One of our favorite brands for children has been LeapFrog. Their latest active video gaming console LeapTV has received many rave reviews lately. LeapTV has been recognized as one of the hottest holiday items for children by top retailers including Toys”R”Us, Walmart and Target on their Top Holiday Toy Lists. Additionally, distinguished parenting, education and industry organizations such as Dr. Toy, The Toy Insider and the National Parenting Publications Awards program have awarded LeapTV numerous accolades.
The system is easy to hook up to your TV. The controller has a wrist strap and it can be used as a wand or a classic controller with an easy swivel. The LeapTV is designed to get kids jumping, moving and dancing while teaching important skills in math, science and problem solving.
The LeapTV we received was pre-loaded with most of the available LeapTV games.
Lily enjoyed playing the Spiderman Game and the Disney Jake and The Never Land Pirates game. Depending on the game, children use their controller as a wand for pointer play or classic controller play using buttons with their fingers. Other games are motion detected and track your child’s body movements and their faces appear on the screen. The games get your child up and moving, and as a parent I enjoyed watching along!
I think the system is designed for a good range of ages and the games adjust to skill levels as well. Younger children can feel like they are included in the gaming process while also gaining better letter and number recognition skills. This is truly a great educational gaming system.
You can purchase the LeapTV gaming system at Target, Walmart, Amazon, Kmart and the LeapFrog site. The system retails for $149 and games are approximately $30.
Disclosure: Thanks to LeapFrog for providing the product for review!