The LeapPad Platinum is another in a great series of kids’ tablets. This device appears much more sleek and slender, and the software is more stable than the LeapPad Ultra.
One of my favorite things about LeapPad tablets is the LeapSearch web browser. Only kid-friendly videos are added to the browser, so you know there’s no faulty “filter” not really protecting your kids.
My 5-year old’s favorite game is Imagicard Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Learning Game. He loves this game! He is really into the ninja turtles right now, but this game is also very age-appropriate for him. He can do almost everything in the game on his own, but it’s a step up from the video games he’s played before, particularly on LeapPad.
Some of the math questions are a little much for his age, but I like how LeapPad games respond to your child’s abilities by making questions easier or harder – and he’s asking me more math questions, which is a great thing!
This game uses ImagiCards, which is a collection of cards that interacts with your LeapPad to bring more characters to your games. For our family, this was not really impressive. As a mom, I knew right away that I’d be finding cards all over the house, although a nice metal tin is available to hold cards. My 5-year old wasn’t interested in the cards at all. He said the games already had pre-loaded cards, so he didn’t care to use them in the games. He did use the cards for other, non-LeapPad, activities, though. 🙂
This review contains only my opinions. LeapPad provided the LeapPad Platinum and games for my review.