I bought this for my daughter and everytime she has friends over, they all gravitate to this toy. Not only is this toy addictivly fun (I have played with it many times by myself) it is super educational as children learn about the food and numbers. There are a couple settings that allow for advanced learning. I bought this for my 18 month old but I have 4 year olds that come over and play with it. There are a couple levels and then it also has a game. IT will ask for a certain food item and he child has to find them and scan them to win. It is just so cute to watch kids play with it. It teaches about the real world. My daughter has already learned a couple of the food items that come with the shopping cart. The toy also tells you where milk comes from as well as a couple of the other food items that cames with the set. It may be pricey but really anything by Leapfrog is but it is completely worth it!
LeapFrog Pretend and Learn Shopping Cart is too cute for words
My 2 year old daughter received this LeapFrog Pretend and Learn Shopping Cart as a hand me down from my sister's five year old daughter. I was quite excited to receive it since I never had a grocery cart as a child myself. My daughter is loving this toy. It comes with 10 items of food. Each item has a certain number labeled on it that reflects the number of items, such as 1 milk carton and 6 eggs, and the scanner attached to the cart scans the food items and says the number that is listed on it. My daugher is enjoying being able to push a cart around the house like mommy does in the store. She is such a little mama. I also like how there is a bottom shelf for her to place items on.
My only complaint is that my niece lost the cute little frog, and from previous reviews a cute song only plays when he is present. So I feel quite dejected that I haven't heard the cute song. But I would still recommend this toy, even without the frog.
The LeapFrog Shopping cart provides hours of play
The LeapFrog Pretend and Learn Shopping Cart has provided hours of fun for my children. It's a colorful, sturdy shopping cart that they have used for many years without breaking it. This is not a claim I can make for many toys. There are different modes of learning. They can learn about the 10 different foods that come with the shopping cart. They can also learn about numbers because each food item is labeled with a a number. It is very interactive because the child can scan in the item before putting it in the shopping cart. But even without the educational component, this is a toy that children love to use. My children pile all sorts of items in it. They use it when cleaning up, moving blocks and other items from one room to another, and as a stroller for taking their dolls for a walk. They had a generic non-electronic shopping cart before this one which only lasted a few weeks before parts started breaking. The LeapFrog Shopping Cart has lasted us for years and continues to get many hours of use.
I recieved this as a hand my down from a friend and I love it. My son loves it and the song is pretty darn catchy and my husband and I catch ourselves singing the song aroung the house. The main problems I have with the toy is that the frog that plays the song keeps getting detached from the cart and I cant figure out how to permantly reattach it. The music wont paly without it being attached so thats annoying, the other problem is a couple of the products no longer beep and I am clueless on how to fix that. I like that the toy has several setting and you can count with it or just explore. The cord is also not the sturdiest and is starting to come off at the base. My son really likes pushing the cart around the house at a super fast speed. It helped him to learn to walk. I cant wait untill he has a better grasp of number so we can use this to its full capacity. I wish they had more number units or perhaps and expansion pack.
wonderful for all ages, durable, lots of fun
I picked this shopping cart up at a yard sale thinking it might be fun and if not, it wasn't too expensive- little did I know it would be a toddler and young child favorite!
The cart is great as other reviewers have said in that it's incredibly durable and is hard to tip over (a huge plus with a 1 year old). It comes with a nice set of groceries and no tiny parts (also a plus with a baby around). What is so much fun is that children from 1-6 have played (and fought over) this toy in our house. The young kids like to push it around and look at the groceries, the older kids turn it on the game or learn setting and answer the questions like "scan something red". The games I remember have to do with colors, counting, and naming objects.
Oh yeah, that is one of the things that makes this toy so much fun- it has a built in working scanner. For all those kids (and adults) who watch the scanner at the grocery store and thinks it looks like fun (come on, we've all thought that at one point), this toy allows you to scan all 10 items at home as much as you wish.
The perfect educational shopping cart for your littlest shopper!
