We were sent the LeapTV for a review through Mommy Parties. Honestly, I was a teeny bit skeptical since the girls are on the upper range of the suggested ages. But we have tried both a Wii and a Kinect with them but because of their fine motor skill delays, they seemed more trouble than they were worth. And the games really had no value besides the activity.
LeapTV from LeapFrog gets kids into the action too. But it also teaching core skills across a variety of subjects including reading, mathematics, science and problem solving. And since it is designed for kids ages 3-8, the system controller fits small hands and the motion camera . Audio instruction makes it simple for even the youngest kids to play solo or with a friend. We had kids from 2 to 8 playing with it and all of them were able to get into the action fairly easily.
Currently there are 9 cartridge games available with more in the works. But by year-end, 100+ LeapFrog educator-approved games and videos available in the stores and for download. With that kind of library, kids will never run out of LeapTV fun! The games adapt to each child’s level-starting with the most basic skills and then automatically adjusting the learning to keep kids challenged.
Set up was extremely easy. I begged my husband to help me but honestly I think even klutzy me could have handled it. Everything is clearly labeled and the directions make it a snap. Be sure to register right after you set up because there is a bonus game Pet World. And that turned out to be one of the favorites! Each kid customized their own pet and then got to use the interactive features to do things like wash their pet.
I am excited to see how LeapTV grows. Already I am a huge fan of how it has kept my kiddos active during this cold snap! If I could change one thing about it, I would have it blend in a little better with the rest of our electronics. I am kind of a purist about not having obvious kid things in our living room.
But you can solve that problem by heading to Toys R Us to get your system. They are the only ones with the black system.
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