Product FeaturesIntroducing Leapster Explorer™, an extraordinary new learning experience that encourages children to discover something new every day with endless ways to play and learn--from games, e-Books, videos, and online play to customizable learning skills and more.
-40+ games and activities*--downloadable learning apps, a camera/video recorder** and more.
-Children can learn school skills plus creativity, life skills and more.
-Expand the fun and learning in LeapWorld™--a safe, online world of learning games and activities.
-Parents can follow their child's play and learning progress on the LeapFrog® Learning Path.
-Appropriate for children ages 4 to 9 years.
There are several things we love about the Leapster Explorer
- it is the perfect size for little hands
- it is easy for kids to use
- the graphics are amazing with clear images, bright colours and kid friendly pictures
- it is educational
- Olivia loves it
There are also a few things we DON'T love about the Leapster Explorer
- the games are expensive ( we didn't find any for less than $30 at our local stores) and it only comes with one downloadable game
- my son Owen finished the downloadable game in one day
- on our Leapster Explorer the volume down button doesn't work very well... unfortunately the volume up button works just fine.
We will likely buy our daughter a Leapster Explorer game for her birthday or Christmas but we've had trouble justifying that much money for a game that she may or may not be able to play and the downloadable games didn't really impress us.
Overall I think this is a great system. I really wish the games weren't so expensive though. We can get Nintendo DS games for much cheaper which is certainly what my sons prefer. The Leapster Explorer is geared to kids aged 4-9 but that certainly isn't our experience. Perhaps if we invested in games that would change.
Thanks so much to Leapfrog for sending me this product to review.