LeapFrog Epic Kids Tablet and LeapFrog Toys Honored with Over 70 Industry Awards Leading into the 2015 Holiday Season

The new Android™-based kids tablet leads the way as toy and education industry's top organizations recognize its unique play and learning experiences designed to adapt as a child grows

Nov 05, 2015, 05:30 ET from LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), the leader in innovative learning solutions for children, today announced that LeapFrog Epic™, the one-of-a-kind Android-based kids tablet, has been awarded five awards from prestigious institutions such as Parent's Magazine, National Parenting Publication, Parents' Choice Foundation, Time to Play Magazine and Dr. Toy Awards. In 2015 alone, LeapFrog products have won 72 awards, adding to LeapFrog's extensive collection of over 900+ awards throughout LeapFrog's 20 year history.

"We are honored that our LeapFrog Epic and LeapPad Platinum tablets, and our learning games and toys have received such high recognition from the toy and education industry's most respectable institutions, acknowledging our commitment to helping children achieve their potential through innovative and engaging learning experiences," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "LeapFrog continues to change the way children learn and develop with new tablets, content and toys such as LeapFrog Epic, LeapPad Platinum, LeapFrog Imagicard, and Number Lovin' Oven. Parents can trust that LeapFrog is dedicated to delivering products and content focused on helping children leap ahead from an early age."

LeapFrog continues to be recognized for the new and innovative educational learning experiences delivered to children, parents, and educators year after year. LeapFrog's 2015 lineup, including LeapFrog Epic, LeapPad Platinum, LeapFrog Imagicard, Number Lovin' Oven and more, have been recognized with awards by the following institutions so far this year with many awards still to be announced:

Dr. Toy 100 Best: Dr. Toy's Best Children's Products Awards assists consumers to identify the most appropriate and engaging learning and developmental products. The LeapFrog Epic tablet and Scout's Build and Discover Tool Set toy have been recognized among the most useful, outstanding new toys and products that promote activity, creativity and learning, as well as build skills and support social and emotional development through fun and entertainment.

National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): With 25 years of experience in the industry, The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the country. NAPPA identifies the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational, age-appropriate and enduring products as NAPPA Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. LeapFrog has been named a multiple winner for the following products:

National Parenting Publications Awards:

The National Parenting Center: The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval is among the highest honor any product or service can attain since it reflects consumer reactions, experiences, and perceptions. The following LeapFrog products have been awarded the Seal of Approval for 2015, demonstrating each product's level of desirability, sturdiness, interactive stimulation and other ingredients essential in the make-up of a quality product:

The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval:

Parents' Choice Awards: The Parents' Choice Foundation is the nation's oldest nonprofit guide to quality children's media and toys. The Parents' Choice Award judges the product's design and function, the educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child's social and emotional growth and well-being.

Parents' Choice Awards:

Parents Magazine Best Toys: Parents Magazine tests new toys with kids and parents to find the ones they are believe are winners. LeapFrog Epic and Number Lovin' Oven have been named among this year's best toys by the Editors of Parents Magazine.

Teachers' Choice Awards: Since 1994 the Teachers' Choice Awards program has grown to become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. A team of teachers evaluates each product in the classroom on quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation. Scout's Learning Lights Remote and Scout's Build and Discover Tool Set have met the teachers' stringent standards and have been chosen as winners for the 2016 Teachers' Choice Award for the Family award as educational products that work that in the home environment.

Tillywig Brainchild Fall Awards: Each year, the Tillywig Awards Program delivers to consumers, retailers, and the media information on the best children's products, parenting products, and educational products available in today's marketplace. Awards are given on the basis of group tests, the primary purpose of which is to evaluate the quality, efficacy, entertainment value, or educational value of the products submitted by manufacturers. LeapFrog has been named a multiple winner for the following products:

The Tillywig Brainchild Fall Awards:

About LeapFrog

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in innovative solutions that encourage a child's curiosity and love of learning throughout their early developmental journey. For 20 years, LeapFrog has helped children expand their knowledge and imagination through award-winning products that combine state-of-the-art educational expertise led by the LeapFrog Learning Team, innovative technology, and engaging play – turning playtime into quality time that helps children leap ahead.  LeapFrog's proprietary learning tablets and ground-breaking developmental games, learn to read and write systems, interactive learning toys and more are designed to create personalized experiences that encourage, excite and build confidence in children.  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. Learn more at www.leapfrog.com.

TM & © 2015 LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Media Contact: Katie Zeiser Access Communications for LeapFrog kzeiser@leapfrog.com

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/284096 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150820/259852LOGO


SOURCE LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.