Nothing says summer quite like a barbecue. The smell of burgers roasting over smoky charcoal traveling through the warm air is one of the best memories that can be created.

And now, kids can enjoy cookouts all year long, from summer to the middle of winter with the Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill from LeapFrog. The playset comes with everything they need to cook up some fun. The grill lights up as kids cook, practice their numbers, or jam out!

The toy knows what food is being placed on the roaster and when something is being pushed down onto the grill. In the cooking mode, the voice calls out things like “shrimpy, shrimp” and sizzles. Kids can place the veggies or meat on the roaster in music mode to hear a deliciously corny song. They can conveniently change the tone of music by adjusting the “heat” on the grill. This adorable grill may not produce actual heat, but the grill will still provide safety warnings to help kids learn about being safe around real grills.

The grill features three different ways to play: Learn, Play, and Music modes. In learning mode, kids turn the roaster to cook the food. A friendly voice counts along and lets them know when their food is done. They can press the big, red button on the front to hear what the grill wants them to cook by color or the exact food. Once they place it on the roaster the grill tells them what number to cook it on and to place the lid down. Kids count along the seconds until their food is cooked!

All of the food and barbecue accessories, such as plates, come with the grill and can be conveniently stored underneath it for an easy cleanup like in the picture above. Kids’ days will become warmer as they create fun memories while they learn!

About the author

Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.