What parent testers had to say:
I thought I would interview my daughter regarding the leap frog because she was the real tester of the toy. My first question was what was her favourite game her response was that she liked Word of the Day because there is a different story that showcases the new word like tattered (ripped) and discovered. As a parent I felt that element of the leap frog helps expands their vocabulary. She also enjoyed the Calendar because she can keep track of days and important events. This option teaches organizational skills. There is pet pad party where u can take care of your own pet such as grooming and feeding which I believe teaches responsibility. There is also Four in a Row which is an connect four where the child can play against the leap frog or choose to play with a partner. She can set her difficulty level and it teaches strategy. Of course there are applications that can be added like every leap frog for an added charge. It is kind of like an iPad but specific for toddlers. Another point is a parent doesn't have to worry about children venturing onto you tube or downloading inappropriate or non educational applications. There is another game called Stretchy Monkey where a monkey needs to chase kids in a hot air balloon and the higher it gets the more points the child gets. Once you reach a new level you are asked to spell out words with similar endings which teaches kids word families. My last question was do you like your leap frog and her response was I love it. There is your answer to the recommendation. This toy teaches children strategy and organizational skills, responsibility, expands vocabulary, and exposes children to word families. Not only do I recommend the toy but my daughter does as well.
We as a family have really enjoyed the LeapFrog Epic Tablet! It is a fun learning device that has keep my daughter engaged while learning. She is already spelling words she has learned on word of the day and when we play "family" (she is the mom and we are the kids) she wants us to work on math problems all the time, and she knows the answers thanks for the apps on the Epic. Technology is an important part of learning in today's society as we are so reliant on it and as much as we may want to keep our children away from it, it is necessary for their growth and future success. I love that Leap Frog offers a SAFE and very educational tablet geared at young children that helps them learn to navigate through apps, and become comfortable doing it. If I am busy with something and my daughter is on her Epic without me, I LOVE knowing that there is no chance of her accessing inappropriate content and what she is viewing or doing / playing is only of a benefit to her mental growth! We LOVE the Leap Frog Epic!!!
Overall this product is easy to navigate and portable which benefits both me and my child. It provides age appropriate applications that are fun and engaging for children to learn and laugh with.
We were very satisfied with this product. My kids enjoy the games and I know that they will not stumble upon anything that we consider inappropriate. It is super durable and kid friendly. They love knowing it's there's and they don't have to share it with an adult. It has great battery life and even has a special noise it makes when the battery needs charging. Each child has their own profile which they love. We are so grateful that we got to test this product since our children have had hours of fun with it.
Explore, play, imagine and create with the LeapFrog EpicTM Academy Edition. The tablet is packed with kid-appropriate on-board learning content including 20 learning games that explore a range of subjects and skills and a free trial of LeapFrog AcademyTM. Play anywhere with LeapFrog AcademyTM, an interactive learning program for 3-6 year olds that guides them on a variety of fun Learning Adventures. Through a well-rounded curriculum, they’ll explore a blend of traditional school subjects with creativity, problem solving and social-emotional skills.
You’ll also have access to the LeapFrog® Learning Library that includes hundreds of games, apps, videos and music. Plus, our exclusive Just for MeTM learning technology personalizes select games so children can learn at the right level.
Kid-safe right out of the box, the LeapSearchTM web browser lets kids safely surf the Internet and parental controls allow you to set time limits, manage apps and services, and add features such as Android apps as your child is ready. Uniquely designed to grow with your child, this tablet offers endless learning and creative play.
With a purchase of a LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition, you receive a free 3-month trial of LeapFrog Academy, and the subscription cost of $7.99 CAD. Subscription price for non-Epic users will be $9.99 CAD with a 1-month free trial.