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Earliest Learners

 Fridge DJ Radio - LeapFrog Interactive
Frig DJ Radio

Product Features

Fridge Farm Magnetic Animal Set
Fridge Farm Magnetic Animal Set
Customer Review
I bought this toy for my then-16-month old son who loves to play with magnets on the fridge. This set comes with five animals in two pieces, head and tail, per animal. What I liked about this toy is that it reinforces when a match has been made, BUT if a child isn't developmentally able to do that yet, it makes up a name for the animal the child has "created" by mismatching the tail and head (for example, a "sheep-cow"). I liked that it saw a mismatch as silly rather than wrong... good for very little ones who have low frustration levels. This is a quality toy, with clear sound and easy-to-grasp pieces... I'm a picky person when it comes to toys, and I highly recommend this one!


Hug and Learn Baby Tad


Editorial Review
Baby Tad is a wonderful interactive toy that makes early learning fun and easy. Baby Tad (short for tadpole) helps your preschooler learn shapes, colors, activities, and songs.

Leapfrog Discovery Ball
LeapFrog Discovery Ball
 Product Description
Introduce letters, phonics and motor skills with the Discovery Ball. Press a letter to hear the letter name, its sound and one of 26 melodies. Spin the ball in its base to hear the alphabet song or three other tunes. As your child grows, detach the ball from its base to spin it, roll it and hear the ABC song and other music. Twinkling lights even flash to the beat. Requires 3 "AA" alkaline batteries (included).
 LeapStart Learning Table
LeapStart Learning Table
Customer Review from Amazon.com
My son received this table when he was 8 months old, and still plays with it on an almost daily basis. The legs are detachable, I guess so it can be placed on the floor for babies, but we never did that... This table helped our son into a standing position, and encouraged him to "cruise". The variety of music it provides is great, and hasn't even begun to get old yet (even for mom & dad). Now at almost 2, I've noticed that my son is starting to make his own music instead of just "pressing buttons" . Pressing the drums, the piano, then back to the drums... I'm sure this table will last for years to come, especially once he becomes more interested in his letters, numbers, and colors. I would DEFINITELY recommend this product for EVERY child!

Learning Friends Phonics Bus
Learning Friends Phonics Bus
Awards


Product Description
Beep! Beep! Little ones can discover the entire alphabet through easy-press letters, 26 learning songs, and fun removable characters that encourage open-ended, imaginative play. With three modes of play, the Phonics Bus introduces toddlers to letter names, letter sounds, letter songs that combine letter names with sounds, and the ABC Song. They're also treated to three versions of the song "The Wheels on the Bus." With letters, characters and fun learning songs, this portable bus will be a delight. Requires 3 "AA" alkaline batteries, included.

My First LeapPad Bus
My First LeapPad Bus
Product Description
Prepare for the first day of Kindergarten in a whole new way. Shaped like a school bus, this My First LeapPad Learning System, works with the entire library of My First LeapPad books that teach the pre-reading, pre-writing and other preschool skills to prepare children for the first day of school. With two unique ways to play with the platform, you can either use it with the library of over 15 books including popular characters, or use the platform as an interactive phonics bus. When the book is removed, children can explore letter names and sounds by touching the letters printed on the bus. There are two fun letter games and "The Wheels On the Bus" song built right into the system. Requires 4 "AA" batteries (not included). Measures 14" x 2.5" x 12".

Brainy Baby ABC's
(DVD)
Customer Review from Amazon.com
Mastering the alphabet involves much more than recognizing capital letters. Brainy Baby: ABC's offers a healthy dose of phonics and lowercase letter study as well, treating 2- to 5-year-olds to a lesson that proves equally entertaining and educational. The key to this delightful show's appeal stems from an engaging, interactive approach to learning. Vocally introducing each uppercase and lowercase letter pair, sharing each letter's sound (or sounds, as in the case of vowels and certain consonants), and showing examples of words beginning with each letter, a friendly narrator encourages viewers to repeat what they see and hear. Throughout the 40-minute program, playful review sessions help enforce each lesson. Upbeat music and exceptional camera work add to the package, making yet another positive contribution from the award-winning Brainy Baby Company. Favorite extras on the DVD version include a video sing-along and a read-along storybook narrated by a child. -- Liane Thomas


