LeapPad Ultra Review

We were excited to be offered a LeapPadUltra to review; the earlier formats have always been popular with my boys
so they were keen to see what else the latest version would offer!

It
is a tablet this time with Wi-fi capabilities but it’s a chunky tablet but I
should use the term kid proof rather than chunky as it feel like it
could survive heavy handed play – my two are always trying to wrestle it off each
other and so far its going strong! I
think some parents are too hasty to invest in expensive pieces of technology
for their children, only to find the screen cracks after a couple of weeks use. I would much prefer to buy a LeapPad Ultra
until they have the sense and motor skills not to drop it at every
opportunity! This nifty piece of kit is
actually drop tested I am not sure many companies would have the confidence to
do that!!!

The
LeapPad Ultra is aimed at children 4-9 years old, so offer plenty of apps and
games perfectly tailored to their educational needs. Each game offers the right amount of challenge to keep developing
and learning new skills. I feel much
happier to see both my boys (4 and 6) using this than dabbling with hubbie’s
phone, they always seem to download something they should not and get me in a
panic.

We
have had to get refunds before now after they add upgrades or extra apps they
should not have! Whereas with the
LeapPad Ultra you can use a parent account password for the purchase of digital
content so they cannot go spend happy on your account! Phew.

Some
of the games on there come riddled with adverts and other clickable bits that
seem to take them off to other places. 
Places I cannot monitor or control as easily, I want to be in charge of
my child’s Internet use for as long as humanly possible! It’s a scary world out there and as a parent
I feel happier knowing that LeapPad Ultra are ensuring a kid safe experience
for them! 

They
only have content on there that has been handpicked by a special team to ensure
its appropriate for children in this age group, so I have a huge sense of
relief letting them go wild on here. 
They can keep learning and searching new topics without any danger of
encountering offensive material.

With
a 7″ screen (the LeapPad2 had a 5″ screen) children can easily get immersed
into the latest game they are playing and the front and back cameras provide no
end of fun! Children enjoy playing
photographer; my two always take off with my blogging camera but I am hoping
they will prefer using this instead now. 
The LeapPad Ultra provides everything they could possibly need and is
easy to use and control. It has more memory,
a built in MP3 Player and a faster processor, if you liked the LeapPad2 you
will LOVE the LeapPad Ultra.

So
do I think you should get one of these for Christmas? YES! We want durable presents that will outlive
the Christmas holiday period and this tablet is just that, ones that will keep
them engaged and motivated to learn. Children
will always want access to some kind of screen and as much as you fight it you
cannot deny them in the end, so least with a LeapPad Ultra your focusing their
attentions towards a tablet that is actually educator approved, now that says
it all! 
Plus
the LeapPad Ultra is only £79.99 on Amazon at the moment and with 11 apps
included, there is plenty to get started with on Christmas morning without any
additional spending. Youngest is
enjoying the art studio and keeps making me cute pictures full of fairies and
unicorns, my little lovely!



Eldest is
drawn to the pet on there and wanted to upgrade it. As for me I am glad they have the Sugar Bugs game, its made them
realise how important it is to brush your teeth and not let the bugs get too
comfortable on them! One less melt down
in the morning, as we get ready for school. 
Thanks LeapFrog.

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