As a mother of two young children I am always amazed when I see them using their imagination, it’s such a special feeling. Lately I have been trying to get Teddy to use his imagination more and have reduced the amount that we have the tv on at home. For Christmas I bought him a fair amount of role play toys as I’ve always believed that learning through play helps young children develop problem solving skills and also good listening skills. Real life hands on play is incredible for children’s development.
One of the toys I bought Teddy for Christmas was the The Leapfrog Count Along Till.
The Leapfrog Count Along Till comes with a set of plastic food, some coins and a loyalty card to swipe, and the buttons when pressed talk about the colour of the items as well as helping him with his counting. It also 50+ phrases which I’m hoping will help with his vocabulary.
Teddy loves scanning all the items and when he’s finished scanning them all, the till will tell him how much the total is, which the coins can then be inserted into the slot which he also loves doing, I think this is fab for his fine motor skills. The fun little songs that the till plays will also have Teddy up and dancing, shaking his little bottom.
As a mother surrounded by so many toys I love that there is a volume control on the till.
The Leapfrog Count Along Till is designed for children aged 2-4 but I have found it’s great for Teddy who’s now 22 months old. It does require 3x AAA batteries that you will need to purchase separately.
All in all I think this is such a fab toy for young children who are starting to learn. I’m hoping this will keep Teddy occupied the next coming months.