We bought the Leap Frog Learning Playground for my son when he was 9 months old. We purchased it on clearance from Wal-mart for 24.99 after Christmas last year. This product is still sold at other retailers and can be purchased from Amazon too.
This toy is recommended for ages 6-36 months. At six months, the child can lie on his/her back and play with the colorful buttons and ribbons. My son is now 18 months old and he loves to press the letter buttons, dance to the music for the numbers, and spin the little frog around. There are so many activies on this toy teaching letters, numbers, shapes, colors, textures, and opposites. There are two different modes, a learning mode and musical mode. On the learning mode, the children hear about the different letters, numbers, ect and on the musical mode, they hear different different music.
The Leap From Learn Around Playground also comes with three balls - red, blue and yellow. Each ball is slightly different in size, although you can't tell by just looking at it. When the ball is put in the ball tube, the toy recognizes the different size of ball and states the color.
My son really likes this toy. I like the fact that it is educational and it provides him with a lot of entertainment.