It’s here, the Leap Pad 3! MomSelect and LeapFrog gave our toddlers the new LeapPad 3 to try out and can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Each of our 4 kids have grown up on LeapFrog products. Our 2 oldest kids had the Leapsters for years. All of our kids have played with the Leap Frog, the music box that hangs on our refrigerator. The drum that sings songs, even after years of being thrown around. The LeapTop that my son sits next to me playing on while I work. So when asked if we would like to try out the Leap Pad 3 – Yes, please. We love this tablet!
We have had the Leap ad 3 for just over a week, and I can say that this toy has been played with EVERY SINGLE DAY. It’s charged every night (with a standard USB cord, yay! No weird charger!) and it’s played with all day long. The above photo is of my 4-year-old at my sister’s wedding. Well, it was actually right after, before the reception. I was in charge of photos and the LeapPad 3 kept him busy so I could get the shots we wanted.
As I mentioned, our kids are very familiar with the LeapFrog products. Like their other products, this device doesn’t disappoint. It is very durable. I have 3 boys – should I say more. The games and feel of the device are similar to other LeapFrog products. This brings a sense of familiarity (and from a marketing perspective, awesome branding) to the product. LeapFrog is definitely a brand name that our family has grown to trust.
Here are the top 10 things that we LOVE about the LeadPad 3:
1. Perfect Size
It’s dimensions are 7.5 x 5.2 x 1 which translates into the perfect size tablet for a toddler’s hands and lap. The screen is 5 inches.
2. Battery Life
6+ hours of battery life baby!
3. Charges with a Standard USB Plug
No fancy special charger needed to charge the LeapPad 3, it uses a standard USB plug.
4. 2 Cameras
This tablet has both front and back cameras. Perfect for little photographers.
5. Wide Age Range
This tablet is geared for ages 3-9. There are various apps that appease the interest of all of those ages. Perfect seeing that we have 3 boys, ages: 3, 4 and 9.
You can setup profiles for each of your kids. Love this.
Did I mention how durable this thing is?? It is toddler-tough. We need more toddler-tough products with these boys.
8. Stylus Attached
Don’t worry about losing your stylus. The stylus is attached with a short string (and it’s sturdy, did I mention that products have to be toddler-tough around here?)
9. Apps Not Just Cartridges
You can download apps, no need to buy cartridges with the Leap Pad 3. 10 apps are included with the device, but with an internet connection – you can connect to the app store to find over 1000+ educator approved games and apps! This will keep your child engaged. This isnt a toy that they will just play with once and throw to the way side.
10. Kid Safe
I can let the kids play with the LeapPad 3 and totally don’t have to worry about what they are playing. I know they aren’t on the web or playing something that maybe questionable.
While my kids have played with other tablets, I will say this about the LeapPad 3 that makes it stand out from the others – this tablet is made JUST for kids (geared towards ages 3-9.) I don’t have to worry about what they are playing. And I know what they are playing is typically educational in nature on the LeapPad 3.
The LeapPad 3 retails for $99.99 and is available in green, pink and coming soon, teal.
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.