The latest learning solution from LeapFrog has hit the market, just in time for back to school!
LeapFrog LeapStart is a new all-in-one interactive early learning system for preschool children through to KS1 children. The amazing, super-fun system is jam packed with educational and life skills for curious 2-7 year olds, designed to help build key skills for school success and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning.
There are two systems, one for Preschool children and one for children in their first years of Primary school. The LeapStart Preschool system, for children ages 2-4, comes with an innovative, ergonomically designed stylus for smaller hands. The LeapStart Primary School system for children ages 5-7 has a robust, kid-tough design and a stylus that accurately represents a pen, to help them practice finer pen control.
We were very kindly sent a LeapFrog LeapStart Primary School system to help us in preparing Riley for school in September and supporting Harry through his final year at preschool.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Leapfrog LeapStart system
- 1 x Stylus
- 1 x Sampler book
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Quick setup guide
Totally innovative, the LeapFrog LeapStart Primary School system includes a portable kid-tough device with an easy-grip stylus, a sampler book, a quick setup guide and a downloable parents guide to getting kids ready for school.
The complete interactive learning system teaches kids 50+ key skills through a library of activity books (each sold separately), all of which grow with your child and help prepare them for school and life. The books cover a range of topics including mathematics, literacy, phonics, STEM, health, daily routines, social skills and much more.
LeapFrog LeapStart is bursting with fun on every page. The system really complements schooling in the most fun and interactive way and I know it’s going to work wonders for Riley as he embarks on this new exciting chapter in his life. He has a poor attention span, but loves anything interactive so the fact the stylus can be used on any page to activate audio responses, play activities, listen to jokes and songs etc. is a great way of keeping him engaged.
Each book in the library is jam packed with over 30 activities that come to life and entice kids to trace letters, hunt for numbers, explore space, compose their own music, learn about other countires and much much more, providing a fun and screen-free learning environment.
16 activity books across four learning levels have been designed to work with the LeapStart interactive systems (each sold separately) and grow with each child. There are four books at each learning level and together they teach 50+ key skills.
Both LeapStart platforms work with all four levels of activity books for complete interchangeability and ability to find just the right level for each set of skills. This is great news for us as it means Riley and Harry can both use the same device without the need for us to invest in the Preschool system as well.
What I especially love about the LeapStart library is that the books enable your child to grow and develop by teaching a combination of core skills and life/social skills – giving them the best possible start in life and helping in prepare for the future.
The books are bright and visually appealing, very easy to follow and understand, educational and engaging, but most of all they are fun. And we all know that kids learn best when they are having fun so the LeapFrog LeapStart is the perfect learning tool in my opinion.
Since receiving the LeapFrog LeapStart Primary School system I have gone on to purchase additional books (£9.99 each) and they are proving to be hugely popular with the boys. Although they are on summer holidays, I’m still keen to get some learning into their “free play” time so the fact that they are willfully choosing to use the LeapStart is a massive positive for me as a parent.
There’s also a handy storage area on the back of the device which holds one book so you can even take the LeapFrog LeapStart on a day out with you!
My boys both love to learn new things, so I’m lucky in that respect and with the Leapstart I know they are learning in a fun and interactive way that’s ultimately shaping their tomorrow.
The LeapStart system (RRP £34.99) as well as the 16 LeapStart Activity books (RRP £9.99 each, ages 2-7) are available to purchase from most retailers including Argos, Toys R Us, Smyths Toys, Amazon, John Lewis etc.