Earlier this year we were sent a Leap Frog Musical Table to try and review.
Lamb had a similar table when he was younger and went through phases of playing with it, so it has been stored away because we thought he was bored of it.
When the Leap Frog Learn & Groove Bilingual Musical Table arrived he seemed really excited. He helped me put it together and started playing with it immediately.
“The award-winning Learn & Groove Musical Table engages and entertains with more than 70 learning songs, tunes and learning responses, sparkling lights and lots to spin, slide, push, pull, open and close. In Learning mode, babies and toddlers can explore letters, numbers from 1 to 10, colours and opposites – in either English or French. Flip the page to Music mode and your child can move and groove to songs and melodies, including nursery rhymes, real instrument sounds and upbeat dance tunes. Remove the legs for baby to play and explore on the floor, and then attach them for standing play. The detachable legs also allow for easy travel and storage.”
With a recommended age of 6-36 months, you could easily buy this product for your child’s first Christmas or Birthday, however personally I would wait until they are around 18 months. Lamb got his previous one for his first Christmas (he was 9 months) and it was just too early. He wasn’t interested.
However receiving the Leap Frog table when Lamb was around 20 months, I noticed how much more he wanted to play with the table. He understood the stapes, colours and sounds much more than before. Every time he sees the table he asks me to get it out for him to play with.
I was really impressed to find this table is bilingual and can be set in either English or French mode, meaning Lamb can start learning French from a very young age!
Lamb (who is now 2) loves shapes and colours, so loves telling us what colours he can see on the piano, or which shape button he is pressing. He’s also a big fan of books, so loves turning the page. If I was to give this musical table one criticism it would be there aren’t enough pages! He always seems pretty disappointed when he realised there’s only one page to turn.
Overall, I would recommend this product if you’re looking for something of it’s kind, however I wouldn’t buy this for a 6 month old. Although, knowing you can remove the legs, means the younger babies can explore the buttons and sounds on the floor. Obviously this wasn’t something I could test out, but I’m sure Lamb would have enjoyed it when he was a baby.