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Anyway, Sophie and Xander's passion for gaming came in very handy when we received the LeapTV and a nice assortment of educational games to check out. LeapTV, made my LeapFrog, is a wonderful beginner's gaming console. This system has around 20 educational games, with more than can be purchased for around $19.99. (I have seen them at lower prices on Amazon!) All games are educational, and can help with everything to letter and number recognition to reading and math, and even science!
Oh, since the LeapTV uses a motion sensor that interacts with the controller, kids get a chance to get off of the couch and MOVE! This is fantastic, since during the cold months, we don't get as much outdoor play time. It gets downright frigid here in the Cleveland, OH area! I love the fact that when my kids play the LeapTV, they also get to use up some of their excess energy!
- Blaze & The Monster Machines-Science-Ages 3-5
- Letter Factory Adventures-Reading-Ages 3-5
- Frozen: Arendelle's Winter Festival-Math-Ages 4-7
- DoodleCraft-Creative & Life Skills-Ages 4-7
Sophie and Xander love all of the games, but their favorites would have to be Frozen and Doodlecraft.
Frozen features the coolest Disney princesses around, Anna and Elsa, and it contains 5 games that teach kids basic math skills like shape recognition, counting, and basic addition and subtraction. I love the fact that this "Princess game" features math. A lot of girls don't like math, and this definitely helps to bridge the gap, creating confidence. Sophie despises math, but she LOVES this game!
Doodlecraft is a very creative, artistic game. It allows kids to channel their inner VanGogh as they explore 5 different neighborhoods with Mr. Pencil. My kids love painting, building, and designing, so this game got 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up.
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