Disclaimer- Precious Little Worlds have been sent out a item for free from Rainbow Toy Awards in exchange for our honest opinion for the purpose of our blog, to report back to you the viewers our findings.
With being Rainbow Toy Testers Our blog has been very lucky to get our hands on some of the latests toys around to bring you the viewer the chance to get up close with some amazing kids toys/gadgets.
Today we are talking about learning with gadgets such as kids tablets.
This current market is saturated with so many learning pad tablets it sure is a confusing as a mum of two kids myself I do have on my mind “which do I pick”
This I feel is more down to what you are wanting to gain from buying one is it that you want your kids to learn or both even down to the point “is it worth it”.
Unfortunately I cant go through every kids tablet as you well know I would be hear all day as so many available , but what I would like to do is go through one of the newer items the LeapPad3.
Start off with the price £89.99 available in green & pink
Description- Discover exciting experiences and thrilling adventures with LeapPad3 from LeapFrog.
LeapPad3 is a fast, high-performance, fun-packed Wi-Fi tablet that allows kids to learn and play in a way that’s just right for them. Compact and kid-tough, the LeapPad3 tablet provides access to a 100% kid-perfect web experience and access to a library of 1,000+ age-appropriate, educator-approved* games, apps, eBooks, videos and more. LeapPad3 features LeapFrog’s powerful new quad-core chip and a sleek and beautiful design, for fast-action fun kids love.
Now you know a little more on what the tablet is about will now show and tell you my thoughts on the one we have been reviewing.
Packaging – comes in a secure box clearly telling you what the item is and what is does, did find it a little bit of a bind getting the tablet from out of the box as it had at plastic hard covering. Sure is not eco-friendly but once I got into it soon had the learning tablet out.
You will also find enclosed .USB Rechargeable Battery @amp; USB Cord
As this is for my blog and reviewing purpose I was also given a £15 downland card you can buy this as a additional extra.
Get Started and download your included learning Apps-
1. Power Up and turn on your LeapPad3 with the included AC adapter,or the included USB cord and your computer.
2. Set Up your device by following the on-screen prompts to connect Wi-Fi.
3. Register your device by creating a LeapFrog Parent Account.
4. Download your included learning games.
5. Play & Learn your child’s LeapPad3 is now ready.
If you have bought or been given a download card you can put your code in the redeem code box and still will allow you to buy some more apps.
Front & back pictures that I have taken and added some of the features (all not on as they would not fit into the picture)
When I was chosen to review this learning pad I did have have daughter in mind as she is 4 years old and stared primary school this September,but not only that Millie has a lot of learning problems due to her been 10 weeks early and being disabled with Hydrocephalus.
Millie has a SEN worker – Special Educational Needs Teacher
specifically employed to work with children and young adults who need extra support or require an advanced programme of education in order to complete their learning successfully.
SEN teachers may work with individuals who are physically disabled, sensory impaired (i.e. deaf/blind), have speech and language difficulties such as dyslexia, have a mental disability such as autism, are emotionally vulnerable, have behavioural difficulties or have a combination of these disabilities. An SEN teacher may also work with gifted and talented individuals.
A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.
So with this in mind thought it would be a good learning tool for her to gain more confidence.Millie had been shown what she would be using to help her and her little face lit up!
Millie like to draw so one of the application I downloaded for her was Art Studio Ultra £5
Budding artist can crate their very own masterpiece to display or share with friends! your child can draw and colour using their imagination on the LeapPad , add fun stamps,patterns.boarders and textures.
Millie had so much fun with this do have to say she loved adding all the stamps and even having ago with the small brushes to form letters on the screen that she has been learning at school.
At £5 for this application I don’t think its that bad as we have got lots of use out of it.
After having so much fun with the art studio with all Millie’s problems ended up getting tired so asked if I could put a video on for her. I had already bought a series of Bubble Guppies for her as she just loves that show. At around £5 you get an 69 minute video of 3 episodes I did find the price a little high as you can get the Dvd for around £3-5 with more on!
Not sure how they work the pricing out of the Videos as personally find them pricey for the amount of episode you get.
But it did keep her happy and relaxed even got her to sleep which for Millie is a bonus as with her Hydrocephalus, she does dot produce the hormone Melatonin in her brain this is what get us all off to sleep but with Millie she has so have medication to make that effect.
Facts from LeapFrog
Built kid-tough and thoroughly drop tested, LeapPad3 is perfect for worry-free fun at home or on the go.
Wi-Fi with kid-safe web
LeapSearch™ powered by Zui™ serves up only age-appropriate videos and more from the web—all approved by learning experts.
700+ games & apps†
Access our learning library of educational games, eBooks, videos and more—designed or approved by learning experts.
Comparing the LeapPad3 to the old version their has been many new elements to this one faster and more affective.I have noticed the the ultra version from what I have read you get a bigger screen but to be quit honest very happy with the 5-inch screen.
My daughter has gotten a lot of fun
and enjoyment out of the LeapPad3 as it engages your child’s mind to think and
respond. Not only are kids learning but having fun at the same time.
Once my daughter got into the swing of using the LeapPad
I have to say she spend a good 30 minutes watching a few of the videos I had
The next morning she was sure asking “Hmmm mummy may I
play again on my new toy”
LeapPad3 earning tablet will give her help and
enjoyment for years to come.
And the educational value for this device is mind
blowing from learning how to write to
Build Quality –
Putting the item together was not a problem to be honest it was very easy even to downloading the LeapPad applications and installing
them this part is for adults to do. My daughter now knows how to switch the
tablet off & on.
The main piece “tablet” is very well built, but came to a problem
with the stylus as my daughter got it wet and all the paint started to flake
off was disappointed as it had at the time
only been used for round an hour.
My Overall Impressions–
Compared with the previous models I have been very impressed with the amount of applications for this device so many to choose from for a wide age range, also screen size is perfect and you get excellent pictures from the screen better than I thought it was going to be.
Love the feature of the camera.
I had to knock a point down as encountered problems with the stylus putting that aside the main tablet seems to be more hardwearing, with a built-in shock absorbing design.
Good to know that it has a pre-approved library as the table can go onto the internet, but only has certain images and videos so no need to worry that your kids have come across something bad.
Kid-safe Wi-Fi -Kid-Safe Web Experience
Play for 7 hours with the rechargeable built-in lithium battery.
LeapPad3 is a high-performance Wi-Fi tablet with the fastest, most powerful quad-core processor and a sleek new design.
VTech Vs LeapFrog
In our household we bought VTech InnoTab when it first came out and was very disappointed as it did not do much compared to the LeapPads.
As found the InnoTab to look more kid -like I know its for kids but my I say “babyish” with the LeapPad I think they have the design much more stylish.
Value for money lets just put aside the apps ect for one minute and look at the what you get as a kit, think its very well priced to say its not long been out if you put the apps and so on it can come to a far penny but its not like you or the kids will be wanting to buy each day so its not too bad.
4 out of 5 star rating
Would of given it 5 stars but came across the paint flaking off the stylus
Many Thanks to Rainbow Toy Awards for the opportunity to review & report back.