Isabelle loves to pretend play and copying her mummy and daddy is one of her favourite things to do. This is especially the case when it comes to our laptops, which she really likes to play with. As you can imagine as parents we really don’t want her messing with our laptops, I have completely repaired mine with a new case and keyboard because of little hands and her dad’s laptop is in a sorry state of repair.
She is forever trying to play with gadgets, so when we were asked by the lovely people at The Entertainer if we would like to review the LeapFrog My Own Leaptop we jumped at the chance, if only to spare our poor laptops lives from hurricane Isabelle.
We were sent the green version of the Leaptop for Isabelle to review and as soon as it arrived I had to fight with her to look at it. The Leaptop is an interactive toy that includes personalised emails and the songs along with fun learning games that teach you about the alphabet, music, and animals. A Computer/Laptop with internet access is required to set up the personalised functions of the Leaptop. The Leaptop has three modes, alphabet, animals and sound.
The Leaptop is very easy to set up and personalise using the cable provided to link the leaptop to your laptop or computer via USB using LeapFrog Connect. Having used interactive toys from Leap Frog before I already had a parent account to register the Leaptop to. But here is the process to show you just how easy it is!
Download and install LeapFrog Connect
Connect the Leaptop to your PC/Laptop via the USB cable
Add the child’s name that plays with the toys, as you can see below, we have a My Pal Violet connected to our LeapFrog Connect account.
Check the sounding of the child’s name before saving to the Leaptop
Next on the list are the all important Emails for the busy toddler, you can customise up to three messages from friends and family members.
Finally save and Sync to the Leaptop for your little one to enjoy.
It really is that simple!
Isabelle’s eye’s lit up when she first turned the Leaptop on and Scout said “Hello Isabelle” straight away she was captivated by it. Soon learning what keys played music and how to check her emails. She was over the moon with the Leaptop and we couldnt be any happier with it. She has been learning her alphabet but having only just turned two, what she loves the most are the songs which mummy and daddy are instructed to dance to.
The Leaptop is very robust and sturdy which is what you need with a toddler, our leaptop has taken some bashing from Isabelle. She drops it, has thrown it in tantrums and even stud on it, after using it for a few weeks there is not one mark or scratch on it and it’s still working perfectly.
The Leaptop is light weight and portable so it has been used on car journeys, trips to nanas and even trips to the supermarket. We can take it anywhere with us to keep Isabelle entertained. The carry handle is perfect for little hands so Isabelle can carry it around with ease
Isabelle loves her Leaptop and so far she has not tired of it as it has six entertaining play modes that teach her a variety of skills. We love it as it has become a great learning tool as well as protecting our laptops from further torture.
It is perfect for the target age group of 2-4 years as it does not include some of the more complex features of similar products. The buttons and keys are chunky so Isabelle has no problems using it.
Overall I cannot fault the LeapFrog Leaptop, it is well worth the £20 to keep your little ones entertained. The only thing that I would like to have seen are numbers so it is limited to the alphabet only. I would certainly recommend the LeapFrog Leaptop and it would make an excellent Christmas present or stocking filler for your little ones.