Toy reviews

LeapFrog Safari Learning Station

By Lisa Fielding

LeapFrog Safari Learning Station

Best forBabies and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years who like interactive activity centres featuring sounds and lights

Top BenefitsTeaches letters, numbers, colours and shapes, encourages development of gross and fine motor skills, grows with your child

ConsiderationsIncludes lights and sounds (volume is adjustable), requires 2 AA batteries

Bottom lineThe LeapFrog Safari Learning Station is an activity centre loaded with fun features—like a ball run and dangling leaves that help kids learn to count—and engaging songs that provide entertaining learning opportunities.

Buy

toysrus.caCAD $69.99
target.comUSD $49.99

Features

  • Encourages kids to explore letters, numbers, colours, shapes, animals and more
  • Interactive pull and twist mechanisms and buttons
  • Archway can be adjusted horizontally or vertically as your child grows

Review

Activity centres are ideal for entertaining babies and challenging their developing minds and bodies. The LeapFrog Safari Learning Station adds versatility to the mix, changing into three different positions in order to grow with your child, from tummy time and sitting to crawling and standing. Three play modes offer music and lights to help kids explore first words, animals, shapes, numbers, letters and colours. There are lots of things going on here: buttons to press, balls to push through a tube, pieces to pull and turn. This does mean there's a lot to assemble, but once it's put together, the activity centre is sturdy and versatile, offering plenty of long-term play options for a range of ages from six months to three years. The high volume setting on this toy could be a bit much for some sensitive ears, but you can easily switch to a low volume setting.

My eight-month-old son plays with it multiple times every day, eagerly crawling over to it and moving into a standing position so he can press all the colourful buttons and pull on the hanging number pieces.” —Suzanne, mom of one

This article was originally published on Oct 12, 2018
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