Back in March, I finally bit the bullet and decided we should get the kids a tablet. I had the opportunity to check out the LeapPad Ultra and my son was thrilled.
Well over the last few months and several hours of quiet time, my daughter has become a tad jealous.
I use Bubba’s Yeep Pad PUH-WEEZ???
So when I got the chance to check out the new LeapPad 3, I was thrilled. Problem solved.
See what my daughter thought when we opened the box:
We downloaded a few games/apps so she’d have something to start with. The games can be a bit pricey ($5-$25) so we usually wait for Christmas and birthdays. She’s pretty obsessed with this Paw Patrol video program.
The great thing about LeapFrog is that I’m comfortable with my kids using the tablets without my direct supervision. Unlike other tablets (and my Samsung, for instance), you can’t always control what your kids come across. There are usually some sort of parental controls, but using them can be tricky. And we all know we don’t want our kids just perusing YouTube.
With the LeapPads, the kids can access videos and other material via Leap Search. It’s curated content that’s approved by the LeapFrog educator team. That is something parents can feel good about. Once we set up our LeapPad, I connected it to our home Wi-Fi account and my daughter was good to go. Even though she can’t read, the videos and games use pictures to help kids figure out what they’re going to see/play.
She’s able to play games that help with her ABC’s, counting and problem-solving – all things that make a parent happy.
The LeapPad allows you to set up different users, so each child can master their own games at their own pace with no worries of anyone else messing it up. There’s also a guest user, which is nice if a friend is over and they want to play.
The LeapPad 3 is available in pink or green and retails for $99. It’s been drop tested (awesome durability) and has a rechargeable battery – perfect for kids ages 3-9.
If you’re looking for a kid-safe tablet for learning and fun, this is for sure your best bet.
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.