Language, Reading & Spelling

Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Play Set - LeapFrog Interactive
Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set
by LeapFrogThe Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set transforms the refrigerator into a learning center! With 26 magnetic letters and a magic reader that recognizes which letter is placed inside, this interactive product inspires preschoolers to develop language, exploration, creativity and motor skills. Children can place of the letters into the magnetic letter reader to hear fun phonics songs that teach the letter name and sound - and everything attaches securely to the refrigerator! Plus, press the music note button to hear the Alphabet Song! The Fridge Magnets Letter Set received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award

LeapFrog Interactive Leapster TV Learning System
LeapFrog Interactive Leapster TV Learning System

Customer Review from Amazon.com
My 6 year old has been bugging me for months to get him a video game system like an Xbox or Nintendo. I refuse because I think he is way to young for any type of video games right now. A few of his friends brag about having these systems. When I came across the Leapster TV I thought PERFECT! A educational toy in the form of the TV video games he has been wanting. He was so siked when he saw this. Now we have to pull him off of the TV if we want to watch something


Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory
Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory (DVD)

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory (DVD)

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper

 

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper (DVD)

 

Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory

Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory (DVD)

One Little Sound - Fun With Phonics And Numbers
One Little Sound - Fun With Phonics
(DVD)

Album Description
Here's a fun musical way for children to learn about reading, writing, and mathematics. Phonics and numbers are presented in a meaningful context of colorful rhymes and stories. Through hand and finger motions, full body movement, and opportunities for verbal expression, children are fully engaged in the learning process. The songs focus on the relationship between letter symbols (the alphabet) and sounds of the English language (phonemes). The songs also encourage children to search for relationships, order and predictability as they work with numbers. When the lyrics pose questions or problems, answers often come from children on the recording. There is always a musical interlude or a short pause before the answer is given. This gives the child listening a chance to answer first, then check the answer immediately following.

LeapFrog: Phonics Writing Desk
Phonics Writing Desk

Editorial Review
This electronic writing desk teaches kids the alphabet, letter sounds, letter formation, spelling, and word creation in a fun, interactive format. Kids can choose from six games: letters, a letters quiz, phonics, a phonics quiz, spelling, and "create-a-word." In the letters game, children push a letter to hear its name and see how it is formed on the LCD screen; players can also write their own letters on the "magic" writing screen. In the spelling game, children learn to spell simple words. In the phonics game, children first hear a letter and then are given a short word as an example. Along the way, the always-helpful LeapFrog "coach" offers lots of cheerful hints so children won't get stuck in any of the exercises. Additional features include an automatic shut-off, an oversize pullout handle, a variety of comical sounds for incorrect answers, and a two-position volume control. --Tami Horiuchi

Word Whammer Fridge Phonics
by LeapFrog

With LeapFrog's Word Whammer Fridge Phonics, you can create over 325 three-letter words with magnetic letters that sing and teach! These interactive, magnetic letters are based on the LeapFrog Talking Words Factory video. What's a Word Whammer? It's a machine that teaches kids letter names, letter sounds, and how letter sounds blend together to make words! Features 3 modes of play. In Letter Hunt children learn letter names and sounds through fun songs! With Word Builder children explore letter combinations and create over 325 words! In Word Hunt children can spell three-letter words, then replace letters to make rhyming words! Lights follow each letter during play to reinforce the learning! Includes letters A through Z, plus 6 additional letters (E, O, D, G, M and P), so kids can spell words like MOM and DAD! Letters and magnetic letter reader attach securely to the refrigerator. Volume control and 3 AAA batteries included.

