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Holiday Gift Guide | LeapFrog Peek-A-Shoe Talking Octopus Review

LeapFrog ® educational toys have been some of the most entertaining and fun toys that my children have played with since they were babies. This Holiday season, the LeapFrog® Peek-A-Shoe™ Talking Octopus is sure to delight babies and toddlers with an exciting ball drop, captivating colors and music.

Designed to help build and reinforce motor skills, this adorable learning octopus is colorful and engaging and helps little ones count along from 1 to 5 while learning their colors with the cute peek-a-boo shoes. Young children will quickly get the hang of dropping the balls into the Octopus’ arm or hat and then as it winds its way down the octopus he/she will have fun guessing under which shoe he/she will find it. If the child guesses correctly, the Octopus uses positive reinforcement to celebrate their discovery and it is also very encouraging as it has them keep looking until they find it. In addition to talking, the Octopus also sings and plays musical tunes while children are also learning about the sea by meeting “ocean friends.”

In my opinion, the LeapFrog® Peek-A-Shoe™ Talking Octopus is a wonderful addition to the LeapFrog® selection of learning toys. This 2011 winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award would make an excellent gift idea for children ages 9-36 months and is available for purchase at retailers nationwide and online for the MSRP of $39.99.

You are invited to visit the LeapFrog® website to learn more about the Peek-A-Shoe™ Talking Octopus.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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