LeapsterGS Review

 Have you seen the new LeapFrog LeapsterGS?

 The newest handheld game system from LeapFrog features multi-button controls, a touch screen and a built-in camera and video recorder. The built-in motion sensor enables multi-sensory learning, letting kids tilt, turn and shake the console and bring the games to life. The built-in camera and video recorder let you snap pictures and edit them as you go, and you can even add your own audio using the built-in microphone. The console comes with 3 apps to get kids started, and the LeapFrog library provides more than 300 games to keep kids entertained for hours.
  • Fast-paced action for the ultimate gaming experience
  • Built-in motion sensor for multi-sensory learning
  • Built-in camera and video recorder
  • 2 GB of memory
  • Purchase 300+ game cartridges and downloadable apps
  • Ideal for ages 4 - 9 years
My boys have hardly put this system down since it arrived.  I knew that Luke would love it, but was pleasantly surprised that Sam enjoys it equally as much.  (When you set up each child's profile, you select the appropriate the games are the same, but the level of learning is completely different.)   In fact, we're purchasing the ac adapter to save on batteries...and the boys can't wait to check out all of the different games and/or apps available.  I'm thinking Santa Claus will have these on his list!

I decided to do a little Q&A with the boys for this review:

1.  What's your favorite thing about the LeapsterGS?
Sam:  The camera, plus how I can use pictures in some of the games.
Luke:  Playing Escape of the Sillies and Splurgle.

2.Do you think your friends would like it?
Sam:  Yes.  I already showed it to RJ and he liked it, plus it might help with school.
Luke:  Ummm...yes!

3.  Was there anything you didn't like about it?
Sam:  The batteries die during games sometimes.  We need to get the plug.

Personally, I love the clear screen and graphics.  (Using your own photos/face in Escape of the Sillies is pretty awesome, too!)  And, the fact that Luke can 100% play this by himself is really cool.  Everything from turning it on, to picking a game, to turning it off is easily handled by a 4-year old.  That makes it really great for car rides, so I definitely recommend the LeapsterGS.

***Disclaimer:  I received this item free-of charge for the purpose of this review.
The views expressed in this post are 100% my own and were not influenced in any manner.***



Melanie said...

Nice! I bet Luke loves his new toy for sure! Jax got the Leapster Pad for x-mas last year & still plays w/ it every single day... now that's a great toy! He learns a ton on it too!

Adorb photos mama!

Nicolle said...

I have not seen those. I think Boyd would love one too. He just started playing kiddie games on my phone, but I don't like him handling my phone a lot. :) This might go on a Christmas list for Boyd!

Sweet Luke in that last photo. :)

Sue said...

Grandkids love it!


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