EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), the leader in children's learning tablets*, today announced that LeapPad™3 is now available for sale online and at major retail locations across the U.S. As part of the no. 1 selling children's tablet line of LeapPad tablets,* the LeapPad3 tablet is the fastest, highest-performance five-inch tablet ever from LeapFrog.
"When we introduced the LeapPad learning tablets three years ago, we changed the way children learn through and interact with technology by creating the best first tablet experience built just for them. Our introduction of LeapPad3 takes our tablet-based educational entertainment solution for kids to a whole new level," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "Core to our LeapPad3 experience is our Learning Library which spans key subject areas such as math, reading, science and social studies in addition to helping children learn about art, physics, collaborative play and more, all while making learning fun by featuring some of today's most popular children's characters."
With kid-safe web, Wi-Fi and a new capacitive touchscreen, LeapPad3 is the perfect combination of performance, durability, safety and affordability. 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 Best Educational Content 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. LeapFrog is the only children's tablet maker to employ a full-time in-house team of learning experts, all with PhDs in various specialties including education, child development and educational psychology. LeapFrog games draw from 2,600 skills across core subjects like reading, math, science and creativity, and seamlessly blend LeapFrog's comprehensive curriculum into age-appropriate gameplay and videos that keep children learning.
Children will go on an exciting adventure with Ariel and friends in THE LITTLE MERMAID (game sold separately). They will dive into Ariel's adventure, and use mathematics skills to participate in special moments from her enchanting life including searching for human artifacts in exciting underwater treasure hunts, and dancing the night away with Prince Eric. Children will join Ariel under water and on land while building skills and fluency in number recognition and sequencing, addition, subtraction, patterns and 2D and 3D shape recognition.
In OCTONAUTS (game sold separately), young explorers will learn about sea creatures, explore different ocean habitats, use problem solving skills and more, all while driving cool GUP vehicles, listening to creature sounds, using the signature Octonauts' gadgets and viewing real photographs from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through action-packed gameplay, children develop their knowledge of ocean science, life science and ecosystems. OCTONAUTS also helps young explorers build fundamental scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills as they learn about three different ocean zones and the sea creatures that live in them.
Additionally, with LeapPad3, every child can learn and play in a way that is appropriate for them. Select games in the LeapFrog Learning Library personalize the learning to each child, automatically adjusting the level for just the right challenge.
Super Kid-Safe The LeapPad3 learning tablet has been designed specifically for kids. With built-in Wi-Fi and LeapSearch™, a kid-friendly web environment of more than 1,000 videos, games and more that have been prescreened by LeapFrog's learning experts, parents can rest assured every web-based content experience is safe and age-appropriate. LeapSearch is an innovative browsing tool that allows kids, including those that are not yet reading, to explore web content in an easy and safe way by categorizing content based on topics.
LeapPad tablets are also equipped with safe wireless peer-to-peer chat and gameplay. Children with a LeapPad3 tablet can play together using the included Pet Chat and Pet Pad Party apps, or extend the fun with multiplayer games such as LEAPFROG KART RACING and AARDVARK ADVENTURE TALES apps (sold separately).
Kid-Tough Design Built kid-tough with special impact zones to insulate and protect the tablet, LeapPad3 has been thoroughly drop tested, impact tested and compression tested in LeapFrog's Quality Lab to ensure that it not only keeps functioning, but also remains safe for a child as they play on their tablet. The shatter-safe screen prevents glass from coming loose and is sealed with a silicone gasket for extra energy absorption for worry-free fun at home or on the go.
Availability The LeapPad3 tablet (MSRP $99.99, for children 3-9 years old) is available in green and pink and online and at major retail locations. 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.
About LeapFrog 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.
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*Based on sales.
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