Gold Choice Award Winner
Overall 9
Play Value 10
Cost Value 10
Design 10
Quality 10
Parent Appeal 9
Educational Value 9
Safety 10

LeapFrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket

In Stores
Age:6-36 months
MSRP:$24.99 ca
$21.99 us
3 x AA (Included)
Editor's Review

A fairly simple toy that encourages put and take play, as well as, some early pretending. The food pieces are cleverly designed as basic shapes that fit into indented areas on the plates. It's this physical design - more than the electronics - that gives the toy a little extra learning potential. 

There are two aspects to the electronic function. Our favourite is the music mode: press the butterfly button to play a variety of catchy little learning songs. The question mode - also activated by the butterfly button - is little different than the kinds of questions a parent could ask. But note that the toy itself had no bulit in recocnigitn technology that can verify the child's answer. It just asks the questions and depends on a parent to give the feedback. In a sense, it serves more as a prompt for new parents to demonstrate the kind of learning questions they can ask whenever they're playing alongside their child. Overall, a very popular toy with both our testers and...