As a LeapFrog ambassador, it is my job to keep you guys up to date on their latests news and products. They have just unveiled the LeapStart interactive learning system. There are two devices, one for Preschool children and one for children in their first years of Primary School. Jam-packed with educational and life skills for curious 2-7 year olds, LeapStart is designed to help build key skills for school success and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning. The system works with a library of replayable activity books that will grow with your child and get them excited about maths, literacy and phonics, science, problem solving, and much more.
The LeapStart Preschool system is aimed at children aged 2-4. It comes with an innovative, ergonomically designed stylus for smaller hands. The LeapStart Primary School system for children ages 5-7 has a robust, kid-tough design and a stylus that accurately represents a pen, to help them practise finer pen control. Kids can tap any page with the stylus to activate audio responses and play activities designed to keep them engaged and coming back for more. Each book is packed with over 30 activities that come to life and entice kids to trace letters, hunt for numbers, explore the world and much more, providing a fun, productive and safe screen-free learning environment.
16 activity books across four learning levels have been designed to work with the LeapStart interactive systems (each sold separately) and grow with each child. There are four books at each learning level and together they teach 50+ key skills; from the alphabet and 123’s to space science, basic coding and educational problem solving. The LeapStart library enables your child to grow and develop by teaching core skills integrated with life skills, to help them prepare for the future. Both LeapStart platforms work with all four levels of activity books for complete interchangeability and ability to find just the right level for each set of skills.
Level 1: Nursery. Teaches early fundamentals like the alphabet and numbers as well as shapes, colours, creativity, music, and problem solving.
Level 2: Preschool. Introduces early key skills like phonics, writing, counting and critical thinking as well as introducing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), and skills for starting primary school.
Level 3: Reception Complements school skills like reading, maths, science, and geography with skills including logic and reasoning.
Level 4: Year One Covers fundamentals like vocabulary and fractions plus helps grow interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), space science, and problem solving.
“Today’s parents realise that ‘learning’ is more than just the alphabet and 123s – it is also about problem solving and critical thinking. That’s why LeapFrog’s focus is on 21st Century learning, a framework that includes the foundational skills kids have always and will always need, such as the ability to adapt to changing technology, collaboration skills, and perseverance,” said Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD,
The LeapStart interactive learning systems include a portable kid-tough device, which with my two is essential, with a downloadable Parent Guide that fosters the development of kids ages 2-7 with tips, tricks, and activities that parents and kids can do together. Each system comes with a sampler book: Nursery and Preschool designed for the younger platform, and Reception and Year One designed for the older platform.
LeapStart system (RRP £34.99) as well as the 16 LeapStart Activity books (RRP £9.99 each, ages 2-7) are available from 15th July. We will be trying this out soon so make sure you check back to see what we make of it!
LeapFrog are also running a competition to win a whopping £225 worth LeapStart pack including all 16 books. To be in with a chance of winning, head over to the LeapFrog competion page to enter. Good luck!