Get techie this Christmas!
My family has been a fan of LeapFrog for years! It all started when my sister bought Kira My Pal Violet. Kira was instantly in love with her talking puppy. Since then we have added a LeapPad, LeapReaders and Leapster Explorers to the household.
LeapFrog’s LeapPad Ultra is an amazing gift for any child ages 4-9 years old. It has been labeled “the ultimate kids’ learning tablet” and I have to agree. We bought Kira a LeapPad for Christmas last year and she has played, learned and has had fun with it almost every day. Now, we own the LeapPad Ultra and I am super impressed with it’s capabilities. As a teacher and mother, I am thrilled to teach my kids how to use the LeapPad Ultra.
On the left is Kira’s original LeapPad…on the right is our new LeapPad Ultra (which Logan will receive for Christmas…shhhhhh, don’t tell him). What initially impressed both mom and dad was the 7-inch hi-res screen! Just look at the size difference. LeapFrog was smart to make this tablet larger. It’s easier for kids to use and see if they are sharing the tablet (yes, my kids like to play together…and if they screen is too small they have fits…I’m sure you can relate).
The LeapPad Ultra is built kid-tough (durable and drop-tested) with a 7-Inch hi-res screen and Wi-Fi with kid-safe Web. Parents can set up the tablet and control exactly what the child can access. Just power up the LeapPad Ultra and set up the device by following the on-screen prompts to connect to Wi-Fi (please note that charging may take up to 7 hours). If you are not in a location with Wi-Fi, you can complete set-up (using the USB cable that is included in the package) through installing the LeapFrog Connect Application on your computer (if you already own a LeapFrog product, you probably already have this application downloaded onto your computer). Depending on your Wi-Fi connection, the set-up may take 20+ minutes.
Oh how technology has changed! It’s amazing to have access to such great learning tools…in the hands of children, ready to learn! I love that the LeapPad Ultra has Wi-Fi capability. As a parent, I will have control of what my child is able to access. The parental portal needs a 4-digit security code to access. The LeapSearch was created in partnership with Zui, a leading children’s browser developer. With LeapSearch, kids can watch and explore 100% kid-appropriate web content that has been reviewed and approved by LeapFrog’s Learning Team. The Wi-Fi access also allows parents to easily download/purchase apps for their child. Kids can even play peer-to-peer when two or more LeapPad Ultra tablets are connected (this I want to explore…now I just have to either buy a second tablet or find a friend who has one…more information to come on this feature).
LeapPad Ultra works with LeapFrog’s library of 800+ apps, games, eBooks, videos, music and more (which is great…we can use the same games that we have for Kira’s LeapPad with this LeapPad Ultra). LeapPad Ultra includes 11 apps (onboard and downloadable): Photo Fun Ultra, Art Studio Ultra, Pet Pad Party, Utility Suite, Pet Chat and more. (That’s over $80 worth of apps!!!)
- 8 GB of on-board memory which holds up to 40,000 photos or 140 Game Apps
- built-in rechargeable battery
- front-and-back cameras
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Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the LeapPad Ultra through a review program. The opinions expressed are my own.