If you’re already a parent, chances are you’ve already heard about the range of Learning Toys from VTech and Leapfrog. What we didn’t know was how HUGE their range of toys is! Suitable for newborns right up to 9 years old their toys are innovative, educational and high quality.

VTech and sister brand Leapfrog make sure that all their electronic learning toys are fun for children, but at the same time are encouraging them to Learn. Play. Develop. Learn in ways that are relevant and age-appropriate, through fun and engaging Play, and to Develop the necessary skills for each stage of their young lives. They use the latest, innovative technology, to create trusted, quality toys that teach kids without them having to worry about.

We were lucky enough to be given a few of their products suitable for our children to try out. Below are our favourites.

VTech Range

VTech Myla the Blush and Bloom Unicorn

**Calling all unicorn lovers**
Myla the Blush and Bloom Unicorn spreads her wings and sparkles with light
when she talks and sings. Press the butterfly button on Myla’s magic
wand to choose a colour and change her eyes, wings, hair, horn and
flower and wave your magic wand to change all Myla’s colours at once.
Accessorise with hair clips, play music and dance with her and when it’s time to rest Myla’s legs tuck under her for cuddles.

Suitable for kids aged 5+ and available at Big W, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers
RRP $69

VTech Singing Sounds Microphone

Q: What’s more fun than a kid with a recorder
A: A kid with a microphone 🤣
Miss 4 here has been singing her way all over the house with this Singing Sounds Microphone. You can connect it via Bluetooth® to listen
and sing along to their favourite songs or to one of the 15 built-in songs. It also has a voice changer option (“Let it Go” in a wobbly voice or the kitty cat rendition of “Cover Me In Sunshine”) and you can even push a button for an instant applause! (I’ve pushed it a few times myself after delivering dinner to the table or after successfully getting both kids to sleep without a hitch – nothing like giving yourself a round of applause for a job well done👏👏)

Suitable for kids aged 2 to 6 years, and available now at Myer, Target, good toy stores and online retailers
RRP $29.95

VTech Magic Adventures Microscope

Calling all aspiring David Attenborough’s…

Kids are curious by nature and seem to want to know everything about the world around them. And, as parents, we try to encourage and nurture their inquisitive little minds; which is why this educational toy is a winner for both adults and kids alike. 

Packed with features including games, video content, images, fun facts and challenges, this is far more than *just* a microscope. Use the smart slides to cover topics such as; flowers, nature, insects, micro animals and more. There’s also two reusaeable slides allowing you to find and add your own samples/ specimens to view up close. Very cool!

The built in LCD screen is amazing. It’s the perfect size for small hands and it’s relatively easy to use. (once you get the hang of it)

This is a great little gift for the budding scientist!
RRP $129

VTech KidiGo NexTag

VTech KidiGo NexTag is like a game of chasey…..but upgraded!
Strap on one of the 4 included units (batteries required), choose your game (20 different backyard games including capture the flag, freeze tag and hide-and-seek) and away you go. This is a really fun way to get the whole family outside and for the kids to burn off some of that never ending energy. The units explain the rules of each game and will let you know who’s been tagged, who is safe and most importantly….who’s IT! There’s games for 1-4 players and you can extend that to 8 players by adding another system (sold seperately)

Suitable for kids aged 5+ and available at Big W, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers
RRP $69

VTech Marble Rush – Corkscrew Challenge

There is something oddly satisfying about a marble run, which might explain why they are such a popular evergreen toy! The VTech Marble Rush – Corkscrew Challenge is an incredibly versatile toy which combines a tech element (one of the pieces has some lights and noises to really add a nice effect to the finished build) with the mental challenge to follow instructions and build a working marble run. We loved so much about this, including the brightly coloured instructions providing very clear instructions on how to complete the build. The pieces are solid and really top notch quality, being really easy for even little fingers to put it together. The instructions comes with 3 designs, increasing in size and complexity, with the easiest design a really simple little run that our 2 year old absolutely loved to play with (under supervision…the little marbles push this one to the 4+ category)

Once you have finished the 3 builds, they have also included plenty of links to online sources for more plans and really, this is proper imagination play intended to allow kids to build their own marble runs. Buy more kits, make it massive and enjoy the ride!

