Recently, my family had the chance to test out the new LeapTV gaming system. LeapTV is an “educational, active video gaming system that gets kids up and moving while they learn”. I actually haven’t heard much about it before, but I am all for educational games and Leap Frog is such a great company with some wonderful toys and games for kids.
My 3 year old was super excited when this came in the mail and kept begging us to set it up for her to play with. We gathered a few family members and friends with their kids and gave it a go. Overall, I have to say that I really loved it and it was a bigger hit with the kids than I expected. The games are easy to play, visually appealing, and fun for all ages (it says it’s meant for ages 3-8, but I had 10 year olds there that loved it as well).
The system comes with a decent-sized controller, a game console, and a camera. The controller is very kid-friendly and easy to use and I love that it can switch into different modes. I also like that there are game options where you don’t need the controller at all, like with the Dance game. The kids had so much fun seeing themselves on-screen. They’re were particularly addicted to the ninja mini-game in the Sports game. I also liked that it came with a bonus game called Pet World that featured some very adorable creatures that my kids got to customize and name. Each game incorporates learning in some way, such as math skills in the Sports (baseball) game.
I would definitely recommend this gaming system to parents of little kids. It’s definitely going to continue to be a hit with my 3 year old and I’ll be checking out some of the other game options they have so she has a variety to play with. The gaming system and games are pretty expensive, but it’s honestly around the same price as all the other gaming systems out there now. As much as kids these days crave video games, I’m glad they have something like LeapTV to try because it’s not only fun, it benefits them in the end.
Disclaimer: I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.