This is a wonderful **educational toy from LeapFrog** called the **Leapster Pretend and Learn Shopping Cart** ***with 10 food items*** that children scan just like the regular grocery items in the store. There are 3 different games to play and the kids will have endless hours of fun. The shopping cart needs *3 AA* *batteries* and is very sturdy and durable. *It is recommended for ages 2 and up. * The wheels are made of sturdy plastic and will work great on all floor surfaces. ** **
**There are 10 food items included:** 1 carton of milk, 2 chicken legs, 3 bananas, 4 carrots, 5 boxes of cereal, 6 eggs, 7 cherries, 8 muffins, 9 peas (in the pod) and 10 strawberries and the children use these items to scan with the hand scanner. There are counting songs/chants that play when each item is scanned and also educational information about the food that they're scanning.
**Modes of Play** *Ohhhh Tad, Turn me On!* The **LeapFrog Pretend and Learn Shopping Cart** can be played with in the OFF position for quiet imaginary play or slide the switch to one of several ON positions for interactive play. The shopping cart has a small scanner attached that actually works. When you scan items the cart becomes interactive and teaches all sorts of things - math skills (numbers, counting, quantities, greater than and less than), colors, as well as nutritional tips and bizarre food trivia facts. Its really quite fun, even for parents. There are **2 volume settings** on this cart. **Explore Mode** In this mode, if you press down on the Tad (who is riding in the front of the cart - just like a little kid), he will sing a shopping song.. *Let's go shopping, we've got lots to do.. La La La...*"*Let's go shopping!*" an enthusiastic Tad calls out. *"Scan a LeapFrog Sticker! * To scan an item simply touch the coin-sizes sticker with black side of the handheld scanner. When you scan the item in this mode, you'll hear the name of the item and how many. For example, *We have 10 red strawberries* it might also count out from 1 to 10 *There are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 strawberries*. If you scan the item again it gives some more information, which might be telling you the food group, or giving a fact about the item. So, in the case of strawberries you might hear, *"Strawberries are Fruit!* or *Did you know strawberries have 200 seeds? Wow!*. Sometimes it will also say, *"I like strawberries, yummy! *Kids can have all sorts of fun in this mode scanning items and learning about the quantities and a bit of factual info about the item. **Learn Mode** There are quite a few similarities between this *learning* mode and the *exploration* mode. First and foremost, pressing down on Tad will start the ever familiar shopping tune that by now you either have a love or hate relationship with. The good news is that its very quick and stops after just a verse or 2. Learning mode is a bit more musical than explore mode. When you scan an item, we'll take the strawberries again... Tad will say *10 Strawberries* and then sing *Count along with me* Music will play and Tad will count up the items - in this case all the way to ten. The biggest "learning" in this mode actually has to deal with relationships - less than and greater than. For example, if you scan the milk after you scan the strawberries it will tell you that there is: *"1 carton of milk. We have 1 carton of milk and 10 strawberries. One is less than 10.* But if you then scan the chicken legs it will let you know that *"2 chicken legs is more than 1 carton of milk"*. And so forth...Tad also deals a bit with *learning to share*. For example, scanning the strawberries you'll hear, "10 strawberries.. 5 for you, and 5 for me!". This is only done for the even numbers, I guess they couldn't decide how to divvy up 9 peas... **Game Mode** In this mode, Tad challenges you to find select items from his grocery list. The grocery list varies depending on what Tad whats to make for lunch, dinner, etc... For example, when Tad is making dinner he asks for carrots and chicken legs. If your child scans the chicken legs correctly it plays a tune and asks for the remaining item. If your child doesn't select what Tad asks for, Tad helps your child out by giving hints about the color or quantity of the item until you get the right one. Pressing on Tad in this mode is a signal to Tad that you want to continue shopping. Otherwise, if you don't scan any items within a certain amount of time the cart turns off automatically.
Overall, this is a wonderful toy for your child to have fun and learn counting skills as well as simple math skills and information about food. This will grow with your child and I believe that it is appropriate for ages 2-7.