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Bittersweet but my youngest turned two at the start of summer. I've had a love/hate relationship with all my kids' birthdays. It's emotional to see them grow out of each adorable phase but they're all strong, independent, and ready for more so I've come to embrace their excitement and new-found maturity at each stage.

LeapBuilders® Fruit Fun Elephant™

LeapBuilders® Fruit Fun Elephant™

One of our favorite gifts for the 2-5 year old set is the new LeapFrog® LeapBuilders® block sets. Building toys have been a staple in our home for almost ten years now. Regardless of age, gender or personality, every child I've ever known has been captivated and challenged with building block assembly, time and time again. Block sets are truly the gifts that keeps on giving. At home or on the go, they keep little hands busy and foster imagination, creativity, hand-eye coordination, and counting skills.

Leapfrog LeapBuilders

What makes LeapFrog® LeapBuilders® block toys so unique is the interactive Smart Star™ which responds with educational songs and encouraging phrases about numbers and colors. Building on the Smart Star™ cube triggers sounds and pressing the question button triggers learning phrases about animals. The music button plays five melodies and four learning songs. The sets are also interchangeable so your child can insert learning blocks from other LeapBuilders® sets in the interactive cube to unlock more content responses. It's taking building blocks to a whole new level!

We received the LeapBuilders® Fruit Fun Elephant™ set to try and I'm so impressed with how easy the blocks are to hold and build with, and how many different features the 21-piece set offers. My toddler jumped right in and started snapping pieces together marveling at the double-sided blocks that feature fruits and animals and pressing away at the interactive Smart Star™ cube at the center of the elephant. I love that the Leapfrog elephant is small enough to take on the road but versatile enough that it offers different building combinations for new and continued discovery.

Leapbuilders Assembly
Assembly Leapbuilders Elephant

The price-point of the LeapFrog® LeapBuilders® sets is also perfect for birthday gifts and you can never go wrong with an educational toy from a trusted brand like Leapfrog! 

Can't wait to start building? LeapFrog is giving away five sets of LeapBuilders toys - visit to enter!