 


Brainy Baby ABC's
(DVD)

 

Math


Bumble Bees 123's
(DVD)

COUNT AND LEARN MATH DESK 
Count and Learn Math Desk

Customer Review from Amazon.com
I recently purchased this toy for my 2 1/2 year old son who has a real interest in anything to do with numbers. This desk is great because it has so many levels. He plays with the counting mode, the mystery mode ( beginner level) asks him questions like find the number bigger than 6, or what comes after 12? These are great for him, perfect for what he is learning now. He loves the 45 second quiz which asks questions like "press the number 12, and what number comes before 5?". He also loves to try and draw numbers along with the game. There is an advanced level and also some addition and subtraction games that I am sure he will be exploring soon, but right now he is very happy with the beginning ones, and so am I because this toy will engage him for extended periods of playing by himself. All in all, we think this toy is great. Only gripe is its a bit too loud, but not a big deal when you look at all it does.

Electronic Flash Magic - Multiply / Divide
Electronic Flash Magic - Multiply/Divide

Customer Review from Amazon.com
I like the Flash Magic because it makes learning multiplication tables and division tables fun. I would not use paper flash cards because they were boring. I tried the Leap Frog Twist and Shout that a friend let me borrow. I did not like it as well. It was too big and made too much noise. I can use the Flash Magic anywhere. It fits in my pocket. I can turn off the sound. I also think it is pretty cool that you can shake it to get the answer. Once I accidently flung it across the floor. It still works great.



Leap 1 Math Book: Counting on Leap

Teacher Review
Leap sets off to deliver invitations to the music recital but gets distracted along the way in this engaging, interactive storybook designed to introduce basic math concepts to preschoolers.

Leap Frog - Math Circus
LeapFrog Math Circus
 (DVD)


Leap 2 Math Book: The Great Dune Buggy Race

Teacher Review
Leap gathers parts to build and race his own dune buggy in this interactive storybook designed to teach fundamental math skills to primary-age LeapPad users.

 

One Little Sound - Fun With Phonics And Numbers
One Little Sound - Fun With Phonics
(DVD)

Album Description
Here's a fun musical way for children to learn about reading, writing, and mathematics. Phonics and numbers are presented in a meaningful context of colorful rhymes and stories. Through hand and finger motions, full body movement, and opportunities for verbal expression, children are fully engaged in the learning process. The songs focus on the relationship between letter symbols (the alphabet) and sounds of the English language (phonemes). The songs also encourage children to search for relationships, order and predictability as they work with numbers. When the lyrics pose questions or problems, answers often come from children on the recording. There is always a musical interlude or a short pause before the answer is given. This gives the child listening a chance to answer first, then check the answer immediately following.

Leap Frog TURBO TWIST MATH
Turbo Twist Math

Manufacturer Description
Be a Math Whiz with Turbo Twist Math, the most comprehensive math learning toy ever! This product not only teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, but also fractions, decimals, percentiles, beginning Algebra - even word problems. Turbo Twist Math adapts to a child's current ability, then challenges them to master the next level of learning. Use Turbo Twist as a ruler to measure things from your own world: height, the length of your best friend's arm, the width of the living room sofa and more!

Twist & Shout Addition: Yellow
Twist and Shout Addition

Editorial Review
It looks like a Jedi light saber (and surely more than one Star Wars fan will play with it as such), but this unique and colorful toy is actually a snappy way to master addition. Create addition problems by turning and spinning the dials. Then, with a click of a button, an LCD display screen lets you see and hear the correct answer. Catchy music makes learning fun, and a friendly, cartoonish voice repeats the answer, then encourages and congratulates with each success. Included are simple instructions that make learning and using easy. This cool tool can be used to build math equations, self-test, learn addition tables in sequence, or be tested with random equations (the toy also gently introduces subtraction). Made of hard plastic, this item is extremely portable and has automatic shut-off. It is somewhat loud, however, so it's not appropriate for quieter environments. --Tom Keogh

