As an official LeapFrog mom, I have been given the opportunity to help my kids learn and thrive, both in and out of the "classroom". (Our classroom is actually a desk in our family room. Whatever works, right?) We incorporate LeapFrog's educational children's toys into our day, every single day. Whether it's by using the Word Whammer to practice phonics and spelling, or playing one of the many games on their LeapPads, Sophie and Xander are always eager to learn with LeapFrog,
We received a Word Whammer, 3 sets of Imagicards, and a shiny, new LeapPad Platinum. How cool is that?! Sophie hit the proverbial nail on the head. It was a LeapFrog Jackpot, indeed!
I'd love to tell you a bit more about these products and how we use them to supplement our homeschool activities.
The LeapPad Platinum is loaded with fun, educational games and activities that kids can enjoy. You can also use your Imagicards with this tablet, but more about that in a moment.
Here are some quick facts about the LeapPad Platinum:
- Designed for kids ages 3-9
- 7″ hi-res multi-touch screen and super-fast processor.
Sophie and Xander have been loving their new LeapPad Platinum! It's definitely a step above the LeapPad Ultra, especially the added camera and speedy processor. The kids can browse the web, watch videos, and play games without tons of buffering or lag time.
We like to search for content that correlates to our current homeschool curriculum. This has allowed us to further strengthen Sophie's skills, and makes learning much less of a chore because she attends class with confidence each day. It must be working, because our little smarty-pants has tested as gifted or well above average in all of her assessments. She even got to skip a good amount of Kindergarten courses and went straight to an Advanced First Grade Curriculum.
Xander doesn't start school till next year, but between watching his big sister's example and playing with LeapFrog's learning toys, he's got one heck of a head start!
- Each LeapFrog Imagicard Set includes 30+ Curricular Cards. They are easily identifiable, and little won't won't end up mixing decks together. MAJOR plus there.
- Snap a picture of the card with the LeapPad Platinum to enhance digital learning games by bringing favorite characters into the games and unlocking magical gameplay.
- Imagicards also have trivia questions and curriculum aspects that include math, shapes, letters, spelling, and more.
Sophie and Xander were very eager to play with their Imagicards. One of their handheld gaming consoles has a similar feature, so they already knew how to take pictures of cards to unlock play or bring characters to life. Since my kids love anything having to do with gaming, Imagicards were a very welcomed addition to our LeapFrog collection. In fact, Sophie and Xander often elect to play with their Platinum and Imagicards over their 3DS or Wii. Now THAT is impressive, in my opinion! And of course they're learning the whole time they're playing, which makes me happy as a mom!
There are 3 different games and 5 different learning levels that grow with your child. This helps build skills and confidence, too!
My 4 year old, Xander, has started reading thanks to this toy. He's so proud that he can create and sound out words all by himself. I have the feeling that once he's ready to begin Kindergarten, he will be a super-star just like his big sister!
Here's what Sophie and Xander have to say about their LeapFrog Word Whammer and LeapPad Platinum :
Thanks, LeapFrog! It's an honor to be part of the official LeapFrogMom crew!
We look forward to learning about and sharing more great ways to make learning fun from LeapFrog, so stay tuned!