WINNER! Congrats to Rondah who won the LeapFrog Peek-A-Shoe Octopus! Thanks to all who entered!


Here’s the bad news: We’ve come to the final holiday LeapFrog giveaway. But the good news is that one of YOU will win! You’ll want to get your hands on this latest releases from LeapFrog – all 8 of your hands if you have them! The LeapFrog Peek-A-Shoe Talking Octopus is a fun, interactive, hands-on activity toy geared for kids 9 months and older.

2011 Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Toy Award!

Drop the ball into Octopus’ open arm or hat and then guess which of his 5 colored feet the ball is hiding under. Encouraging words help while the child searches for the ball and celebrates when they find it. A switch on the blue collar lets you turn it on/off and control the volume (the toy also auto-shuts off after a few minutes of inactivity.) Another switch lets you choose between counting and color mode. The third central button plays fun, educational songs and instrumental music. Designed to help your child develop and reinforce motor skills, the Peek-A-Shoe Talking Octopus also teaches colors, numbers, counting and sea animals.

My 16-month-old had a blast dropping and searching for the balls, and I love how it encouraged his hand-eye coordination and searching skills. I also love that it’s a toy that my two older sons (5 and 3) like to play with him. Fun for all!

** GIVEAWAY ** Win a Peek-A-Shoe Talking Octopus of your very own! To enter, just leave a comment below telling us your favorite part of the holidays. Entries must be received by December 9th 11:59pm, PST. One winner will be picked via and notified via email. Sorry, no P.O. boxes. US residents only.

MWS was not paid for this review. LeapFrog provided a sample of the product for review.

Kate Bayless is a writer, editor and loves holiday music. Her work has appeared in Parents, American Baby, Fit Pregnancy, iVillage and other publications. Visit her at or @katebayless.


  1. Nikki Suchanic says

    Of course the best part of the holiday is spending time with family!!

  2. Spending a lazy Christmas morning with my family!

  3. Katie Andresen says

    I love spending time with family.

  4. Time spent with my fam in church singing carols is my favorite part of the holiday season.

  5. I love spending time with family and eating yummy treats!

  6. spending time with family and watching my grandchildren open gifts
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  7. My favorite part is decorating the tree and the house with my husband and our son, watching him get so excited about things is such a joy:)

  8. Jessica Beard says

    I love decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving. This year was especially special with my 7 month son being with us! He loves to look at all the pretty lights and ornaments. He is a beautiful addition to our lives this year. He would love this octopus!

  9. Jamie Brigham says

    My favorite part of the holidays are simply having more time to spend with my husband and children, school takes a break, Hubby takes vacation time during Christmas and we just get to hang out together

  10. I love spending time with my family. This will be our first Christmas with my precious grandson.

  11. My favorite part is spending time with family
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  12. My favorite part is remembering and teaching my children the reason for the season!
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  13. My favorite part of the holidays is taking my kids to grandma and grandpa’s house and spending a long weekend with family. 🙂

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