Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 55
Rated 4 out of 5 by BenFitzgerald New (2013) model not as good as the old one
We have two of these, one green older model one, and one pink 'new' model one. We did not realise when we bought the new one that the personalisation feature has been very much removed. One the old unit that our son has, we personalised this so that for example when he presses the email button, he sometimes gets an email from mummy or daddy, and you get the biggest cuddle that makes the toy worth every penny. The new one does not have this feature and it is a pity it has been removed. However the toy is still good for leaning the alphabet, and avoiding the keys on daddy's big laptop being ripped off so both still worthwhile.
25 December 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by brinamarie Could be better
We received this as a gift. My 2 year old daughter loves that she can pretend she's typing but it doesn't have any options to add things or change things like the ipad one we have. The screen is also very light. Some of the words that it gives as examples for the letters are very unusual. For example it says B is for Bumble Bee. Just Bee or Bug would have been good. D for Dinosaur. I would have thought of Dog. U for Umbrella Bird. Not many people know what an Umbrella Bird is. And X for Ox. Ox does not begin with the letter X. So this is a little disappointing. I was hoping since it was a laptop it would have more options.
08 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MommyP LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
My daughter received this for her first birthday. At that point I couldn't imagine her using it. Just a few months later I pulled it out for her to play. She fell in love with it as it was "her" computer. She learned her animals and their sounds first. At 20 months now, she knows & says 20 of her letters. The ones she can't say, she can make their sounds ("W" is "Wha" or "G" is "Ga"). She is saying the letters on my computer even as I am typing now. I can write any letter & she knows it! She reads letter on signs everywhere we go. I know this product has jump started us to a road of successful reading and spelling.
18 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Natacha Amazing!
My daughter just turned two and we got this for one of her birthday presents. We thought it would be good for her to have something like a lap top to use when we are on ours. We bought this today and I must say it has been wonderful. She usually gets bored with things after a few minutes but, she literally carried this around with her ALL day long. I just can't wait for her to see it in the morning because I just programed it to say her name and to have emails from Mommy, Daddy, and Nana. This is a great buy.
We also have the My Pal Violet and she loves it too, Leap Frog is just brilliant.
08 June 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovingINmama FANTASTIC, FUN, Educational Device
Please BUY this laptop!
I am very fortunate to work in a top childcare center and my son is enrolled in the center as well, but due to our schedule, i bought this laptop to help further his education. I am so impressed with Leapfrogs attention to detail and how they make learning fun! They encourage speech enhancing verbal skills, and children are a sponge at such a young age(birth-5). So to hear the correct pronunciations is very important. I love the email , my son loves this as well, he is overjoyed when he gets a email from a loved one! This is perfect for a child who loves to sing, play, and explore at their finger tips! He also loves this in the car- as a smart alternative to a movie!
GREAT BUY! HAPPY MOM!
24 March 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1momof2 Difficulty Personalizing
My son received this toy as a gift for his birthday and we were really excited because it said you could personalize it and the setup was easy. The setup was not easy for our Mac. I had to download the alternate Leapfrog Connect program for it to work. Then when it finally loaded it wouldn't let us personalize the leaptop. Messages kept popping up saying "redirecting..." but it never redirected. After 3 hours working on this problem while the kids were dying to play with it I gave up. They're having fun with it, but it would have been nice to use it as it was advertised.
14 August 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by MommyTesters Wonderful for Families That Live Far Away!
This is an excellent little learning computer and it teaches animals, sounds, letters etc. We love the buzzing bee sound the most. My most favorite feature is how you can program in names of family members. I was getting my 2 year old ready for a trip to Australia to visit relatives and programmed it so she had an email from Daddy saying he missed her and mail from my sister (who we were visiting) saying she can't wait to see her.
Her mind was blown! This toy kept her very happy and busy in the airport and through long customs lines. Worth every penny.
26 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMB922 Love leapfrog products!
We have been watching the letter factory with our son for over a year and I highly attribute that video and the letter fridge phonics as to how he learned his letters AND the sounds they make. We own MANY products by leapfrog.
He received the leaptop as a holiday gift and he immediately loved it! I had to pry it away to program it for him. Very easy to program your child's name and personal emails and music.
My husband and I both had iPads, and our son loves to carry around his 'puter just like mom and dad!
Great product at a great price!
16 January 2012