Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 4 - 7 yrs.
Price: $39.99

LeapBand is a fun little wrist watch device with both screen and motion based activity and learning games. It does a great job taking advantage of today's technology to offer an entertaining and enjoyable experience for young children. With fitness in mind, the LeapBand is preloaded with 14 physical challenges, the more active a child is, the more points he/she earns to care for her pet and to play games.

In this activity tracker meets virtual pet care, the child's goal is to take care of his pet through physical activity. The more physical activity, the more rewards earned, the happier and healthy the pet. The customization capabilities earned extra care points from us. LeapFrog put a lot of effort into options that add longer term play value to an inexpensive electronic device. Player/caregivers can choose from 8 pets, including a unicorn, robot, dragon, et al. They can then choose its color and give it a name. Parents can customize challenges for their child, and set parameters for play times or watch-only mode for school or bed time. Even cooler is that you can download an accompanying game/app on any Android, iOS, or LeapFrog device which syncs to the watch and allows children to earn extra points for by playing. On top of that it is water-resistant, has a long lasting rechargeable battery, and can provide audio instructions for pre-readers. Affordable feature-packed.

Tim Leverett   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Tim Leverett is an entrepreneur living in Rochester, NY. Tim created the Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby Software Series and Club Toddler, and is considered an expert in children's media and software products. He is dad to an 11 year old boy and has many nieces and nephews spanning the ages of newborn to 19 years old.

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Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc

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