What parent testers had to say:
I would highly recommend the Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart for young children. It is physically and visually stimulating, fun and educational for kids. My 5-year old loved using the interactive, smart ice cream scoop. Picking up a scoop of ice cream and stacking flavours with the scoop felt real to her. The scoop was able to detect the flavour/colour and say the name of it. She used her fine motor skills for pushing the button on the scoop and cash register. There was also a syrup pump to push down on and a bell to push when the ice cream order was ready to be given to the customer. These were her two favourite features. She also enjoyed using the order/activity cards to practice counting and remembering colour names, while learning to follow verbal instructions to get an order right. The flavour activity not only gives kids the chance to learn how to identify the ice cream flavours but it also taught them simple facts about where the flavour comes from, e.g. mint from a leaf, vanilla from a vanilla bean. The colours and images of the cart were visually pleasing. My 5-year old also just simply used her imagination to come up with her own situations using the ice cream cart and all the pieces as props for pretend play with her 8-year old sister ("the customer") too. They said one of the storage drawers was for Food Waste, after eating the cone. For younger children (ages 2-3), I think the cart's music, sounds and buttons can easily entertain and teach (numbers, colour names). One issue my child had with this toy was that it was difficult to push around. She had to lift it up and then push it like a wheel barrow. However, it would not roll well and she would end up flipping the cart and spilling everything. Unfortunately, it is best to just leave the ice cream cart stationary. As a parent, I liked the fact that the cart had picture labels etched on the cart and storage drawers to keep everything together. They helped to reinforce the idea of putting things back where they belong, so we can find them again later. Overall, the Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart was both fun and educational. I highly recommend it.
Overall I like this product. My daughter enjoys stacking ice creams, pumping and insert the different order cards. I think it has great features such the magnetic scooper and the order cards to build memory and sequences. The product is super easy to install and seems well built and durable.
The Leapfrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart is a winner for both parents and children. My 2 and 3.5 year old both loved playing with this. My 2 year old is just learning numbers and colours so this toy is encouraging his learning. My 3.5 year old is using the more advanced features such as the cards to fill custom orders for the customers. This toy was very easy to assemble and was ready to play within a few snaps of some pieces. The only complaint I have for this toy is that the sign keeps coming out of the cart. Perhaps a little glue can keep it in place. The toy's features deliver with the educational components such as teaching numbers,colours, flavours, sequences and patterns along with teaching children fun phrases and catchy songs. I would include a few extra cards for the toy to have more variety but other than that we love this toy.
This product is amazing! The Leap frog ice cream cart hasn't left my daughters side since we got it! She loves pushing it around and serving ice cream to her family. She also has a great time learning independently! Like all Leap frog toys that we've purchased, this has catchy songs and is extremely educational. My daughter is learning colours, counting, flavours all while working on her motor skills. It's everything we look for in an educational toy and more. There are a ton of different learning modes for different age groups and countless functions! It's also very well made and cute! It's a great addition to her toy room. I would definitely recommend this product!
This is a really fun product that my 3.5 year old loves to play with. She enjoys serving us as well as imaginary customers, taking our orders, making up the requested ice cream cones and taking payment. The magnetic scooper makes it feel real for her and she is learning to recognize flavours now as well as colours. The order cards are a wonderful educational component that encourage her to remember orders (numbers & flavours/toppings) and follow directions. I think she will get quite a while out of this toy. The fact that it is a cart on wheels makes it even better - all kids love pushing things around and my daughter will push it all around the house serving new customers! My baby girl also loves standing up at it and dancing to the music! Who doesn't love ice cream? I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
This toy ice cream cart delights and surprises with a range of buttons, lights, sound effects, music and fun phrases. Kids can create tons of delicious looking and imaginative combinations! Push the cart around to hear fun learning songs while pretending to find new customers. Customers are sure to love their sweet treats!
Featuring eight (8) scoops of ice cream, three (3) toppings and three (3) flavours of syrup to teach kids 10 colours and flavours.
Insert an order card into the slot on top of the cash register, then build the customer’s order in the correct sequence to help build memory and sequencing skills.
Use the magnetic scooper to scoop the ice cream and learn colours, then complete the order by adding toppings and pretend syrup.