Thursday, August 23, 2012

Had a Rockin Good Time At Our LeapFrog Touch Magic "Rock 'n Learn" Party

Last weekend as most of the local children were winding down their summer vacations and getting ready for school, which started yesterday, we were gearing up to host a LeapFrog Touch Magic "Rock 'n Learn" Parties, thanks in part to Mom Select, to help both kids and parents squeeze in one last summer hooray.  What a blast we had, as we partied into the wee hours of the evening -- well, from 1PM-6PM :-) 

As a LeapFrog Touch Magic Party Host, I was sent two Touch Magic Rockin' Guitars, as well as the Touch Magic Learning Bus to share with the party goers.  To help make the party a breeze to host, I was also sent branded invites, LeapFrog activity sheets, Touch Magic Master Awards, as well as valuable information to share with parents including product fact sheets, coupons and information about the Rockin' Guitar Video Contest (where you can enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card -- see below for more info and link to enter).  Just look at everything I received in the party kit:

The only thing that I had to do was buy cookout food -- hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, pickles, salad, chips and drinks.  I also had Savannah help me make cookies and decorate cupcakes for the party.  She felt like a big girl helping Mommy out in the kitchen.  And, when the guests came, she also played hostess and offered up these tasty treats to everyone's delight.  Look at the cute Back-To-School cupcakes we made for dessert, along with her favorite Minnie Mouse bow sugar cookies (it is not a party unless we have her favorite cookies on the dessert table.)

About the Touch Magic™ Product Line

Touch Magic™, a new product line from LeapFrog, brings intuitive touch technology to preschool toys for the first time. Combining fun, learning and creativity, Touch Magic toys recognize every tap, touch and swipe to bring each product to life!

About the LeapFrog Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar:

*Recommended for Ages 3+

 Little touches. Big learning.™
• Amp up the learning fun and create and perform music while building motor skills and confidence!
• Includes guitar, percussion and special effect sounds—even applause.
• Ten different learning songs let little musicians layer in sounds and create their own unique music.
• The Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar is appropriate for children ages 3+ years.
• Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning.

Teaches the Following Skills:

  • Music -- Making and listening to music can increase a child's creativity as well as support language, math, and physical development.
  • Social play -- As children get older, they interact more often with one another during play--making things, dramatizing, or playing games.
  • Motor Skills -- Motor skills allow children to coordinate the muscles needed to pull, push, grasp, point, and write.

About the LeapFrog Touch Magic Learning Bus:

 *Recommended for Ages 2-4

Little touches. Big learning.™
• Hop on board for fun with the alphabet, early vocabulary, motor skills and learning songs!
• Make a movement or touch a sensor to activate the bus and get the learning journey rolling.
• Switch between 3 modes: Learning, Letter Exploration and Music, which includes fun sing-along songs about the alphabet, motion and more.
• The Touch Magic Learning Bus is appropriate for children ages 2+ years.
• Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning.

Teaches the Following Skills:

  • Letter names and sounds -- To read independently, children must understand the relationship between the sounds in spoken words and the letters that represent those sounds.
  • Early vocabulary -- Children expand their listening vocabulary by matching pictures to words.
  • Music -- Making and listening to music can increase a child's creativity as well as support language, math, and physical development.
  • Animals -- Even very young children can begin to categorize animals by species, imitate their sounds and learn interesting facts about them.

While the children played with the new LeapFrog Touch Magic products, the adults talked about what we did all summer, as well as what teachers and bus routes the children had.  Even though it feels like the summer went by fast, it was nice to get together while the weather was still nice and have fun.  

Here are some photos from our great LeapFrog Touch Magic "Rock 'n Learn" Party:



Not only did the kids (both young and old) love rockin out with the two guitars that were sent for us to use, but the younger children, loved tapping away at the new LeapFrog Tough Magic Learning Bus.  By the end of the party a few of the dads grabbed the guitars and began rockin out.  Wish I could share these photos, but they wouldn't let me. :-(

As the party wound down, we did one last game -- musical chairs.  The last two that found a chair took home the guitars.  My daughter Savannah managed to win the game, which surprisingly was the first time she played it.  So, now she spends her afternoons practicing her guitar skills in hopes to one day be a famous guitar player like Mickey Mouse. :-)  Arabella ended up keeping the Touch Magic Learning Bus, which she be bops to while playing the piano and listening to the songs.

If your family is a fan of LeapFrog products, then you will love these new Touch Magic toys.  As a parent, I love that you don't need any additional accessories and that they store away nicely, being flat.  These are worth picking up and even giving as gifts for birthdays and even the upcoming holiday season.  By Monday, a handful of the moms who attended the party went to Target or ordered the guitars, learning bus and counting train from LeapFrog's online store, so that they could continue to the fun at home.  This was one of the best parties they attended all summer, and they loved learning about these new toys from LeapFrog.

Want to win a $500 gift card from LeapFrog? 

Then, enter the “Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar” Contest between now and November 30th, 2012 for a chance to win a $500 gift card! Visit and upload a video of your kid jamming & learning with Touch Magic™ Rockin’ Guitar or your own play guitar that you can create out of your own materials. 


You can purchase these new Touch Magic toys at Target, as well as online at  In addition to the Rockin' Guitar and Learning Bus, there is also a Counting Train toy available. Each of the toys retails for $24.99 through the LeapFrog online store.

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

1 comment :

  1. Looks like a great time was had by all! My son would love that guitar, he's really into musical instruments these days. Great that it's not just a toy but also a learning tool!