LeapBuilders ABC Smart House Review (LeapFrog)

LeapBuilders ABC Smart House
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What It Is

Add educational play to creative construction play with LeapFrog's new LeapBuilders line of preschool blocks. One of the sets in the LeapBuilders line is the ABC Smart House, which comes with 61 colorful blocks and an electronic Smart Star cube that combines the block play with learning content.

Preschoolers can build a house as shown on the package, or they can assemble the blocks in whatever configuration they'd like. No matter where they place the Smart Star cube, they'll be able to insert one of the double-sided learning blocks to hear about first words, letters, and phonics. For more learning fun, kids can press the three Number buttons to hear about shapes, numbers, and counting. Pressing the Music button will activate short tunes and sing-along songs about animals. If kids press the Question button, they'll hear interactive questions and short tunes. And when kids stack blocks on top of the Smart Star cube, they'll hear sound effects, phrases, and short tunes.

The blocks in this set interact with those from other LeapBuilders sets to expand the learning and creative building.

Is It Fun?

This will be a fun way to introduce young kids to construction sets and early learning concepts. Stacking and building with the blocks help develop fine motor skills, and these blocks are chunky and large to make it easy for small hands to grasp them. Kids will like the interactivity with the Smart Star cube, whether they're activating sounds and songs as they build, inserting a block into the cube, or pressing the various buttons. We like that there are a lot of different ways to play and activate the learning content. 

Who It’s For

The LeapBuilders ABC Smart House is for preschoolers ages 2 to 5.

What To Be Aware Of

This toy does have volume control.

Two AAA batteries are included for the in-store try-me features, so it's recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.


AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    2 AAA batteries required