I'm not usually a fan of plastic toys (if you're a regular PlayPennies reader then this won't be a revelation to you), and I'm not usually a fan of plastic toys that speak, sing, play tunes or have flashing lights - give me good old-fashioned traditional wooden toys any day.
BUT, I can go with plastic, talking and singing toys when they're made by LeapFrog - their educational element and quality overrides my inner wooden toy snob.
This LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket comes with 14 pieces and is suitable for little ones aged six months or older; together you'll be able to explore shapes, colours and manners - I've not come across a toy that addresses manners before!
There are 30 audio responses, which are in a British voice, and there's a wonderful, WONDERFUL volume control feature on it too. It's bright, colourful and cheery and I have to say, the forks look rather cute!
There are plenty of LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Baskets in stock and standard delivery is freeeee; hurrah, but the 3AA batteries that are needed aren't included, BOOOO!
Happy shaping and sharing!