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LeapPad™ Ultimate

LeapPad™ Ultimate

Fall 2017 Toys
Ages: 3 - 9 yrs.
Price: $99.99

The LeapPad Ultimate learning tablet has a 7" shatter-safe and multi-touch screen, a stylus, front and back cameras to record both still and moving pictures, and a case - pink or green - with built in bumpers. A rechargeable battery, AC adapter and USB cord are also included. Designed for children ages 3 - 9, the Ultimate comes preloaded with games, music, apps and videos (we didn't independently verify the manufacturer's claim of the $100 value) as well as access to purchase a library of LeapFrog content, including the "Just for Me" proprietary learning technology which automatically assesses a child's progress and/or struggles and levels the challenges accordingly. The child-friendly browser allows users to explore websites curated and approved by Leapfrog learning experts, and controlled by parents.

Not surprisingly, our testers noted that the children at the lower end of the age range were more apt to enjoy and stick with the Ultimate. At around age 5, many were ready for more. But until then, the LeapPad Ultimate is a suitable choice for a kid-safe and kid-proof tablet.

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