We love LeapFrog!
If you read my blog, then you already know exactly how much my family and I just adore the LeapFrog brand.
My girls also own the LeapBand, original LeapPad and LeapPad 2. But still we decided to try out the LeapPad 3 Tablet, because it they added Wi-Fi capability to their already awesome kid's tablet experience.
You might also be asking what is so special about the LeapPad 3 tablet?
Well, let me tell all now.
1. Wi-Fi compatible (as stated above)
2. Compact (travels easily)
3. Kid Tough (kids can play rough and this one outlasts so much of it)
4. New Quad-core chip & sleek, beautiful design - for fast action fun for kids
5. Library of 1000+ age appropriate, educator (including reading, math, science and creativity, too) approved games, ebooks, videos, & more.
6. Games even though they are educational are kid tested to make sure kids are having fun while learning.
7. Automatically adjusts the learning experience to each and every child, asking more challenging questions as children's questions as children's skills are developed. And it has recall of this progress for future gaming use.
Extensive LeapFrog LeapPad Library
Yes the LeapPad 3 is unique and definitely a wonderful way for kids to learn, but the gaming experience is the reason for this.
As shared above there are indeed over 1,000+ titles available for kids to use and learn from.
We have tried 5 here so far.
Not going to lie, my kids were shouting from excitement when I showed them each of the titles.
First of all, the games were all pretty much characters, the girls know and love, so they definitely couldn't decide even which one they wanted to try first.
For me, I was ecstatic that, they were this excited to learn, because LeapFrog is able to utilize these familiar and loved kid's characters to help make the learning experience that much more fun.
Which five games have we used?
This one takes the kids on action packed missions again using the recognizable Disney Jr. show to teach science concepts, such ocean/life science, ecosystems, as well as thinking and observing as a scientist would do.
Hello Kitty: Sweet Little Shops -
What is not to love about Hello Kitty (the girls have iPad apps with her) and now they were able to learn basic math concepts with the help of Hello Kitty's Sweet Little Shops, such as tables, graphs, number sense, sorting/classifying with 5 mini-games and 4 activities, too.
Disney's Jake and the Neverland Pirates -
More from Disney Jr (yes the girls love this channel) and also more mathematics adventures including number recognition, geometric shapes, coating, sorting, classifying and solving puzzles all while exploring Never Land to find hidden treasures, secret messages from Peter Pan or even just to watch out for silly Captain Hook.
Disney's Sofia the First -
This little Disney Jr princess is a hit with my girls, where my older daughter dressed up as her for Halloween a few years back and my younger daughter had a Sofia themed party two years ago. So, being able to play and go beyond the castle walls with Sofia exploring some old misunderstandings with Enchancia's neighbors to follow her heart to make amends while learning phonics, vocabulary skills, word recognition, listening skills and reading comprehension was ingenious on LeapFrog's part to me.
LeapFrog's (very own) Get Ready for Kindergarten -
No familiar characters, but still a wonderful learning experience that is helpful for young kids in kindergarten or close to it. The LeapFrog characters, Grace, Daniel, Pilar and Chris have their own kindergarten classroom adventures and my girls ended up loving it. I was overjoyed that they did and definitely pleasantly excited, too that they were learning letter recognition, phonics, handwriting, number recognition, counting, and so much more. By the way, this game models a day in the life of a kindergartner. So both my could relate on some level as both are in school full-time now.
All the above games have been played with multiple times and enjoyed thoroughly by both girls, but I think they still loved "Get Ready for Kindergarten" the most.
So they asked me to share some video footage of them using LeapFrog's Get Ready for Kindergarten.
I have four video clips of them playing the Get Ready for Kindergarten.
The first is the intro to the actual Get Ready for Kindergarten Game and Reading:
The second video shows the girls playing the alphabet portion with letter recognition (both upper and lower case letters) with phonics:
The third shows, the girls looking at numbers 1-10:
While the fourth video finds the girls looking at numbers 11-20:
So, there you have it, my girls love the LeapPad 3 and games, too.