As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I recieve products, promotional itemsa nd educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.
I am beyond excited to be a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador! I have been a huge LeapFrog fan sense my children were infants. The toys are always educational, engaging, and fun. I always feel confident purchasing the LeapFrog brand because I know no matter what the toy is, my kids will be entertained and and get something good out of it.
In my first LeapFrog Mom package I received the new LeapPad Platinum, 3 sets of Imagicards, and the Word Whammer.
The kids were of course most excited about the LeapPad Platinum. This is our first LeapPad, the kids have used their cousins older LeapPads in the past but I never took the leap and bought one. Now that I’ve watched my kids obsessing over the LeapPad Platinum, I’m kicking myself for not jumping on the educational tablet bandwagon sooner.
We have iPads for the kids which have been lifesavers for us in the past. However with the LeapPad the games are all educational and my children are drawn to them, unlike many of the apps we have on other tablets. Granted the games for the LeapPad are a bit more expensive, but I believe the cost is worth the knowledge their obtaining.
Some of the best features to me are:
1) Its wi-fi enabled however it has a kids safe browser so I know that the kids are experiencing a Kid-Safe Web! The internet is a scary place when you imagine your young children having access to it, so this feature really puts my mind at ease.
2) The cameras and video recorder are great and keep my kids busy constantly. They have a blogger mom, so they are always taking random pictures and pretend “youtube” videos to mimic mommy.
3) It is kid-tough! Aidan is a rough kid, everything he owns gets dropped, thrown, and jumped on. Our LeapPad Platinum has continued working perfectly without even a scratch. The screen is shatter-safe and the tablet has a wrap around bumper to increase durability.
According to Leap Frog, the LeapPad Platinum has an age recommendation of ages 3 to 9 years old. This seems accurate to me. The twins are 6 and both love it, while Anthony is 10 and will play a few games and take videos, he isn’t as excited about it as the younger kids.
The retail price of the LeapPad is $129.99
To go along with our new LeapPad we have been playing with the new LeapFrog Imagicard game. Imagincards are an awesome new game that has become the kids favorite. Each set of cards comes with 30+ curricular cards that are interactive with each game.
Each card set focuses on a different curriculum with trivia questions and games. The Paws Patrol set is the most loved out of the three we’ve tried.
You take a picture of a card with the LeapPad camera through out the game to answer questions and start new games.
While playing the Ninja Turtle Imagicard game, the turtles come to life onscreen and interact with other captured cards. Players can also take selfies with the turtles capturing their best ninjutsu pose.
The LeapFrog Imagicard games retail for $24.99 and are recommended for kids ages 3-8 years old.
We also received the new LeapFrog Word Whammer to try. As always with LeapFrog the Word Whammer didn’t disappoint. The kids love it and tease each other about who’s better at each game.
The Word Whammer has 3 games with 5 learning levels and the kids get a kick out of all 3 games. They love how the blue handle twists to move to the right answer, and whenever they get the answer fast they can push the handle to bump the answer into the right position faster.
The Word Whammer is perfect for children learning to spell. The games help children spell out over 100 words, teach letter sounds, and let children pick between lower and uppercase letters.
The LeapFrog Word Whammer retails for $19.99 and is recommended for children 4 years old and older.