RRP $79

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

You know you’re onto a winner when weeks after she first put it on her wrist, it still comes everywhere with us and she’s always busting to show it off to any friends who haven’t already seen it! The Kidizoom Smartwatch not only helps kids learn how to tell the time in digital and analogue it also has 11 touch screen activities including games, action challenges, calendar, calculator, stopwatch, timer, alarm and our favourite feature – a camera for photos AND video!

What I love the most about the Kidizoom is how many games we’ve made up using it. We’ve played spy treasure hunt where she has to find and take photos of various items in and around the house. We’ve set the timer for when she’s brushing her teeth, and we’ve even set up a countdown for bedtime…….and it WORKED!?! 5 minutes was up and off to bed she went. #miraclewatch

Also great that it’s rechargeable via USB and also splash and sweat proof.

RRP $99.95

VTech Turbo Force Race Track

Our kids have loved the new Turbo Force Racers, which is a really cool concept of remote control car meets scalectrix for younger kids. The kids wear the wristband on their wrist, which doubles as a charging dock as well as a remote control for the mini race cars. Its a cool concept and allows two kids to race their cars against each other. With multiple different track designs, you can change things up to try a few track options. A really cool part about the Turbo Force Racers are that they have a ‘turbo change’ boost – achievable by vigorously shaking the wristband until the turbo is engaged! This gives the race car a boost to get in front of other cars to win the race! Perfect for kids aged 2-9 years old, the Vtech Turbo Force Race Track is a sure hit with our 5 and 7 years olds and their friends

Available at Big W and other good toy stores.
On Sale at Mr Toys here for $49.95

Leapfrog Range

Leapfrog Magic Adventures Telescope

Discover things that are out of this world with the Leapfrog Magic Adventures Telescope.

The 110x zoom on this real telescope will have them exploring the moon at night and all sorts of nature during the day. And if they find something amazing they can capture and save photos of what they see to show you later. There’s interactive games, space fact cards and over 100 videos and images courtesy of NASA and the European Space Agency to deepen space knowledge as kids explore the solar system, the Moon, star life cycles, constellations, space discoveries and more.

Looking at something amazing? Capture and save pictures of what you see. Time to game! Hop in a spacecraft and travel to different locations in the solar system to power on satellites and reboot robots. Twenty Cosmic Cards in their own storage box are included and feature detailed images of objects in space on one side, and exciting space facts on the back.

Magic Adventures Telescope is suitable for children from 5 years and is available at Big W, Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.

RRP $179.95

Leapfrog On-the-Go Story Pal

Honestly one of the best toys I’ve reviewed the Leapfrog On-the-Go Story Pal has been used every night since we got it. If you’re an interstate Nan or Grandpa, have a FIFO parent in the house, a favourite Aunty who lives far away or just know a story loving kid this is the gift for you. It comes pre loaded with 30 stories, poems, songs and lullabies BUT the best part is that you can also voice record our own stories or songs. Nanna is here reading and recording Miss 3’s favourite book so she can listen to it every night when our interstate Nanna goes back home (sob)

RRP $29
Available online here

Leapfrog LeapPods Max

Our 7 year old LOVES her LeapPods Max headphones and I love that she can listen to music, stories and relaxations without having to resort to YouTube.

They came with a range of modes, including Dance Party, Instrumentals, Adventure, Challenges and more. So no matter where you are or what mood your kid is in, there is a mode to suit! These are perfect for on the go, in the car or to take when you want a bit of adult coversation without the kids overhearing or interupting. They are rechargable via USB, so there’s no need to worry about batteries.

It also has a Bluetooth setting so they can listen to music or podcasts via a device, but we’ve found that the built in modes and music have been plenty for now!

RRP $29
Available online here

LeapLand Adventures Learning Video Game

We tried the LeapLand Adventure Learning Video Game for my almost 4 year old. Her older sister gets a bit of Minecraft time when she’s earned it and we thought this might be a fun, easy option for her to try. This is a simple quest type game where you choose a character and explore Letterland, Numberville, Shapetown and Colour Springs. Hunt for keys to unlock the castle and learn about letters, numbers, shapes and colors along the way. A fun way to practice ABC’s and 123’s. 

RRP $55
click here to buy online

Disclaimer: We received these products for free. We were not required to write a positive review. We did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and all opinions expressed are our own.

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