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LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad

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LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad
 
3.2

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Great educational value

The Little Touch Leap Pad by Leapfrog is a wonderful investment for infants and toddlers.  It has several books and cartridges that contain a varying number of "learning moments" and 3...Read complete review

The Little Touch Leap Pad by Leapfrog is a wonderful investment for infants and toddlers.  It has several books and cartridges that contain a varying number of "learning moments" and 3 appropriate levels of play for your growing baby in addition to the story telling option and games option.  It both amuses and entertains children because they get to touch anything on the page and it will interact with them in some way.  This is a must-have for younger kids and its great in getting them to sit still for story time.

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Little Touch will bore your toddler if she can get it to work.

I wasn't thrilled about the LittleTouch the first time I turned it on, before my daughter was even born. My reasons were the very reasons why my daughter never got excited about using this...Read complete review

I wasn't thrilled about the LittleTouch the first time I turned it on, before my daughter was even born. My reasons were the very reasons why my daughter never got excited about using this as an interactive book. For an age group that is all about instant gratification, constantly having to push the green Go circle is frustrating, being instructed to push the lightbulb immediately after pushing the Go circle is more frustrating, and none of the activities or the story included are that riveting. There are many other interactive books to buy for the LittleTouch, and some of them are likely more fun than the "One Bear in the Bedroom" story that comes with it, but I think they would be a waste of money when my daughter would rather read a real book. Also, switching the settings and reading the book are too complicated for a toddler to do on their own, and as soon as you get it set up for them, they'll probably hit the off button because it's so much more fun. Furthermore, the LittleTouch LeapPad is not sensitive enough to the touch for children they say the toy is made for to activate the sounds easily. My daughter had very good fine moter skills - I know I'm a big fan of hers in general, but she could do things like turn a small screw with a flathead screwdriver and put her own socks on at 15 months old - but she had trouble pushing the pictures hard enough and lost interest quickly. I thought she might enjoy the toy by the time she was 2 or so, but it doesn't seem that way. The LittleTouch has dead batteries and nobody has cared to replace them - the ultimate sign of a failed plaything.

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2.0

Difficult for children to use by themselves

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from Saint Joe, IN

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

I thought this would be a great toy for my then 18 month old child who loves to hear stories. However, this toy is nearly impossible for children to use by themselves. You have to press a button to load the page every time you turn it, which is very hard for a child to understand. And you have to really press down hard for it to work. It was good for mom & baby storytime, but if I'm going to be sitting there anyway, I'd rather read it myself. After a while, the book stopped working properly (probably because you have to press so hard on the buttons). I wouldn't recommend this product.

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3.0

didn't hold my child's attention

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from Bristol, TN

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

my daughter recieved this about two years ago at a year old and she rarely plays with it. She's got about 5-6 different books but it doesn't hold her interest long. some negatives include the fact that you have to push the go button on every page and then the child has to push the picture hard to get it to do anything. another thing i don't like is that its pretty simple to figure out how to change the 3 levels of play that my daughter will keep turning to the first page and changing it to a lower level that doesn't challenge her, i think she actually gets more of a thrill out of this than actually going through the book. overall if i had to purchase this again i wouldn't do it, not worth it and there's so many more learning products out there for baby's now!

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2.0

Marketing this kind of product for babies makes no sense

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from New Windsor, NY

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

This product was so heavily advertised that my daughter received two when she was only 1 year old, but even now at 4 years old she doesn't really do anything with it.  I'm sure she could learn how to operate it, but she wants me to read to her, not an electronic book to read to her.  The LeapPad products are for school aged children, not babies.  Actually, I won't buy any of the LeapFrog products for my children because I prefer that they engage in imaginative learning play than factual learning play. 

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4.0

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT THAT ENCOURAGES LEARNING

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from Pasadena, TX

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

 My son has had his Leappad for over a year now, and still plays with it. I love that you can buy new books for it. That keeps baby interested. He learns a lot from it. The toy teaches letters, colors, numbers, and animals. The pages are drool proof which equates to not having to throw away well used books. After my son has outgrown this toy I plan to pass it down to his younger cousin, I know it will still work, because it is so durable.

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3.0

Really cute and great for learning, but not for little babies

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from Tampa, FL

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

We bought this one hoping to share the love of reading with our youngest, and for her to have one like our oldest (she's got the LeapPad) daughter.  She's now 14 months and can use it fairly well-- when we purchased it, though, we thought we could use it much earlier.  At 7 months, we sat with her and tried but she almost tore the pages.  The pages are not as sturdy as they should be, especially for the little tikes. It's okay now, but we had to put it away for a little while.

