100 Animals Book and Blue's Clues & You LeapBuilders Blue's 123 School Review (LeapFrog)

100 Animals Book and Blue's Clues & You LeapBuilders Blue's 123 School
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What It Is

There are new ways to learn and play with favorite animals, whether those are real animals or animated pups from TV. Both the 100 Animals book and Blue's Clues & You! LeapBuilders Blue's 123 School introduce toddlers and preschoolers to core learning skills through interactive play.

The 100 Animals Book has six double-sided pages with pictures of different animals on each one. Through three learning modes, kids can discover animals in a variety of different locations: farm, savanna, desert, polar, ocean, shore, home, garden, rainforest, trees, forest, and forest at night. All kids have to do is touch a picture to hear about that animal. Animal Names Mode will say the animal name when kids touch the picture. Fun Facts Mode provides interesting tidbits about each animal. And in Fun Sounds Mode, kids can hear what sounds each animal makes. Kids can also press the light-up music button for three learning songs. Switch from English to Spanish mode to hear all of this content in Spanish. A carry handle makes it easy to take this book on the go.

Kids can join Blue, Josh, and Magenta in the classroom with the Blue's 123 School construction set. The set includes eight double-sided learning blocks, 24 building pieces, and 10 play pieces, including Blue, Josh, and Magenta figures, plus lots of accessories. There are picture instructions for building a school setting, a school bus, a toy shelf, and a performance stage. On its own, this set will help small hands with fine motor skills, while also engaging kids in imaginative play as they're introduced to numbers, first words, and more. The set is compatible with all LeapBuilders sets, and and the learning blocks work with the Smart Star Cube, sold separately. When you place a learning block in the cube, you'll hear numbers and words.

Is It Fun?

Both of these toys offer interactive ways for preschoolers to explore and learn. It's super easy for kids to activate the features of The 100 Animals Book, and they'll like seeing real-life pictures of the animals and hearing the different sounds. We also like that this toy has a Spanish mode.

Blue's 123 School is all about inspiring creative storytelling with some favorite characters. The chunky blocks make it easy for small hands to build. And if you have a LeapBuilders Smart Cube, you can unlock even more interactive learning.

Who It’s For

The 100 Animals Book is for ages 18 months and up.

Blue's 123 School is for ages 2 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The 100 Animals Book includes two AA batteries for the try-me features.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    2 AA batteries required