If you haven’t heard or seen the LeapTV in stores, it is a gaming system for kids that is not only educational but it also gets the kids active. We have had ours for a couple of weeks now and while we limit gaming time in our house, the LeapTV is one gaming device we are happy for the kids play during their allocated gaming/technology time.
We love the LeapTV because it encourages children to get their minds and bodies moving. LeapFrog have kept the system very easy to use, with first time players in mind so it is great for children of all ages (recommended for ages 3-8). The LeapFrog LeapTV offers three unique ways to play – body motion, pointer play and classic control.
Body Motion – The motion sensing camera captures them and automatically puts them in the game so every action they make can be seen on the screen. Their actions are incorporated into the game as they explore different activities such as dancing, playing with unicorns and martial arts.
Pointer Play – the pointer play takes pretend play to a new level by utilising the transforming controller with a simple twist. The control allows children to slice through coconuts, swing from building to building and much more.
Classic Control – As you would expect the control can also be used as a classic controller. Children can press A and B buttons to perform actions, shake to sled through enchanted forests or tilt the controller to make the character (or race car) turn.
Designed for little hands the controller is the perfect size. My 18 month old can hold it comfortably when she plays with the unicorns, as can my 6 and 8 year olds when they play their race car game. The LeapFrog LeapTV offers an educational, active video gaming experience for children with a wide range of games available. For more information on stockists and LeapFrog products visit the LeapFrog website.
Disclosure: I received a LeapFrog LeapTV for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.