Monday, 27 March 2017

Review and Giveaway: Melody The Musical Turtle




Melody the Musical Turtle is a cute toy from LeapFrog aimed at children aged 2 to 5 years old. The plastic toy has buttons all over it’s back numbered 1 to 10 teaching children colours and numbers as well as speed and memory skills. It’s a lot of fun and will also appeal to older children (and adults too).

Close up side view of the toy showing the slider to change between modes, a few buttons, the LeapFrog log and a side view of the turtle's face including holes on the head where the speaker is


There are three modes: easy, challenge and music. I think the musical mode is best for younger children: the buttons light up to indicate which ones should be pressed and result in the first line of songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” before playing the rest of the song. It doesn’t require them to know colours or numbers unlike the other two modes and even babies will enjoy the flashing coloured lights and upbeat tunes.

In Easy mode a voice asks colours or numbers questions e.g. “press orange” which need to be answered before the music runs out. In Challenge mode the buttons light up in a sequence to be repeated testing memory skills. Who in the family can remember the longest chain of numbers? At last a game I can win! After each game there is a fun bonus round, these include challenges like asking you to turn on all the lights as quickly as possible or to catch a light as it bounces from one button to the next.

The pale green face of Melody with her big eyes and eyelashes

Before each game Melody (that’s the turtle’s name) asks you to choose whether there are one or two players. This is great because it means siblings can play together or you can play with them. It's a nice way to encourage children to take turns and hopefully prevent arguments.

There are two volume levels in case your house is particularly loud and the turtle uses 4 AA batteries. Depending on how much it has been played with in the shops there should be enough battery life for a bit of play time, but make sure you have spares ready to go.

With comments like “you really light up my life” the turtle has a bit of a cheesy personality, but it’s not as annoying as many talking toys.

Melody The Musical Turtle in it's packaging (an open box which allows you to press the buttons)


Melody the Musical Turtle is available to buy from Amazon (and all good toy shops). Thanks to LeapFrog I have one to giveaway, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below before midnight on 9th April 2017, winner selected at random. Normal Terms and Conditions apply and are available in full in the widget. UK entry only.

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135 comments

  1. It used to be Twinkle, twinkle but I have sang it a bit too many times. Old McDonald seems to be the new favourite.

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  2. I'm a fan of Five Little Speckled Frogs

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  3. Round and round the garden

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  4. Margaret Clarkson
    Doctor Foster

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  5. Row row row your boat (with the extended verses)

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  6. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

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  7. I always use to sing twinkle twinkle little star to my daughter when she was younger, it was the first rhyme he new off by heart too.

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  8. Little Miss Muffet is my favourite :)

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  9. Twinkle twinkle, although we're moving onto wind the bobbin up now. Is that a nursery rhyme? Do we care?

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  10. Row row row your boat, my sons love it

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  11. Twinkle twinkle, my boys loved it!

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  12. Twinkle Twinkle x

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  13. Hickory Dickory Dock and Three Blind Mice. Although Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is lovely too!xx

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  14. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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  15. Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar, my daddy drives a rusty car.
    Start the engine, pull the choke, off we go in a cloud of smoke

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  16. Twinkle twinkle little star.

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  17. Ride a horse to Banbury cross

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  18. Round and round the garden...........

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  19. Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar, as my grandson sings

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  20. Twinkle twinkle little star, grandson cringes when I sing it to him, I sing how I speak (tone deaf)

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  21. Twinkle twinkle little star (@PeanutHog)

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  22. Wind the bobbin up, its the song my son sings all the time.

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  23. I love twinkle twinkle little star. I sing it to my little girl when she's upset or hurt to calm her down x

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  24. My favourite nursery rhyme has to be the wheels on the bus

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  25. I had a little teddy bear his name was Tim

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  26. incy wincy spider...its the actions that make it so great

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  27. Somebody has just learnt Five Little Speckled Frogs so this is our new favorite :-)

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  28. The wheels on the bus. My niece has a little dance to go with it.

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  29. I think my favourite is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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  30. What shall we do with the drunken sailor

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  31. 5 little Monkeys......the naughty Monkeys who jump on the bed then fall off and bump their heads lol my fav as a child and now my daughters as well :)

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  32. Twinkle Twinkle little Star - my grandsons fave at the moment.

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  33. It's got to be round and round the garden as my daughter loves it

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  34. I went to the barbers shop

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  35. Girls and boys come out to play

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  36. Mary , Mary........of course!

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  37. hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle

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  38. my little one loves row row row your boat

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  39. My favourite nursery rhyme is Hickory Dickory Dock

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  40. Twinkle twinkle little star is our favourite

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  41. My daughter loves Incey Wincey spider

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  42. My son and I like Humpty Dumpty :)

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  43. My favourite is the old fashioned but memorable Jack and Jill. Great fun.

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  44. Hickory Dockory Dock is a fave with us. The great thing about becoming garndparents is we can all be young again

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  45. I love mary mary quite contrary as I can visualiseher little garden and had a tiny garden when I was little

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  46. row row row your boat is mine and my daughters fave

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  47. how much is that doggy in the window and wind the bobbing up

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  48. I like Humpty Dumpty as it reminds me of being a child. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. Ring around the roses! Thanks for the great giveaway! 💙💚💜💛

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  50. Twinkle twinkle little star

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  51. There was aliitle girl, with a little curl
    When she was good she was very, very good
    But when she was bad she was horrid.


    Rachel Craig

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  52. Old Macdonald had a farm, love it when the kids are babies trying to do moo moo and baa baa, so sweet, our little girl just laughs at the moment

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