This is the summary of consumer reviews for LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket. The BoolPool rating for this product is Excellent, with 4.70 stars, and the price range is $19.00-$24.99.
LeapFrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket is a fun educational toy that helps little learners explore shapes, numbers, colors, music, sorting and much more! The musical and interactive responses of the basket teach children to listen, understand concepts and build their language too. This versatile and durable product can be used for a long time as it teaches new things at every stage, from infancy to 'preschoolhood'. Some older kids, as old as 7, might take a fancy to this too!
The picnic basket comes with many colorful accessories needed for a picnic, and fosters sharing, good manners and imaginative play. The varied pieces help infants and toddlers build motor skills as they sort, match, stack, empty and fill the basket. Sized for little hands, the food pieces act as jigsaw puzzles and fit onto the plates, making for fun tea parties! A very intuitive toy, even crawlers can easily assimilate the functionality of the picnic basket - that it makes a noise when opened or closed, that there are some buttons that need to be pressed for action and the basket can be a carry bag/storage container too!
But it may be difficult to fit all the pieces back in once removed, unless you know the exact permutation and combination to place them! Another issue to watch out for is the choking hazard, as the accessory pieces, especially the circular ones, are small enough to fit into a crawler's mouth. A constant parental eye might be needed around this age when your child plays with this informative plaything. Though most reviewers love the colors, some feel it is geared more toward girls, limiting its educational value only to the fairer sex.
Overall, the Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket is a greatly recommended learning play tool that grows with your child through the ages, from infancy to beyond, teaching social and educational skills through music, interactive sentences and vibrantly painted pieces. Want to start them young? Just take them on a picnic!