This colorful learning train is battery-operated but hand-driven.
Familiar frog Leap is the conductor of the detachable Learning
Connections Train from the Leap Frog Baby line.
This toy is designed to teach children numbers, counting, and
colors, as well as size relationships. The five detachable train
cars are graduated in size, each featuring a different color,
numeral, and set of objects. When children attach a train car, the
color or associated number is named. Kids press on Conductor Leap to
hear a song. Different modes of play are featured. For example, in
color mode, if children hook up the yellow car, they hear "yellow
car" and quacking ducks. In numbers mode, they hear "3 ducks, ready
to go!" The train cars can also be stacked in graduated order.
We expected the train to move on its own, simply because it's an
electronic toy, but kids need to push it around themselves. The
result is actually refreshing--a toy that mixes technology with good
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Learning Connections Train
Reviewed: November 2005