It amazes me how electronic savvy children are. Whenever I have a question I can ask my 8-year-old son and he can figure it out no problem. These are the days of tablets and smartphones. I admit my older boys each of tablets and use them for educational and entertainment. So anything that is electronic that I can use in our homschooling I am all for. Leapfrog has been one of my favorite brands ever since my oldest son received a Leapfrog toy at Christmas. Ever since then my children and I have been hooked!
Leapfrog has recently come out with two great products that my kids are enjoying:
Learn to Write With Mr. Pencil is an adorable stylus that teaches children how to write letters, number writing, drawing shapes along with Mr. Pencil and citizens of Doodleburg. The stylus to learn with 85+ writing activities in the app and help Dot & Dash decorate and prepare 24 parade floats for Doodleburg’s Art Appreciation Day parade. This breakthrough app toy helps turn your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into the ultimate learn-to-write tool.
I love this product! It is perfect for my 3 older children to practice their handwriting. The app which is free that goes along with Mr. Pencil teaches how to write upper and lowercase letters, numbers 1-20 and basic shapes. – if the child does not follow the directions the app prompts the child encouragingly to do it correctly. I like that children have to listen and follow directions in order to complete each task. This is a perfect tool for learning for children, plus the stylus is so adorable it makes kids want to use it! I like how it spares my iPad from their fingers and other objects while Mr. Pencil has a nice soft tip!
Saves your child’s writing as he/she plays the app so you can view progress.
The included Mr. Pencil app, Mr. Pencil stylus plus an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad work together to create a learn-to-write tool.
Ages 3-6 years
Creativity Camera App With Protective Case App combines the camera power of iPhone and iPod touch with creative learning fun! The case protects your iPhone or iPod touch device and the information stored in it while your child enjoys hours of play. Simply download the included creativity learning app, and place your device into the protective case for hours of games and activities. Children will have fun editing photos to make silly pictures, go on photo missions to create special albums and even play an exciting augmented reality game. This breakthrough app toy turns your device into the ultimate creativity camera that kids will love!
Kids enjoy taking pictures with smartphones but I often worry about them dropping my phone or going on my other apps but with the Creativity Camera this is not possible. Simply open the backside of the camera and slide in your device and close. The con to this is that if you have a device that has a case like I do you have to take it out of the case to place inside the Creativity Camera or else it will not fit. The great thing is that once the device is inside the Creativity Camera you can lock it in place so it will not fall out or get damaged. Children will enjoy taking pictures and decorating them or distorting them, it’s their own one of a kind masterpieces! Also children can create an alphabet photo album taking pictures of items that start with the letters of the alphabet adding them to the photo album and matching them to the letters. What a great way to learn and create!
Helps kids create, learn and express themselves with photos.
Includes a protective case and a creativity learning app with 6 learning modes:
1) Camera—take pictures of friends, family, pets and more,
2) Gallery—lets little photographers view photos as an album, or scroll through photos one-by-one,
3) Creativity Center—lets children filter, stamp and morph to create one-of-a-kind photos,
4) Silly Faces—guides children to take portraits and easily dress up images with funny graphics,
5) Photo Missions—complete special photo missions to create themed albums to explore letters, facial expressions and more, and
6) Magical Creature Catch—catch and match virtual flying critters by snapping pictures in a fast-action game.
Works with an iPhone or iPod touch to create the ultimate kid-safe creativity camera.
Teaches creativity, self-expression and matching
Ages 3-6 years
Both of these Leapfrog products are great for everyday learning! Both making perfect Christmas gifts for that special child! The Leapfrog Mr. Pencil sells for $12.99 and the Creativity Camera App With Protective Case $19.99. Leapfrog is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders $40.00 or more – stock up now for the holidays!
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