Few months ago, my kids got an opportunity to test out the LeapTV from Leap Frog. I did write a review about it late last year but thought this particular interactive educational toy for toddlers warrant another blog post from me,so here I am!
Why do I need to talk about LeapTV again? Only one reason!
Both my children love it so much- having fun with LeapTV is part of their daily schedule now a days.
This cool activity tracker encourages kids to get active with customizable virtual pet pals. The great thing is that the LeapBand tracks kids’ every movement and suggests fun active challenges-and the more they move, the more points they earn to unlock virtual rewards for their pets and get to new levels! Kevin and even Krista, my younger one had great fun testing it out. And the LeapBand passed our test/review with flying colors! You can read my full review on LeapBand here!
Any way, back to LeapTV!
Imagine a cross between Wii and Kinect- and you get LeapTV! Targeting little gamers aged between 3 and 8, the system uses a motion-sensing camera and controller that fits small hands. Audio instruction makes it simple for even the youngest kids to play solo or with a friend! I love the fact that LeapFrog gets kids into the action while teaching core skills across a variety of subjects including: reading, mathematics, science and problem solving. And the best part? You do not have to go after kids to teach them any of this. They will come after you to get them set up with this teaching experience! See what I mean? 😉 Interactive educational toys for toddlers at its best, LeapTV guarantees to engage the kids in fun based learning without any prompt from grown ups at all!
LeapTV Games consists of a library of 9 cartridge games at launch. LeapFrog hopes to add 100+ LeapFrog educator-approved games and videos available by year-end- this means, kids will never run out of fun with LeapTV!As part of the review, we were provided with three games- LeapFrog Sports, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and LeapFrog Dance & Learn. Both were great! And Kevin, Krista and the friends they invited over to share the fun with testing LeapTV had such fun time playing game after game after game. They would have played non stop without food or water if I let them 🙂
Below are few of the cartridges my kids own. Jake and the Neverland Pirates is their favorite out of all three!
LeapFrog LeapTV Disney Jake and The Never Land Pirates Educational, Active Video GameLeapFrog LeapTV Dance and Learn Educational, Active Video GameLeapFrog LeapTV Sports! Educational, Active Video Game
The coolest thing I loved about LeapTV is its full body motion gaming aspect. The small 640 x 480 resolution camera works great capturing your child’s image which you would see on the TV screen. Kevin and Krista went bonkers seeing themselves on TV and it was a sight to behold and treasure 🙂
Few things to mention about the LeapTV controller
Designed specifically for smaller hands, Controller is made of plastic with some rubber at the end of long arms making it nice and easy to grip. It is flexible and flips out into Pointer Play for certain games. Its pretty cool to watch, actually! But to be honest, sometimes the controller has its own mind and may not point towards the right spot in spite of trying. After a few trys though, it works I promise!
Moving your Body
With LeapTV games, kids will jump, dance, bounce, hop-you name it!And its fun to watch physical movements control your onscreen action too!
Agreed, LeapTV is a bit expensive for a children’s toy. But it does not feel the same if you consider this as an investment for your child’s growth and progress. How does that work? Well, the LeapTV games can cater to each child’s age and level up based on their performance. With the support of the gaming library, there are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop for little ones.
Kevin and Krista spend some time everyday after school playing LeapTV these days. I think it works wonders for them already in the learning and FUN department, hands down! Happy kids, Happy Parents 🙂
If you are in the market looking for interactive educational toys for toddlers, give this brand new line up from Leap Frog a chance!
LeapTV, one of the best Interactive Educational Toys for Toddlers from Leap Frog comes with…
- LeapTV console and Console stand
- Motion-sensing camera and Camera mount
- 1 Transforming Controller with Wrist Strap
- 6′ HDMI cable, AC power adapter, Built-in Wi-Fi plus Ethernet port
- 16GB memory
- Bonus game: Pet Play World when you register your LeapTV
LeapTV is seriously amazing and certainly an investment if you are shopping for interactive educational toys for toddlers you know 🙂 !