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More to come for Leap Frog's Leap Pad

Techstination feature for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

There’s more to come from Leap Frog’s LeapPad.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   There are so many apps designed for kids and even toddlers these days, it isn’t uncommon  to see two, three and four year olds playing with mom or dad’s iPad.   But we’ve heard from some parents about the disasters that can lead to.   That’s one of the reasons why Leap Frog’s LeapPad Explorer Tablet has become so popular.   It can be dropped, even thrown and keep on working.  But what it is really about is the software library…which continues to grow.   CEO John Barbour…

“It’s about all the educational components that come with it.  It’s the books, it’s the videos, it’s the games.  It’s about teaching children how to learn to read, but it’s also about teaching children how to learn to write.  And the difference between our tablet and competitive tablets is that ours uses a resistive touch screen.”

Which allows a stylus to be used when learning to write.   The LeapPad Explorer sells for under a hundred dollars.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Kids | Video Games