Monday, November 17, 2014

Leap into Gaming with the new LeapFrog LeapTV

Baby, it’s cold outside.  And when the weather turns cold, we like to light a fire and stay inside.  Or have a party!

This past weekend we threw a gaming party with some friends featuring our new LeapTV from LeapFrog.  LeapTV is one of the hottest toys this Christmas and after dancing and playing all day with it, I can see why!

LeapTV is a new educational, active video gaming system built specifically for kids ages 3-8 years.  Kids learn through motion as they dance, twirl, run (in place), and jump through engaging and entertaining activities that will help teach them reading, math, science, and problem solving skills.

The LeapTV system is small and the handheld controller is a perfect fit for those little hands.

And the console was extremely easy to set up – which I was thrilled about! I am terrible atsetting things like this up but even I, the queen of plugging cords into the wrong outlets, was able to get it up and running in less than five minutes.

After setting the system up, you have the option to choose your child’s age.  While playing the LeapTV games, this innovative new product self-adjusted my son’s age to their expected abilities. And if the kiddo gets stuck, the LeapTV controller’s hint  button helps the child understand the level.

Games and Videos
While video games are normally on a time limit in the Topinka house, I’m more apt to let me children play awhile longer with the LeapTV – which means mama gets more dishes done! The games that come with the LeapTV gets my kids up and moving all while helping them learn. My boys are being taught and they don’t even know it! And with games featuring some of their favorite characters like: Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Bubble Guppies, Sofia the First, Marvel’s Ultimate Spiderman, Pixar, etc … the fun is endless!

What’s in the Box?
Upon opening the LeapTV box, inside you’ll find:
  • LeapFrog LeapTV video game system
  • Console Stand
  • Motion Sensing Camera
  • Camera Mount
  • 1-transforming controller with wrist strap
  • HDMI cable
  • Camera Cord
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Bonus Game - "Pet Play World" - upon registering

Snack break! It's the snack of champions for gamers, right?

Questions you may have?
1. Does the system come with any games?
Yes – upon entering parent account registration, you will get Pet Play World.  All other games are sold separately.

2. How do you call a video game, “educational”?
All of the games for LeapTV are specially designed by learning experts. They kept children’s developmental needs and milestones in mind when creating this innovative new product. And by using popular characters to help teach the child, it keeps them entertained all while having learning fun.

3. Can more than one child play at a time?
Yes. At the beginning of each game we had the option to choose how many people were playing.

4. What if my child can’t read?
I will be honest, my 3-year-old and a couple 4-year-old’s at the party had a really hard time with some of the games – especially when it came to the math problems. But with a little help from mom and dad, they were able to figure it out and learn at the same time!
And for kid’s who can’t quite read, the LeapTV games include audio instructions to read the directions for them. Mama can STILL get some dishes done!!

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a child age 3-8, I don’t think you can go wrong with the LeapTV. It’s one of those gifts that keeps on giving.  Your child will be happy about his new toy … and mama can be happy with whatever she chooses to do.

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Disclosure: I received a free product in order to host a LeapFrog sponsored party. However, this did not influence my opinion in any way.  Because as you know… The Procrastinating Mommy cannot be bought!

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