Published on June 26th, 2016 | by Tae0
Leapfrog Lettersaurus Review – Dinosaur Alphabet!
Summary: Lovely, educational toy sure to bring good fun to kids. But X IS NOT FOR EXIT!
Yet another dinosaur themed educational toy I’ve felt compelled to buy my kids! Leapfrog Lettersaurus helps your little ones learn the alphabet through music and sounds. Here’s my Leapfrog Lettersaurus Review;
- UK £19.99
- USA $29.99
- 1-3 Years
- 1 Lithium Ion Battery (included)
Leapfrog Lettersaurus Review Visuals
If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you’ll know I find this toy cute! He’s purple and green with blue, red, yellow and green alphabet buttons all across his body. He has a blue crest on his head that sings the ABC song and flashes when pressed.
All in all, it’s another great quality toy from Leapfrog! He’s definitely durable as he’s survived countless drops and throws from my kids.
Dimensions; 4.5 x 10.1 x 7.3 inches.
Leapfrog Lettersaurus Review Features
The Leapfrog Lettersaurus has 3 different modes;
When the buttons are pressed on the Leapfrog Lettersaurus, 1st press he’ll say, for example, “C is for Cat” and a little relevant sound effect. 2nd press he’ll say “C, C sounds like kuh!” 3rd press, he’ll just say the letter on it’s own.
Leapfrog Lettersaurus will say the colour of the button your child pressed. Either red, green, blue or yellow.
Every alphabet button has a different familiar tune such as Incy Wincy Spider, Old MacDonald, Twinkle Twinkle, you get the idea!
Leapfrog are big on personalised learning toys so, naturally, Leapfrog Lettersaurus can be programmed to learn the first letter of your child’s name! You can do this by entering parent mode;
- Turn the toy off
- Hold down the L and M buttons at the same time
- Turn the toy back on whilst still holding down L and M
- Press the first letter of your child’s name
When you’ve taught Leapfrog Lettersaurus your child’s initial, every time the letter button is pressed in Alphabet Mode, instead of saying “A is for Apple” he’ll say “A, that’s the first letter of your name!” and a happy little jingle will play.
No matter what mode you’re in, Leapfrog Lettersaurus will always play the ABC song, with lyrics, when you press his head crest.
Leapfrog Lettersaurus Review
This toy is a fun way to help your child learn the alphabet. I absolutely love the fact it actually teaches your children the phonetic sounds of the alphabet, rather than just the letters. It’s also quite funny when it phonetically pronounces “X” or “Z”. I also really like the fact it can learn the first letter of your child’s name, but it wouldn’t be Leapfrog without some personalised education!
I know it says 1-3 years, but I believe it’s got more potential than that. Smaller children will love the Music Mode, my littlest one always wants to hear the ABC song and will press his crest all day if I let her. My older ones and I run through the alphabet together quickly sometimes and it’s fantastic for helping you help them learn to spell too when they’re old enough!
I do have 1 very nit-picky frustration with this toy however. When you press X, it says ” X is for exit!” Really, Leapfrog? I mean, I get there’s not many words that begin with X but, Exit? How about Xylophone, X-Ray or Xenomorph? Okay, maybe not Xenomorph. I’m sorry. In all seriousness though, I do find that really annoying.
Negatives aside, I think this would be a nice addition to your kids toy box. It looks good, has some pretty good features, holds your kids attention, and I can only find 1 bad thing to say about it!