How LeapFrog grows with kids
By Laurence MacNaughton
According to a recent survey, nearly half of online shoppers plan to buy toys this holiday season. The only problem is that your choices are mostly limited to toys that will be quickly outgrown and forgotten. The lineup from LeapFrog, however, is different.
The LeapPad tablets for kids can be customized with downloadable apps, making them easy to update. In other words, the LeapPad (and its cousins, the Leapster Explorer and Leapster GS) is the gift that grows with kids.
Why we like it: a customized learning experience
LeapFrog has plenty of competition in the marketplace, such as Kurio, Nabi, or Vinci. Even Toys R Us recently introduced their own tablet for kids, the Tabeo.
But none of these other pads feature LeapFrog’s Ultra eBooks, which are basically enhanced ebooks that customize themselves to a child’s learning level.
Every Ultra eBook has three built-in levels of reading, and as a child’s comprehension grows, the app introduces more complex words and sentences. Better yet, the device remembers the progress from book to book.
Ultra eBooks also have built-in mini-games and reading activities, so there’s plenty of fun mixed into the learning.
Created by learning experts, approved by kids
LeapFrog has its own in-house team of learning experts who review each app to make sure that a child will gain skills such as:
• reading and writing
• science and social studies
• creativity and life skills
And just to be sure it’s fun, every app is tested by kids, too.
The newest gift on the block: giving apps
You can shop at the app store by character, skill or category. Start with these apps, which scored the highest ratings from users:
Yes, we even found a Leapfrog coupon: 15% off plus free shipping.
Of course, saving money on holiday gifts is always a smart move. With this LeapFrog coupon, you can get 15% off your LeapFrog order, plus free shipping on orders over $50. And you can earn 3% Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com, too.
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