EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced six of its products received The National Parenting Center's Fall Seal of Approval: LeapPad™ Ultra, LeapReader™, Disney Pixar Monsters University learning game for LeapPad kids' tablets and LeapsterGS™, Read With Me Scout, Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil™ Stylus and Writing App and Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil workbook for LeapReader. To date, LeapFrog products have received more than 80 Seals of Approval from The National Parenting Center.
"We are honored that six of our learning products received The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "This prestigious acknowledgement is a testimony from industry and parenting experts that our products, whether a tablet, a reading system, interactive plush toy, app toy, learning game or workbook, all deliver the best educational entertainment experiences for children. Our incredibly talented team works tirelessly to ensure we deliver the highest quality learning tools available and we are proud to receive this recognition."
"LeapFrog's products once again impressed our parent and child testers for providing world-class educational entertainment that kids are excited to play with and parents know are helping their child build important school skills," said David Katzner, president of The National Parenting Center. "LeapFrog has always been an industry innovator and these six products were commended for offering age-appropriate play experiences filled with educational fun and that are built into popular designs."
About LeapPad Ultra
LeapPad Ultra, the ultimate learning tablet for kids, is a new kid-tough tablet that features a breakthrough kid-safe web browser LeapSearch™, created in partnership with Zui™, a leading children's browser developer. LeapPad Ultra features a seven-inch high-resolution screen, a rechargeable battery, front and back cameras and video recorders and 8 GB of memory. Additionally, LeapPad Ultra has an extensive library of more than 800 educational games, creativity apps, eBooks, videos, music and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog's highly experienced team of learning experts (MSRP $149.99, for children 4 to 9 years old).
About the Disney Pixar Monsters University Learning Game
In LeapFrog's Disney Pixar Monsters University learning game, children will use problem solving, logic and reasoning and matching skills to help characters Mike and Sulley become top University "Scarers." Disney Pixar Monsters University is part of LeapFrog's extensive library of more than 800 educational games, creativity apps, eBooks, videos, music and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog's highly experienced team of learning experts and works with LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2™, LeapPad2™ Power, and learning video game system LeapsterGS™ (MSRP $24.99 for children 4 to 7 years old).
LeapReader, the complete learn to read and write system for children, helps children build an early foundation for literacy and academic success. With LeapReader's three essential experiences – learn to read, learn to write and learn through listening – children sound out words and read sentences, write letters with interactive guidance, and develop listening skills, comprehension and imagination through audio books, music and more all available in the LeapReader library of more than 150 learning experiences (MSRP $49.99, for children 4 to 8 years old).
About Read With Me Scout
Read With Me Scout, the latest addition to LeapFrog's #1 selling line of Scout learning products, was developed by LeapFrog's team of learning experts to offer an interactive storytime experience filled with learning activities that build early reading comprehension, listening and vocabulary skills. Scout includes five books that help children learn through 70+ spoken questions and audio responses. Parents can also switch Scout into Sleepy Time Mode to select a read-aloud story or eight minutes of lullabies (MSRP $34.99, for children 2 to 5 years old).
About the Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App
The Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App is based on LeapFrog's popular Mr. Pencil character and introduces children to basic writing skills through more than 85 engaging activities. As they play interactive games and activities children practice writing letters, numbers and drawing shapes. This new app toy is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (MSRP $14.99, for children 3 to 6 years old; app included with purchase and available for download in the iTunes Store; iPhone 4, iPhone 4s iPhone 5, iPod touch 4G & iPad sold separately).
About the Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil Workbook for LeapReader
Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil is a new workbook that integrates reading and writing in a fun, seamless experience with LeapReader. As children build phonics skills, they can also practice writing letters and numbers using the correct sequence of strokes, while they receive interactive guidance and positive reinforcement. This new workbook features revolutionary LeapFrog Learning Paper which contains ink embedded within the page for a mess-free writing solution (MSRP $19.99 for children 4 to 7 years old).
LeapPad Ultra, Disney Pixar Monsters University learning game, LeapReader, Read With Me Scout, Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App and Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil LeapReader workbook are available online and at major retail locations. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination for parents, provides personalized feedback on a child's learning progress and offers recommendations to enhance each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at www.leapfrog.com.
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