LeapFrog Launches LeapPad Tablet Just for Kids

by - 7/01/2011 06:20:00 PM

When I first learned about the LeapPad during the LeapFrog 2011 Preview Event, I thought wow, what a great idea and looked forward to the full reveal. This week that full reveal came and of course I had to be among the first to try it out and see all cool features.

LeapFrog LeapPad

Please Note: I received a gift bag after the event. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

The new LeapPad is a personalized learning tablet designed for kids ages 4 and up with features including:
  • 100+ learning games and apps
  • An on-board camera and video recorder
  • Personalized learning
Designed for little hands and big imaginations, LeapPad launched with LeapFrog’s largest library ever and offers more than 100 learning game cartridges, books, apps and videos, by year end. Expanding the fun across platforms, the existing library of Leapster Explorer game cartridges and apps is cross compatible with LeapPad.

Unique to LeapFrog products, games auto-adjust so kids can learn at just the right pace – and each LeapPad book app is actually three books in one – offering each story at three different levels. Kids can also practice their writing skills with step-by-step guidance and a child-sized stylus. Built with 2 GB of memory, LeapPad encourages learning on the go with a complete suite of creativity tools as well as art, story, and photo studios.

LeapFrog LeapPad

With Story Studio, kids create their own stories all about them using the built-in camera, personalized artwork, and even their own voice. LeapPad allows parents to easily and instantly share their children’s masterpieces with family and friends via email or Facebook.

LeapPad will be sold at MSRP $99.99 USD, with downloadable apps priced at MSRP $5.00 USD and up and game cartridges at MSRP $24.99 USD. LeapPad is now available in green and pink, and for pre-sale at major retailers* in the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland.

LeapFrog History

After drooling over the LeapPad, I checked out the showroom to learn about the other products being shown.

Before I entered the other products area there was a display showing the history of leapfrog products. I was amazed and awed to see the ways the company had grown and adjust over the years to the needs of children education.

While at the event I spoke with a few LeapFrog representatives and learned that they really do their research to find ways of producing products that are fun but keep their educational element.

As a mom who likes the focus on educational play I'm excited that the LeapFrog brand continues to make products that keeps up with current trends and needs but still stay true to their goals.

To learn more, visit -  www.leapfrog.com

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