In baby mode, Little Leaps contains three large buttons, but in toddler mode (enlarge to see) the buttons transform into a joystick.
In toddler mode, Little Leaps morphs into a joystick with two buttons. LeapFrog
Ages: 9 months to 3 years
Your youngun' won't outgrow this learning toy in a couple of months. This new educational system grows up with them. Start in "baby" mode, with three chunky buttons on the controller, and the appropriate level DVD. With a mix of songs and stories told through animation, live action and puppetry, Little Leaps will prompt the wee watcher to press to hear names of animals and letters. In a few months, graduate to "toddler" by flipping the controller over so it's a joystick with two buttons, and select DVDs with more advanced content, with topics like manners and foreign languages (any of the segments can be played in English, Spanish, French or German, too).