In this short video, I test out LeapFrog’s Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket: https://youtu.be/1EwMuuA11c0
Overall verdict: 3 out of 5 (it’s alright)
Entertainment value: 3 out of 5 (it’s alright)
Note: My reviews are mainly about how entertaining my toddler finds the toy.
- Brightly-coloured with no sharp edges
- Fun when your child has begun to understand the concept of sharing and has begun to copy the way you eat
- Fun songs and the recorded voice is cheerful and clear
- Great for spending time with your child
- Especially fun when mixed with additional toys like dolls
- Sturdy (believe me, this can be important)
- Limited songs and sounds
- No accessories you can buy to add to the collection
Now let’s get to the more detailed review.
- 6 food items, 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 cups, 1
- Appropriate for children aged 2 years old and above (from personal experience)
We got this as a present (I think) back when our baby was about a year-and-a-half. She was already crawling and grabbing stuff and was just learning how to walk.
This didn’t interest her that much.
But now that she’s two years old and talking and singing and playing more by herself, you get to see the appeal.
One thing I really liked about it is that she can use this and organize a picnic for her other soft toys and dolls. It’s pretty cool to see her slowly learn how to do this herself.The lack of sharp edges is really good, too. As a parent, it can be a little shocking and very annoying to see toys for babies with sharp edges you can poke an eye out with. COME ON.
Like with any toy, the pre-recorded songs and sounds can get old pretty fast. I don’t get how with all the tech nowadays, you can’t download new songs and sounds to your toy. Also, it’d be nice to be able to purchase additional accessories for it like more food items, utensils, etc.
Overall, it serves its purpose. A decent toy and present, but nothing quite special about it.