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LeapFrog My Own Leaptop, Pink
LeapFrog My Own Leaptop, Pink
Price: $17.24
47 used & new from $10.00

246 of 249 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect toddler laptop--in purple!, May 20, 2010
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I just received this in the mail today for my toddler and wanted to include some information for those of you debating a purchase. Here is the information from the booklet about the 3 functions and 3 modes of play:

1. Emails--lets you hear from scout and violet, plus 3 personalized emails chosen by you.
2. Music play list--includes instrumental and lyrical that you chose and download to the leaptop. The sing-along is 1 of 5 songs and and the instrumental lets you select 5 from a list of about 15. The character dances along on the screen.
3. Blog--hear the latest blog entries, personalized with your child's name at the end of each.
4. Alphabet mode--introduces letters and phonics. Hear the letter name and sound, plus an animal that starts with the letter.
5. Music Maker Mode--turns the keyboard into a music station. The paw print makes background beat while the 3 rows are: silly sound effects, percussion sounds, and piano key sounds.
6. Animal Mode--Learn about animals for each letter of the alphabet. Press a letter and hear a clue, the paw print reveals the animal it is.
You can also connect to the leapfrog learning path, something I have not yet explored.

My only complaint so far is the length of time it took to download the program from leapfrog, which was about 15 min. The actual set-up only took about 5 min and was very easy to follow. The laptop itself is a beautiful purple, and the outside is a darker purple than the inside, the same color as the keys. There is an off switch with a low and high volume. It also has a standby mode when it has a period of inactivity, to save battery life. It takes 3 AA batteries. The hinged screen is secure, where it won't shut on its own, but not so secure that it can't be closed easily. It is very lightweight and has a handle at the top, perfect for a toddler to carry around. The leaptop is about 9 inches from side to side, small but not too tiny. The mouse, which slides up and down, is used to select the modes. Unlike the laptop other retailers carry in which the mouse can move all directions, the simplicity of this one is perfect for small children. The bottom of the laptop has 4 feet, 2 of which have rubber stoppers so that it won't slide all over a table. The USB port is covered by a sliding, spring loaded cover so it will stay closed and hopefully prevent curious toddlers from playing with it. This leaptop also teaches your child how to spell their name, and is far more interactive than the others I've seen. I would definitely buy this leaptop again, it's everything I was looking for--cute, educational, and fun! I can't wait for my toddler to get her hands on this!!
UPDATE: She played with this for at least 3 hours last night, was the first thing she went for this morning (even picked it over cartoons), and she has probably given it another 3-4 hours this morning. She loves the alphabet mode and I have been impressed by the length of time this has held her attention. She is pretty advanced for her 20 months, but I have been amazed at her progress with the alphabet. What a great investment!
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KidKraft Step 'N Store-Grape
KidKraft Step 'N Store-Grape

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly purple and sturdy, April 18, 2010
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: KidKraft Step 'N Store-Grape (Toy)
I just recieved this in the mail and couldn't be happier with my purchase. The stool is very sturdy, had a latch to keep the lid from slamming shut on the top, and the screws on the sides are painted purple so they blend in (a minor detail often over looked). Perfect for my toddler.

Graco Blossom Booster Seat
Graco Blossom Booster Seat

160 of 161 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute, Quality, and Affordable, April 12, 2010
If you are debating buying this like I was, here is a better idea of what you're getting:
I was looking for a booster for my 19 month old daughter, without a tray, so that she could sit at the big table with us. This was one of the few that doesn't come with a tray, and probably one of the cheapest, but still a good brand. We just got the pink one today and it's great, definately a good value for the money. The color is true to the picture. It's ready to use out of the box, minus minor setup/attachment to the chair. What the description doesn't tell you is that the bottom has four felt/rubber pads to protect your chair from scratching, which is a definate bonus. The straps are very easy to use, easily connected and adjustable, and the booster seat was super secure. The seat back (the colored part) can be adjusted to the appropriate distance for your growing toddler, and easily goes in and out for cleaning. From the picture i thought it was a type of foam, but it is all plastic. I would definitaly purchase this again, just what i was looking for at a great price.

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