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No parents allowed: LeapFrog launches kids’ tablet

Educational toy designer LeapFrog Enterprises is taking to the tablet market with the official release of the LeapPad, a personalized touch screen learning tablet designed for kids ages four and up.
June 29, 2011

Educational toy designer LeapFrog Enterprises is taking to the tablet market with the official release of the LeapPad, a personalized touch screen learning tablet designed for kids ages four and up.

The five-inch tablet is now available for pre-sale online and at major retailers in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland for US$99.99. The device holds 2 GB of memory and more than 100 learning-based games and apps as well as a camera, microphone, video recorder and stylus.

In terms of personalized features, kids can customize interactive book content according to their skill level and create their own stories in a Disney-themed animation studio. The story studio, for one, allows kids to create their own stories using the built-in camera, personalize artwork and narrate using their own voices. There are 27,000 story combinations available through this feature.

The existing library of Leapster Explorer game cartridges and apps is cross-compatible with the LeapPad, and downloadable apps are priced at US$5 and up. The tablet will be available at major retail locations beginning August 15 and in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand later this year.

About The Author
Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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