Learn and play all day with VTech and LeapFrog

Explore the importance of learning through play on the International Day of Play

VTech and LeapFrog are delighted to be celebrating this year’s International Day of Play on 11th June 2024. Championed by the BTHA  and their work with maketime2play , the International Day of Play aims to shine a light on preserving every child’s right to playful exploration, building confidence, awareness and development.

VTech and Leapfrog understand how important it is to support Maketime2play’s mission; to spark children’s creativity and curiosity by offering endless ideas for play.  Encouraging play and exploration benefits children’s physical, emotional, creative, social, and behavioural development. Playtime is more than just having fun…. it’s crucial for nurturing essential life skills and fostering emotional well-being. That’s why the International Day of Play is designed to encourage vital investment in diverse, inclusive, and safe play environments, ensuring every child, including those facing additional challenges, has the chance to explore and grow through play.

Rebecca Lazarus, UK Marketing Manager of VTech and LeapFrog says:

“Children’s play is at the heart of everything we do. On this International Day of Play, we celebrate the boundless possibilities that play offers, reminding us all of the importance of fun and imagination in building a brighter future.”

VTech and Leapfrog want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow through the joy of play. Whilst every toy is designed to be fun, here are some of their new and best-selling products that really enhance the value of play:

VTech’s Terrific Toys to Learn and Play:

Peek-a-boo, where are you? RRP: £19.99

Ages: 10-36 months This little kitty is much more than a cute face! Little ones will adore playing peek-a-boo with the Peek-a-boo Paws By VTech Baby. Press Kitty’s heart button to reveal a sweet surprise and watch faces light up with delight. With fun phrases and catchy songs, this playful kitty will keep baby entertained for hours on end. And when it’s time to wind down, switch to soothing nature sounds with just the press of a button. Plus, the different textures for exploration, encouraging development of tactile skills. It’s a furry friend filled with fun!

Magic, mystery and more RRP: £64.99

Ages: 4+ years Blast off on an out-of-this-world adventure with the VTech Marble Rush Magnetic Magic. Embarking on a magical mission of independent, creative play, it all begins with an electronic rocket soaring into the sky, sending marbles and imaginations flying! Then watch the magnetic modules flip, turn and pull the mystical mega marbles along the track, racing to meet the UFO which rises up as it collects a mega marble. Track from other marble rushes can be used to extend quests and continue missions.

Race and Chase! Embark on an adrenaline-fuelled pursuit with the incredible VTech Toot Toot Drivers Police Station. With the police car leading the charge, along with a mini getaway car and a mini helicopter, children’s imaginations will run wild. The three smart point locations unleash a barrage of fun phrases and the police car features songs, melodies and sound effects, perfect for language development.  Plus, little hands pressing buttons to release the baddies and racing cars to catch them is ideal for sensory and motor skills development.

LeapFrog Loves Learning:

A Vocabulary Voyage RRP: £15.99

Ages: 18-48 months Join animal buddies Turtle, Tiger and Monkey on a learning safari through the LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book. Watch vocabulary skills blossom as children flip, turn and search through the colourful pages to explore the toddler friendly, words, fun facts, and super sound effects. And switch it up a notch, by turning to French for bilingual play, hit “Fun Sounds” mode to hear silly noises, or press the light up star for catchy learning songs. With the 100 words book explores the world of words.

Sweet sensation of learn and play

RRP: £59.99

Ages: 2-5 years Scoop, swirl, and serve up fun with the LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart. Make learning a treat as little ones interact with six hungry characters, practicing sequencing, memory, and matching skills along the way. With colourful ice creams to mix and match, they’ll also get to test their colour skills and practice counting at the till. It’s sweet fun and learning rolled into one.

To view the full range of toys for VTech visit www.vtech.co.uk and LeapFrog go to www.leapfrog.co.uk.   To find out more about the International Day of Play on 11th June 2024 click here BTHA  and here maketime2play.