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LeapPad Learning Engages Educator Endorsed Kids Tablets

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Children nowadays are born in a tech-savvy, industrial, and academic-oriented world. As such, the forms of play that they engage in. Naysayers are actually wondering if this generation of children will be able to write things down using a pen. I for one, am not worried at all.

Some individuals thought that generation x will be spoilt by computers, they were very wrong. What this batch of children will learn with today’s technology is a lot different from what their kids will learn and play with tomorrow.

Today’s learning of children has been made more interesting and motivating by new inventions of children learning tablets, including LeapPad learning, to achieve the best-rated learning process with apps. In this piece, we are going to look into one of the tablets called LeapPad and see what it has in store for your child.

The Story of LeapPad

Developed in 1999, LeapPad is an assortment of tablets that are meant for children. The award-winning toy has seen many different models developed, the latest being LeapPad Ultimate, which launched back in February 2017. Other models include LeapPad Platinum, LeapPad 3, LeapPad Ultra, and LeapPad 3, which were launched in 2015, 2014,2013, and 2010 respectively. The other models were developed before 2010, the original model just bearing the name LeapPad.

When you take a keen look at the device, it exhibits almost a similar design as a tablet and is slightly smaller than an iPad. The device has varied colors and therefore requires, that you choose the one your child will easily identify with. Its screen is relatively larger than other types of learning you can find in the market.

LeapPad learning. The colorful illustration of knowledge with arrows pointing upwards.

Most of the models are touchscreens, with two styluses that could be kept in position on the sides and a tether line to prevent the stylus from being displaced. It also comes along with a wall adapter, a rechargeable battery, and of course a USB charger.

The screen can either display horizontally or vertically, depending on which is suitable for what the child is doing. The horizontal display is particularly useful when the child is playing cartridges and apps that are tailored for Leapster Explorer.

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A huge number of applications have actually been developed for LeapPad. On the other hand, the vertical display is such that the buttons are strategically placed to avert the risk of tampering with a game midway. The device’s power button is well recessed in the peak of the left corner so that a simple touch won’t switch off the device. On pressing the home button, whose icon resembles a house.

The player will be brought to the home screen where all the applications are shown on the bottom of the right corner.

The toy also has a stereo (3.5mm) accompanied by a microphone for the child to hear instructions and sound to be played. For more comfort and efficiency you can get a nice headphone for the child. At the base of the device is a button that facilitates playing games contained in the Leapster Explorer.

The LeapPad’s control buttons, like the ones for Leapster Explorer, are placed on the left, only that they are round in shape. This enables the child to enjoy the game. The device also has 2 megapixels front and rear cameras, which enable the child to take pics with friends and family.

Let’s Make our Children’s Education Fascinating

LeapPad learning. The colorful illustration of an image in the sky stating whats next.

To make the child more thrilled, set their picture and name on the sign-in display background. When your child taps on his/her name, they will be taken right to the home page. Only up to nine applications can be stored on the home page, the rest being stored on extra home pages.

Pages slides are obtained by tapping on a cursor on the base of the display page. One of the things that children enjoy is that sense of ownership. Seeing their names as well as a picture on top of the home page will just achieve this feeling.

To keep the toys safe, buy your kids a bag where they can keep the cartridge, tablet, and spare batteries. Then go ahead and urge them not to rough up the device. Kids easily forget hence they are supposed to be constantly reminded. Unlike iPads and tablets, LeapPad is built according to the niche of children. As such, it is able to sustain rough handling better.

LeapFrog Connect Services And App Center

This is mainly a must-read section for parents/guardians. Now, when you have the LeapPad, ensure it has a CD which has the LeapFrog Connect service program. This program is meant to be automatically installed on your computer. This is facilitated by linking the LeapPad to your computer using a USB.

Your PC will then be able to link with the LeapPad for close monitoring of your child’s activities and progress. After you have successfully installed the program, you will be required to create your profile as the parent. This will grant you the ability to add or remove apps and the liberty to buy new ones.

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After you are done with profile creation, you will come across an App Center. An App Center is a standard interface that is easily navigable, where you can search for apps and purchase them if you have liked them.

