The On-the-Go Story Pal, the Count-Along Basket & Scanner, and the LeapLand Adventures set. | Source: Leapfrog/the Toy Book

Back-to-school season is right around the corner and LeapFrog is ready for action with a new line-up of educational toys for all ages. Launching this fall, the new learning toys will introduce curriculum-based content and foundational skills to kids at an early age to help prepare them for school while engaging their imaginations.

LeapLand Adventures is a plug-and-play video game for kids ages 3 and up. The educational system features different lands with replayable levels and educational content, such as letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. It does not need a web connection or any account setups, instead featuring a wireless controller and an HDMI game stick built for the TV. Kids can run and jump through progressive game levels, explore more than 150 learning items at their own pace, and save game progress with up to five player profiles.

The On-the-Go Story Pal is a bunny-shaped, portable player for storytime on the go. It features more than 70 stories, poems, songs, and lullabies that encourage listening comprehension. Kids ages 3 and up can use the easy-to-navigate controls and headphone jack to listen anywhere. Parents can personalize the On-the-Go Story Pal by recording up to 10 minutes of their voice reading any story they wish or they can even create their own stories. The device holds a playlist of up to five stories, songs, poems, or lullabies, and features a timer that parents can use to select a variety of stories, songs, and lullabies to play before the player shuts off. Free additional content is available for download.

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The Count-Along Basket & Scanner is a grocery basket, shopping cart, and interactive food scanner in one. pretend grocery shopping experience featuring a talking scanner that recognizes play food pieces. Designed for toddlers ages 2 and up, the set includes eight pretend food pieces and features three modes, music, and silly phrases. The interactive scanner recognizes the play food pieces.

The LeapStart Learning Success Bundle is an interactive learning system that grows with kids for tons of play value. It features activities, such as games, puzzles, and creative challenges that enhance learning. The set includes the Go! Go! Cory Carson Cory Carson Superhero School book based on the animated series, and an additional activity book. The easy-to-hold stylus clicks into the cover for storage, while the carrying handle makes it easy to take the LeapStart on the go. There is a LeapStart library of books sold separately to cover a variety of educational topics for preschool through first grade subjects with more than 30 activities in each book.

Kids ages 4-8 can practice reading even more with the LeapReader Learn-to-Read 10-Book Mega Pack. The set includes a LeapReader pen that kids can use to follow along as a story is read to them page by page and explore individual words, letters, and objects.. Each book in this 10-book set includes lively character voices to keep kids engaged and activities that help build reading confidence by introducing vowel sounds, sight words, word blending, spelling skills, and more.

All of these educational toys will hit stores this fall.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.