SPOTTED: iPad… LeapPad!

The brilliant people at LeapFrog are saving iPads everywhere! They just unveiled their newest toy, the LeapPad. It is a personalized learning tablet designed for kids 4 and up, combining the latest technology, enhanced educational curriculum, and most entertaining characters to fuel a child’s learning.

Designed for little hands and big imaginations, LeapPad will launch with LeapFrog’s largest library ever and offers more than 100 learning game cartridges, books, apps and videos, by year end. Even more exciting for the penny pinching mom, it is completely backwards compatible with the entire library of Leapster Explorer game cartridges and apps!

We love that they are a part of the LeapFrog Learning Path where 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. LeapPad even remembers a child’s progress from game to game and book to book to keep the content challenging and engaging. Kids can build a strong learning foundation with phonics skills, mathematics and spelling, and then take learning beyond the basics to geography, world languages, music, creativity, science and life skills such as brushing their teeth. As they embark on new learning adventures, kids can also practice their writing skills with step-by-step guidance and a child-sized stylus.

What I love even more is that they don’t even know they’re learning.  We got a chance to preview the LeapPad and Ava was as comfortable with it as any gadget.  She didn’t require any instructions and she figured out how to work the camera, play games and basically walked circles around this mom who usually reads manuals cover to cover.

LeapPad has 2 GB of memory, and a 5” touch screen with 480×272 resolution. It offers kids motion-based play with a sensor and includes a built-in camera, video recorder, microphone and stylus. Available in pink and green, it will retail for $99.99, with down-loadable apps priced at $5.00 and up and game cartridges at $24.99. Available in August you can pre-order now!

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

  • Anna

    and where was this when my son decided to wash my iPad by soaking it in the sink!!!!

    • Suzanne

      Yikes! That sounds like a horror story!

  • Phylis

    Brilliant! Wonder what took so long!

  • Brenda

    This is so great! We love leapfrog. My kids are always playing with the iPad.

  • Kelly

    The things they come up with. I think kids will still want the real thing though.

  • Carol

    What a great idea finally!

  • Don’t have an iPad yet but this sounds like a really great idea!

    • Suzanne

      me too! but my kids love my gadgets. anytime I can give them something else is golden!

  • Rachel

    Yay for backwards compatible! It’ll just be an upgrade for us.

    • Suzanne

      One of my favorite features. I have tons of explorer games that would have gone to waste.

  • Kim

    Leapfrog has some really great stuff. This is pretty cool too.


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