Saturday, December 28, 2013

Top Posts for 2013 - LeapPad Ultra Offers Unique Benefits & a Give-Away!

Well . . . 2013 is winding down and 2014 is almost here, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at a few of my most-read posts from 2013. The third most read post last year is one where I reviewed the new LeapPad Ultra . . . I'm re-posting it here for you to take another look today . . . or see it if you happened it miss it! (I did give away a LeapPad Ultra when I originally posted about it, but, I am NOT giving one away now)

Yesterday I wrote about some of the things I like the most about the new LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra, today I want to let you know about some of the wonderful new features which help this LeapPad stand out from all the other options on the market for touch learning pads for children.

One of the most surprising features on this new LeapPad is the way it allows children to explore the internet with a 100% secure web browser. LeapFrog says, "Only LeapPad Ultra has LeapSearch powered by Zui. Children can use LeapSearch to browse age-appropriate videos, images and sites from the web which have been reviewed and approved by LeapFrog's Learning Team and in a safe walled-off environment. The Wi-Fi access also allows parents to easily purchase and download content to their child's LeapPad Ultra and offers kid-sae peer-to-peer play across devices using Wi-Fi where two or more LeapPad Ultra tablets connect locally."

This is just cool! Not only is the LeapPad Ultra a learning tablet with a wealth of apps, games and eBooks, but since children can connect to the web with the secure LeapSearch, it opens up a whole new "world" of learning possibilities! There are literally dozens of categories for kids to discover, such as sports, arts and crafts, animals and the one my grandson explored on robots! There is nothing else like this which provides a completely secure opportunity for children to explore the web and learn! Very cool!

Another new and unique to LeapPad Ultra feature is the opportunity for children to play games with other children who have LeapPad Ultras! New games provide the opportunity for two player games and this is so much fun! I played LeapFrog Kart Racing with my grandson - and although I kept running into the walls, mud, trees, mountains, etc, it was a lot of fun! Along with being fun, this game helps children learn and develop their math skills! It is more than just a game for sure!

One of Josiah's favorite new features is the "Pet Chat" feature where he can "chat" with someone who has another LeapPad Ultra. Chat is limited to pre-selected words/phrases and emoticons, so it is absolutely secure and safe, but gives kids a fun way to interact with others!

LeapFrog sent me the new LeapPad Ultra for free so I could spend some time reviewing all the new features which make the LeapPad Ultra, "ultra" and I have to say in my opinion, the LeapPad Ultra is completely impressive! My grandsons LOVE their LeapPad Ultras and I know along with having a lot of fun with them, they will be learning . . . and discovering how learning can be fun which is a huge benefit!

It was fun to review the LeapPad Ultra this past year - I'm looking forward to the opportunity to review - and give away - more great items from LeapFrog this coming year!

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