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Both of my kids love video games, but many of the video game systems out there aren’t really designed for kids. The controllers are too complex, the games above their heads, and the equipment too darn expensive to hand over to a little kid to begin with. Right?!
Last month we received the LeapTV active video gaming system from LeapFrog and OMG. It’s so cool, you guys! It’s the perfect video game system for little kids.
Games are designed for kids ages 3-8, and they grow with your kids. This means that not only is the content totally age-appropriate, but it also gets more challenging as your kids advance in their skills. The games adapt to your child’s level of play, and grow as they do. This even allows kids at different levels to play together and each experience the game at their own level, which is not only really cool but also really handy when you have a four-year-old and a seven-year-old playing the same games.
The controller is kid-friendly. Easy to hold and simple to understand, even the littlest gamers can get in on the fun.
Kids can play games with their favorite characters, as well as learn with their beloved LeapFrog pals. Frozen fans can work on their math skills with Disney Frozen: Arendelle’s Winter Festival game, a fun game that brings Anna, Elsa and Olaf together to teach your child about math.
Kids get moving with their LeapTV. One of my pet peeves with video games in general is all the sitting-around-on-the-couch-watching-a-screen that happens as a result! I’m totally okay with my kids playing video games every now and then. But I would always prefer them to be active. With their LeapTV, they can play interactive games that encourage jumping, dancing, and moving around.
Imagination is encouraged. With games like DoodleCraft, kids get to build their own worlds. This is my kids’ favorite game. They get to build worlds, decorate their buildings, jump around, and earn rewards…such fun.
It’s affordable. Compared to other video gaming systems, the LeapTV is super affordable (as I write this, it’s on sale for less than $59!). The system comes with one controller. So far, this has been fine for my family, but if you want another controller, you can buy one for less than $10. This allows kids to play two-player modes (I make my kids switch off back and forth, but I’ll probably get them a second controller for Christmas).