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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Leapfrog Violet Peek-A-Boo Lap Pup

I kept a handful of bub's plastic baby toys and one of baby girl's favourite's was her sister's old toy laptop, but it doesn't do anything so she gets bored of it quickly. I'd been thinking of getting her an interactive laptop style toy for a while, so it was perfect timing when the opportunity arose to test run the new Leapfrog Lap Pup. The Lap Pup comes in either Scout or Violet versions and is Leapfrog's latest toy laptop featuring over 50 different learning activities and songs. We chose Violet because despite having quite a few Lap Frog toys, we didn't have any Violet versions.


The main reason I wanted to try out the Lap Pup originally is the interactive coloured crayons. Baby girl has started showing a natural interest in colours lately... pointing out {aka guessing} the colour of cars that drive past or toys we're playing with. I've been reinforcing colours with her every time she asks or points one out, so I thought it'd be good to have a toy that also does this for her when she's playing independently. When she presses a crayon Violet says the colour then tells her items that are that colour. There's also games where Violet asks her to touch a specific coloured crayon.

As well as colours, Violet teaches shapes and numbers via the circle, square and triangle buttons. The shape buttons play different rhymes about shapes, colours and numbers. Violets name badge button also lets kids play a game of peek a boo with Violet where she moves her paws over her face and says different peek a boo phrases. This is probably the most worn out button because baby girl loves playing peek-a-boo {what toddler doesn't}.


Peek-A-Boo Violet loves to sing and without a doubt baby girl's favourite song is the alphabet song {she generally skips past all the others to replay it over and over}. She's like a little sponge, I mean all children are, but she really seems to be able to soak in everything around her and retain all this new knowledge, certainly much quicker than her sister did. Over the last few weeks she's taught herself how to sing the alphabet from mimicking Violet. Obviously she doesn't understand what the actual letters are, but she started out mumbling along to the song and now a few weeks later will randomly break into singing the alphabet, unprompted, while playing. She pronounces the letters quite clearly now too.

The Lap Pup is one of baby girl's favourite toys at the moment and she takes it everywhere. The handle makes it easy for her to carry around the house and it's compact enough to easily pack away in our toy basket {or be taken in the car for school drop off and pick up, or taken to grandma's house, or taken to the shops... she basically goes everywhere}. If you have a little one who's interested in learning their ABCs or colours, it's definitely a great investment. 

Peek-A-Boo LapPup Scout and Violet are suitable for infants from 6 months and available from June at Mr Toys Toyworld and other toy stores and online retailers. Find out more about the Lap Pup here.

Toni x

Disclosure - We were kindly gifted a Violet Lap Pup from Leapfrog for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are based on our experience playing with Violet. I did not receive payment for this review, however this post contains some affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you, should you make a purchase.

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