Tuesday, August 9, 2016

LeapFrog LeapStart & LeapStart Books - a Fun New Way for Children to Learn!

I was recently invited by LeapFrog to take a look at their new, "Interactive Learning System for Active Minds" . . . the LeapStart! They sent me the Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten leapstart, so I could have my grandsons try it out and today I'm happy to share my review with you.

LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Ages 2-4
Manufacturer - LeapFrog
Ages - Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten - First Grade

Favorite Features -
  • Easy to use and set up
  • LeapStart system works with all levels of learning/activity books
  • Stylus is attached to the LeapStart so it does not get lost
  • Larger stylus makes it easier for little ones to use
  • 16 Activity books currently available - teach ABCs, shapes, colors, phonics, writing, counting, critical thinking, reading, math, logic, reasoning, vocabulary, fractions and STEM activities - grow with your grandchild.
LeapFrog says; "LeapStart is a complete interactive learning system which teaches 200+ key skills through a library of books to help budding thinkers prepare for school and life. From counting to creative thinking, phonics to problem solving and shapes to social skills, it gets them ready for school with learning which springs to life."

My grandsons enjoyed the LeapStart I received; Caleb (five years old) said he thinks children will enjoy playing with it and Josiah (seven years old) said he thought "little kids" would learn by using it. Shane (three years old) just told me he liked it - in-between playing with it!
LeapFrog sent me three of the books which go with the LeapStart - Pre-Kindergarten Activity Book: Pre-K STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and Teamwork which involved children in a variety of activities and games to get them ready for Kindergarten, such as things which work, experimenting with trial and error, using tools to solve problems and much more.
Preschool Activity Book: Daily Routines and Health & Wellness, which was Shane's favorite, with games, activities and stickers to help children think and learn about feelings, seasons, using the potty, manners, animals, weather and so much more. The third book, 1st Grade Activity Book: Space Science and Thinking Like a Scientist,covered Space Science and was Caleb's favorite. Activities and games were designed to help children learn about the solar system, planets, phases of the moon, the sun, space exploration and so much more!

Caleb likes the LeapStart, but Shane particularly enjoys it! I do believe it will help him learn and have fun at the same time!

I like how the books provide the opportunity for increased learning as activities become more challenging. I also liked how it is easy to set up and use, but would have liked it more if it had rechargeable batteries rather than using AAs.
The LeapStart looks like a fun resource to have at grandma's house which will help little ones learn.

Christmas is just a few months away, so keep the LeapStart in mind as it could be a great option for the little ones you love!

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