Disclosure: We received a LeapPad 3 for the purpose of review in promotion with LeapFrog and Mom Select. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
My kids, thankfully, love learning toys. Being able to have fun and learn at the same time means the world to me because I have found that they fight back when it comes to learning alone. They are smart kids but they just want to have fun! (cure the “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” song).
We received the LeapPad3 a few months ago and the kids have been playing with it ever since. I say playing but this truly is more than just a fun toy. All three of them are using the LeapPad3 and getting some educational value from it. For Johnny, it has helped with his math facts. For Joley, it has helped with her alphabet and number recognition. For Jemma, it has helped her learn her ABC’s by singing the songs.
The LeapPad3 is perfect for kids of varying ages. It comes with a stylus but you don’t have to use it. Jemma likes to use the stylus to pick what she is going to do but uses her fingers to play the games. Johnny uses the stylus all the time. It is so versatile that it works no matter what you choose to do!
I love that the LeapPad3 is rechargeable. We can go through some batteries in our house so when I have toys that need them, I internally cringe! This one charges with the power cord (included) that plugs into any USB port. I usually plug it in to my computer when I am working and it charges in no time.
The LeapPad3 has some great features including a camera (front and back), voice recorder, calculator, internet search function on wifi, and apps you can purchase. One thing I noticed is that the app we purchased for Johnny’s level shows up on the girls’ profiles too so keep that in mind if you have a little one. The girls love the pet that they can decorate, dress, and change the room of. If we had another LeapPad3, we would be able to talk to each other on them! The other thing that the kids really seem to enjoy is the camera fun. You can change the filters on your photos are do silly things too. It has been good for lots of giggles.
Our biggest problem right now is that the kids fight over who gets to play on the LeapPad3. We have to set a timer to give them each time on it! Other than that, we are extremely happy with it and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, new way to engage kids in learning.
You can purchase the LeapPad3 in pink or green for $99.99.
For a out-of-the-box view of the LeapPad3, check out my video here.