LeapPad 2 and Making a Cartoon

We
were tasked with a using the LeapPad 2 to make a cartoon, it seems to have
taken us rather a while not down to the LeapPad itself but hubbie expecting it
to be on the same level as the expensive cartoon making software we have for
our computer… sigh! I sat with him and
told him to stop being silly, look its for children 3-9 and its actually really
quite impressive anyway.

You
can add your own voices to the cartoon; this is a fabulous touch and I love
hearing eldest talking (I want to treasure their little voices before they grow
up!). You can take photos and use them
as heads on some of the characters. One
of the robots had my face moving around on his tummy!

You
can spend lots of time and really let your children come up with something
quite original and fun. I do love the
capabilities; you can draw the backgrounds of the scenes, which really
encouraged my eldest to do a good job! 
I love his red-bricked house and tall tree’s. It’s exciting then seeing them featured as part of the
cartoon. There are lots of set
backgrounds too to help inspire you if your unsure of what root you want your
cartoon to take. There are also themed
props to add to complement your set. It
is quite open ended, but easy enough to use even for the 3 year olds. You could stick with the options included
and then as they grow older experiment with the other sections.

We had to film the cartoon onto hubbie’s phone, as we were
not quite sure how to save it direct from the LeapPad2 onto our computer. I was tempted to get hubbie to investigate
but given how long he spent analysing the cartoon, rather than just letting the
boys get stuck in, I thought I would rather post something up. After all Christmas is ever nearing and this
is definitely one of my recommendations for Christmas. I have a definite soft spot for Leapfrog and
this learning tablet is a step ahead. 
We even received a charger so its great to just plug in, we have a
horrible habit of not using things when the batteries run out and they collect
dust! No danger of that here.

 

To find out more about the LeapPad 2 check out their
website for further information and stockists.

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