LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System

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The Leapster Explorer Learning Game System from LeapFrog is an exciting, handheld gaming device that includes preset games and videos, and boasts plenty of downloadable features and cartridges.

This durable handheld device for kids aged 4 to 9 years plays Leapster Explorer e-books, games, videos, and more.

With the Leapster Explorer, kids practice a range of skills--from reading and writing to math and sciences--through play and entertainment.

Product Features
  • Leapster Explorer offers endless ways to play and learn
  • A library of more than 40 games and activities includes cartridge games
  • Children can learn school skills like reading, math, science and geography
  • Expand the fun and learning in LeapWorld--a safe, online world of learning games and activities
  • For use only with LeapFrog Explorer software. Not compatible with any other LeapFrog platform software.
Positif Review LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System :

My daughter is 4 1/2 and loves this new game system. Even her brothers-- age 8 1/2-- try to play once in a while. I'm a real fan of Leap Frog and we've tried many of their games. Not all of them were hits in our family, but this one is great. My daughter is already a reader, so this is reinforcing many concepts. She's still learning handwriting, and the Mr. Pencil game is perfect for helping her learn how to properly write her letters. But what's better is that she thinks it's a game and not practice.

This is a perfect car toy-- my daughter has to come with me to drive her brothers to practices and lessons-- and this is her prize for being so patient. It keeps her occupied and learning. We've had it about a month and haven't changed batteries yet.

My big complaint, though, is the online component. I don't want to have to set up an account at Leap Frog in order to make the game system work. I know it's a ploy for them to get my personal information and I find that extremely annoying when I've already spent $90 on the game. Why can't it be a stand alone game? Also, it does seem that they have a wider selection of games that appeal to boys than for girls. My daughter isn't a fan of princesses, so that limits the selection for her even more.

So overall, good game system. Great graphics. Fun way for kids to learn. The downside--to me-- is the online component and lack of game selection.

Negatif Review LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System :

I just returned our Leapster Explorer (with all the games and accessories) for a reason you may not have considered. The device comes with pre-installed games. One is a Pet Society-like game in which the user has pets to care for. Although this doesn't seem like a bad thing, every time my son turned on the Leapster and clicked on the pet game, it would tell him to connect to the computer and buy shampoo or food or whatever. Because it was located on the start-up page, there is no avoiding the game. Imagine how frustrating it is to have a 4-year-old repeatedly ask to connect to the computer because the game doesn't work. Imagine the frustration for the child to have a game that he cannot play. (Sarcasm: nice birthday present, Mom and Dad.) Does LeapFrog think this is appropriate for 4- to 9-year-olds to understand? As a grown-up, I can "X" out of pop-up ads and move on. A young child cannot. I may consider down-grading to the Leapster 2. But then again, I am still pretty irritated and may not buy anything from them. He can wait for a Nintendo.

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