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As part of the LeapFrog Play Panel, we were sent a Number Loving Oven to test out.
What do you get in the Number Loving Oven box?
To get it out of the box, you need to open up the cardboard and remove the plastic pieces from the back by rotating them. Peel off the tape keeping the Number Loving Oven shut, and you are ready to play.
The Number Loving Oven playset comes with a baking tray which slots on to a shelf in the oven, spatula, two plates and a frying pan, a four-piece pizza, three-piece loaf of bread, two cupcakes and one egg.
All of the pieces fit neatly inside the oven so they won’t get lost, which is a huge tick in the pro column for me.
The oven requires 3 x AAA batteries; there are demonstration batteries included which is another thumbs up.
What does the Number Loving Oven do?
You get ten pieces of food; one egg, two cupcakes, three pieces of bread (which go together and come apart easily) and four pieces of pizza (which also come apart).
These fit on the baking tray with space for the egg in the frying pan so it can be used as a little play kitchen, however the Number Loving Oven is also interactive like all Leapfrog toys.
The oven has an orange on/off switch on the side; there are two volume settings to select.
When the Number Loving Oven is switched on, it will sing songs and say phrases, while the light on the top flashes.
Open up or close the oven and it will set you little tasks (Find the pizza with pepperoni on it, or set the oven to three, for example). The red light on the top flashes when it speaks. If it asks you to find a number, use the slider to select the right number and it will congratulate you.
The left hand hob has a button which, when depressed by the frying pan being placed on it, makes sizzling sounds or tells you to fry an egg.
There is a red knob which can be twisted; this doesn’t activate any electronic noises but it does click like a real temperature knob might.
Your child can move the number slider along from one to five, to explore numbers, time and temperature.
Finally, there is the green button, which when pressed makes the Number Loving Oven sing songs.
And boy, what songs the Number Loving Oven sings.
The first time you press it, it will sing a nice little ditty about cooking food.
Then you press it again, and it will sing you a version of the Put an egg on it song.
You’ve got two beautiful cupcakes. One, two.
If that’s just not enough, I’ll tell you what to do.
Put an egg on it (yea yea), put an egg on it (yea yea).
If you like eggy cupcakes,
Put an egg on it.
I honestly prefer Leapfrog toys to the majority of others, because the English accents on their toys are so much more palatable to my ear than the American ones.
However, the Put an egg on it song is something else.
You will not get that out of your brain for quite some time, I assure you. And when you do, a member of your family will show up singing it, or even text it to you (thanks, sis).
If you don’t believe me, here you go:
The Put an egg on it song aside, we liked the Leapfrog Number Loving Oven.
It’s a great little toy and despite my reservations, my two didn’t think it was too ‘babyish’ for them at all, although you would get more use out of it by buying it for a toddler.
It’s a good little set to help with basic maths, fractions and sharing, as well as being fun for role play.
It’s also not badly priced with an RRP of £21.99. It is sold via national retailers including Amazon.
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