Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Learn abc's, 123's and colours through music with Mixmaster Scout

Do you know music has so many benefits for children? 

It's especially beneficial when they're exposed to it during early development, while they're still fine tuning their muscle strength and vocabulary. Music is not only fun and calming for children, it also helps to develop sounds and words whilst listening to songs. Bopping along to a beat and dancing also works gross motor skills. Music is a great sensory and developmental experience on it's own, but now LeapFrog have combined the power of music, cognitive and physical development with literacy and numeracy skills in the new LeapFrog Learn & Groove Mixmaster Scout toy.

LEAPFROG LEARN & GROOVE MIXMASTER SCOUT


The LeapFrog Learn & Groove Mixmaster Scout creates a fun, engaging way for toddlers to learn abcs, numbers and colours through music. Mixmaster Scout has 4 different coloured and numbered buttons which light up and say the respective colours, numbers, instrument names and sounds, and a variety of other special effects when pressed. The Mixmaster has 3 different modes - abc, 123 and colours which each have 10 different background beats. The fidget spinner and turntable toggle overlay different effects on top of the background beats when turned. Using the fidget spinner, toggle and control switches children are able to use the 30 base songs and a variety of sound effects and phrases to create up to 180 different musical combinations.







LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


- Cause and effect
- Fine motor skills & pincer grip
- Visual, auditory & tactile stimulation
- Interactive, independent play
- Instrument names & sounds
- Numbers & Counting
- Music & Rhythm
- Alphabet
- Colours


"Engaging musical play stimulates infant’s sensory skills. With the large array of interactivity on the Learn & Groove® Mixmaster Scout™, Scout invites your child to press, dial, flip, and slide various manipulatives to exercise their developing fine motor skills, all the while discovering fun cause and effect relationships and exploring a wide variety of musical sounds." Clement Chau, PhD, LeapFrog® Learning Expert



My 2 year old is very much into learning colours at the moment so her favourite thing to do with Mixmaster Scout is point to the colour buttons at the top and quiz me on what colours they are. Mum what colour is it? She takes every opportunity she can to practice her colours and let me know what they are, even when spinning the turntable toggle she points out the background colours behind the little pictures of Scout. She also loves that the fidget spinner lights up green, blue and red when she spins it.



Leanr abcs, numbers, colours and sounds with LeapFrogs Mixmaster Scout
If you have a little one who loves to bop along to music the Learn & Groove Mixmaster will be sure to keep them entertained and it'll grow with them as they move onto learning colours, numbers and letters. It's also a great interactive toy for independent educational play.

Learn & Groove Mixmaster Scout is suitable for babies and toddlers from 9-36 months and is available online and in store from Toy Universe, Mr Toys Toyworld, Big W and other toy stores and online retailers. More information and a full stockist list is available at LeapFrog.

Toni x



Disclosure - I was kindly gifted a Learn & Groove Mixmaster Scout from LeapFrog for the purpose of review. I did not receive payment for this review however this post does contain some affiliate links. Stock product images have been used with permission.

You can read more LeapFrog toy reviews here.

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