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Epic

Epic

Fall 2015 Toys
Ages: 3 - 9 yrs.
Price: $139.99
Review:

LeapFrog's Epic learning environment comes fully furnished with a colorful protective bumper, USB adapter, stylus, wall charger, parent guide, and twenty apps, games, and songs. This Android-based tablet features everything you'd expect in an adult tablet: a 7-inch touch screen, 16 GB of memory (expandable to 32GB via the included Micro SD slot), 2MP front and back cameras, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. But, it also has kid-safe features such as a shatter-safe LCD screen, time controls, and parental controls.

Children can easily navigate the Epic's features and apps with little to no parental supervision or assistance - a good way to foster independence and confidence. The Epic offers three pre-designated age levels: 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 years and can accommodate three user profiles, with content adjusted accordingly. Via parent controls, additional websites can be approved, and day/time use restrictions easily modified. The interactive "playable" home screen can show real-time weather and children can add characters and vehicles to further customize the look and function. A wide variety of educational games and apps are available for purchase via the LeapFrog store.

Compact, robust, responsive and customizable, this well-priced device is a solid choice for young learner/players.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc
http://www.leapfrog.com

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