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Baby Toy Review: LeapStart Learning Table

The Learning Table is a Leap Frog product and from previous Leap Frog products we’ve purchased, we believed that our daughter would love this table. The table is supported by four wide plastic blue legs and tabletop is chock full of noisy toys the child can play with and explore, as well as lights and music. As an additional bonus, there are two sets of sounds, depending on whether the table is in Learn Mode or Music Mode. You choose which mode the table is in by flipping a plastic “page” of a book in the center of the table. In the LeapStart’s Learning Mode, pressing a key on the keyboard reacts by naming a color in a sing-song voice. The Learning Table also lets of peals of numbers. Opening a little door will prompt, “Open!” and when you close it…well, you can guess. In the Music Mode, sliding the trombone up and down produces a sliding pitch of a trombone. Hitting the piano keys results in different upbeat jazzy music. All the sounds and …

Cristoforo Colombo Rome Hotel Review

Cristoforo Colombo Rome Hotel Review

For those travelers looking for an affordable hotel right in the commercial center of Rome, the Cristoforo Columbo Hotel is a good choice. The lower rate of the Cristoforo Columbo somewhat offsets the fact that the hotel lacks a great many of the amenities provided by larger in-town hotels. The Cristoforo Columbo provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy the historical sites of the city while remaining outside the primary tourist zones where prices are significantly higher. Wows and Woes The hotel staff can help guests find their way into the tourist zones using the city’s bus system. They’re happy to draw maps or direct customers to the nearest bus station. While the hotel caters primarily to guests who have their own cars, the local buses are still far and away the most efficient way to get into the city to see the sites. The nearest bus stop is less than one-quarter mile away from the hotel, and the nearby tobacco stand is the ideal place to purchase your bus tickets. Guests can walk to …