It’s that of year again when parents start to scratch their heads, as they struggle to know just what to get their children for Christmas. The problem is, there seems to be far more choice than ever, and while this is great news for children, it’s a nightmare for parents. Some of you may choose an educational gift, while others prefers to get something that will allow them to have some fun, although there is a way for them to do both, and that is with the LeapFrog LeapsterGS Explorer console.
This small device is for ages 4-9 and comes with a built -in motion sensor that is used with certain multi-sensory learning games, allowing you to turn and shake the console, one game you will do this for is Escape of the Sillies. Kids will be able to take pictures and videos and then use the Photo Lab to edit them. Speaking of games and apps, there are more than 800 available in cartridge form. We know there are easier options available, such as tablets designed with kids in mind, such as the Nabi Big Tab HD models.
What is impressive about this kids inspired console is how parents can log-in online to track their child’s progress, as this gives them that bit of independence, as they assume their parents are not taking over their device and spoiling their fun. There will be times when you will have to intervene, as you still want to make certain your child is still learning while also having fun.
Now we could aim to offer you a review, or point you in the direction of one or two from other tech websites, but we feel it is better to get a child and parents perspective, and so we have found three video reviews on YouTube.
The first video is more of an introduction to the LeapFrog LeapsterGS Explorer console, which shows what you get in the box, its design and how it differs to other models in the range. The second video is more informative in the way that there is a mother with her kids, and she talks about having owned various LeapFrog products in the past. However, we love how she then gives the device to the children for them to offer their thoughts, which is far better than any review we have seen on YouTube or the Internet as a whole.
In the third video we have a child going over the overall design and the main features of the console for children. It’s not in the league of the second video, but still interesting to watch.
If you would like to know more about this device from LeapFrog, then you have the option to download the Parent Guide or view the FAQs on the official website. There are so many places you can purchase one of these from, and no doubt the price will come down the closer we get to the end of the month.