One of the best parts of being a blogger has been being able to share all sorts of great opportunities with people, not just online, but in person, too. Some of my most favorite folks to share with over the years was Ayva’s old daycare center. The teachers were all parents, so they got the double benefit of learning about great products for the children in the center, as well as their own children at home. Right before Ayva and I left Philadelphia, we had a LeapFrog “Rock ‘n Learn” party for her friends at her school. This was one of those parties where we all had a great time!
We were sent 2 Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitars, and a Touch Magic Learning Bus. Both of the toys were tons of fun for the children to play with. When I took the guitar out of the box at home, Ayva did a performance for my dad, my best friend and me that lasted at least 1/2 hour. She was singing, and dancing…it was a wonderful way to build her large motor skills and improve her rhythm. The guitar has songs on it that everyone knows like “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “The Alphabet Song”, but it didn’t take long for Ayva to catch the original tunes that are included on the guitar.
When we took the toys to her school, her teacher’s eyes lit up. She didn’t have any LeapFrog toys, and actually had never even used any, but she knew the name and was excited to add something new to her classroom. When Ayva pulled the Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitars and Touch Magic Learning Bus out of the bag we’d brought them in, the children all ran over excitedly to try them out. I’ll admit, I was nervous about only having 3 toys for a classroom with 9 students. I shouldn’t have been, though. As one child was playing music on the guitar, they had at least 3 other children next to them dancing and cheering as if they were at a rock concert! The Touch Magic Learning Bus also worked with multiple children working at once. Because the class had 3 and 4 year olds at different levels, they were able to help each other figure out the answers to questions that they weren’t sure about.
Believe it or not, but this was actually my first experience with LeapFrog products, too. They are so extraordinarily child centered. I really couldn’t believe how engaged the students were with the Touch Magic Learning Bus, and they didn’t need any adult help at all. Although Ayva and I left one of the Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitars and Magic Learning Bus at the school, I purchased one for Ayva to have at home because I was so impressed with it.
What other LeapFrog products would you recommend that I check out for Ayva? While you’re thinking about, make sure you check out LeapFrog’s Touch Magic Contest. If you upload a video of your little one jamming with the Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar, you could win $500 worth of LeapFrog products!
*Disclosure: I was selected to host a LeapFrog Rock’N Learn party as a member of MomSelect. All opinions are my own.