LeapFrog's LeapPads have been on many children's holiday wish lists ever since they first came out a few years ago. Is LeapFrog's latest offering, the Leappad 3
, worth a look this holiday season? Read on for our full review.
When should you introduce your child to a TV games console? I planned on waiting until my son was four to begin his console education. We'd start with old Atari titles from my childhood, before slowly working through classics from the likes of Sega and Nintendo and bringing him up-to-date. But that all went out of the window when we were sent the LeapFrog LeapTV games console to review.
Following on from its LeapPad tablets
, LeapFrog is introducing the LeapTV games console specifically for younger kids. The new system is designed to encourage learning through active play, and will have access to a library of over 100 educational titles.
It's a fact of modern parenting that the only way of getting to use your tablet computer is to wait until your child is asleep, or get them a tablet of their own
. LeapFrog is hoping its new kid-friendly LeapPad 3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi tablets could be the devices you choose to pry your little ones away from your smart devices long enough for you to send that email.
Children get to join in with all the major technology trends nowadays. They can have their own smartphone
, tablet computer
, and now fitness tracker. The LeapBand from LeapFrog is a wearable activity tracker aimed at four- to seven-year-olds, which uses a virtual pet and the chance to unlock additional games and bonuses to encourage kids to keep active.
The LeapPad Ultra follows on from the LeapPad 2
, but at first glance it's obvious that this is more than a token update. Thanks to a seven-inch screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, it instantly looks more like a standard tablet than the LeapPad 2 (with its five-inch 480 x 272 offering). The new light-touch screen has also been designed to work with fingers or a stylus, so little users can practice their writing skills.
LeapFrog has revealed its latest product aimed at improving the literacy of youngsters, the LeapReader. The pen-like device follows on from the Tag Reading System
and works with a library of more than 150 reading, activity and audio-books, to teach children not only how to recognize and say letters or words, but also how to write them.
Educational toy maker LeapFrog has released the successor to its child-friendly LeapPad and LeapPad Explorer
tablets: the LeapPad 2. While the overall design of the tablet looks very similar to its predecessors, the LeapPad 2 sports some internal hardware upgrades, an improved high-resolution front camera, and an all-new rear camera - each of which can also capture video.
If we needed any proof that 2011 is going to be the year of the tablet, CES
have given us what we need. But why should all the tablet fun be had by the adults, as kids surely deserve their own touchscreen distraction too? Happily, Leapfrog has announced a multi-functional edutainment tablet for children ages 4 and up. The device has a collection of creativity tools – including a built-in camera, video recorder, microphone and animation studio – to allow kids to fully express themselves, and it will be backed up by an extensive learning library available at launch.
May 12, 2008 Designed to enhance the learning to read experience LeapFrog
’s next generation Tag Reading System uses special dot-printed books and a stylus fitted with an Infrared camera and speaker to allow children to hear the words of the story and read along.