Love is in the air and celebrating this special day with little ones can be such a memorable experience.
Valentine's Day just so happens to be one of my favorite holidays as well. With little ones at home, I've been busy brainstorming ways to make our Valentine's Day special.
One of my favorite traditions growing up was a love basket, which included a few little gifts that my mom would set out on the table on Valentine's morning (with heart shaped pancakes, of course!). It is a tradition I've continued with my own kids.
Today I am sharing some of my very favorite LeapFrog® toys that would make wonderful Valentine's gifts for your little ones of all ages. LeapFrog® toys are always the perfect balance of fun and learning! You can't go wrong wrapping up a gift that provides your little ones with critical skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
Gift pick for 18-24 months
For new talkers, this animal book is a hit. This touch-sensitive book organizes 100 animals by their different habitats--from deserts to rainforests and everything in between.
One of my favorite things about this book is the different modes that it comes with. The modes make it a fun book that works well beyond 18 months too. You can set the animal sounds mode for very small ones to practice repeating. Animal sounds are often easier for first learners to repeat than words. As they get older, you can change the mode to teaching animal names and eventually fun facts for early science awareness.
Pair this in a love basket with a sweet stuffed animal for the perfect gift.
Gift Pick for 2-3-year-olds
For toddlers who are going through bursts of learning and able to absorb so much new information, the LeapFrog®100 Words About Places I Go™ interactive book is the perfect gift! The pages inside are filled with some of our little one's favorite places--like parks, schools and farms. But the real magic is that this book is also a bilingual learning book.
The pages are touch sensitive and will help your little ones learn new words in both English and Spanish. There are 3 different modes---from colors, to counting, to fun sounds.
Pair this with a paint set and a sweet treat to round out the perfect 2-year-old love basket.
Gift Pick for 3-5-year-olds
There is something magical to kids about playing games. My favorite games for my little ones are the ones that are secretly, or not so secretly, teaching them new skills. The LeapFrog® LeapLand Adventures™ is one of those games!
This game takes your little one on the hunt to find the keys to Clever Castle. They will learn about letters, numbers, shapes and colors along the way on their quest to find the keys. Just insert the HDMI stick into your TV and no internet connection is needed. They can collect gems and treasure chest rewards along the way. It's sure to keep their interest! It even has 5 player modes, so the whole family can partake!
Pair this with a set of colorful blocks and a heart lollipop to keep the adventures going!
With LeapFrog® gifts for this Valentine's Day, you are sure to spread some love and excitement!
Mandy Roberson is a certified childbirth educator, mom of 3 and founder of Momma Society--the community for modern moms. She loves holidays and making memories with her children. In her free time, you will find her crafting and creating fun printables for Magic Playbook--a monthly digital subscription for moms.