Leapfrog Brightlings Exploration Station Reviews
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Leapfrog Brightlings Exploration Station

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A Great LeapFrog Toy That Is Usually Overlooked - Lots of Fun Activities!

Apr 21, 2008 (Updated Apr 25, 2008)
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Pros:Big chute to drop toys down, lots of activities for different ages, volume control

Cons:None so far!

The Bottom Line: This toy seems to be overlooked because it doesn't look like it does much. But it does and it's a favorite!


We received this toy as a replacement from Leap Frog when another toy had broken and been replaced two or three times. We finally had asked them to send a different toy in the same price range. This is what we received.

First Impression
When we received the box from LeapFrog, I read reviews on the toy and just didn't see anything that special about it. I decided I would save it to give as a gift. I did not want to bring another boring toy into our house to add to the clutter! Well, I was wrong!

Our oldest son (age 3) begged me to open the box. Our younger son (age 12 months) was going crazy over the picture on the box. I finally gave in and opened the box.

We put everything together within minutes and the boys spent the rest of the evening playing with the toy. They loved it!

What is so great about it?
The best part of this toy is the big chute that you can drop the 3 included balls (or any toy) down and they come out the side. Music will play when the object hits the bottom (or it will count if on the learning mode).

The chute with the 4" opening is the best toy for a baby. What baby doesn't just love dropping their toys down holes? They can take their toys (or any object) and drop them down the chute while getting rewarded with music. My baby will sit next to the toy and drop things down the chute for a very long time!

There is a switch on the side where you can select music mode or learning mode. This allows the toy to grow with your child. There is also another way to change the activities by turning the green ring at the top of the chute. When the ring is turned so the numbers show throw the holes, all the activities on the toy change. This gives the toy many more ways to play within each mode.

Additional activities include a sliding pointer that sings the alphabet when slid across the toy, colorful hanging ribbons that teach colors when pulled, three little critters that sing or talk when moved around, a little green flap that talks when opened or closed, a spinning circle that spins the included balls (or any toy) when the chain is pulled, bobbing flowers that are activated when a blue button is pressed up and down, and a couple toys to bat at that are connected on the sides of the toy.

Conclusion
Although there are plenty of fun activities and different modes on this toy, the favorite feature is the big chute. I would purchase this toy just for that because our baby loves it so much. The other activities are great bonuses and keep my older son entertained.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): Replacement
Type of Toy: Baby Toy
Age Range of Child: 12 to 36 Months


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