We are a LeapFrog family. We’ve had LeapFrog products in our home since our oldest was barely crawling. From the fridge magnets to the Tag and Tag Jr. reading systems, they are the standard in quality, educational toys for children. Now, with the newly released LeapPad Explorer, they’ve really raised the bar on product innovation and expectations. We were lucky to be able to share the LeapPad, as well as the Tag Reading System and other LeapFrog products with our friends at our “Learn, Create, Share” party!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the LeapPad, you are missing out. I don’t know about you, but my kids are always playing with our iPods, iPhones, and sometimes even iPad, and it can get very frustrating! The LeapPad has been a lifesaver for us! It’s got the look, feel, and interactivity of mom and dad’s devices, but is durable and has content geared toward children’s education.
We had a bit of a Halloween theme to our party, as we invited the kids to wear their Halloween costumes to add to the fun and games. We had kids ranging in age from 2 to 7 at our party and there was something fun to do for everyone!
LeapFrog is all about learning opportunities for children, and Tag is an excellent catalyst for children learning to read and early readers. At our party we got to play with the Learn to Read Book series which focused on short vowel sounds and the World Map. The kids (and adults) loved the World Map. Before our party, Emma and I got to play with it and it was one of the most fun activities we’ve ever done together in a while. At the party the kids enjoyed playing the “Ready for a Challenge” game on the World Map and each of our friends got to take home a Tag book of their very own!
The highlight of the party was definitely the LeapPad and it’s now high on everyone’s Christmas list. Some of the kids and their parents were able to use the “Guest” feature of the LeapPad and create “All About Me” stories, which just happens to be one of my favorite features of the LeapPad. When my oldest daughter Emma created her own “All About Me” story I learned so much about her! It was also a good opportunity for the parents and kids to get a feel of the LeapPad and all its features.
Just like mom and dad’s tablets, the content on the LeapPad is shareable through email, Facbeook, or on LeapFrog Connect. All the photos taken with the built-in camera, stories and art projects can be shared online! Our LeapPad came fully-loaded with games and apps specifically for our party, so we could share the fun with our friends. One of the favorite games of the night was the Roly Poly Picnic which uses the motion sensor. The little Roly Poly moves along with the LeapPad! The littler party attendees really liked the Cars 2 Ultra e-Book and PetPad (that’s my youngest daughter’s favorite!). Our party wouldn’t have been complete without sharing delicious food and, of course, money-saving coupons for LeapFrog products!
It was definitely one of the best parties we’ve ever hosted! We learned a lot, not only about new LeapFrog products like the LeapPad and the Tag Reading System, but about the world, reading, as well as a little more about our kids. A big thank you to Mom Select and LeapFrog for this amazing and memorable opportunity!