A review of the Leap Frog Leappad

As you would know we have well and truly entered the digital age. An exiting time to be alive I think. And who are the most digitally ready people around today? Well its the short noisy people of course - the kids!

Some days I feel that evolution has progressed to such a point that infants now come 'touchscreen capable', as they seem to naturally know how to use the latest touchscreen phones and tablets. With touchscreen TV well on the way, their life will be ready made I guess.

So, are you in the gift market for some kids, say 3 to 9 years? If so, may I suggest you have a look at the Leap Pad 2 from Leapfrog. After having a look at some of the competing brands in this niche market, (toddler tablets), I believe that this Leap Frog Pad comes out on top.

Let's look at some of its features as well as the pictures below:

  • LeapPad2 Explorer inspires kids to imagine and explore with new front-and-back cameras and a library of 325+ applications
  • Capture your world in two ways with front and back cameras/video recorders
  • Children ages 3 to 9 can explore a library of 325+ cartridges and downloadable apps, including games, videos, music, and creativity apps
  • Draws from more than 2500 skills in subjects like reading, art, music, language and culture, science, geography, mathematics, health and more

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Leap Pad 2 from Leapfrog


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This popular brand has certainly made an impression on those parents who have invested in one for their kids. Let's see some of their comments below:

"I was pleasantly surprised when I received the Leap Pad 2 expecting to receive an Ultra Book for the Leap Pad. My granddaughter's eyes lit up with excitement, and we opened up the box and went straight to work downloading the new apps, as well as all the other apps we previously purchased for the original Leap Pad. Our Leap Pad came with batteries already installed..."

"The LeapPad2 is designed for kids in the 3-9 age range. My almost 8 year old daughter has been begging for one and even promised to share it with her 4 year old brother. My kids love to play with our iPhones and the iPad but I'm always worried that they will drop or damage them. We have always had great experiences with LeapFrog products so I was especially eager to try out the LeapPad2."

"My kids love Leap Frog toys - to the point of even saving up their allowance to buy extra games for their devices. We bought the original Leap Pad almost one year ago, and while that was a huge step up from their leapster in both screen size, clarity and game options, I have to say that the LeapPad2 is even more amazing."


Now, count the quiet peaceful hours those parents have granted themselves by having their kids play on a Leap Frog Pad!

Just another suggestion if I may. The Leap Pad 2 comes in a fairly sturdy housing and has been well and truly tested to stand up to treatments at the hands of toddlers, however why not include a smart durable gel skin cover for any Leap Pad's you are buying? They come in a range of colors and are easy to fit and remove.

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LeapFrog Gel Skin Cover





As the manufacturer says:

  • The gel skin covers and gives added protection to your LeapPad2 or LeapPad learning tablet as you play
  • Appropriate for children ages 3 to 9 years

And there you go. Whether you are a parent looking for a great gift for your 3 to 9 year old, or are shopping for a gift for a friend's children, you can't go past the quality leap pad 2.

Happy Shopping now!

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Kids' Learning Tablet, Pink
Amazon Price: $99.99 $54.75 Buy Now
(price as of Feb 11, 2014)