My 3 year old wakes up at 6am every day, and in order for me to get more sleep and for him not to wake his baby sister- I have him play with his Leapster. He loves it! The only downside is the games. Besides being pricey, there isn't that much of a selection.
my 5 year old loves her leapster and there is a huge variety of games to choose from - so i think she will be able to use it for a couple of years. we got the blue/green one so that she can hand it down to her little brother when he gets older.
I also wanted to add that they come out with good coupons and if you pair that with a sale, the price of the leapster and the games aren't too bad. I got our leapsters on special at Kmart, plus Kmart had a $5 off $20 toy purchase coupon = $16 for the leapster. Before the hollidays the games would go on sale for $10-$15 and I found $5 coupons online.
Two of my kids have used this now and they love it. I love that many of the games are educational so I don't mind them using it! : ) Its also very sturdy and holds up well to preschool-aged children.
Learning and fun All 4 of my children love this. Ages 2 -10 they all play on it. Gives me comfort knowing they are having fun, but also learning.
The Leapster is an inexpensive way to help kids learn. They think they're playing a game when they are getting an education.
Head start in Reading I really appreciate Leapfrog. They helped all of my children get a head start into reading and video games. I appreciate the games (various) that you can buy to go with them. It gives them variety and keeps it from becoming mundane and feeling like a chore. I trick them into thinking they are playing games but in reality they are learning and having fun. So thanks Leapfrog you were a salvation for me and other parents I'm sure.
I bought this for my now 12 year year old when he was 4. He played it for about four years then when his younger brother was old enough it became his. This handheld gaming system is a great starter game for kids. The learn so much and even parents enjoy playing. Well, at least we did! We have since upgraded to the leappad explorer and the leapster gs. My youngest is 7 now and he loves his leapfrog "gaming devices" as he calls them.
My kids loves their Leapster and I love that they are learning while having fun!
I have use the leapfrog game system for all 3 of my girls. my girls had learn so much from this. I would recommend it to all of my friends and family
Best first video game system and it is learning games. I used this with my first two and it is waiting for my little to use soon.
This was my sons first gaming system, and he loved it, and I love how he has to use his brain power to use it. I plan on getting my daughter one too.
My daughter loves her Leapster and I love that she is learning while having fun!
Really great for wind down time. Bed time is most often for about 1/2 before sleeping.
I love this thing. I have a 3 year old that can spend a long time on here, totally entertained, for a GREAT purpose. The games are strictly for learning, which makes for a guilt-free method of entertainment. Only down-side, the games are over-priced for what they are.