Disclosure: LeapFrog provided the LeapTV system for me to review.
LeapFrog rarely disappoints me, but I was a little skeptical of this new game system they sent me, the LeapTV…. well, they blew me out of the water again!
LeapTV is fun, active, educational, and safe (age appropriate) – all of the things I love about LeapFrog products.
With all that in mind, the FUN is definitely there. The game system is engaging because there are many ways to play. Depending on the game, your kiddo might have a mission where the camera is displaying him (my kid loved this) right there on the screen. And, the control is two-in-one. It has a wand-like/senser use, and then can be rotated to act like a traditional controller.
My almost-5 year old loves this new game system from LeapFrog. Every game and level is a little different, and his favorite right now is Spiderman.
The setup was a little tricky because we have a recessed wall with an extension mount TV. It took us a few tries to figure out where the TV and camera should be, but now it’s great fun. There’s a mount where the camera can be on top of the TV, but for our setup, that meant a large reach. If I extend the TV and leave the camera on the counter, the camera can’t read the top-most movements. So, our solution was to keep the TV mostly near the wall, and it works great for us that way.
LeapFrog is going to allow me to give one of these away soon, so stay tuned!