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It’s Beginning to look a lot like a LeapFrog Christmas:

Are you ready for the Christmas season?
By Expert Tips
Date: September 11 2023
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LeapFrog can make planning your Christmas shopping, a whole lot easier.

With a mix of fantastic learning toys, role-play fun, your favourite licensed characters, and some BIG surprises, LeapFrog toys give your children the gift of leaping ahead in learning, sparking curiosity, expanding their imagination and knowledge, one discovery at a time. Prepare your children for a lifetime of learning with educational toys placed under the tree to be unwrapped for loads of fun, ABCs, colours, music, numbers, tech, animals and more. 

We’ve prepared a list covering everything from big-ticket items for the entire family (ticking lots of people off your list at once!) through to those special individual gifts, so you can spoil each and everyone. Look at starting your Christmas list with these top toys from LeapFrog. 

Toddler Learning Toys

Follow Me Learning Squirrel, RRP $24.95

Children will find forest friends and their sounds with the adorable Follow Me Learning Squirrel. Press the acorn button to see it light up and activate squirrel’s soft and fluffy fabric tail, starting your baby off on a fun crawling learning adventure. Watch as the squirrel’s tail wiggles, and she races off encouraging baby to explore with her and help find animal friends and food to eat. Three colourful press buttons introduce animals, their sounds and homes, plays numbers one to five, and helps little one explore music with fun songs. 

Follow Me Learning Squirrel is suitable for toddlers from 12 months and is available now from good toy stores and online retailers and from September at Big W.

Slide-to-Read ABC Flash Cards, RRP $34.95

Slide into reading with the Slide-to-Read ABC Flash Cards. From A to Z, the 13 double-sided cards feature letters, words, sentences and colourful pictures. Learning our ABCs is as easy as counting 1, 2, 3. Preschoolers can touch the card to explore a letter sound, words that begin with that letter, and a silly animal sentence… “The mouse makes milkshakes”! Slide your finger across the sentences from left to right, fast or slow, to follow along while hearing it read aloud. Let’s search! Hunt for the pictures or words on the card that the tablet asks for and touch the words and pictures to find them. Add music to the mix and touch the A-to-Z flash cards to add a variety of sound effects to five different melodies. Sing along to two letter songs by pressing the light-up star button. Slide the cards in the back to securely store them, then grab the handle to take the Slide-to-Read on-the-go. 

Slide-to-Read ABC Flash Cards are suitable for toddlers from 18 months and available from September at Big W, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.


Match & Learn Biscuits, RRP $39.95

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Learning letters is a tasty treat with Match & Learn Biscuits! Little pastry chefs can pretend to make and bake 26 yummy-looking letter cookies. Press each colourful ‘letter cookie’ into the tray to hear letter names, letter sounds, colours and flavours. Now you’re cooking! Take the cookies off the tray and serve the sweet treats to friends and family. Let’s bake more cookies. Listen closely to hear which cookie to bake based on the name of the letter, the sound it makes, the frosting colour, or its flavour. Find the letter A with red frosting. It’s an apple cookie. Match the correct cookie to the letter-shaped cookie tray cutouts to bake the perfect batch. Chip, chip hooray! Celebrate success by pressing the light-up oven button and sing along to a baking song. You’re one smart cookie!

Match & Learn Biscuits are suitable for toddlers from 2 years and available from mid-September at Target, good toy stores and online retailers.

Touch & Learn Wooden Activity Cube, RRP $59.95

It’s a block party with the Touch & Learn Wooden Activity Cube! Exciting activities around every corner introduce toddlers to shapes, colours, numbers, animals and music. Children can touch the five friendly animals to hear them play their instruments, then use the light-up piano keys to make their own music using fiddle, drum, flute, guitar and trumpet sounds. The phone’s ringing! Watch them pick it up to chat with their new puppy pal. Or take a trip to the top of the cube and spin the cloud or slide the beads around the maze to build problem-solving and coordination skills. Can they find a picture of five ladybugs? Help them explore the blocks on the side and flip them to reveal numbers and things from nature.  Or slide to the other side and move the squirrel and butterfly or turn the interlocking gears to see cause and effect at work. The fifth side features a shape sorter to use with the four included shape blocks. This product is made with FSC® 100% certified wood that comes from well-managed forests.

Touch & Learn Wooden Activity Cube is suitable for children from 12 months and is available now from Myer and from mid-October at Big W.

Role-Play Fun

Build-a-Waffle Learning Set, RRP $34.95

Keep your little chef busy from sunrise to sunset with colourful food pieces in this exciting role-play waffle learning set. Get mixed up in learning about foods, colours and numbers while making delicious waffles. Choose waffle pieces and put them into the waffle maker.  As you add them listen to the light-up character count them, then, close the lid and turn the dial to select a cooking temperature. Listen to upbeat waffle songs and fun sounds when cooking. Once ready, select one of the five popular pretend toppings to put on top of your waffle and use the role-play plate, knife and fork to pretend to eat. In free play mode, listen to the chef ask you to make various waffle recipes in a fun stacking game.

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Build-A-Waffle Learning Set is suitable for children from 12 months and is available now from Target, good toy stores and online retailers. 