Twist and Shout Multiplication
Twist and Shout Multiplication

Writin

gFLYware: Fly Journal
Flyware Fly Journal

Features from Amazon

FLY Pentop Computer
Fly Pentop Computer

From the Manufacturer
Computer power on paper! FLY Pentop Computer's power comes from an optical scanner that sees everything you scan and write on special dot-matrix FLY paper. It's got a brain (a built-in computer processor) and it's got a voice. It's even got its own language. If you've got a math problem, FLY Pentop Computer can solve it. You can schedule anything and FLY pentop computer will remind you. You can draw drums and keyboards and record your own tunes. Play games with your friends-anywhere, any time.
Winner of the Toy of the Year Award for 2005
L-Max Game Letters on the Loose
L-Max Game Letters on the Loose
Customer Review
I bought this to use on my regular Leapster and it worked just fine. My 4 year old son is learning to write letters in his Pre-K class and this just excited him beyond belief. He sits there for hours tracing those letters and he is so proud of himself when he is done!!! I am amazed because my son usually NEVER sits still unless he's watching TV. This has replaced our watch TV before you go to bed time...now he gets in bed and draws his letters.

The most important thing about this is it teaches them to draw their letters CORRRECTLY. Start at the top and go down...etc. All educational experts Iv'e talked with say that it is essential to get then doing it right. PLUS, unlike the letter factory (which I loved) it also teaches lowercase letters which I have come to find out that those are what they need in Pre-K and K.

Thank you Leapfrog for encouraging my son to enthusiastically learn and challenge himself. --S. Rowley

Leapster Art: Mr. Pencil Learn To Draw and Write
Leapster Art: Mr Pencil Learn to Draw and Write

Customer Review
I would still gladly give it 5 stars. My 3 year old actually loves mixing the colors and seeing what colors mix to make what, and then painting with the colors. She likes using the stamps and changing their size and rotating them. She like the color drop game where you have to pick the right 2 colors you need to mix a secondary color, and the maze game where you have to make it through the maze without touching the lines. My seven year old loves to paint pictures on it, and she love the learn how to draw animals and objects. She likes how you can save your artwork till later so she can pick up and work more on a picture, or animation. She likes the game what picture is it, where they start to draw a picture and you have to figure out which of the pictures at the bottom is the one they are drawing and see how many you can guess in the time frame. My son who is 10 even likes it. He thinks the maze game is cool, and he likes doing animation/flip books on it. This is a great cartridge and so many kids of so many ages love it. It even has cool things to learn about shading objects, making fun looking alphabet letters, lessons in color mixing and so much more. If you are buying it for just the learning to do letters with your young toddler, then you need to know that the first few times you have to be prepared to sit down with them and draw with them, because they just don't have that steady of hand, but don't ever disqualify this one because of that, it has way too many other things to offer. I even think it has more on that cartridge to do then any of the other cartridges, plus it's fun for all ages. --Shauna Sheridan LeapFrog: Phonics Writing Desk
Phonics Writing Desk Editorial Review
This electronic writing desk teaches kids the alphabet, letter sounds, letter formation, spelling, and word creation in a fun, interactive format. Kids can choose from six games: letters, a letters quiz, phonics, a phonics quiz, spelling, and "create-a-word." In the letters game, children push a letter to hear its name and see how it is formed on the LCD screen; players can also write their own letters on the "magic" writing screen. In the spelling game, children learn to spell simple words. In the phonics game, children first hear a letter and then are given a short word as an example. Along the way, the always-helpful LeapFrog "coach" offers lots of cheerful hints so children won't get stuck in any of the exercises. Additional features include an automatic shut-off, an oversize pullout handle, a variety of comical sounds for incorrect answers, and a two-position volume control. --Tami Horiuchi

All-In-One Learning

LeapFrog Quantum Pad Learning System
LeapFrog Quantum Learning Pad System
 

Product Description
This LeapFrog Quantum Pad Learning System will keep your child on track with fundamental grade school subjects from grades 3 through 5. Using an interactive "magic pen," like those used with LeapPad, your child will explore math, reading/language arts, science, geography and history improving his or her skills in reading fluency and comprehension, spelling, computation, critical thinking, memory, classification, mapping and grammar. Includes an interactive sampler book of the Quantum Pad library, an interactive magic pen, erasable marker, interactive games, headphone jack, volume control, a parent guide and instruction

s. LeapFrog Turbo Extreme
LeapFrog Turbo Extreme

Awards Product Description
The LeapFrog Turbo Extreme is packed with facts and games that teach spelling, math, science and social studies with a twist. Play fun and challenging games and you can learn more than 75 spelling skills, 250 math skills and 200 facts about people, geography, history, science and nature.