You will also come to discover the Creativity Gallery which you shall be able to access your children’s videos and photos. After accessing them you are provided with options to share them via email or other social media platforms like Facebook. This data is transferred to your PC from the tablet and it is at your disposal to do whatever you wish.

Grasping All of The Features of  These LeapPad Learning Tablets

There is also this feature that you can use to monitor the progress of your children called Learning Path. Through this feature, you will be able to keep an eye on the progress of your child in a certain game. For instance, in a game like Alphabet Stew, you will be able to track his progress on spelling challenges. The achievements are stated in numbers, words, and perfection.

You will also see the time spent not only in a certain game he has played but also in the specific categories within the game This feedback is gathered and channeled for storage in the LeapPad to various categories like science, mathematics, language, literacy, and so on.

More Fun Learning Categories

Another interesting category is learning for life. In this category, there is an eye-catching game about brushing teeth known as Sugar Bugs. A statistical statement could read like; “ 4/5 for brushing stains away from teeth”

LeapPad learning. The picture of a mother and daughter engaging their fun learning tablet.

Leapfrog Connect also enables you as a parent to view apps and how big they are. Most of the apps have file sizes that are less than 10 MBs although you could find one or two apps that are 40-50 MBs. Possibly, the apps whose files are big is because it contains more videos, photos, audio, and animations.

The tool also has a skilled selector where you can increase or decrease how complex a game is using an external switch. You can employ the use of this feature in math and spelling apps/games.

So as to see what apps entail, the App Center has preview videos. The videos give you important information on the purpose and gameplay of the app. After you have browsed and found apps, you can purchase them via the Shopping Cart system. You can either purchase the apps using LeapFrog application cards, which you have preloaded with some amount or you can link your credit card to LeapFrog and make your payments in a few clicks.

It is always advisable that you do this in the absence of your child because they can sometimes be very demanding and will force you to buy expensive apps.

Apps/Games And There Purpose

Essentially, you are provided with some preloaded apps to a tune of around $ 110 and a few cartridges that you can test out. You can then supplement these apps with a few that you will purchase. Well, here is a selection of some of the apps, both purchased and preloaded, with a detailed discussion of each:

  • PetPad- This app is about taking care of pets. The game entails feeding, bathing and teaching new tricks to pets. Your child will definitely love this app.
  • Scooby-Doo- This app is basically for spelling. Monsters and ghosts chase Shaggy and Scooby around in a grocery store. The child is required to fill in the letters in the three-lettered missing words, after carefully listening to what has been pronounced. If he/she has emerged correct, the child can then tap on either Fred, Velma or Daphne, who scared off the ghosts by throwing an item like fruits at them.
  • A hint of what the missing letters are is given as a faint outline when the child is starting up with the game. Once they have had some mastery then hint no longer appears.
  • Roly Pony Picnic- This game employs tilting as a control mechanism to control the roly-poly rolling around a garden horse maze. The child is to control the roly-poly into holes in order to get the first alphabetical letter of the pronounced words.
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  • As a reward, the roly-poly is given food for correct answers it has taken back to Ms. Poly Roly. As the game progresses, it becomes more and more complicated.
  • Art studio- This is one of the apps that your child will discover easily. It has fancy features and is simple to draw with.
  • Story Studio- This app enables the child to do customization of his/her digital book. The child can take pics, collect drawn objects and with the use of the stylus, fill missing words, in pages that are about his/her family, hobby, and much more.
  • Proper editing can be carried out and be shared. This feature can be a little complex for the child, hence it requires some parental guidance to come up with the book.
  • Ebook- Here, a story is narrated as words are also highlighted. You can actually go through the book at least once a day together with the child.
  • Sugar bugs- As stated earlier, this game teaches how to effectively brush teeth. The game is played inside a mouth that is full of teeth. The kid will see brownish spots lined on the teeth, green and blue bugs of sugar stuck along the gum line and even greenish junk that is embedded between teeth. The child is required to use the stylus to perform cleaning of the mouth.
  • LeapSchool- This is a more advanced game for older children. It hosts a number of games where the instructions are more complex. This cartridge is given by LeapFrog thus you don’t purchase it.
  • Monkey soccer- This is an interesting game that answers math questions, which progresses gradually to become more challenging as one plays. First, one has to recruit monkey players and line up the best combination of players so as to be able to beat the computer-controlled opponents. To control the goalkeeper, the directional control tabs/ buttons are used, while the A button is used in kicking the ball.
  • Jewel train- It comprises of 5 stages of training and another 25 stages entailing logic puzzles. In this game, pieces of tracks are spun to form one track so that the train will be able to collect jewels and head to the station.
    There are a lot of other cool games that LeapPad provides which I am pretty sure your child will like. You can find other games that haven’t been here in the apps.

