Technology-based educational products developer LeapFrog Enterprises has announced LeapPad Explorer, a multifunctional learning tablet.
It aims to usher in the next generation of learning, digital reading and personal creativity for children ages four and up. It will be available beginning summer 2011 in global English markets.
According to the company, LeapPad Explorer is just like an adult tablet, but with endless fun experiences for kids, housed in a durable package. The new device combines the latest technology, educational curricula, and entertainment properties.[ Also Read: Now a Science Social Network for Kids ]
“LeapPad Explorer is a multifunctional learning tablet that can ignite children’s imaginations and learning, but also handle a little rough and tumble play,” said Craig Hendrickson, senior vice president and chief product officer for LeapFrog.
Learning: Over 100 learning games, videos, e-Books, flash cards, and more.
Education: Curriculum covers everything from spelling, phonics skills and mathematics to creativity, science, music, geography, and more. Included stylus also lets kids practice writing.
Creativity: Tablet with built-in camera, video recorder, microphone, and animation studio allows for creative exploration that can be shared with family and friends.
Personalization: Automatically adjusts the learning across experiences so kids can learn at their own pace.
Engagement: Tilt-sensor for game control and 5″ color, finger-touch screen create an interactive experience for kids.
Durability: Though sleek and thin, LeapPad Explorer can withstand roughhousing and is designed for little hands.[ Also Read: Science Kits Entice Kids to Explore the World ]
With LeapPad Explorer, parents can tune into their child’s progress and track their achievements. Parents receive regular e-mail updates so they can share their child’s accomplishments, gain insight into where their child may need additional support, and find new ideas for more learning fun, says the company.
Available beginning summer 2011, LeapPad Explorer will be sold at $99.99, with downloadable applications priced at $7.50 and up and game cartridges at $24.99.
The LeapPad Explorer will be available at leapfrog.com and at major retailers in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea and Thailand.
Purchases at leapfrog.com are available only in the U.S. and Canada.
The company made this announcement Monday, Feb. 14.