Leap pad for christmas???

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  • #117561
    Anonymous
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    i have 2 kiddies one is 4 and the other 6….. i was going to buy one of them each for christmas but i am thinking will they use it??? has anyone got them?? 😕

    #13194
    Anonymous
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    Taylor, do your research… read reviews etc and then decide if that is what you want to do. It was the right decision for us.
    We’ve also got the Wii, so we’ve totally got the games side of things covered too! :lol:

    #117562
    chewieodie
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    My kids, 4 & 6 have the Leapfrog explorer, which has the games which are compatable with the leappad. Honestly, they are the best things we ever bought. We limit use on them, but I love the fact that they are learning things through fun games…. from maths to spelling etc, etc…. we’ve actually bought them both the camera attachment for their explorers this year, as another add on experience.

    If I had to do it again…. I wouldn’t hesitate.

    #117565
    Jedt
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    Definitely one each, your heart will be broken if you only get one. These last years and you will get the use out of them. Smyth’s have some good deals on at the moment if you are planning to be super organised and buy early!! 🙂

    #117590
    munchin
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    funny i was going to get the leap pad for my 5yr old and asked my sister – her little fella has one and basically she said for the price you pay i was better off going straighht to the ds

    #117614

    my dd has a ds and her friend has leap pad she said its not as good as the ds.

    #117615
    chewieodie
    Member

    As a matter of interest, can you track the child’s progress on a DS? As I said, we don’t have the leap pads, we’ve got the explorers, I wouldn’t bother with buying leap pads because we have the explorers…. but I like the fact thatI can go online, link up either ds / dd’s explorer and I can see if they need to concentrate on their reading / sums / spelling…. etc etc…. so, although its a game, it is most definately a learning tool.

    I don’t have much experience with the DS, other than my own (brain training etc… 😆 ) so I don’t know how good they are in terms of learning apps…. 😕

    #117619

    i dunno my dd just uses it for playing games with hers and takes pictures of fridges, bins, cats and mammy asleep 😆 but you can block them from going on the internet on the the ds. dd has a leapster its in the draw gathering dust she likes the ds better.

    #114790
    Taylor5
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    No you cant track progress on the DS, that sounds great, might look into one for ds2

    #117706
    mammycool
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    Oh, I was looking at the V-motion – which kinda looks like it might be a pre-school version of the Wii. My thoughts being that at least it will keep them moving as well.

    #117879
    Anonymous
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    we have the ds and my kids are not all that into the games!!! we also have the wii they play now and again…. they love playing with the camera and apps on my mobile so the Laeppad was a good idea it also teaches they there hand writting and helps them to read so i think it is a great educational toy for them it also has a video camera on it where they can take pictures and add picture art to them which they love ….. giving me my mobile back 😆

    #118019
    Waffy1
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    Managed to get a Leappad yesterday from Smyths. Was really hard got… preordered it on line as were out of stock everywhere. Got a text when it arrived & had to show text & they had to delete it in the shop before they’d give it to me!!! So if you really want one start seriously looking now. Havn’t set it up yet but i’m loving the idea of it. Can read stories, do art, learn to write, camera, video & loads of apps avaliable to download. Think ds will be delighted with Santa this year!

    #118021
    chewieodie
    Member

    Good for you…. 😉
    Still a year later hasn’t lost the sparkle for our two…. we have all the games, and they swap between themselves… and BIG time help with sums and reading…. can’t praise the leapfrog range highly enough…. 🙂

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