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September 14, 2010

Parent Club Review: Leapster Explorer

THE WHAT: Leapster Explorerâ„¢

THE HOW: From e-books to videos, spelling to music build school skills, creativity skills and life skills! This is personalized learning at your child's own pace: create a learning path for your child, auto-leveling adjust, customizable games and more.

THE WHY: You don't have to be a 'gaming family' to get that hand-held video games are kid-travel-friendly! Whether in a plane, train or car seat they entertain and engage kids - the BONUS with LeapFrog products is that parents know they are also educational.

From personal Leapster experience, I like the fact that I can find video games in French and English for my kids. It makes screen time - language time in our house.

It's helpful that the Leapster Explorer takes AA batteries (though I would love it more if it was rechargeable with a USB port - perhaps the next generation?).

The explorer is suited for kids aged 4-9 years old and builds on learning through games, e-books, videos and more.

Do you have a LeapFrog favourite? (comment below!)

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3 Comments:

At September 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When my children were toddlers, we loved the musical table by LeapFrog. Now that they are both school age, the Word Whammer makes spelling fun and the Leapsters that a generous friend passed down to my kids have been fun, educational toys. The kids seem satisfied to play on the Leapsters and haven't begged to get any other hand-held gaming system yet...thank goodnes.

 
At September 16, 2010 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Parent Club said...

Have you tried the bilingual LeapFrog Fridge Magnets?! They are great for pre-schoolers learning French and English.

 
At September 24, 2010 at 7:06 PM , Anonymous French as a Seond Language said...

Leapster in French looks like a good product for kids. Here's a good YouTube video on how to get started learning Canadian French.

The tips should be good for kids too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz82bVszdmo

Brent Van Arsdell

 

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