I first heard about LeapTV at Blogger Bash in NYC this summer, along with many other products I have been sharing, and I was extra excited when I saw that LeapFrog had created a kids-centric video game system. We have the Wii, XBox One, Playstation 3 – the whole shebang – but in general, they are not created with young children, 3 – 8 years old, in mind. The LeapTV by LeapFrog succeeds in this! The LeapTV was created with kids in mind the whole time, from the games to the controller, to how you play, it gets down to their level and is so much fun!
Lennox was just a TAD excited when we got this package in the mail. She immediately knew it was a video game system like daddy’s! And when she saw that there was a dancing game, she was literally jumping for joy.
We set up the system in no time – plug it into the wall and into a HDMI port and it’s ready to play! So simple! Now it was time to learn through playing. She started dancing and was going a little crazy!
The games itself are great – the system has a few games already installed on it with the option to buy more in the app store. The cartridge games that we have are Dance and Sports. Right up Lennox’s alley. The Dance game is great – because it incorporates learning into every dance.
Whether you have to learn how to join letters together and make words, to picking which words rhyme – you are working on your language and vocabulary skills while dancing and jumping around.
Lennox had her neighbor friend over to play with us and they were able to figure out how to set up the game for two players without much help and they would wait patiently (that is amazing in itself) for their turn. When they both won – they were very excited for each other!
I would call the LeapTV an instant success and favorite in Lennox’s book. Her very favorite part of the Dance game is the doodle dance – you create a picture while dancing – here is a video of Lennox trying out all the different ways to dance!
I’m pretty sure once she finds out that there are Sofia the First, Jake & The Neverland Pirates and Bubble Guppies games – she will be adding them to her Christmas wish list! If you are looking for a video game system for your kids, but still want an educational toy and games – you really need to check out LeapFrog’s LeapTV – I don’t think you will be disappointed!
Note: I was provided a LeapFrog party pack from MomSelect, Mommy Parties and LeapFrog. All photos, vidoes and opinions are 100% my own.