The Leapster Explorer Will Give your preschooler an edge on learning
Children are like sponges. They are extremely fast to learn, and just soak up much of the information which is put in front of them. We only want the best for our kids so when it comes to learning toys, the Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Learning Console was the best toy we have ever gotten for our kids. It not only gives them the feeling they are in control of a game, but they can play independently. They have over 40 games to choose from to play, so they won’t ever get bored. Parents are able to connect the Leapster to the computer to see what exactly their child is learning. The Leapfrong Leapster Explorer is extremely portable, so it can go with you wherever you go. It is also extremely durable, so even if it is dropped, kicked, or thrown, it will last the test of time.
Preschoolers are notorious for saying, “I can do it myself”. The Leapster Explorer allows preschoolers to do just that. They can use the pen to touch the screen in order to play however they want. The pen is attached to the Leapster by a durable string, so there is no chance of losing the stylus as your child plays. This system will allow preschoolers hours of independent play time with games which are actually teaching numbers, letters, and early reading.
With over 40 games to choose from, your child is sure to find something to keep him entertained and engaged for more than just a few minutes at a time. The Leapster comes with a few simple games preloaded onto the console, but there are dozens of cartridges you can buy for your child to play and learn. Games are simple enough for a 3-year-old to learn, and go up to a third grade level. This means the Leapfrog Leapster Explorer can grow with your child. Your child can choose exactly how he wants to play.
If you want to see what your child is doing, simply connect the Leapster Explorer to the computer. You can visit Leapster’s website and download game play information, which will tell you exactly what your child is playing, how long he is playing, and what he may need help with. It gives detailed information about what your child seems to be excelling at, and where his weaknesses are so you can better target game play in the future. This is sure to give your preschooler an edge in learning.
The Leapster Explorer is also extremely portable. It is lightweight, and comes with it’s own carrying case to store cartridges to take along with you. The stylus also inserts neatly into its own storage space on the Leapster itself. There is a rubber fold-down cover to protect the screen so it can be easily slipped inside a purse or a bag without worrying about scratches or damage. It is fairly lightweight, so it won’t bog down a bag or purse. It is large enough to be held and handled by younger children, but small enough to not be too bulky.
This learning console is also one of the most durable toys I have ever purchased. It is designed to take a beating by children, and mine have certainly done just that. The toy can be dropped without cracking, tossed aside, put into the bottom of a toy box, kicked, etc. It will still keep working even after years of use and abuse, which is the number one deciding factor in spending a lot of money on an electronic toy for a child.
The Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Learning Console is quite feasibly the best toy ever purchased for both of my sons. My oldest is now 8, and he first received it when he was three. After five years of punishment, this Leapster still works beautifully. My youngest son received his for Christmas when he was three, and he is about to turn five. While it is a newer model of Leapster Explorer than my oldest son has, it is still just as durable and engaging–the only difference is it is a bit smaller. Both of them still play with their Leapsters on a regular basis, and have yet to grow bored with them. My youngest son started preschool this year, and was miles ahead of the other preschoolers, to which I give the Leapster Explorer credit. At four years old, he has been able to correctly identify shapes, colors, numbers, and letters, and actually has been able to for quite some time. The Leapster Explorer costs around $70 to purchase, and additional game cartridges run between $15 and $25, but it is worth every single penny in the amount my kids have learned from this toy.