LeapFrog Tops Children’s Tablets Sales, Unveils Learning Video Series

Jan27.LeapFrogThe LeapPad line of learning tablets from LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. was the top-selling children’s tablet brand in 2013, according to year-end sales data from The NPD Group. LeapFrog’s LeapPad family of tablets—including the LeapPad2, LeapPad2 Power, and the 7-inch touchscreen tablet LeapPad Ultra—outsold competitors’ learning tablets and Android-based kids’ tablets.

LeapFrog has also partnered with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to release the first in a series of full-length learning videos featuring the next generation of popular frog characters made famous in the original Letter Factory DVD collection. LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team includes problem solving and reading exercises, new songs, sing-a-long videos, and curriculum commentary for parents.

The video will be available for download from the LeapFrog App Center, on DVD, and digital HD beginning March 4.

LeapFrog and Lionsgate Partner For New “Letter Factory” Movies

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., and Lionsgate have announced a new partnership to develop, produce, and distribute four all-new animated Letter Factory movies to be released in DVD and digital beginning in early 2014. Building on the success of the LeapFrog library of animated DVDs, the new adventures will feature beloved characters Leap, Lily, and Tad as they take children on new learning journeys.

The new deal will include the creation and production of all-new content by LeapFrog featuring updated characters, new adventures, and learning curricula in new subject areas, and extends Lionsgate’s distribution rights on the popular LeapFrog catalog. It will provide Lionsgate with worldwide distribution rights to both physical and digital content from the new productions. In addition, LeapFrog has retained the rights to distribute the new content across its own proprietary digital platforms.

Lionsgate to Release New Barney DVD in Mid-September

Barney is back with a new DVD meant to enhance preschool counting. Barney: A-Counting We Will Go features the dinosaur and his friends as they play a game of hide-and-seek. But when Baby Bop realizes she can’t be the one to seek because she doesn’t know how to count, the cast is more than willing to help her learn. Suitable for ages 1 to 5, the DVD features both English and Spanish dubs as well as a “Counting in the Garden” game.

The 54-minute DVD from Lionsgate is also accompanied with a 64-page coloring and activity book that offers more ways to refresh preschool counting skills.

New LeapFrog DVD: Math Adventure to the Moon

LeapFrog and Lionsgate Home Entertainment are releasing a new math DVD, LeapFrog: Math Adventure to the Moon. The DVD, for preschoolers, takes viewers on an educational mission to the moon where they will learn early math skills such as counting, sorting, and addition.

Kids join Tad and Lily as they search for moon rocks. With some magical help from their firefly friend Edison, they board a rocket ship to the moon. Soon they learn that math is everywhere, and use their skills to count, sort, skip count, and recognize patterns.

LeapFrog: Math Adventure to the Moon DVD will be available on February 23 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.