EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. ( NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, announced today that two of its newest products have received prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio awards. LeapTV™, LeapFrog's new educational, active video gaming system has won Platinum, Gold Seal and Special Needs Adaptable Product (SNAP) awards, while LeapPad™3, LeapFrog's highest performing learning tablet has been awarded Gold Seal and SNAP awards, identifying both as among the most inventive and engaging new products of the year.
"With LeapTV, LeapFrog has created a platform that is both fun and age-appropriate for younger children who want to play video games like their older siblings, and our parent testers were particularly happy with the LeapTV games that called for active play," said Stephanie Oppenheim, co-founder of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. "LeapPad3 scored top ratings with our testers as well, especially when it came to the quality of the educational content."
The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, led by industry veterans Joanne and Stephanie Oppenheim, is the leading resource and guide to the best in children's entertainment. Since the founding of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards program in 1997, LeapFrog has received more than 70 awards including 24 Platinum Awards. Platinum award winners represent the most innovative, engaging new products of the year, and Gold Seal awards are given to outstanding new products that enhance the lives of children. The SNAP award is given to products that can easily be used by or adapted for children with special needs.
"Our dedicated team of designers and in-house learning experts has worked tirelessly to make LeapTV and LeapPad3 the very best, dynamic and educational play experiences for young children, and recognition from the esteemed Oppenheim Toy Portfolio validates all of that hard work," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "LeapFrog's commitment to helping children reach their potential is perfectly showcased in LeapTV and LeapPad3, and we are incredibly excited to receive these prestigious awards. They serve as proof that our products take children on an inspiring learning journey, and we are eager to use this momentum as we move forward with creating impactful new products in the new year."
Get Moving with LeapTV!
LeapTV is the first educational, active video gaming system from LeapFrog that gets kids into the action while teaching a range of skills across reading, mathematics, science and problem solving. With simple and intuitive user interfaces created with first-time players in mind, LeapTV provides first time players three ways to play: motion control, pointer play, and a classic controller mode. Using LeapTV's camera, children are put right into the game seeing themselves dance, play sports and more while they experience curricular challenges along the way. LeapTV also includes a transforming gaming controller that has been specifically designed for children's small hands and limited dexterity. In its regular configuration, it enables classic gameplay, but with the simple press of a button it easily transforms into a motion controller and LED pointer controller. The LeapTV system includes console, motion-sensing camera, camera mount, transforming controller with wrist strap, HDMI cable, 16GB of memory and built-in Wi-Fi for downloading apps (sold separately).
LeapTV provides access to LeapFrog's Learning Library of more than 100 game cartridges, game downloads and videos* all designed or approved by LeapFrog's team of gaming and learning experts. Unique to LeapFrog, the Learning Team includes a full-time in-house team of five learning experts, all with PhDs in various specialties including education, child development and educational psychology. The first major title launches for LeapTV were created through a combination of great game play design and educational input from the LeapFrog Learning Team.
LeapFrog's Most Powerful Learning Tablet!
With kid-safe web, Wi-Fi and a new capacitive touchscreen, LeapPad3 is the perfect on-the-go tablet, combining performance, durability, safety and affordability. LeapFrog's highest performing five-inch learning tablet, LeapPad3 features LeapFrog's latest and most powerful processor, 4GB of memory, two mega-pixel front and back cameras and video recorders, and a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery so the exploration and creativity never ends.
The LeapTV system (MSRP $149.99, for children 3-8 years old) is now available online and at major retail locations. Game cartridges (MSRP $29.99) are also available online and at major retail locations, and downloadable games and apps (starting at MSRP $5.00 and up) will be available via the LeapFrog App Center beginning December 2014. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/leaptv.
The LeapPad3 learning tablet (MSRP $99.99, for children 3-9 years old) is available in green and pink online and at major retail locations. The LeapPad3 tablet provides access to LeapFrog's Learning Library of more than 1,000 games, apps, eBooks, videos, music and more all designed or approved by LeapFrog's team of gaming and learning experts. Game cartridges are available at major retail locations (MSRP $24.99) and downloadable apps are available for purchase via the LeapFrog App Center (MSRP $5.00 and up). For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/tablets.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has created award-winning learning solutions that combine educational expertise, innovative technology and a child's love for fun. With experiences that are personalized to each child's level, LeapFrog helps children achieve their potential through LeapFrog's proprietary learning tablets, learn to read and write systems, interactive learning toys and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog's full-time in-house team of learning experts. LeapFrog's Learning Path, the ultimate guide for parents on early childhood, is designed specifically to help support and guide their child's learning with personalized ideas and feedback, fun activities and expert advice. 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.
About the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
The independent consumer organization rates the best children's toys based on a number of criteria including quality, innovation and whether a toy is fun and engaging. Toys are reviewed by child development and toy experts Joanne and Stephanie Oppenheim as well as their network of family testers all over the United States. The Oppenheims are Contributors to NBC's TODAY Show. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum, Gold and SNAP (special needs) Awards for 2014 are available at www.toyportfolio.com.
*Downloadable apps and videos available by the end of the year.
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