The brand name LeapFrog is synonymous with educational fun. For kids this Christmas, getting to unwrap a LeapFrog LeapTV Active Video Game System is going to be the pinnacle of top toy requests!
This is the perfect starter video game system for kids ages 3 to 8 years old. The system is very interactive and unlike other video games where kids become static couch potatoes, the LeapFrog system has them getting up and being active as they dance around, jump and have fun!
As a parent, you can pick from hundreds of video games for your child to play – all with an educational slant so it’s actually good for them to be playing. The games are a mix of traditional cartridges, videos and downloads.
The educational slant will help your children with subjects like science, math and reading. They’ll be solving problems to “win” points in the game. And if you have kids of different ages, they can level up to more advanced lessons.
The system starts by tailoring the games to your child’s age group. Then, since even kids of the same age have different learning styles and abilities, the game will adjust for your child’s specific capabilities to continue challenging them more and more.
Like the Kinect, the LeapFrog LeapTV system is motion sensing, and the controller is small enough for little hands to use. Your child doesn’t even have to be reading yet – because the system will “talk” to them to and tell them what to do, so they don’t have to read instructions.
With the body motion option, they don’t need to hold the controller. The senor understands their movements and a camera can allow for more fun as it captures moves while your child dances and plays various games.
If they switch to Pointer Play, they can use the controller with the swivel end to play. This works with games like bowling in LeapFrog Sports. The Classic Control option has the A and B buttons for gaming like kids are used to.
Inside the box, you get the main LeapFrog LeapTV console, the camera mount and camera for the motion sensor games, the traditional controller with a strap to keep it on your wrist, and all of the cables and memory you need to play the game. You do have to buy two AA batteries for the controller, though.