Over the years I have purchased many LeapFrog products. I even bought the original LeapPad - the one where the books come with a cartridge that reminds me of the Nintendo cartridge you have to plug into a machine. The LeapStart is slimmer and there are no cartridges required. Now you have to connect the LeapStart to your computer and download the books. You will need to create an account (which I already have) and takes about 5 mins to upload the book. There are so much activities each book contains. It is all about play learning. Kids learn so much if when they are having fun.
The books are sold separately but their are some that comes in a set. My daughters love the Trolls and the Paw Patrol books and she has been playing on them for days. The LeapStart is a huge improvement from the LeapPad from over a decade ago. First you can control the volume on the LeapStart and there is a headphone jack where the LeapPad didn't have. I was surprised that it needs 2 AA batteries. I was hoping the LeapStart was a rechargeable and does not need batteries. I am hoping the next version will not require them. Just remember to turn it off when not using it or it will drain the batteries very quickly.
This is a great item to take with you when you are going on a family vacay especially if it includes a long travel time. When my daughter is not kept busy, she can be a handful. If your child is starting school in September, this LeapStart may help them to get a head start. My daughter will be off the next two months so I want her to improve her reading skills and I think LeapStart can help.
My daughter was so happy to receive the LeapFrog LeapStart for her birthday. She has been carrying it around and showing it off to the rest of her family.
As a leader in innovative solutions, LeapFrog’s LeapStart is filled with more than 400 activities across a library of 25+ books. LeapStart helps children (ages 2-7) learn to read and write, with an interactive and personalized system that promotes confidence in children. It’s the perfect toy for family vacay with its carrying handle for portability and minimal assembly required.
*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.