Disclaimer: As a Leapfrog Mom Squad Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items, and educational material in exchange for my honest review. While the products are given to me, any opinions expressed are my own and reflect my actual experience.
As part of the LeapFrog MomSquad we lucky enough to receive the new LeapPad Platinum as well as three sets of their new Imagicards. There was a battle royal in our living room on un-boxing day. With each of our 4 kids desiring to be the first to try out their new tablet. Once free from it’s cardboard confines the tablet was quickly put to use. To our surprise it came pre-charged and ready to go. It took our oldest only a few minutes to breeze through the set up and connect it to our wi-fi. That’s right, this tablet is wi-fi capable!
Once connected, they get access to LeapFrog’s learning library with over 1000 games and books to enjoy. With activities covering the basics like reading, writing, math, and science. There are also tons of activities for creativity and life skills. There’s even an expansion slot on the back enabling you add in app cards for even more fun.
One of my favorite features is that this tablet is practically kid proof. Leapfrog advertises it as their “toughest LeapPad ever” and they are not lying. Besides it’s extraordinary build quality, it has an energy absorbing wrap around bumper protecting it from the inevitable. I’ve seen first hand what happens to other tablets when they fall from kids slippery little fingers. No worries here, this thing can take a beating. It also, has a shatter proof touch screen and a attached stylus with storage slot. The last thing we need as parents is our kids crying after loosing an important part of their new device.
This is wonderful tablet on it’s own but coupled with LeapFrog’s new Imagicards it truly comes alive. The tablet comes with 6 free bonus cards and a digital game demo. Kid’s can simply “scan” one of the cards using the camera on the back to get started, making the cards interactive. Each card unlocks different games and new puzzles to play and learn with.
LeapFrog offers multiple card sets featuring some of your kid’s favorite characters. Available now is Letter Factory Adventures, Paw Patrol, and my favorite, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rest assured, there are plenty more to come. Each set comes with 30 cards and a nice tin case for easy organization and storage. The cards activate up 20 different activities per set and 50 plus trivia questions for seaming endless game play.
Did I mention it’s great for travel? Well… it is. Anything to keep the little ones occupied during a long trip is a blessing but, not every toy keeps their attention like the LeapPad. The cards are not needed to have fun and, neither is adult assistance. There are so many different games and activities included. If they get board of what they’re playing they can easily switch to something completely different. We just returned from a long trip and I am glad we had it on board. Our girls took turns playing with it for hours. Here is a little clip of them singing along to their favorite ‘puppy song” with Scout. I have to admit, I officially know all the words to this song now, but, I can’t complain. It is much better than what they play on the radio these days.
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