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Merry AND Bright - a Christmas Gift Guide for Kids

Hey there, lovely readers! Noelle Bryant here from Oh Happy Play, and I am absolutely thrilled to share with you my top picks for this Christmas season. If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for the perfect gifts that not only make your little one's eyes light up with joy but also sneak in a little bit of learning along the way. Well, look no further because LeapFrog® has got you covered!

This holiday season, I’m sharing this fantastic selection of educational and entertaining toys from LeapFrog® that will make your child's holiday extra special. Let's dive into our Christmas gift guide and discover why LeapFrog® is my go-to brand for educational and fun toys.

1. LeapFrog® My Pal Scout Smarty Paws™ - (6+ months) Kick off your Christmas shopping with the LeapFrog® My Pal Scout Smarty Paws™. This adorable plush pup is not just a cuddly companion; it's an interactive learning tool too. Scout introduces your child to breathing exercises, mindfulness, and more. You can even personalize Scout by adding your child's favorite food, color, and animal. Press Scout's ears to play music or explore first words, animals, counting, mindfulness, and emotions. At bedtime, activate nighttime mode for soft lullabies and a glowing collar.

2. LeapFrog® Learning Friends® 100 Words Book™ - (18+ months) For toddlers and young learners, the LeapFrog® Learning Friends® 100 Words Book™ is a fantastic choice. Join animal friends Turtle, Tiger, and Monkey as they explore new vocabulary in this interactive book. Touch each picture to hear the animals say toddler-appropriate words and exciting facts. You can even switch to Spanish for bilingual play. With fun sounds and learning songs, this book will keep your child engaged and entertained.

3. LeapFrog® 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch™ - (2+ years old) The LeapFrog® 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch™ is perfect for kids aged two and up. It's a laptop designed just for them, teaching letters, numbers, music, and more. The laptop magically transforms into a tablet, featuring an A-Z keyboard and touch screen. Your child can pretend to email Scout, play educational games, and even learn to spell their name. With a convenient handle, it's ideal for learning on-the-go.

4. LeapFrog® Clean Sweep Learning Caddy™ - (3+ years old) Cleaning up can be fun with the LeapFrog® Clean Sweep Learning Caddy™. This interactive caddy combines cleaning and learning, making it a win-win for both parents and kids. Your child can mop, hop, spin, and sweep as they clean up imaginary messes. The caddy features a light-up bucket that sings and dances, making clean-up time enjoyable. It's a great way to teach kids responsibility while having a blast.

5. LeapFrog® Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket™ - (6+ months) Take a break and have a picnic with the LeapFrog® Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket™. This set includes 15 colorful play pieces for a pretend picnic for two. Match the shape of the food pieces with the interactive shape sorter to hear the basket recognize the food and say the shape and color of each one. Press the butterfly button for music or polite snack requests. It's a delightful way to learn shapes, colors, and more.

6. LeapFrog® Chat & Count Emoji Phone™ - (18+ months) The LeapFrog® Chat & Count Emoji Phone™ is a role-play smartphone designed for toddlers. Your child can have playful conversations with Scout, count numbers, watch cute videos, and even add emojis with sound effects, just like a real phone. It's a fun and educational way to introduce kids to numbers and phone manners.

7. LeapFrog® Learn & Groove® Shakin' Colors Maracas™ - (6 – 36 months) Shake things up with the LeapFrog® Learn & Groove® Shakin' Colors Maracas™. These electronic maracas feature a light-up dome that changes colors with the music and plays sound effects. With three play modes and six colorful buttons, your child can learn about colors, numbers, and music while having a dance party.

8. LeapFrog® Prep for Preschool Activity Book™ - (3+ years old) Prepare your preschooler for school with the LeapFrog® Prep for Preschool Activity Book™. This interactive book offers learning activities that cover counting, colors, shapes, the alphabet, and words. Your child can practice letter writing, number matching, and more with six touch-sensitive pages and an erasable pen. It's a fantastic gift to boost confidence and readiness for school.

9. LeapFrog® Match & Learn Cookies™ - (2+ years old) Let your little pastry chef's imagination run wild with the LeapFrog® Match & Learn Cookies™. These 26 colorful, letter-shaped cookies introduce letter names, sounds, colors, and flavors. The light-up oven button celebrates success with songs and encouraging phrases. It's a sweet way to explore letters and colors while pretending to bake.

10. LeapFrog® Rainbow Tea for Two™ - (12+ months) Make tea parties magical with the LeapFrog® Rainbow Tea for Two™. This light-up teapot introduces colors, numbers, and shapes with music. Brew fruit tea by selecting a flavor, and the teapot changes color. Pair the tea with shape-themed cakes and serve it to your little one. It's an enchanting way to teach shapes, numbers, and colors.

This Christmas, choose gifts that combine education and entertainment in one delightful package. Whether you have a baby, toddler, or preschooler on your list, LeapFrog® has a range of toys to captivate young minds and foster learning through play. Make this holiday season unforgettable with the gift of knowledge and fun. Happy holidays! Enjoy!

Author Bio:

Meet Noelle Bryant, a mom of 4 young children and creator behind the popular parenting and children’s design blog, Oh Happy Play. Noelle aims to make Oh Happy Play a destination for parents to see what it means to build a family focused around the practices of 'Positive Parenting.’ Through their everyday life she shares the story of her family and key tips that help her implement this mindset in the midst of what some may see as chaos with four young children. It is through these real life anecdotes that she shows just how other families can adapt this mindset into their own daily lives from parenting tips, to styling tips and gift guides for children of all ages. She is here to inspire parents all over the globe to be more intentional in parenthood and she hopes to be the village many families lack in the modern world.


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