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    Fun in the desert: Our LeapFrog Touch Magic Rock'n Learn Party


    Over the weekend I had the privilege of partying in the desert with my grandsons and their friends. The occasion? A LeapFrog Touch Magic Rock'n Learn Party, with party goods and products supplied for free from LeapFrog.

    I was delighted to be chosen a while back to host a Rock'n Learn Party to introduce two new exciting LeapFrog products: the Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar and the Touch Magic Learning Bus. Both are part of the new Touch Magic product line from LeapFrog that brings intuitive touch technology to preschool toys for the first time. LeapFrog supplied two Rockin' Guitars and one Learning Bus—plus loads of fun activity ideas, coupons, and such—to get the party started.

    We kicked things off with a coloring activity as guests arrived, which the little artists were quite diligent in completing. Once the artwork was placed on the wall next to the "party decorations" Bubby had asked to color and hang beforehand, the gang posed with their masterpieces.

    Next came the "Learn" portion of the party, focusing on the Touch Magic Learning Bus. The Bus features an interactive flat surface with vibrant graphics—the alphabet, piano keys and more—that encourage exploration of the 200+ learning and musical responses and more than 40 touch points. My assistant, Bubby, demonstrated the features, then the party guests had a chance to try it out as we played one of the suggested activities.

    I must say, it's at such times that having a teacher for a daughter comes in mighty handy. Thanks for leading, Megan!

    The Touch Magic Learning Bus, for ages 2 years and up, builds the core learning skills of letter sounds and letter recognition; early vocabulary; animals and instruments; and creative music play. MSRP is $24.99.

    The largest portion of the party was dedicated to rockin', thanks to the LeapFrog Touch Magic Rockin' guitar. The Guitar also features the Touch Magic technology, allowing kids to choose to play solo without a backup or to play along with a band, selecting electric or acoustic guitar to play 10 built-in songs. The experience can be customized by adding guitar riffs, silly sounds, and drums—more than 100 possible musical combinations. There's even an applause option that claps along or encourages encores.

    Bubby demonstrated the Rockin' Guitar for the guests, though he was a little too shy to share Rainbow, the tune that had quickly become his favorite to play. Then the party guests took center stage and rocked the house.

    The Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar, for ages 3 years and up, encourages the learning skills of music and creativity; music role-play; social play; and motor skills. MSRP is $24.99.

    The kids seemed to enjoy the play and discovery options of both toys. One thing parents will especially appreciate in addition to the fun and learning both provide: Each has an on/off button that also allows the toys to be played at a lower volume so Mom and Dad can keep sane while the kids keep learning and exploring.

    The LeapFrog Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar and Learning Bus are available at Target and other major retailers. For more information on the great features to be discovered, visit or like LeapFrog on Facebook.

    Disclosure: I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored Rock'n Learn Party. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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    Reader Comments (8)

    You are a brave woman.That's a whole bunch of toddlers! The group pic with the little girl protecting the masterpieces is cracking me up:)

    I'm a huge fun of LeapFrog products. Dining out is never an option unless my Granddaughter has her Leapster or LeapPad. Great for the car, too. Fun and educational.

    Think I see some Christmas gift ideas for my Grandson. Thanks for sharing!

    August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Leap Frog is providing some marvelous ways for little kids to learn and having fun at the same time. And you are fortunate to have an assistant from the crowd.

    I know those youngsters will want to recreate those fun times and list activities from the party for Santa to bring them; good exposure for Leap Frog and, quite an accomplishment for grown-ups who attended.
    Congratulations for a fun and learning experience for a crowd of young students who didn't even know they were getting educated, they just thought they were having FUN.

    August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Those videos are precious! Loved them!

    August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Sonoda

    How fun was that!! Win-win!

    August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

    Very cute and oh so much fun! Good info to know for Grandmas too :)

    August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    Thanks, ladies. They really are pretty nifty toys. It was quite humorous to watch Bubby and Mac walk around with the guitars around their necks, jammin' every once in a while as they toodled about the house. Mac was especially reminiscent of Pete Townshend, holding it over his head as he played. :-D

    August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    ADORABLE pics and videos ! So cute. I think one of the very first toys that I bought for my grandson was a Leapfrog..they have a great lineup !

    August 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdebra

    what a fun party :)

    August 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkaye
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