LeapFrog LeapPad Writing Plus (Blue)
- 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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Excellent, fun educational toy
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.
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|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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!!!!
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!!
Well worth the money.
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.
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).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great toy but needs lots more money to be spent to make it a comprehensive good buy.Published 22 months ago by Mrs CR Baxter
Brilliant for learning with the added feature of games. Playing the games they don't realise this is also part of the learning. This is a very good item, my son loves it. Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2011 by JerseyBecca
bought as pressie for nephew aged two had previously bought for niece at same age as my kids used when they were younger.. Read morePublished on 1 Feb. 2009 by Ms. Lynn Fowlie
My five-year old daughter was very keen to have a LeapPad last Christmas, so I went for this version, as she loves trying to write and I thought it would be fun as well as... Read morePublished on 24 July 2006 by K. Young