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One thing that I do like about learning tablets is the fact that kids learn yet they do not even know that they are learning. The act that they do not know they are learning motivates them more.

Therefore, I am of the opinion that more learning takes place when using children’s tablets than even when just playing naturally. The success of these pads can also be attributed to the research that has been carried out on them before they are developed.

Once again it has been a true pleasure being a part of your journey gathering more pertinent information, in order to make the wisest decision’s for the benefit of your children’s early learning processes. sincerely, Jack Butler, founder funlearningdevices.com

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30 thoughts on “LeapPad Learning Engages Educator Endorsed Kids Tablets

  1. Cathy

    This has got to be the best article that I have read, in your website, it not only gives some illustration on good ways to engage with our kid’s but it gives great knowledge as well with the app’s that are integrated into the LeapPad Products.Great work with that information, please keep the articles coming as they are very informative, sincerely Cathy

    1. Jack

      Once again Cathy, thank you for following my articles as much as you have been doing, as well as the way that you articulate the benefits and the relevance that you see as well. It is a true blessing to have another loyal follower and hopefully member of this website designed to enhance everyone’s knowledge of LeapPad Products, sincerely Jack

  2. David Chandler

    I think electronic learning will be the way kids will learn in the future, The day of the book is slowly becoming a after thought, schools and parents want quicker information for their kids. Let’s face it technology is taking over, and more and more kids are falling in love with these new Learning Devices, why not learn from them.

    1. Jack

      Thank you for your comment’s David, they are critical for everyone’s information. I must say that it is critical for our kid’s to move forward with these hi-tech Learning Tablet’s, of course with our interaction, as you have said as well, thank you for your thought’s again David, and have a wonderful week, Jack

  3. Khayyam Ishaq

    Hi Jack,
    Excellent post on the new LeapPad device, having used one a while ago for my kids. I can understand why this method of learning is becoming more and more the norm.
    I think the functions you have mentioned in your post are quite easy to use.
    The thing about the LeapPad is that it’s not only for kids it is also for older children as well.

    1. Jack

      Thank you for your comments Khayyam, as they are so relevant for everyone’s growth including the growth of this website, in regard’s for the growth of our knowledge to move forward with a more confident outlook for the benefit of our children’s early learning platform, with these Early learning tablet’s. I look forward to hearing from you later, in some of my new article’s that are coming soon, sincerely Jack 

  4. Dale

    There is no sense fighting the fact that our kids are being born into an electronic age.  I just sat down with my 7-year-old grandson and showed him this article and he actually knew more about it than I did.  This is a great article and so are the others on your site.  Thank you for such great information.

    1. Jack

      Thank you, Dale, for your very important and engaging comments on LeapPad Learning, Achieve The best Rated Learning Process With App’s as they are so important for the ongoing development of this website. There is no doubt that we all need to accept the fact that we are moving deeper into a hyper-tech era, and the sooner we get our children involved with their safe knowledge-based fun learning experience the better, generally, our children even at the youngest of ages know more about this technology than us. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

  5. Vicki

    Hi Jack

    I watched a documentary on television the other night and found it so interesting. There are a few schools that only use devices for teaching and have found children are enjoying school more, learning faster, retaining the knowledge they learn and have awesome social skills as they work in teams often and I really enjoyed learning how beneficial these learning tools are.

