One brand we are huge fans of here
is LeapFrog, we have the tag reader and a LeapPad console already in
residence. So it was exciting to get an
opportunity to review another of their fine offerings.
My eldest loved how it sits in his hands, it was easy for
him to control and manage. The screen
is a decent size. With a streamlined
design, you are ready for all the action in the many available apps and games. All that is missing is go faster stripes for
the racing! But with the added thrill
of tilting your screen to move characters, it’s an all-embracing game playing
To be honest I am surprised how much you get for such a
good price (£64.99). It is the perfect starter
console system for children 4+. They can do all
the things they love too, without needing to use your stuff! We have gone through no less than THREE
digital cameras here, seeing as the boys insist they want to play with
them, I have so many random pictures! However they are not designed for
children so tend to give up and break just to be left in peace I think! With the Leapster GS they can use their own
camera and video recorder, which is a lot better for parents nerves (and
overdrafts!) about yet more expensive technology being trashed!!!
Games are also very educational and can really give a
little nudge to reluctant learners, try as I might I cannot make a learning
book look as fun as what LeapFrog have on offer and its one sure way to get
eldest doing some mathematics. His
teacher says he is very good at it!
One thing you can rely on with LeapFrog
products is they are built to last being very strong and durable. Much better to get them one of these than
let them anywhere near your iPhone game apps, just look at the iPhone the wrong
way and the screen smashes! As my
friend knows all to well…
Having a houseful of consoles though
my friend wanted to buy it from me for her son, it really does make a perfect
Christmas present for the little ones (she has tucked it away just for that
Available to buy from Toys R Us now. This completes our second box.