Leap Frog Leapster Explorer

This is a review post, all words and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my permission.
We were sent a Leapfrog Leapster Explorer for the purpose of this post.

There comes a time when you realise that your child needs that little bit more from a toy than just dolls and building bricks.  That moment came for me when I had to start wrestling my iPad back from Little Bean.  I used to be able to palm her off with my iPod Touch but even that doesn’t do it anymore, she needed something that was hers and that’s when Leap Frog came to my rescue.

The Leapster Explorer is a learning system which has an endless choice of activities to keep our knowledge thirsty youngsters entertained.  With a Leapster Explorer it’s not all about playing games, they can read e-books, watch videos and discover a plethora of Apps on Leap Frog connect to feed their imagination.

Little Bean has often felt a bit left out when big brother Curly has been playing on his DS but now that she has her own console she is happier than a pig in muck.   The compact travel size has been fantastic for keeping Little Bean entertained on train journeys and in the car, it fits nicely into her rucksack and yet is still big enough for her to hold comfortably.

There is a stylus that stows away in the top of the console which makes it easier for Little Bean to use the touch screen when playing certain games although she is quite good at just using her fingers too.  So far her favourite game is My Pet Pal where she has created a dog which she has to care for and I love it because I don’t have to clear up any of it’s mess.  She also received the Disney Princess game which she is a big fan of as she is convinced that she is a Disney Princess herself.  All the games are fun for the children but also have a learning dimension to them which keeps us parents happy too.

The only recommendation I would make if you were considering buying a Leapster Explorer for your little one is that you purchase a travel case for it too, not only will it keep your Leapster safe from damage its also good storing the games which have a habit of ending up down the sides of the sofa if not put away somewhere safe.

For details of where to buy your Leapfrog Leapster Explorer click here.

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