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2.0

Little Touch will bore your toddler if she can get it to work.

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from Escondido, CA

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

I wasn't thrilled about the LittleTouch the first time I turned it on, before my daughter was even born. My reasons were the very reasons why my daughter never got excited about using this as an interactive book. For an age group that is all about instant gratification, constantly having to push the green Go circle is frustrating, being instructed to push the lightbulb immediately after pushing the Go circle is more frustrating, and none of the activities or the story included are that riveting. There are many other interactive books to buy for the LittleTouch, and some of them are likely more fun than the "One Bear in the Bedroom" story that comes with it, but I think they would be a waste of money when my daughter would rather read a real book. Also, switching the settings and reading the book are too complicated for a toddler to do on their own, and as soon as you get it set up for them, they'll probably hit the off button because it's so much more fun. Furthermore, the LittleTouch LeapPad is not sensitive enough to the touch for children they say the toy is made for to activate the sounds easily. My daughter had very good fine moter skills - I know I'm a big fan of hers in general, but she could do things like turn a small screw with a flathead screwdriver and put her own socks on at 15 months old - but she had trouble pushing the pictures hard enough and lost interest quickly. I thought she might enjoy the toy by the time she was 2 or so, but it doesn't seem that way. The LittleTouch has dead batteries and nobody has cared to replace them - the ultimate sign of a failed plaything.

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3.0

Idea is neat, but not practical

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from Kent, WA

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

I purchaes the Leapfrog Little Touch Leap Pad for my daughter after my son's amazing experiance with the My First Leap Pad.  I wanted her to experiance the learning and interactive stories like her brother did.  I got it when she was about a 9 months old, and all she wanted to do was rip the books off and flip them around.  She didn't understand the concept of the buttons (even with me working with her), and so we put it aside.  My son who was almost four, really enjoyed it, but even he had time getting the buttons to react as you have to push so hard.  I pulled it out again when she was about  a year old, and she was still unable to push the buttons hard enough to get it to work, and still was more interested in getting the books off.

It took until she was almost three years old before she understood how to use the buttons AND be able to push them to make it work, and would keep the books on.  I like the concept, but just didn't pan out for us.

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2.0

Great in theory...

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from Jefferson City, MO

Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

I really wanted to like the Leap Frog Little Touch LeapPad.  I purchased it for my daughter right before she turned two years old.  We already had the original LeapPad and My First LeapPad, so I thought this would be great for the little one to have a "game" of her own.  It was reasonably priced and I really like the tear/drool proof pages.  The downside was that my daughter couldn't push the pages hard enough to get a response.  She knew what she was supposed to do (unlike the comments of many reviewers that the material was too difficult), but became very frustrated when she chose the correct answer, but the game didn't recognize it.  By the time she was old enough to push the answers hard enough, she was able to use the My First LeapPad, so we ditched the Little Touch LeapPad.  I passed the game on to my neice and she had the same experience as my daughter.  If you are looking for a gaming type system for younger kids, I would wait to get the My First LeapPad.  That was a much better experience for us.

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4.0

LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad is a great addition to a library.

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from Salem, OR

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        We used the LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad with both of our kids.  They seemed a little oblivious when they were under one and prefered to be read to the traditional way.  However once they were a bit older, over one year of age, they really enjoyed the interactive aspect of the LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad.  They were able to learn more from this program then from a traditional book on their own.  If one of us was not available to sit down and read they were able to grab their LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad and work with it.  Granted they usually weren't reading in order but they still were getting something out of it.  Cause and effect as well as other educational aspects.  I would recommend this to other parents for their children.  It's a great way to substitute some additional book time when you cannot sit down yourself and also is fun to explore together when you are able to.  There seems to be enough books to keep everyone happy also.

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        5.0

        Keeps Child entertained and learning

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        from Kenosha, WI

        Comments about LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad:

        This is one of my sons favorite learning toys! When I am home schooling my older son and needs some 1 on 1 time with him to understand something I give my other son his LeapFrog Little Touch LeapPad. He sits down and works with it and has just improved in so many areas due to hours of fun learning. When he is sick he loves to play with it as well, he sits on his Island ( Our couch)  and pretends that he has his own school and that the Little Touch LeapPad is his teacher.  So I get told that his teacher said this or his teacher said that. lol

        He just has so much fun with it that it was one of the best things that I have ever bought him. He has learned a great deal from his Little Touch LeapPad that I tried to get him to learn with me but it's not as much fun as the Little Touch LeapPad and he picks things up much Quicker with it as well. He is more of a hands on child so this toy works out great for him.

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