Last Christmas, a very generous Santa Claus, brought the kids LeapFrog LeapPad2 tablets. They were the best and most used gifts the kids received. With their LeapPad 2 tablets, the kids are entertained while learning. Shhh…they might not know they aren’t just playing fun games. The downside: they are also more sedentary. I’m glad they’re learning, but I also need them to be active. I guess the LeapFrog team read my mind, because with the LeapFrog Leap TV, they can learn while dancing, jumping, and running off their excess energy.
Our kids discovered video games via our Playstation 3 and Xbox Kinect a few months ago. Of course, now they want to play video games on a regular basis. In less than 10 minutes, they are usually frustrated, and I’m up adjusting the sensor, or helping them play. The result: we all end up frustrated, because they’re unable to play independently.
With the LeapFrog LeapTV, things are much simpler, starting with the set-up. The LeapTV console is basically plug and play. Plug into a power outlet, connect to the HDMI port on your TV, and connect camera to the console. Now, follow the steps to register your system and sync your controller. Boom, time to play!
LeapFrog LeapTV gets kids up and moving as they learn and sharpen core skills like: reading, math, science and problem solving. The LeapTV system is designed for kids ages 3-8, with a motion-sensing camera to track their movement and a controller that fits small hands.Kids that aren’t reading yet can easily follow the audio instructions. This gives them a chance to exert their independence while improving hand eye coordination!
I knew my 4 year old son would love the sports games. It was fun watching him learn to add, subtract, and identify patterns and shapes while playing soccer, baseball, bowling and more. Kids age 4-7 can compete against up to four players in nine different sports while honing their math skills.
I noticed even as the other kids watched friends play, they helped each other solve the problems and encouraged each other, building a sense of teamwork. It was great to see them cheering their friends, but also learning.
My husband even got involved in the fun, as he and my son played the dance and learn game together. He was a little too shy to show off his dance moves while I was filming, but I’m sure I’ll catch him eventually. While the LeapFrog LeapTV Dance and Learn game is designed for kids 4-7, my 4 year old didn’t seem to have any problems. I watched him clap, shake, and flap , while learning new vocabulary words, phonics, and creating compound words.
LeapFrog LeapTV Features:
- Three ways to play:body motion, pointer play, and classic control. Transforming controller works in two modes.
- Includes console, camera, mount, transforming controller, HDMI cable, AC power adapter, 16GB of memory and built-in Wi-Fi/Ethernet port for downloads.
- Games adapt based on child’s age and level of play
- You can purchase a second controller for 2 player games
- Choose from a library of over a 100+ games approved by educators
Is the LeapFrog LeapTV on your holiday shopping list this season?