Butterfly Counting Pal Review (LeapFrog)

Butterfly Counting Pal
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What It Is

Baby's learning will take flight with the Butterfly Counting Pal. This offers a musical way for babies to explore colors and numbers. Turn it on and select a musical mode. There are four modes: music, numbers, colors, and lullabies. Then, press any of the five number buttons on the butterfly's soft body to play different songs as the wing lights up. Music mode plays instrumental music. Numbers mode plays songs about numbers and counting. Colors mode plays songs about the five different colors shown: red, yellow, green, blue, and purple. And Lullabies mode soothes baby to sleep with 10 minutes of classical melodies from Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. 

As the music plays, baby can also play with the five toys hanging from the butterfly's body. These toys clack together and make crinkle sounds as baby pulls and bats at them.

Two attachment straps on the back of the toy allow parents to attach the toy to an infant carrier or stroller for on-the-go play.

Is It Fun?

There are a lot of nice elements to this for baby's development. The hanging toys help with fine motor skills, the bright colors and light-up wings offer visual stimulation, and the music promotes auditory stimulation as well as introduces basic early-learning concepts. Those benefits probably don't sound fun, though they will be assuring to parents, but it is all very engaging to baby. And the ability to take this on the go extends the interaction that baby can have with this toy.

Who It’s For

The Butterfly Counting Pal is for ages birth and up.

What To Be Aware Of

When not using the attachment straps, make sure they are tied up as shown in the instructions to prevent a potential strangulation hazard.

This includes two AAA batteries for the in-store try-me features, so we recommend replacing them before you play for best results.

This toy has two volume levels.

Another new learning toy for babies is the LeapFrog My First Scout Book, sold separately.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    2 AAA batteries required