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LeapFrog LeapPad Writing Plus (Blue)

4.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • Eraser storage (Eraser included)
  • Easy storage for Magic pencil
  • Game buttons to play interactive activities
  • Volume control
  • Headphone jack
  • Write your answers on each page with Magic pencil
  • Trace letters and numbers with Magic pencil
  • Switch to non-writing mode to play fun learning
  • Requires x4 AA batteries (not included)

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Technical Details
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions9.1 x 30.5 x 53.1 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:4 years and up
Item model number30056
Batteries Required?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00009IM5V
Best Sellers Rank 334,803 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2004
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Excellent, fun educational toy

Manufacturer's Description

Open a LeapPad and a whole world of learning opens up.

Put a book on the LeapPad player and pop in the cartridge. Stories suddenly come to life with the light tap of the Magic Pen. Touch a word and sound out each letter. Then spell it and define it. Silly songs serenade. Characters charm everyone with their hilarious sense of humor.


The award-winning LeapPad Learning System teaches fundamental reading skills in a way that keeps your child coming back again and again. The Magic Pen helps young readers practice critical pre-writing skills. The games will make them gleeful and the activities will keep them busy as bees.


They'll be mesmerized with the possibilities of learning. And with over 50 titles to choose from, they'll stay mesmerized for quite a long time.

When books talk back, every word is an adventure. And with volume control, headphone jack and automatic shut-off, the books don't have to talk too loudly.

The actual item may vary from the photographs and/or illustrations.

What it Teaches
Kids are constantly changing. That's why each of our LeapPad platforms is different.

The LeapPad Learning System uses a larger platform and thinner pen designed for Preschoolers and Junior school children to introduce them to the magic of books and reading. And the library is organized by grade to teach reading, phonics, vocabulary, math, science, music and much more.


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This is a simply fantastic idea - take the already excellent LeapPad and extend it by adding in a great writing mode. My four-year-old son adores it - it is wonderful to watch him sit down and play for ages at a time.
As ever, you are dependent on the quality of the books but they are generally of a very good quality - durable, educational and enjoyable.
If you were thinking of buying a LeapPad then I would recommend this one above all the others.
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What can I say!!!! This is fantastic, my son loves this it's educational in a completely fun way and the best thing is that you can buy books for years to come as your children develop or gain new interests. The books aren't the cheapest, but they do make great presents and solve many christmas and birthday problems.
The pen/pencil is a great new idea and a real 'plus' on the older leap pad version. Changing the lead etc can be a bit tricky to begin with for small children but the idea is brillant. It even stores lead in the end of the pencil as extras (this comes with it). If you do need more refils then they just take the usual lead for pencils that can be bought at any good stationers.
I really think this is something every child should have, they can learn whilst having fun and it's easy and simple to take anywhere, in the car, on holidays or over to friends etc. The leap pad grows with child and there's so many books available that there really is something for everyone!!!!
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I bought this item for my less than enthusistic 4 year old hoping it may encourage writing skills. We already had the original Leap Pad for my 7 year old which was well used and loved, but we were so impressed with the technology!!
The "Writing Plus" is so very interactive, it can tell when the pen is still on the page and continues to make little sounds thoroughly entertaining my Son...great for a 4 year old who has little pencil control!!
My 7 year old is even more interested in it. I just wish these were about 30 odd years ago, it would have been great to have such learning equipment when i was younger. Top Marks!!
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My 4 year old thinks this is the bees knees. Her older sister has the original version which is good, but with the addition of a real writing pencil the new one is even better. She loves being able to practice her letters and numbers, she can control the alphabet song and pinch her sister's Finding Nemo book!
Well worth the money.
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My 4 year old daughter has a Leapster which she completely adores and it keeps her entertained for a good 2 hours on long journeys. She recently started asking for a LeapPad as the games for that are always next to the Leapster ones in the shops. The Plus Writing version looked like it would be good as I could read stories with her and practice some writing - both of which she's really enjoys doing.
Her enthusiasm waned quickly and she really did give it a good try. It's not very intuitive and seems to rely on quite accurate pen control - if you don't touch well inside the picture it doesn't register, there also isn't that much time to 'answer' before it moves on to something else. So she ended up getting quite frustrated. After about an hour's play she decided it was boring and would spend her Christmas money on some more Leapster games instead.
The normal LeapPad book was quite uninspiring but the LeapPad Plus Writing one did manage to interest my daughter so I was tempted to keep it. But from an adult's point of view I found having to rub out the pencil markings from the Plus Writing book extremely tedious and wondered why LeapFrog couldn't have laminated the pages and used a wipeable marker instead - that way the child could do it more easily too.
I am disappointed as I was hoping to supplement the independent educational play of the Leapster with the LeapPad to be more interactive with my daughter's learning. But I suppose the two things are very different and can't be compared.
I should mention that my opinions are based on the two books which are included, both of which are made up of extracts from other books, presumable to give you a taster of what's available. So be prepared to buy at least one extra book to give your child something to do. I didn't feel there was enough for her to get her teeth stuck into.
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We originally bought this AND the leappad 'little touch' system, both seemed very good, well made and robust. Initially the baby one took both daughters' interests as it was easier to 'get into' .. just using a finger tip seemed really good .. rather than having to negotiate a pencil on the end of a chord. The LeapPad Writing Plus then got left to one side for quite a while and we thought we'd made a mistake in buying it.

Completely by chance, we then discovered a book and cartridge which contained a microphone (into which our eldest - now 5 - could record her own voice which was then included in the stories and games .. very clever .. this then became our eldest favourite by far (she just loved to hear her own voice coming out of the leappad!) and she then started 'rediscovering' the other books that we'd bought.

Since then both books have had hours of use, keeping them both entertained in their bedrooms or during car journeys - We are regularly aware on a Saturday or Sunday morning that the girls are awake in their bedroom by the sound of one or other (sometimes both) of the LeapPads being switched on (they play a little tune when they are turned on or off) the headphone socket works well .. but after trying that a couple of times our eldest prefers to use it without (unfortunately!). The younger sister is now starting to outgrow the Little Touch Pad and is showing increasing interest in what her 'big' sister's book can do .. so it's time to buy a second one... (at least we can share the books).
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