learning is easy. Touch the star (l'etoile) to learn the alphabet letter names, touch the ball (la balle) to play a game where you need to find a particular letter, or touch the music note to play one of three sing-along songs about the alphabet, motion and more. Parents can also connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning. The Touch Magic Learning Bus and Le Bus des Animaux require three AAA batteries, which are included. Extra batteries would also make for a handy stocking stuffer, too!
Disclosure: I was sent product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Diana is a mother of two children and works as an elementary French teacher in Toronto, Ontario. Launched in 2006, her blog Toronto Teacher Mom features articles on her family's adventures as well as reviews on the latest and greatest. When she isn't busy blogging, cleaning or playing with the kids, you can find her standing on her head, riding a bike or sharing crafts on dianasdesigns.ca.