Ava Grace's Closet: LeapFrog Leapster GS Review
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

LeapFrog Leapster GS Review

I was super-excited to receive the recent news of my being chosen as a LeapFrog Parent by the Clever Girls Collective! 
 We've always been big fans of the LeapFrogs line of products :: I love any toy that is interactive AND educational. Bonus points for being indestructible. 
We received the soon.to.be.available Leapster GS Explorer along with 2 game cartridges. Julian was literally at the door daily waiting for U.P.S. to arrive. 
The moment it did, he was all over it; quickly learning how to navigate the device and all of it's many cool functions. The system is fairly compact and lightweight making it easy to bring everywhere and we did. It comes with a {non-removable!} stylus and there is also an option to use external headphones which is welcome in a household as large {and loud} as ours.
There are a ridiculous amount of fun downloadable applications available and the LeapFrog App Centre makes accessing all of these a breeze. There are also game cartridges available and I was happy to see that they aren't crazy over-priced. Julian got to try out both the new Brave game, as well as a Phineas & Ferb {his favorites} one. 
I really liked the fact that all of the games had an educational component...one even had him doing fractions! Nice.
Of all of the features available on this neat little device, we enjoyed the built-in camera and video recorder most. I can't tell you how many times my son has harassed asked me for a camera. Now, he has one in a sturdy and able.to.withstand.falls case.
Images can be edited on the go and you can easily create photobooks : honestly, hours of entertainment.
The system came equipped with the required batteries for immediate play, but a rechargeable battery kit is available as an accessory. I plan to pick this up pronto.
Overall, I would highly recommend the Leapster GS system as a first gaming device. It has everything a cool kid would want and then some.
We give it two thumbs up!
Are you a fan of LeapFrog products? 
Disclosure: I received the LeapsterGS and two game cartridges at no charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are strictly my own.


  1. My kids loved to use leapfrog when they were younger. It taught them so much.

  2. we love LeapFrog and have many of their products but not this one, glad your son is enjoying it!

  3. We've used LeapFrog products in our house for years. Congrats!

  4. My middle son received the Leapster Explorer a while back for his birthday. He loves it! So I can only imagine how cool the GS is. I like the fact that is links up to your computer so that you can keep track of their progress and know what skills they need to work on.

  5. We LOVE Leapfrog!! We have wanted to get the LeapPad for my oldest son for a while now!!

  6. We love LeapFrog at our house! My kids have all learned a ton by playing.

  7. Congrats! We love Leapfrog too. My son used it all the time when he was younger. Hoping to do the same with baby girl.

  8. We adore our LeapFrog products!

  9. We love LeapFrog products! Great products and so much fun!

  10. lol that last picture is classic! We have the reading tag system...my kiddos love it and all the books! ;)

  11. LOVE LeapFrog products, and let me just say: those little cartridges work even AFTER your dog has gently chewed them. Silly pup.

  12. Oh, wow this looks great. I know that my girls would love this!

  13. I love leapfrog! The boys got these for their bdays last year and they love them! And the new one looks so cool, with some new features. I think for Christmas Santa is going to bring them the Leap Pad:))


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