New LeapFrog LeapPad2 Custom Edition Lets Kids Personalize Their Tablets

LeapPad2CustomAlong with providing access to nearly 1,000 learning games and creativity apps courtesy of LeapFrog’s educational library, the new LeapPad2 Custom Edition from LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. lets kids create unique looks for their tablets.

Similar to the original LeapPad2, the LeapPad2 Custom Edition includes a tech-forward design with access to leveled reading experiences. It also has 10 sticker skins and 11 digital wallpaper designs for more than 100 different ways to personalize the tablet, as well as front and back cameras and video recorders and 4GB of memory. It also comes with nine free apps.

Suitable for kids ages 3 to 9, the LeapPad2 Custom Edition is available online and at major retail locations in the U.S.

LeapFrog Debuts New LeapPad2 Power

LEAPFROG ENTERPRISES LOGOLeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. debuts the LeapPad2 Power. LeapPad2 Power includes a rechargeable battery and AC adapter, providing up to nine hours of continual play. This latest addition to the LeapPad family of children’s learning tablets includes all the features of the LeapPad2, such as front and back cameras and video recorders, 4GB of storage for photos, apps, videos, and more.

In addition, LeapFrog’s unique library of more than 800 content experiences designed or approved by LeapFrog’s learning experts is available for the new LeapPad2 Power. LeapPad2 Power, for kids ages 3-9, is available online and at major retailers in the U.S.

LeapFrog’s Children’s Learning Tablets, Educational Software Dominate Top 10 Toys of 2012

According to The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service report, LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., a leader in educational entertainment for children, topped the 10 best-selling toys list last year with its award-winning learning solutions. The LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, LeapPad2 bundles, and the Leapster Explorer educational software were among the top 10 toys sold in the U.S. Moreover, LeapFrog had three of the top five sellers in the toy industry last year. [Read more...]

LeapFrog Launches New Developer Program with Exclusive Games Produced by Scholastic

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., has announced a new program to allow external developers to create interactive games and apps for its learning platforms. This new program will start with the release of exclusive interactive games from Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company. Clifford’s Rhyme Race and The Magic School Bus Dino Shuffle were developed and produced by Scholastic solely for LeapFrog and are now available for purchase in the “Games” section of the LeapFrog App Center for the kids’ learning tablets, LeapPad1 andLeapPad2, and learning video game systems, Leapster Explorer and LeapsterGS. [Read more...]

LeapFrog, Festival Five Records Partner to Offer Dan Zanes and Friends Music to Users

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., and Festival Five Records have partnered to bring the Grammy-winners Dan Zanes and Friends music to LeapFrog’s learning platforms. Beginning mid-December, exclusive playlists will be available for purchase in the “Music” section of the LeapFrog App Center for LeapPad1, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, and LeapsterGS. [Read more...]

LeapFrog, Cartoon Network Partner To Bring Animated Shows To Learning Platforms

LeapFrog Enterprises and Cartoon Network Enterprises have partnered to bring two of Cartoon Network’s shows to LeapFrog’s educational entertainment platforms. The Amazing World of Gumball television series is now available for purchase in the Just For Fun section of the LeapFrog App Center for LeapPad1 and LeapPad2. It is also available on Leapster GS and Leapster Explorer video games systems. Episodes of the Powerpuff Girls series will be available next year for purchase through the LeapFrog App Center.

LeapFrog Partners with Putumayo Kids to Bring Global Music to Multimedia Platforms

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., and Putumayo Kids are partnering to bring Putumayo music to LeapFrog’s multimedia platforms. Putumayo Kids music is now available for purchase through the LeapFrog App Center for LeapPad1 and the recently launched LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS.

This new partnership marks the first time Putumayo Kids albums will be offered digitally, giving LeapFrog exclusive digital distribution rights through the end of the year. As with all LeapFrog educational content, Putumayo Kids music offers a fun and engaging way for kids to learn. Putumayo Kids: European Playground, Putumayo Kids: Cowboy Playground and Putumayo Kids: Jazz Playground albums are now available in the LeapFrog App Center for LeapFrog multimedia learning platforms, and Putumayo Kids: World Sing-Along will be available in early November.

Putumayo Kids albums are now available for purchase in the LeapFrog App Center. The LeapFrog App Center can be accessed through the LeapFrog Connect Application for LeapPad1, LeapPad2, and LeapsterGS. For more information on LeapPad1, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS, and other LeapFrog products, visit www.leapfrog.com.

LeapFrog2 Exceeds Sales Expectations

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in educational entertainment, announced that LeapPad2, its new learning tablet for kids, sold as many  pre-sale units in just two days as the original LeapPad did in a week. In fact, leapfrog.com sold out of its initial quantities in less than a week.

LeapPad2 delivers engaging and fun entertainment that is filled with education and creative exploration for kids ages 3 to 9 years old. With new features including higher resolution front-and-back cameras and video recorders, faster LF 2000 processor, and twice the memory (4 GB), the new LeapPad2 provides kids with the ultimate entertainment experience. The kid-tough LeapPad2 also has improved battery life and is compatible with a new internal battery system and recharger pack available separately.

By year’s end, the LeapPad2 content library will feature more than 325 learning game cartridges and apps, music, videos, eBooks and more, that have all been individually selected and tested by LeapFrog’s highly experienced team of learning experts. LeapPad2 will be available at leapfrog.com, online and at major retailers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland mid-August and in select other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Thailand and other Asian countries later in the fall. For more information on LeapPad2, visit leapfrog.com/LeapPad2.

This post was originally written by Sierra McCleary-Harris and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.

Leapfrog Announces LeapPad2 and Leapster GS

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in educational entertainment, announces two new platforms: LeapPad2, the next generation of the No. 1 kid’s learning tablet LeapPad, and LeapsterGS, the learning video game system.

LeapPad2 arrives after the success of its predecessor. Within a year of launch, LeapPad has received more than 20 accolades, including three awards from the Toy Industry Association (Educational Toy of the Year, Preschool Toy of the Year, and Toy of the Year).

LeapPad2 features higher resolution front-and-back cameras and video recorders, twice the memory (4 GB), and improved battery life. The tablet also includes free content: a music player with five LeapFrog Learning Songs, a Cartoon Director creativity app, an Art Studio creativity app, the Pet Pad writing app, and choice of an additional app. LeapPad2’s Cartoon Director app lets kids develop their inner director by creating and starring in their own cartoons, as well as sharing their masterpieces with family and friends.

Continuing with its education and entertainment products, LeapFrog will release the LeapsterGS, an updated version of Leapster Explorer. With a faster processor and more memory, the LeapsterGS delivers fast-action gameplay while building core skills for success in school and life.

LeapsterGS comes with free content, including the new “Escape of the Sillies” game app, the Pet Pad writing app, and choice of an additional app. Exclusive to LeapsterGS, the “Escape of the Sillies” app immerses kids into the game with the built-in camera and face-morphing technology, where they will customize faces of silly monsters while building their math skills.

LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS will be available for pre-sale at leapfrog.com in the U.S. and Canada, and at major online retailers in the UK and Ireland beginning July 18. They will be available at major retail locations in early August and in select other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, and other Asian countries later this fall. The LeapFrog App Center can be accessed through the LeapFrog Connect Application for LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS platforms. For more information on LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS, visit leapfrog.com/nextgen.