    I love the fact as a Parent I can get leapfrog so I know what’s going on in my child’s learning and also I have control over what is learned and not learned- Great article Jack and I am going to share with my friends who have youngster starting out on their journey of life

    Thank you

    1. Jack

      Thank you, Vicki, for your very encouraging and fact-based comments within our children’s fun learning blog, as I am sure you can understand, just how beneficial they can be for every aspect of our children’s learning platform’s growth. I can attribute these types of comments to better rankings within Google as well, for that we are eternally grateful, as this is what it takes to move this site forward. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

  6. Ciara

    I was just before the era of the tech-savvy children. I remember being jealous when I was just a tad too old to be playing with the leapfrog education devices. However, I did have computer-aided games to help with that, so I didn’t totally miss out! There is something quite funny to see young children teaching their grandparent how to use this sort of technology. With all of that said, I do truly believe kids are having more fun learning and if they can still learn when in the classroom then I think it is such a great investment for them!

    Thanks so much for the share,


    1. Jack

      Thank you, Ciara, for your wonderful comments, that are actually a testimony for the children’s early learning tablet’s. It was a pleasure to hear how you felt about the younger children engaging with their devices, and how you just missed that era,  however you felt it was an amazing thing that they were receiving, I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

  7. Kenechi

    The increase in technology advancements is visiting so many things. It is as both negative and positive but then,  the world in which I can run it should burn out. Fun learning devices are actually doing a great job in the online recovery, thousands of Nigerians are receiving the benefits of this technology, that has helped elevate our country and children, into the hi-tech era.

    1. Jack

      Thank you, Kenechi, it is always wonderful hearing your thoughts within our children’s early learning Blog, as they mean so much to me and every aspect of our growth. I m always pleased to hear your thoughts and reasoning of the benefits of this technology, within our children’s lives. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely. Jack

  8. Hugo

    Thanks for your most interesting article.  I too agree that the older generation (in which I include myself) has less understanding and patience for the new teaching models.  I found myself questioning many times the fact that teachers would allow students to use digital calculators to do their school work.  As time passed, however, I learned that things change, and that change is not necessarily bad.  Reading your article makes me wish that I’d had this tool (LeapPad) at my disposal to help my kids with their learning.  They are now grown of course, and they did what they could.  But it would have made things easier, had they had access to such advanced technology. Thanks again.

    1. Jack

      Thank you, Hugo, for your very encouraging and relevant comments within our LeapPad Learning post, as they are the pivotal foundation of the development of this Fun Learning Blog. I must say Hugo your thoughts are so fulfilling  and directly to the point on how beneficial you now feel that these fun learning devices can be id used correctly for our children’s, early learning headstart. I Hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack   

  9. Nuttanee

    I cannot fight this technology era. I find that my 2 little nephews can navigate my new iPhone better than me while I try to give it to my father he has no clue how to use it lol. These learning devices are great if you allow them to teach our kids without abusing it. (I do see some parents let the device babysitting their kids instead of them engage and interact with their children). I will suggest my sister in law get a LeapPad 3 for them. Great article.

    1. Jack

      Hey Nuttanee, it is always great to hear from you, and your comments are always welcome as they mean so much for the growth of our children’ early learning Blog. I am always pleased to hear how agreeable these  posts are for our viewers, and how they plan to implement them within their children’s lives. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

  10. Geoffrey wurz

    This is a very great topic. Children being able to learn without knowing that they are learning by making it fun. I think that this is the best way for a child to learn. I like the way you broke down all the games and what each one entails. Making it easy for a parent to understand what the child is going to learn. So they can choose which apps to put on the tablet for their child. Very informative article. Keep up the good work.  

    1. Jack

      Thank you again, Geoffrey, as it is always great to hear from you, with your heartfelt and concerning questions and knowledge you bring forth within our children’s early learning blog, they mean so much to me, and every viewer that runs across them. I always am pleased to hear how effective these reads are for our viewers to grasp in the most beneficial ways possible. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely Jack

  11. Dave M.

    This looks like a spectacular learning toy! I have a new granddaughter and will be looking for educational toys for her to use when she is here. I love the parental control and the vast selection of games that are offered with this fine product.

    What age do you think is appropriate for the Leapfrog? My granddaughter is only a few months old!

