4.3
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LeapFrog
LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus

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LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The wheels on this bus really do go round and round!

My son received the **Leapfrog: Leapfrog: Learning Phonics Bus **as a birthday gift when he turned two.  It was a great gift because not only was it fun, it was...Read complete review

My son received the **Leapfrog: Leapfrog: Learning Phonics Bus **as a birthday gift when he turned two.  It was a great gift because not only was it fun, it was educational as well. 

**The Facts**

The Phonics Bus introduces toddlers to letter names, letter sounds, letter songs that combine letter names with sounds, and the ABC song.  There are three different versions of the song "The Wheels on the Bus".  Requires 3 "AA" alkaline batteries which are included.  This toy is recommended for children ages 1-3 years.

**My Experience**

This toy was very easy for my son to hold and the buttons were able to be pushed by him without help.  The songs really kept his interest and encouraged him to keep on learning.  The removable characters were like having a separate toy.  They were small enough for him to grip in his hand, yet not too small for him to choke on.  Another great feature is the low and high volume control switch.  The plastic wheels on this bus do actually move too.  I'm not quite sure why it is only recommended for up to three years old because my son still played with it until he turned five. 

**My Final Viewpoint** 

The **Leapfrog: Leapfrog: Learning Phonics Bus **is not only educational but a lot of fun too.  My son absolutely loved it and because there were so many different features, it kept his attention for a long time.  I recommend this toy and am giving it two thumbs up and a 5 star rating. 

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mixed emotions regarding this bus

My mother-in-law purchased this bus for my daugters first birthday. In the beginning we had so much fun playing with this toy. It really does have a wonderful educational quality. The music is...Read complete review

My mother-in-law purchased this bus for my daugters first birthday. In the beginning we had so much fun playing with this toy. It really does have a wonderful educational quality. The music is good and it does teach letters and sounds. My main concern is the age range for this toy. It is marketed for young children however, at the time my daughter received the toy she was still putting everything in her mouth no matter how hard we tried to stop her. She was constantly putting the little frog in her mouth and we started to notice that the paint was coming off only one of the frogs. It seemed like the other were colored plastic but the one was painted. Of course I became concerned because of all the recalls due to lead paint. I contacted the company which was a feat in itself. When I finally reached someone she really did not speak very good English and she couldn't even give me a guarantee of what kind of paint was used on the product. I sent a follow up e-mail to her superior and was never even given the satisfaction of a response. Needless to say, we still have the bus but it is empty as I have thrown away the little frogs. A company really should stand behind their product.

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4.0

My kids enjoy this toy

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from Sylvania, OH

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

We received this as a gift, and my girls love it.  One will play with the frog while the other plays with the bus.  The tend to really only play the ABC song, but my 2 year old learned her ABC's by the time she was 18 months, and my baby is well on her way. 

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5.0

The toy that has kept my son's attention for over a year!!!

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from Columbia, SC

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

My son gets tired of toys very easily and this toy has been used daily for over a year. He loves it. The characters that come out get played with more than the bus. I love that it is education and easy to carry around!! I will continue to buy leapfrog products as long as my kids will use them!!

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5.0

Best school bus in the house!

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from Arlington Heights, IL

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

This bus sure does have the features!  Not only does it play songs and alphabet sounds, it also introduces children to instrument sounds.  It keeps my son's interest for quite some time... as there are many buttons to push and things to explore.  The handle design makes it really easy for him to carry it around from room to room, and push it as he crawls along.  It's a great toy, made my son a fan of school buses!

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4.0

Cute toy that just keeps going.

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from Maroa, IL

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

This is a fund bus that was a big hit for my 2 year old.  She liked it because one of the character shared her name, but really liked the alphabet the best when all was said and done.  There 3 frogs, and each have their own instrument.  When you put each in the driver seat. they sing a different song.  The Alphabet letters help with sound and letter recognition.  This toy comes with batteries, and last forever!!!  I've had this toy for a LONG time and haven't replaced the batteries yet.  And I think that they will give out before my daughter gives it up!

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3.0

Great toy because it teaches letters and has a handle-like.

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from Gainesville, FL

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

I like this toy because the handle-like top makes it easy for small child to crawl around pushing it. It is also great for teaching letters because if you push a letter it says it and gives a sound. It has a good battery life time.  My son loves it and I am happy with the perchase.  It also is sturdy and has been through several kids and still works perfectly.  The people come out so it is easy to lose parts, but without the people my son still loves it.  He is one and has used it since 9 months.

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4.0

Great little toy

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from Richmond Hill, NY

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

This toy is great my son loves it ,its easy to take with us in the car, at appointments every where we go my son takes this toy along with him. They are jsut right for his little fingers easy for him to grip he loves the sounds and the it teaches him phonics while he is playing . i never leave home with out this toy . My only advice is if you are in a quiet office this is a bit distracting so if you're not taking your child to a pediatriction's appointment where its so noisy to begin with i would leave the toy in the car..!!!! 

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5.0

Wonderful way to teach ABC's

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from Bessemer, AL

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

My daughter got this for Christmas in 2006, when she was just over a year old. She absolutley loved it. She played with it so much she drained the batteries. It was so much fun watching her with it. She loved the songs that it played and enjoyed taking the characters out and putting them back in. She will be two a couple of weeks before Christmas, and she can already say her ABC's. I really feel like this toy helped her to learn them. I like all the Leap Frog toys.

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5.0

Great learning tool for kids.

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from Dayton, OH

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

My 3 year old loves this toy. Has played with it over and over since she was a baby. I watch a child with Down Syndrome and she simply loves. She sings along with it. Would recommend this to parents with younger kids wanting to learn your ABC's. I have now passed this toy on to my cousin's baby, he enjoys it immensely. Price is great and LeapFrog have such educational toys.

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4.0

A good way for your child to learn how to say the alphabet

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from Sacramento, CA

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

We have this bus in english at grandparents house and in spanish at home. I love both buses. It helps my daughter learn how to say each letter correctly along with singing the alphabet. She loved to take out the characters and make them dance as she is singing along with the alphabet song. This bus has movable wheels so your child can drive it along and the space for the characters is big enough to accomadate other things your child may want to put in there.

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4.0

Learning Can Be Fun

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from High Point, NC

Comments about LeapFrog Learning Phonics Bus:

This toy is lasting.  It has been passed down from my son to my daughters.  They enjoyed playing and learning with it.  My son was rough with the toy but it lasted.  It is very hard to break this toy. This toy has been in our home for at least five years. My home is full of Leap Frog toys.  A very good investment towards a child's learning and play.

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