Rainbow Learning Lights Mixer, RRP $59.95

Mix up sweet and savoury snacks with the Rainbow Learning Lights Mixer. Just like everyone’s favourite countertop appliance, this stand mixer includes a tilting head, spinning paddle and detachable mixing bowl. Children can create their own recipes or follow the instructions on the two double-sided recipe cards. Little bakers can make more than 40 pretend recipes for cookies, cupcakes, pies and more. Press the chef’s hat to listen to the mixer’s instructions; use the red spoon to add flour or add pieces of butter to the mixing bowl. Add counting and colours to the mix; gather the chocolate pieces, divide the butter and crack the eggs so you can count and add as much of each ingredient as you need. Add ingredients to the mixing bowl and press the number buttons to see the paddle spin with coloured lights. Pour the pretend batter into the double-sided pan, then flip it over to switch from cake batter to a decorated cake. When taking this mixer for a spin, you can always count on colourful treats.

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Rainbow Learning Lights Mixer is suitable for children 2 to 5 years and is available now Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.

Build-a-Slice Pizza Cart, RRP $99.95
The Build-a-Slice Pizza Cart has everything children need to run a small pretend pizza business including six toppings, a pizza cutter, plate, cheese shaker and more. When they ring the bell, they will hear a customer’s order and explore colours, shapes and food names. Customers may ask for a slice of pizza with crunchy onion, cheese triangles or red pepperoni. Your little chef can then scoop up the pizza with the magic spatula and it will let them know if they got the order right. They can mix and match toppings to create their own pizza too – then put it in the oven, set the temperature and the oven will say words in Italian, cooking phrases and play music while they wait. But they better not let the pizza cook for too long or it’ll burn! And then they need to remember to pop the finished pizza in the box to complete the order, before collecting and counting the play money. Together you can add music to the dining experience by spinning the pizza turntable for learning songs and melodies. Nice cookin’, Chef. Mangiare!

Build-a-Slice Pizza Cart is suitable for children 3 to 5 years and is available from November at Big W, good toy stores and online retailers.

For PAW Patrol Fans  

PAW Patrol The Big Book of PAW Patrol RRP $39.95

Go on a mission to explore letters with Chase in PAW Patrol The Big Book of PAW Patrol. From the word ambulance to the name Zuma, PAW Patrol fans can experience the alphabet through 14 pages of exciting PAW Patrol adventures. Each pup-tacular page highlights letters of the alphabet and includes scenes from the show featuring popular characters. Explore the adventures on each page by pressing the colourful light-up buttons next to the letters and sentences. Press them to hear letters, letter sounds and words, or to listen to the sentences read out loud so kids can follow along with the story. The buttons can also be used to play PAW Patrol-themed music and sounds or to play a find-it game. Listen to Chase say his catchphrases by using your paws to press the big Chase button. Hear him talk about his friends by pressing the Marshall, Rubble or Skye buttons. All paws in!

PAW Patrol The Big Book of PAW Patrol is suitable for children from 3 years and is available now at Kmart, good toy stores & online retailers

PAW Patrol Ryder’s Play & Learn Pup Pad, RRP $59.95

Get ready for action with the PAW Patrol Ryder’s Play & Learn Pup.  Pad. Help Ryder lead the team with a screen-free tablet that looks  .   like Ryder’s Pup Pad. Play tons of activities like matching and problem-solving across 10 double-sided cards featuring Chase, Marshall, Skye, Rocky, Zuma and more. Each card has multiple ways to play. Colourful pages include activities, games and puzzles to play by tapping on the 900+ touch and learn spots. Activities encourage kids to explore preschool skills from colours and shapes to daily routines and social skills. Storage is simple with a built-in card holder that keeps pages together while playing and locks them in place when you’re on-the-go. PAW Patrol is ready for action! Glad you’re on the case!

PAW Patrol Ryder’s Play & Learn Pup Pad is suitable for children from 3 years and is available from November at Big W, good toy stores and online retailers.

The Big Surprises

Magic Adventures Telescope, RRP $179.95

Discover things that are out of this world with the Magic Adventures Telescope. Young astronomers can focus on the moon at night or nature during the day. They’ll be amazed at what they can see with up to 110x zoom on this real telescope. Explore both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere by simply switching between the two locations in the Settings menu. Activate more than 100 amazing videos and images, courtesy of NASA and the European Space Agency that deepen space knowledge as they explore the solar system, the Moon, star life cycles, constellations, space discoveries and more. Looking at something amazing? Capture and save pictures of what you see. Time to game! Hop in a spacecraft and travel to different locations in the solar system to power on satellites and reboot robots. Twenty Cosmic Cards in their own storage box are included and feature detailed images of objects in space on one side, and exciting space facts on the back.

Magic Adventures Telescope is suitable for children from 5 years and is available from September at Big W, Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.

LeapPad Academy, RRP $249.95

 The next gen of the best-selling kids’ LeapPad tablet is here! Inspire school success with the new, faster and smarter LeapPad Academy. This learning tablet includes $150 worth of educational apps that build reading, maths, science skills and explore creativity, music and more.
Expand vocabulary with a word of the day, draw masterpieces and bring them to life with Art Studio Ultra and explore nature during a field trip to the forest with Ms Giraffe. Kid-friendly right out of the box, this tablet has a stylus, tough bumper with a built-in kickstand and a 7-inch shatter-safe screen. Parent controls can be used to set time limits and expand content. As a bonus, LeapPad Academy includes a three-month free trial of LeapFrog’s interactive learning program that progressively guides children on Learning Adventures across more than 2,000 games and activities. Download additional content by visiting the LeapFrog App Centre to check out hundreds of games, apps, music and videos or download popular Android apps (additional content sold separately).

LeapPad Academy is suitable for children 3 to 8 years and is available from September at Big W, Target, good toy stores and online retailers.


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