Max and Eliza have a lovely relationship (most of the time) and really enjoy toys that they can share. They were recently sent the Leapfrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart, and it has been played with day in, day out. They love it, there are so many play options, and they are learning without even realising it!
It’s super easy to set up, you just need to clip in the handle and the canopy, and add a couple of stickers. All of the ice cream pieces have their own storage areas on the top of the cart, so it’s easy to keep everything together, and there are extra storage pockets on the sides.
The ice cream scoop is attached to the cart with a string so it doesn’t get lost, and it has a magnetic function. This makes it easy to scoop the ice cream into the spoon. To release the ice cream into a cone, you simply press the release button on the scoop. The scooper recognises colours and flavours.
There are 6 different order cards included with the ice cream cart. You can insert these into the slot, and follow the order instructions to build treats for the characters, or you can choose free play. Once the ice cream is created, you can ring up the total on the cash register, or press the pump to add flavoured syrups.
As well as being heaps of fun, the Leapfrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart teaches lots of pre-school skills. Eliza can easily recognise the ice cream colours, and which flavours they relate to. She counts along with the number sequences as she builds ice creams, and uses matching and memory skills to build character orders.
It’s a great toy for solo play, but also perfect for playing with friends and siblings. The ice cream cart has wheels, so Eliza and Max can pull it along by the handle to find customers, or set up shop in the garden on a sunny day.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Leapfrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart. It’s perfect for pre school and early primary school aged children, and offers a huge amount of open ended play. There are lots of different options, including the character orders and the number and colour matching, or they can just make up their own play style. There are a lot of learning opportunities with this toy too, designed specifically for this age group – and learning through play is the best type of learning!
Plus, who doesn’t love ice cream? 😉