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LeapFrog’s LeapStart is geared toward kids ages 4-7. It consists of a plastic book-like case. To use you add in spiral bound LeapStart books. The LeapStart has an attached pen that the child touches to the book. The stylus then either reads the word, story or directions to the child.
Each book has two levels of play and grows with the child. Books progress from preschool to first grade.
My little tester, Odin, really enjoyed playing with the LeapStart. He picked up the idea right away and was off and learning on his own. This educational toy is lightweight and portable. It has a slot in the back to carry extra books, but unfortunately, can only accommodate two books.
The stylus was fat enough for Odin’s three-year-old hands to grasp easily. The grip is specially designed to encourage a healthy pencil grip.
Engaging learning games.
16 books with over 400 learning activities
Stylus is connected and can’t get lost.
Stylus is designed to encourage proper pencil grip.
Affordable (less expensive than many tablets and interactive books systems).
Takes two AA batteries
Makes noise (if you want a quiet house, this isn’t the toy for you)
Ideally, there would be room for more than two extra books.
You will eventually want to order new books for this system.
This is a great learning toy for the price. It is lightweight and portable. Most kids will enjoy playing with this. There are tons of learning activities and kids can play with this independently. This toy is ideal for travel and times when you need your child to sit still. I am giving this four stars: I like it, but it could be better.