I received products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty with Mom Select. All opinions are mine and those of my family.
There are few cuter things than a little kid having fun. My girls love to play video games with their brother. The funny part of that is that Jemma really doesn’t even play anything; she holds the controllers and thinks she is doing something. Joley does play but doesn’t enjoy it as much as Johnny because most games are above her level still.
When I heard about LeapTV, I was so excited. This is a game system meant to be used by kids as young as 3 years old (Jemma’s age) and up to about age 8. My kids were jumping for joy (literally) when we pulled out our LeapTV from the box. I was a bit worried that they wouldn’t be patient while we set it up. You know how long these things can take, right?
Well, I worried for no reason. Setting up the LeapTV was simple. Plug a few things in, set up an account online, add your profiles for the LeapTV and you are ready to go!!! Seriously. I think I was finished in about 5 minutes, just long enough for the kids to decide what game they want to play first.
Let’s talk equipment…
LeapTV comes with the console with stand, motion-sensing camera, HDMI cable, AC power adapter, a camera mount (if you need it), and the transforming controller.
That transforming controller? It is perfect for little hands and easy to use. Jemma was able to understand the A and B buttons and use the joystick to do what she needs to do. Some games call for the controller to be closed, while others require it to be open. Some don’t require the controller at all. It is simple to change from open to closed. Simply press the transform button and pull/push to get it how you want it.
We were sent two games and one was added when we registered the LeapTV. The one added was Pet Play World. My kids are familiar with this from the LeapPad so they already knew what to do.
We decided to start our fun with the LeapFrog Dance & Learn game. The girls were the first to play and play they did. It was a blast to see them dancing around. But, don’t be fooled by all the fun. There are plenty of opportunities to learn with the LeapTV. The Dance & Learn teaches reading skills (vocabulary, phonics, the alphabet, and compound words). Joley was much better at this but even Jemma was able to do some alphabet games. There were other games that allowed them to follow directions and just dance!
The other game we received was LeapTV Sports. With games like Super Goalie, Karate, Baseball, Bowling, Swimming, Rope Climbing, Weightlifting, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding, there is sure to be a sport for any child. The Sports game teaches mathematics skills of addition, subtraction, patterns, and shapes. I really enjoyed this game myself and loved to see the kids compete against each other.
The LeapTV adjusted for age differences by asking more difficult questions to the older kids. Younger ones had questions for their level of education and it was a great way to practice those skills they are learning in school. All the kids seemed to enjoy this game the most because of the competitive nature of it.
We were able to invite a few friends over and have some fun with the LeapTV too! With kids aged 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9, we were ready to party! They all (some seen below) crowded around the TV deciding who gets to go first and what game to play.
They had a great time competing against each other and being active. We have snow on the ground so getting the kids moving inside was great! Johnny and the other boy played against each other and the girls went next. It was so fun for us moms to see them having a good time together playing the LeapTV.
Right now there are 9 games available for the LeapTV and there will be 100+ educator-approved games and videos available by year-end. What does that mean? The kids will never run out of fun things to do with LeapTV! I mentioned that the LeapTV adjusts for the age of the child but it does even more than that. It adjusts for each child individually too. As your child masters skills, the LeapTV will ask harder questions and adjust their learning to their experience. What this means for you as a consumer is that your money goes a long way… the game will grow with your child.
I think the LeapTV is going to be one of the hottest games this year! Not just for kids though… parents are going to love it just as much as kids will. Seeing your kids have fun is wonderful, but seeing them having fun learning makes me feel amazing!
The LeapTV can be purchased now. Prices start at $149.99 for the console. Games are sold for the SRP of $29.99 but you can get them on sale now on the LeapFrog website!
A huge thanks to Mom Select and LeapFrog for the opportunity to share LeapTV with our friends!