Gifts for Preschoolers: LeapFrop Explorer Games (Giveaway ends 1/28/13)

January 15, 2013

One minute we were an entirely “video game free” home and the next minute we seemed to have a game systems in every room of our home. How did it happen? And I’m not talking about small electronic “busy” activity toys. We had a ton of those activity toys that the kids loved. I’m talking about handheld games and gaming systems.

My youngest child was the last kid in the family to get the video game bug. But when he did he was absolutely hooked on games, games, and more games. While his sisters were about 8 or 9 when they found video games, he was begging for electronic toys at 2. I bought him a toy phone and toy tablet that he carried around with him wherever he went. I always knew where he was from the beeping sound and hearing his sweet little voice as he talked on his phone. But as he approached his 4th birthday, he started noticing that his sister’s played DS games. He desperately wanted to play their games and would perch on the arm of whatever chair they were sitting on to watch them play.

I needed an alternative since he was too young and didn’t quite have the fine motor or the reading ability to play the DS games. Next best electronic game toy is the LeapFrog Leapster Explorer. He got it as a birthday gift and like magic peace was restored to our home. While his sisters played their DS games, he happily played his Leapster games.

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer

  • Hi-res graphics.
  • stylus to practice writing.
  • Powerful processor for action-packed game play.
  • Leaplet learning app games.
  • e-Books
  • Video downloads
  • Price: $69.99 (amazon: $45.68 for pink).
  • Recommended: 4-8 years

LeapFrog LeapPad 2

  • Faster processor and 4GB.
  • Front and back cameras/video recorder.
  • Trace with your finger or use the stylus.
  • Comes with 5 apps: Pet Pad, Learning Songs, Art Studio, Cartoon Director, and one app of your choice.
  • Price: $114.95
  • Recommended: 36 months-9 years

LeapFrog LeapsterGS Explorer

  • Educational gaming
  • Fast-paced action
  • Built in camera and video recorder
  • $69.99
  • Recommended: 4-9 years

LeapFrog Games

Note that some games work with the older Leapster 1 and Leapster 2, while the newer games work with LeapPad and Leapster Explorer but not Leapster 1 and Leapster 2.

Want to win The Magic School Bus Oceans LeapFrog Explorer Game for LeapPad and Leapster Explorer? I have one for a lucky reader of this blog! All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below.

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I was given the item at a blogging event. The opinions included in the post are my own. Affiliate links are to my amazon account. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends on January 28, 2013, 12:00 a.m. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.

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17 Responses to Gifts for Preschoolers: LeapFrop Explorer Games (Giveaway ends 1/28/13)

  1. Ashley Hatten on January 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    My kids like candyland

  2. debbie jackson on January 16, 2013 at 7:22 am

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  3. Jim Lipscomb on January 16, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Candy Land

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  5. Shana Dieli on January 19, 2013 at 11:02 am

    My kids love Candy Land and any form of the game memory.

  6. Dawn @ Finding the Happy on January 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Our favorite board game is Monopoly Jr.
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  7. Jennifer Marie on January 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    We love match game.

  8. teh doll on January 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Sorry the Disney one.
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  9. aimee @ smilingmama on January 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I do love Candy Land! Both my boys are big Leapster and Magic School bus fans, so this sounds awesome!
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  10. Jennifer Marie on January 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    we like clue

  11. Shirley Dubon on January 23, 2013 at 1:08 am

    The link to subscribe to your blog didn’t work for me:-(

  12. Jennifer Marie on January 23, 2013 at 7:56 am

    we like battleship

  13. Jennifer Marie on January 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    We like candy land.

  14. Jennifer Marie on January 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

    We like chutes and ladders.

  15. Jennifer Marie on January 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    we like sorry!

  16. Tabathia B on January 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    My daughter enjoys hi ho cherry

  17. Jennifer Marie on January 27, 2013 at 10:11 am

    We like boggle.

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