The LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer, also known as “The Tot Tablet,” is hard to compete with, especially because it has educational games, e-books, a video recorder and camera all built into it. It has won several awards, including the 2012 Preschool Toy of the Year. It was the number one requested gift on the list for young children this past Christmas. LeapFrog Enterprises continues to grow while other toy companies, such as Mattel and Hasbro, are experiencing declining sales.
This toy is very similar to the iPad. However, the LeapFrog tablet is specifically designed for 4-9 year olds–and therefore is much less dangerous to drop! TheLeapFrog LeapPad Explorer comes with a few apps pre-installed. Others, like Thomas the Train apps, can be purchased separately. Although the LeapFrog apps may be more expensive to download than apps for the iPad, they are of high quality and educational, just like all of LeapFrog’s products.
The recent trends that we are seeing beg the question, are young children beginning to ditch their Barbies and Mr. Potato Heads for more technological toys? It would definitely appear that way.