    1. Jack

      Thank you, Dave, for your thoughtful and question bearing comments within our children’s early learning Blog, on the LeapPad Learning post, as they are a major focal point of our platforms growth. 2-3 years of age I believe is appropriate just as long as they have the correct fun learning tablet, such as the LeapPad Explorer 2, and we are always at their side. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

  12. Cris

    LeapPad has definitely expanded over the years. When my boys were small, they used one of the earlier versions. The devices offered quite a bit of motivational learning even at that time. Now with the extent of their applications coupled with the advancement of children’s abilities to navigate these devices, they offer so much more. 

    My boys are older now, and tablets are utilized in the classroom a good amount of the day. While I do think it wise to still limit screen time in some manner, so as not to be on it ALL day, it’s nice to have this learning pad as a tool for the early learning stages. It gives the young kids just starting in school an advantage, as they’ll no doubt be using some type of tech screen in the classroom.

    1. Jack

      Thank  you always, Cris, for your very important and engaging comments within our, LeapPad Learning post. Your thoughts are so engaging, for our personal growth as well Cris, and I loved to hear your testimony on how your kid’s effectively engaged their early learning tablet’s as well. your insight of the importance of monitoring our children is huge. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

  13. johnny

    Hi Jack, 

    This was a very well organized post. The LeapPad looks like a very useful tool for parents to help their kids. It teaches kids  learning can be fun and interesting. 

    Describing the features of the LeapPad was very useful. Also, the variety of apps can fit any family make-up. I especially like the art studio, story studio, proper editing, and ebook apps. These apps can help kids become better writers or artists. It also helps get a head start on working on computers. 

    The apps and tablet not only increases mental learning, but it helps in the development of their God-given talents and creativity. 

    Being able to take pictures and videos will help increase interactive between family and friends. This is a great example of how modern technology can have  positive effects on young minds. 

    The feature where parents can monitor their kid’s activities is very useful. 

    I love how you linked the different tablets to Amazon for purchasing, just hit the link and you are there. 

    At what age can kids start using the LeapPad?

    Thank you so much for showing the brighter side electronic machines. 

    Good job, keep it up, Jack. 

    Johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

    1. Jack

      Thank you, Johnny, for your amazing and knowledge-bearing comments within this learning post, as they are so instrumental, for the growth of every aspect of our children’s fun learning Blog, and that includes me for certain. What can  I say, Johnny, your comments are so relevant that they will probably be a driven force of this post getting ranked in Google, this is so what we are looking for, also they are crucial for our guests to read as well. This may for many be a tough pill to follow. but 2-3 years of age is very appropriate  for kids to start  engaging within their early fun learning tablets, as long as we are right alongside of them. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

      1. johnny faulkenberry

        Hi Jack,
        Thank you for your kind words. I try to take it seriously when I do a reply or make a comment on someone’s website.

        I hope I can encourage people and thank them for bringing me knowledge about a subject I may have never known about. I learn so much. Your website is an example of that.

        I always read what I am commenting about. I want to give you honest and real feedback.

        If in any small way, I can help your website be better, I will try my best to do it.

        I hope and pray people will do the same for my website.

        Thanks, Jack.

        johnny, the Grey Wolf.

        1. Jack

          Thank you, Johnny, for your kind words as well, taking content seriously is the nature of our business, everyday day I hope and pray for the best knowledge and connections to move our fun learning Blog forward as well. I hope the best for you, and I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

  14. Michele

    Hi Jack,

    Any toy, game, device that allows our children to learn, and so stimulating their minds, helping to perfect hand to eye coordination and sharing and growing mentally and physically  all in an atmosphere, of playing and enjoying   themselves, is fantastic. These just look brilliant.

    Wonderful, thank you. Do you know, I hate to admit this, but one of the first games my children played was LeapFrog, jumping onto logs across the river, (well that’s all I remember, Mom and Dad played as well) , I’m sure there was so much more but so good for their dexterity and competence and just their enjoyment!


    1. Jack

      Thank you, Michele, for your amazing and memorable comments within our LeapPad Learning Games Post, as they are so vital for the ongoing and daily Growth of this learning Blog, in more ways than you can imagine. It is great hearing of the way LeapPad was introduced to kids, and how beneficial they were for Children’s early learning experience. I hope to hear from you soon, sincerely, Jack

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