LeapFrog Mind Wars Jr. Game 
LeapFrog Mind Wars Jr Game

Product Features

LeapPad

LeapFrog Interactive LeapPad Learning System: Green
Leap Pad
by LeapFrog

Your kids can learn by leaps and bounds! The LeapPad teaches beginning readers how to pronounce words by sounding them out. This great learning tool reads full-color animation storybooks to your kids, helping them to identify letters and words. They can play guided games and fun activities. This number one educational toy teaches children reading, phonics, vocabulary, geography, music, science, foreign languages and more! Includes two books.


Leap 1 Math Book: Counting on Leap

Teacher Review
Leap sets off to deliver invitations to the music recital but gets distracted along the way in this engaging, interactive storybook designed to introduce basic math concepts to preschoolers.

Leap 2 Math Book: The Great Dune Buggy Race

Teacher Review
Leap gathers parts to build and race his own dune buggy in this interactive storybook designed to teach fundamental math skills to primary-age LeapPad users.

Leapster L-Max

Leapster L-Max
Leapster L-Max
Editorial Review
The award-winning original LeapFrog Leapster handheld takes it up a notch with the Leapster L-Max for kids ages 4 to 10. This handheld features dual-screen action (players interact with the handheld screen and watch the results on their TV screen), multiple skill levels, tailored tutorials, and unlimited potential for educational fun. Slip in one of Leapster’s many software games ("Letters on the Loose," "Rock the World," "Madagascar," "Dora the Explorer Wildlife Rescue," etc.—not included), and follow spoken instructions. Youngsters won’t even realize they’re learning how to write their letters, identifying plants and animals, recognizing mathematical concepts, matching shapes, performing logical reasoning, mastering diphthongs, and even expressing ideas musically and artistically! Four AA batteries required (not included). --Emilie Coulter

L-Max Game Letters on the Loose
L-Max Game Letters on the Loose
Customer Review
I bought this to use on my regular Leapster and it worked just fine. My 4 year old son is learning to write letters in his Pre-K class and this just excited him beyond belief. He sits there for hours tracing those letters and he is so proud of himself when he is done!!! I am amazed because my son usually NEVER sits still unless he's watching TV. This has replaced our watch TV before you go to bed time...now he gets in bed and draws his letters.

The most important thing about this is it teaches them to draw their letters CORRRECTLY. Start at the top and go down...etc. All educational experts Iv'e talked with say that it is essential to get then doing it right. PLUS, unlike the letter factory (which I loved) it also teaches lowercase letters which I have come to find out that those are what they need in Pre-K and K.

Thank you Leapfrog for encouraging my son to enthusiastically learn and challenge himself. --S. Rowley

 


Leapster Multimedia Learning System


Leapster Multimedia Learning System: Silver
Leapster Multi-Media Learning System
Editorial Review
Designed for children in preschool through second grade, and easily portable, the Leapster multimedia learning system offers educational games, reading exercises, art tools, and interactive videos in one electronic device. Atop an ergonomic silver body sits a 4-inch, 12-bit color backlit display protected by a blue rubber shield. Slide a Leapster cartridge into the slot, and learn letters, sounds, colors, shapes, numbers, and more, using the touch-screen stylus and multi-directional control pad. This unit comes with a bonus cartridge of six learning games; other Leapster cartridges are sold separately. Control knobs let you adjust volume and brightness; there's also a stereo headphone jack. Required are four AA batteries, not included. --Andy Boynton


