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LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System Reviews

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The LeapStart is the latest in LeapFrog’s range of technology products for children, and this particular offering is aimed at building educational and life skills. The LeapStart interactive learning system is designed to help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning.

Get kids excited about everything from counting to creativity, phonics to problem-solving, and shapes to social skills with replayable activity books bursting with fun on every page. The magic behind LeapStart is a stylus that reads invisible dots on every page triggering engaging audio like questions, challenges, songs, jokes and more to teach school and life skills in new, exciting ways.

Design

The body size is great, not too big, not too small and not too heavy for smaller kids. It feels sturdy, and the chunky case looks like it could cope with some rough playing around the house, such as being dropped on a wooden floor or bouncing down stairs. The fat stylus pen has a similarly reassuring feel which Leapfrog designed for smaller hands. The LeapStart is a folding plastic case into which you insert one of a range of 16 books, each of which is designed to help a child progress with maths, literacy, phonics, problem-solving, and more. Connected to the case by a cable is a stylus that the child uses to touch the book, activating buttons that trigger games and activities, or give them hints and clues.

The stylus reads invisible dots on every page, triggering engaging audio, by which the LeapStart ‘talks’ to the child, asking them questions, setting puzzles and encouraging them forwards in their learning. The LeapStart is available for two different age ranges: the Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten system for 2-4 years old (model that we tested), and the Kindergarten & 1st Grade system for 5-7 years. Both are compatible with all LeapStart books, so you needn’t buy a new tablet when your child progresses to the older titles. Each has enough memory (256MB) to hold eight books. They also have stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Performance

The setup process is simple, pop some AA batteries (not included) in the device, connect USB cable and plug it into your computer, download the LeapFrog Connect software to your computer, download some audio files, and you’re up and running. Included in the box is a sampler book that is primarily there to showcase some of the types of activities that are contained in the 16-book library that’s available for the device.

LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten really holds my 3-year-old boy attention, quickly learned to use the stylus on the page to find named items and enjoyed tracing numbers and letters (for the very first time in his life) and hearing the sounds made by various animals as he touched their pictures, very amazing. However, we have some problem with the jaunty jingle power button. It leading to a slightly frustrating session of turning it on and off, and on and off, and so on.

The sampler is a good introduction, but we’d recommend picking up a couple of the other books, to begin with, as a typical toddler’s attention span is soon exhausted by a 10-page sampler. Bear in mind also that the device is intended as a progressive system of teaching children, with the activity books bringing them on as they get further into the series. If you want to get the most out of the LeapStart, you’ll need to think of it as a learning system that requires deep parental pockets. Whether you do that will depend on your child’s level of engagement with the LeapStart.

Conclusion

The LeapStart is a great learning system/educational toy for young children with immediately appealing with its fun audio. If you’re looking for something that kids can play and learn at the right level, this is highly recommended. While the initial price is low if your keep buying the books the cost will add up, but at the same time as your child is learning basic educational skills.

HightLights

  • LeapStart Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten is an interactive learning system that gets kids 2-4 years old excited about everything from counting to problem solving with fun replayable activities that teach life and school skills.
  • Designed to help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning. The magic behind LeapStart is a stylus that reads invisble dots on every page triggering engaging audio like questions, challenges, songs, jokes and more to teach school and life skills in new, exciting ways.
  • Progress from Preschool to 1st Grade with 16 activity books that all work on LeapStart. Each activity book seamlessly blends school and life skills, like ABCs and music, for a more comprehensive introduction to key concepts.
  • A funfest of touch-and-talk games, creative challenges, problem-solving puzzles, math mazes and more awaits with 30+ activities in every book. Every activity across all 16 books is designed to be played again and again for endless discovery, storytelling, music making, jokes and more.
  • Most replayable activities are designed with two levels so that kids can play and learn at the right level and move up when they’re ready. Perfect for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. Includes: Kid-tough device with easy-hold stylus for little hands and Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten sampler book.

LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

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LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
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LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
  • LeapStart Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten is an interactive learning system that gets kids 2-4 years old excited about everything from counting to problem solving with fun replayable activities that teach life and school skills.
  • Designed to help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning. The magic behind LeapStart is a stylus that reads invisble dots on every page triggering engaging audio like questions, challenges, songs, jokes and more to teach school and life skills in new, exciting ways.
  • Progress from Preschool to 1st Grade with 16 activity books that all work on LeapStart. Each activity book seamlessly blends school and life skills, like ABCs and music, for a more comprehensive introduction to key concepts.
  • A funfest of touch-and-talk games, creative challenges, problem-solving puzzles, math mazes and more awaits with 30+ activities in every book. Every activity across all 16 books is designed to be played again and again for endless discovery, storytelling, music making, jokes and more.
  • Most replayable activities are designed with two levels so that kids can play and learn at the right level and move up when they're ready. Perfect for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. Includes: Kid-tough device with easy-hold stylus for little hands and Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten sampler book.
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LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Activity Book: Scout & Friends Math and Problem Solving
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  • Join puppy pal Scout for a math adventure and learn about numbers and problem solving, while exploring a world full of friendly characters
  • Teaches 12 preschool math and problem solving skills: matching quantities to numbers, counting to 10, comparing sets of objects and more
  • Includes 40+ replayable activities and 25+ reward stickers
  • Level 1: Preschool. Perfect for ages 2-4
  • Works with all LeapStart systems. (Sold separately.)
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  • This Online Exclusive LeapStart Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten is an interactive learning system that gets kids 2-4 years old excited about everything from counting to problem solving, with fun replayable activities that teach life and school skills
  • Designed to help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning. The magic behind LeapStart Violet is a stylus that reads invisible dots on every page triggering engaging audios like questions, challenges, songs, jokes and more to teach school and life skills in an new and exciting way
  • Works with a library of 16 Activity Books (sold separately) from Level 1 to Level 4, which progress from Preschool to 1st Grade that seamlessly blend school key concepts and life skills with more than 400 learning activities-a funfest of touch-and-talk games, creative challenges, problem-solving puzzles, math mazes and more
  • More than 30 replayable activities in each activity book are designed to be played again and again for endless discovery. Most activities are designed with two levels so that kids can play and learn at the right level and move up when they're ready
  • Includes a kid-tough device with easy-hold stylus for little hands and 12-page Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten sampler book. Stereo speakers with 3.5mm headphone jack. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
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  • This LeapStart Level 1 Preschool Activity Book Bundle consists of 1 Alphabet Adventures with Music, and 1 Shapes and Colors with Creativity. Perfect for ages 2-4
  • Level 1 Book - Alphabet Adventures: Teaches 14 alphabet and music skills including uppercase and lowercase letters, letter sounds, exploring music and rhythms. Includes also a spinning dial that teaches vowel sounds
  • Level 1 Book - Shapes and Colors: Teaches 14 shapes, colors and creativity skills, matching shapes, identifying and extending patterns, creating rhythms and more
  • Each Activity Book includes 40+ replayable activities, 25+ reward stickers
  • Work with all LeapStart Interactive Learning Systems (Sold separately)
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LeapFrog LeapStart Kindergarten Activity Book: Kids' World Atlas and Global Awareness
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LeapFrog LeapStart Kindergarten Activity Book: Kids' World Atlas and Global Awareness
  • Embark on a journey around the world exploring landmarks, cultures, animals and more -all from the unique point of view of kids. Teaches 13 geography and global awareness skills including use of maps, identifying continents, cultural differences, sharing and more.
  • Travel the globe exploring landmarks, transportation, food, parties, toys and more. Learn about key landmarks and race the clock to test your geography skills. Play a hockey game in Canada and "pass" the puck from player to player, then cheer for the country's flag.
  • Plan parties around the world - learning about songs, games and food used to celebrate birthdays. Enter Africa to discover the diversity of animal life living on the continent. Use a language spinner to learn words and phrases in 6 languages - including Mandarin, Swahili and Spanish.
  • The Kids' World Atlas is for Level 3: Kindergarten. Perfect for ages 4-6. Works With: LeapStart Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten, LeapStart Kindergarten & 1st Grade (Sold separately.)
  • Includes 30+ replayable activities and 25+ reward stickers. Skills learned include customs & holidays, landmarks & famous places, map skills, world geography, and world languages.

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