Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Leapster Explorer: A Great Travel Toy for Kids

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Experience - Green -  LeapFrog - Toys"R"Us

Questions that readers always email me are what toys are educational and which
ones are good to take on long trips like plane rides.

Well, the  LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Experience is a teaching tool that encourages children to discover something new every day.  

My daughter had a dance performance a few weeks ago and had to wait backstage for over an hour until it was her time to perform.  I was thankful for the Leapster because not only did it entertain her and her fellow dancers, but they were actually learning while waiting.  There was a younger child who loved tracing her letters on the leapster and each child took a turn.  As a parent, I felt much better about having the Leapster instead of an expensive computer, that I could feel comfortable about letting her and her friends play and not worry about it breaking.   Since that time I have used it countless times where we had to wait, even in the grocery story. 

The Leapster offers endless ways to play and learn from games, e-Books, videos and online play to customizable learning skills and more.
  • A library of more than 40 games and activities includes cartridge games, downloadable learning apps and more.
  • Children can learn school subjects like reading, math, science and geography and develop creativity and life skills like music, health and problem solving.
  • Expand the fun and learning in Leap World, a safe online world of learning games and activities. Children can play unique games that connect their online and on-the-go play and learning.
  • Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path to see what their child is playing and learning and explore ways to expand their child's learning journey.
Requires an internet connection and USB port to connect to Leap World and Learning Path.

Developmental learning

Leapster Explorer helps your child learn essential knowledge and skills, including creating with technology, world geography, basic science concepts, real-world math and reading fluency.

Is there a down side to purchasing this?  The price is affordable and it comes with some great learning tools but most likely your child will want to buy more apps.  This is the case with most tech toys though.  My way around this is to have the child choose a new app (which range in price-some starting at about $7.99) when there is an event such as Valentine's Day, Birthday, a vacation, etc.
You can purchase for around $44 or read more here.
*All opinions are my own.  Product provided for review purposes

1 comment:

  1. My boys love the Leapster Explorer! We have the Leapster 2 and the Explorer Leap Pad too. and yes, GREAT for travel!


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