Awards

Leapster Game: Kindergarten
Leapster Game Kindergarten
Customer Review
My son is newly 5 years old. I first purchased the Leap Pad quite some time ago and it seems, even to this day, he's too young for it or he just gets bored of it quickly. I purchased the Leapster for Christmas and he LOVES it. On his birthday, I gave him the kindergarten software. (He will be going into Kingergarten this coming September). Its his FAVORITE one to date. Its like owning a video game, only EDUCATIONAL. He plays with it CONSTANTLY while learning his letters, numbers and even how to spell small words. I can't rave about it enough.
Leapster Art: Mr. Pencil Learn To Draw and Write
Leapster Art: Mr Pencil Learn to Draw and Write Customer Review
I would still gladly give it 5 stars. My 3 year old actually loves mixing the colors and seeing what colors mix to make what, and then painting with the colors. She likes using the stamps and changing their size and rotating them. She like the color drop game where you have to pick the right 2 colors you need to mix a secondary color, and the maze game where you have to make it through the maze without touching the lines. My seven year old loves to paint pictures on it, and she love the learn how to draw animals and objects. She likes how you can save your artwork till later so she can pick up and work more on a picture, or animation. She likes the game what picture is it, where they start to draw a picture and you have to figure out which of the pictures at the bottom is the one they are drawing and see how many you can guess in the time frame. My son who is 10 even likes it. He thinks the maze game is cool, and he likes doing animation/flip books on it. This is a great cartridge and so many kids of so many ages love it. It even has cool things to learn about shading objects, making fun looking alphabet letters, lessons in color mixing and so much more. If you are buying it for just the learning to do letters with your young toddler, then you need to know that the first few times you have to be prepared to sit down with them and draw with them, because they just don't have that steady of hand, but don't ever disqualify this one because of that, it has way too many other things to offer. I even think it has more on that cartridge to do then any of the other cartridges, plus it's fun for all ages. --Shauna Sheridan
V-Smile
V-Smile
V-Smile
Editorial Review
Outfitted in orange and purple, this electronic learning system for preschoolers plugs directly into a television, and at first take looks a lot like a video-game console. Insert any of Vtech's "Smartridges" into the unit for lessons on language, math, phonics, problem-solving, music, and more. Children can choose between two difficulty levels. Included are a large joystick, adjustable to right- and left-handed kids, and an Alphabet Park Adventure cartridge; other cartridges are sold separately. There's also a storage compartment on top that holds up to six cartridges. The system can run on either three C batteries or an AC adaptor; strangely, neither are included. --Andy Boynton

V Smile Smartridge: Dora the Explorer
V-Smile Smartdrige: Dora the Explorer
Customer Reveiw
Just purchased this for my 7 year old son that has cerebral palsey- He only has use of his right hand- this cartridge is perfect- game does not allow mistakes and can play this cartridge with only one hand and not both. Since my son has use of only one hand he has trouble playing the other vsmile games- he's hooked. Is very engaging also where some of the other games fall short. --Karen Haywood

 

Video & DVD's

Baby Babble - Speech-Enhancing DVD for Babies and Toddlers

Baby Babble - Speech-Enhancing DVD for Babies and Toddlers


Brainy Baby ABC's


Bumble Bees 123's


Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory
Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper

Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory

Leap Frog - Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory


Leap Frog - Math Circus/Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper
Leap Frog - Math Circus/Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper

One Little Sound - Fun With Phonics And Numbers
One Little Sound - Fun With Phonics
(DVD)

Album Description
Here's a fun musical way for children to learn about reading, writing, and mathematics. Phonics and numbers are presented in a meaningful context of colorful rhymes and stories. Through hand and finger motions, full body movement, and opportunities for verbal expression, children are fully engaged in the learning process. The songs focus on the relationship between letter symbols (the alphabet) and sounds of the English language (phonemes). The songs also encourage children to search for relationships, order and predictability as they work with numbers. When the lyrics pose questions or problems, answers often come from children on the recording. There is always a musical interlude or a short pause before the answer is given. This gives the child listening a chance to answer first, then check the answer immediately following.