Pick This more sophisticated version
of the wildly popular electronic pad, the LeapPad, is designed to
appeal to an older audience, but can still be used with
preschoolers. The unit opens up to hold specially designed
books--a sampler book as well as a chapter book (such as The
Wizard of Oz) is included with the pad. Children use the attached
stylus (pen) to interact with the book. Unlike the interactive
books designed for the original LeapPad, the enrichment books for
the LeapPad Pro focus on vocabulary
and reading comprehension and are appropriate for children ages 7
Note that this professional
version is capable of reading any LeapPad book, including those
designed for preschoolers. Some families with preschoolers might
prefer to buy this version so that it will grow with their child.
Its design is more sophisticated than the original pad--kids 7 and
up won't find it too babyish. Plenty of titles are now available
for the pad, and more are sure to come considering the toy's
popularity. The unit is solid and appealing, helping kids build
confidence. Any word that is unfamiliar to them can be read aloud,
and many challenging words are defined.
- Children who know how to
read can further their abilities with vocabulary
- Promotes confidence in
- Original and
- Can be used with
interactive books originally designed for the LeapPad.
- Not all children 7-up
will take to the unit.
and Quantum Pad,
the current products in this line.