Leap on in.... www.leapfrog.com... for frog fun!
Jul 19, 2002 (Updated Jul 19, 2002)
As an early childhood educator I maintain passion for offering children a variety of tools to increase educational exposure and to stimulate the learning process. I have worked with a children newborn through the teen years, and have yet to meet a child (or parent) that lacks appreciation for the high quality merchandise offered by LeapFrog. Children that reap benefit include those within the highly capable spectrum, and children with special needs, including - but not limited to autism and sensory integration issues. The main reason for my adoration of the product line-up offered by this top notch manufacturer is the fact that children initially like the toy, and continue to. Weekly (Monday - Friday) I work with preschool age children, and will gladly state that they reap tremendous benefit from the multiplicity of products sold by this interactive electronic-toy maker.
The one factor important to realize is that the toys offered are popular, and at peak shopping times they occasionally become difficult to find. We owned our initial LeapPad® prior to the hoopla, and have continued to purchase the additional books as they are released. During the last Christmas season, we acquired the multiplicity of Turbo Twists®, the Mind Station, and other products. One of the beneficial aspects of the Mind Station is the online upgrading features offered. The challenge initially was the lack of availability of the data cartridges locally… thus the reason for patronizing www.leapfrog.com.
I am very pleased with the prompt shipment and receipt of items ordered from LeapFrog. The site is easy to navigate and contains a wealth of information for parents, children, and teachers. This site receives a high recommendation from me, and it one that I frequent.
“At LeapFrog our vision is to inspire in children and families a lifelong love of learning. That’s why we’re committed to developing the highest quality educational toys. Unique electronic interactive toys that are not only fun to play with but also are great teaching tools. We believe these products will fundamentally transform the way children play.”
Founded in 1995 by a lawyer – Mike Wood – LeapFrog was birthed from a Fathers desire to provide his son with a phonic teaching product that would inspire, educate, and amuse. These learning systems have accomplished the intended task, and as an early childhood educator – and mom of two – I highly recommend the LeapPad® Learning Center and other fine products offered by LeapFrog.
At www.leapfrog.com you will find a wealth of information with regard to the history of the company, the vision, the products offered, a section for educators, and a multiplicity of online help. This site also houses the LeapFrog Never-Ending Learning™ Club, a vital arena for those with Mind Station connection. This service allows you to download a multiplicity of upgrades for many of the current LeapFrog line-up.
Age Brackets Include:
Infant & Toddler
Company Vision/History/Pertinent Information
Age Appropriate Information
Access to LeapFrog Never-Ending Learning™ Club
Information for Ordering Data Cartridges for MindStation
Certain Replacement Part Order Instructions
Educators recognize LeapFrog products for the beneficial features of hands-on learning inspiration that they offer, and there is an entire portion of this company site that is devoted toward educators/schools. I know several teachers – ranging from preschool through 12th grade – that utilized this online site, and the products offered by this phenomenal company. Another group that appreciates the ever-increasing offerings, is the home schooling crowd. My daughter attended a small private school for a portion of time, and those teachers also reap benefit from the Leap products.
Within my in-home daycare/preschool several of the parents claim satisfaction with the online store/resource site. They know the adoration I maintain for the products, hear the delight from their children, and continue to expose their children to the beneficial elements at home. If you are unfamiliar with the products I encourage you to spend some time navigating this site. It is easy to use, informative, and actually fun.
This site will redirect you to online retailers and/or provide local retailer locations. You are also provided the necessary information for purchasing hard-to-find items such as data cartridges, the stylus pen for the LeapPad, and a few other items. The ordering process requires a phone call or snail mail process. Please understand this site isn’t a storefront… it is a source for information, a club site (this purchase is completed online), and support system for the full line of LeapFrog splendor.
Happy Parenting and Learning!