Best LeapFrog educational toys and games. Owned by VTech, the LeapFrog range of toys include reading solutions, educational gaming, and learning toys.
In the post-Covid19 world, it is difficult even for kids to stay away from gadgets and electronic devices such as phones and tablets. However, it is not always safe to allow kids unrestricted access to the internet, even though the internet may have a wealth of information to offer.
A better alternative is to provide the kids with toys such as those from Leapfrog; their educational toys are designed like tablets but provide kids with a safe environment for educational play.
Founded in 1995, LeapFrog is a subsidiary of VTech Holdings Limited, and a leader in innovative educational toys for children.
The company makes a range of proprietary learning tablets, excellent developmental games, learn to read and write systems, interactive learning toys. LeapFrog range of toys include LeapFrog software, learning books, systems like Leapster Explorer, My Own Leaptop, Tag Reading, Text & Learn, LeapPad and more.
LeapFrog is very good at blending learning and play through their interactive, multisensory toys; their learning toys also feature some of kids’ favourite TV and movie characters as well as original friends to inspire the little learners.
Checkout the latest collection at LeapFrog.com.
Best LeapFrog Toys (At a Glance)
- LeapLand Adventures
- LeapStart Learning Success Bundle
- On-the-Go Story Pal
- Count-Along Basket & Scanner
- LeapReader Learn-to-Read 10-Book Mega Pack
- LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet
LeapFrog Toys: Reviews
Magic Adventures Microscope
This microscope features a large 2.4″ LCD screen and eight double-sided smart slides. It lets kids explore flowers, insects, the human body and more through hundreds of custom BBC videos and images. Kids can even create their own samples using reusable slides and examine objects around the house with this real microscope (using a microSD card that is not included). (Ages 5+ years).
Kids can use the over-the-ear LeapPods Max headphones to listen to music, hear immersive stories, play active challenges, and more. This Bluetooth enabled device can be connected to other devices and will let kids hear to music, videos and games. The headphones features safe volume levels that is suitable for kids, it features simple controls to play, pause and switch modes without having to remove the headphones. (Ages 4+ years).
Touch & Learn World Map
The Touch & Learn World Map has interactive touch points that lets kids explore, learn fun facts, and test their knowledge. Learn more about the world, countries and languages, oceans and continents, natural wonders, animals and habitats, landmarks and monument, and more. (Ages 4+ years).
LeapLand Adventures is a plug-and-play learning video game built for the TV. Setup is easy using a wireless controller and HDMI game stick, it does not require any web connection or account set up, so kids can start playing right away.
Suitable for kids aged three and up.
The video game features different lands with different game levels that make a child lean about letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Kids can explore over 150 learning items by playing the educational content directly in the Learning Center.
LeapStart Learning Success Bundle
The LeapStart Learning Success Bundle has a smart new design (shaped like a laptop) and comes with several books that get kids excited about learning with touch-and-talk pages, it includes several activities such as games, puzzles and creative challenges.
There is an easy-to-hold stylus that promotes proper writing grip and neatly stores within the cover, while the carrying handle makes it easy to take LeapStart on the go.
The expansive LeapStart library of books (sold separately) covers a variety of topics for 2-7 year old kids. The Go! Go! Cory Carson Cory Carson Superhero School book, based on the popular animated series, and an additional activity book are included with this bundle.
On-the-Go Story Pal
The On-the-Go Story Pal is a portable player that lets kids take story time wherever they go. It features easy-to-navigate controls and a headphone jack, and is suited for kids ages three and up.
The adorable, bunny-shaped player features 70+ stories, poems, songs and lullabies to improve listening comprehension and encourage storytelling.
Parents can record up to 10 minutes of their voice reading their child’s favorite story or record their own story. You can create a playlist of up to five stories, songs, poems or lullabies. You can also set the timer to instruct the player when to shut off. Free additional content is available for download.
Count-Along Basket & Scanner
The Count-Along Basket & Scanner lets children pretend to grocery shop. It includes a shopping basket that transforms into rolling cart, and comes with an interactive talking scanner that recognizes the various play food pieces.
Suitable for kids ages two and up.
There are eight different food items included and 6 shopping lists to complete. The toy has three modes (learn, count and game). You can scan to learn about the various food items – fruits, veggies, proteins and grains. It has lots of music and silly lines that will keep kids laughing and learning. So, lets go shopping!
LeapReader Learn-to-Read 10-Book Mega Pack
The LeapReader Learn-to-Read 10-Book Mega Pack includes books and the LeapReader pen and is designed for children ages 4-8 years old.
Each book in this set includes lively character voices and activities that help children learn about vowel sounds, sight words, word blending, spelling skills and more.
LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart
This ice cream cart will let your child pretend to sell ice cream and in the process learn counting, sequencing and other skills. Use the magic scooper to pick up the toppings from different colors. Listen as the magic scooper recognizes the colors and flavors. Finally, ring the bell to let customers know that their orders are ready to be served. Kids can push the cart along to hear music, and to look for new customers.
LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Gaming System
While some kids may not yet be ready for a gaming console costing a few hundred dollars, the LeapFrog’s LeapTV could just be the perfecta alternative.
The games that are preloaded or available for download on LeapTV are kid-appropriate and educational. The system also comes with a unique controller that flips out to become a wand to simulate bats, tennis rackets or other tools.
It includes console, camera, mount, transforming controller, HDMI cable, AC power adapter, 16GB of memory and built-in Wi-Fi/Ethernet port for downloads. Easy to play 3 ways: body motion, pointer play and classic control. Transforming controller works in two modes.
For Ages 3 to 8. Includes on board game Pet Play World. Games teach reading, math, science and problem solving skills (additional games sold separately). It works with 100+ LeapFrog educator-approved LeapTV cartridge games, game downloads and videos
LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet
The LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer is your personalized learning tablet, developed for kids between the ages 4 to 9 years, and is loaded with hundreds of games, apps, digital books, videos and flash cards.
It has a faster processor, includes a built-in camera, video recorder and a touch screen as well. Find useful exercises to help your kids with reading, mathematics, science, geography, art, music, language and culture, health and more.
LeapPad2 comes with 5 apps: Pet Pad, Learning Songs, Art Studio, 1 app of your choice and Cartoon Director app, which lets you create your own movies. Its compatible with the LeapPad2 Recharger Pack (which is sold separately)
Infant and Preschool Learning Toys
LeapFrog’s infant and preschool lines include interactive plush and engaging role-play toys that build young imaginations and makes learning fun and exciting.
My Pal Scout Smarty Paws & My Pal Violet Smarty PawsScout and Violet are cute and cuddly toys with touch-sensitive paws and ears. Holding the paws begins music, games, mindfulness exercises and even silly reactions. Press their ears to play songs, lullabies, and melodies, or to explore games and activities. These are great for introducing the child to concepts like counting, first words, and emotions. (Ages 6+ months)
Ironing Time Learning SetThis interactive iron teaches about shapes, colors and counting as the child moves the iron back and forth. Turn the temperature dial to learn more about colors, fabrics, heat. Press the buttons to interactive phrases and questions. (Ages 18+ months)
Clean Sweep Learning CaddyThe Clean Sweep Learning Caddy teaches a child to mop, sweep and wipe, and encourages learning by following directions. Place the mop in the bucket and step on the pedal to make the mop spin (and see the water swish and swirl). The various learning modes lets children discover colors, counting, directions like up and down, and dancing. In Pretend mode, hear funny phrases and realistic cleaning sound effects. The playset includes interactive caddy and bucket, mop, spray bottle, cloth, dustpan and broom. (Ages 3+ years).
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