Being the mother of a 5 year old can really show you how much fun it is to learn new things. As my son begins to learn new things in kindergarten, he is starting to apply these things to daily life as well, which is just so cool because as a mother you are in a constant state of teaching.
Since my son is always learning, I like to find daily lessons in everything he does and that especially applies to playtime. When I learned about LeapTV a few months ago at a press preview I was blown away by how cool it was and how much learning could happen from a video game! Video game consoles tend to have no learning aspect and while I don’t let my kids play video games, I certainly remember how much time I spent playing SEGA genesis and ATARI and there was no learning in that-AT ALL!
The gracious folks at MomSelect chose me to have a Mommy Party at my house to test out the LeapTV system. The kids were crazy excited because well–they got their own video game console!
I invited some of my favorite local mom blogger friends to come along and check out the system too! They had been just as curious as I was about how well the product worked and whether or not the kids would like it and genuinely have fun too. Karen from MamiDoesItAll.com and Sherrie from ThirtyMommy.com brought their kids, I ordered pizza and we jumped right into it!
Since we had a total of 8 kids (including Sherrie’s newborn!) present we had a wide range of ages to test the game on. We started with the LeapTV Dance & Learn game and the kids absolutely loved it. There were different games within the cartridge for the kids to do, so sometimes the older kids wanted a more challenging game, and the younger kids wanted something a bit more for their age group but still learning inspired all the same. The game console was designed for kids 3 to 8 years old.
My personal favorite part of the game was the rhyming feature, kids had two words to choose from to rhyme with and it was all done in a super fun way. The sensor is placed on the top of the TV to pick up the kids exact size, so if you had a child that was smaller or taller than another one, the sensor is smart enough to pick that up and adjust. Even though it comes with a controller, the game can be played completely hands free as well.
What I also love about it is how small it is. I have so many *things* handing around my TV, my cable box, my router, another router type thing for my cable box, my blu-ray, old video game consoles–so having this small device was VERY welcome in my book!