Parents with iPads have become familiar with the question, “Can I please play with your iPad?” and have become even more familiar with the eventual surrender of the device. There is something about the iPad that is so alluring to kids, whether it’s the bright colors, the interactivity, the kids’ apps, or just the fact that they know it’s yours. Chances are, once you give it up, you’re not getting it back for a while.
If you’re ready to take back control of your iPad and would like to replace your expensive device with a more kid-friendly tablet in your kids’ hands, the LeapFrog LeapPad is a great option. Launched at the end of August, the LeapPad is a fantastic electronic learning toy for kids aged 4-9 and continues the same level of innovation and entertainment we have come to expect from LeapFrog.
Based on a core learning system (similar to the Leapster Explorer), the LeapPad offers an educational foundation to its games and activities that that teaches everything from reading to math to phonics to spelling to science and much more. In addition to all the learning activities, there is a hearty mix of entertainment “apps” as well including ones that promote creativity and imagination through art, music, motion-based activities.
Right out of the box, I’m betting your kid will know exactly what to do and won’t need any guidance on getting started. Fitting perfectly into kids’ hands, the LeapPad features a bright 5” touchscreen (there’s also a stylus included), and comes with 2GB of memory. There is a built-in camera (for stills and video), as well as a microphone – you can imagine the fun that any child would have with those two features alone.
The LeapPad comes with several built-in games and apps, but with a library of 100+ additional cartridges and games that can be purchased for the device, your child will never be at a loss for new adventures and learning experiences. And anyone with a Leapster Explorer in the house will be delighted to know that those cartridges work in the LeapPad as well, so no favorite games are lost when the switch is made.
It’s battery operated so you can take the LeapPad anywhere (great for travel!) and the apps and games that kids can play on it are endless. The construction is durable and meant for kid play and kid hands, and the $99 price tag is well worth regaining control of your coveted iPad. Once the LeapPad is in your kids’ hands, that all-too-often-asked question, “Can I play with your iPad?” will soon be a distant memory.
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